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Can herbal supplements be used to self-treat hepatitis c?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

While herbs can offer some liver protection, we have not discovered the herbal combination that cures hepatitis c.
Herbs like silimarin have some antioxidant and liver protective properties.

In brief: Yes

While herbs can offer some liver protection, we have not discovered the herbal combination that cures hepatitis c.
Herbs like silimarin have some antioxidant and liver protective properties.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Family Medicine

In brief: No

No herbal treatment has been shown to improve or cure hepatitis c.
In fact, pursuing herbal treatment, if it delays allopathic treatment, may be detrimental to you.

In brief: No

No herbal treatment has been shown to improve or cure hepatitis c.
In fact, pursuing herbal treatment, if it delays allopathic treatment, may be detrimental to you.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
Dr. Andrew Carroll
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

While milk thistle has received a lot of press as a cleanser for the liver, particularly for the treatment of hepatitis c, you'll find no true evidence to support its use.
As it stands today, there are no herbals that have been proved effective for treating hepatitis c.

In brief: No

While milk thistle has received a lot of press as a cleanser for the liver, particularly for the treatment of hepatitis c, you'll find no true evidence to support its use.
As it stands today, there are no herbals that have been proved effective for treating hepatitis c.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Theodore Cole
Family Medicine

In brief: No

There are effective holistic remedies and therapies, but I do not suggest that they be used to self-treat.
Any therapy, especially one dealing with a health problem of this nature, should be monitored and directed by a physician.

In brief: No

There are effective holistic remedies and therapies, but I do not suggest that they be used to self-treat.
Any therapy, especially one dealing with a health problem of this nature, should be monitored and directed by a physician.
Dr. Theodore Cole
Dr. Theodore Cole
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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care

In brief: No

Hepatitis c is caused by a virus.
There is no herbal supplement that will eliminate the hep c virus. Supplements might be useful in treating the symptoms of hepatitis c such as vitamin b to increase energy and lessen fatigue.

In brief: No

Hepatitis c is caused by a virus.
There is no herbal supplement that will eliminate the hep c virus. Supplements might be useful in treating the symptoms of hepatitis c such as vitamin b to increase energy and lessen fatigue.
Dr. Latisha Smith
Dr. Latisha Smith
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Dr. Lance Stein
Internal Medicine - Hepatology

In brief: No

Despite what your naturopathic doctor recommends, no herbal remedies have been shown to lead a cure for hepatitis c.
The goal in any hepatitis c treatment regimen will always be a cure (or what we call an svr).

In brief: No

Despite what your naturopathic doctor recommends, no herbal remedies have been shown to lead a cure for hepatitis c.
The goal in any hepatitis c treatment regimen will always be a cure (or what we call an svr).
Dr. Lance Stein
Dr. Lance Stein
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