Herbal Treatments for Hepatitis C

Learn about these herbal treatments for hepatitis C, includes Q and A with leading natural health experts.


| November/December 2005


Try these herbal treatments for hepatitis C, these safe and natural methods help reduce the body’s viral load and support liver function.

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Herbal Treatments for Hepatitis C

Could you please advise me as to what type of diet and which herbs would be best for a 50-year-old man with type one hepatitis C, with a viral load of about 1 million?
W.H.
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

Willard responds: Hepatitis C has become a very common problem in the clinic in the last several years. We use a variety of herbs to aid in reducing the body’s viral load and to support liver function.



The most prominent botanical that we use is a mushroom called coriolus (Coriolus versicolor), or turkey tail. It has demonstrated some great results. Most of the research on this mushroom concentrates on the branch polysaccharides. There are more than 400 published studies on coriolus’ positive effect on critical health problems, such as hepatitis and various forms of cancer. In the clinic, we use an 8:1 extract of the mushroom at a dosage of 1,000 to 1,500 mg two to three times daily. The effectiveness has been surprisingly high, with more than 50 percent of our patients reducing their viral load substantially within a four-month period.

We normally add a liver-support formula to the protocol that contains maitake (Grifola frondosa) in a 4:1 extract, shiitake (Lentinula edodes) in an 8:1 extract, dandelion root (Taraxacum officinale), milk thistle extract (Silybum marianum), black radish (Raphanus sativus) and burdock root (Arctium lappa). The mushrooms in this formula have proven success in Asia for various forms of hepatitis, as well as other viruses. Dandelion, milk thistle, black radish and burdock all are known to be liver-supportive herbs. The dosage of this formula is also 1,000 to 1,500 mg twice daily.







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