Hepatitis refers to inflammation of the liver.Viral types A, B, and C are the most common.
Hepatitis can be caused by many drugs and toxic chemicals, but in most instances it is caused by a virus. Viral types A, B, and C are the most common. Hepatitis A occurs sporadically or in epidemics, and is transmitted primarily through fecal contamination. Hepatitis B is transmitted through infected blood or blood products, as well as through sexual contact (the virus is shed in saliva, semen, and vaginal secretion). Hepatitis C (formerly known as hepatitis non-A, non-B) has a primary route of transmission through blood transfusion. In fact, about 10% of people who received blood transfusions developed hepatitis C in the past before the blood supply was checked for the presence of hepatitis C. Other viral causes of hepatitis include: hepatitis viruses D, E, and G, as well as Herpes simplex, cytomegalovirus, and Epstein-Barr virus.
Boost your Glutathione Levels: glutathione is a peptide that consists of three amino acids, L-cysteine, L-glutamic acid and glycine. It is known as the “mother of all antioxidants” because it supports vital body functions, including liver detoxification. The liver uses glutathione to break down toxins.
Astragalus: has a history of traditional usage in Chinese medicine for immune and liver health. It inhibited secretion of HBV antigens from isolated human liver cells infected with the virus, and reduced levels of HBV DNA in a hepatitis B animal model (Wang 2009b).
Milk thistle: silymarin is an extract of milk thistle (Silybum marianum), in which flavonolignan chemicals in silymarin inhibit the hepatitis C virus. In spite of the large amount of research that has been done, the definite mechanism of action against hepatitis C is uncertain. It was shown that silymarin is antiviral, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory.
Licorice: it has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immunomodulatory activities. Glycyrrhizin is a glycosylated saponin, containing one molecule of glycyrretinic acid, with structural similarities to hydrocortisone, and two molecules of glucuronic acid. It has been attributed to numerous pharmacologic effects like anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-tumor, and hepatoprotective activities. It has been shown that GL inhibited the inflammation in mice model of liver injury .
Goldenseal : the root contains substances that protect the Liver, aid Liver function and are antimicrobial. Another great Liver stimulant and protector. One study demonstrated that berberine (from Golden Seal) possesses hepatoprotective effects against Liver toxicity and that the effects are both preventive and curative. Berberine should have the potential for developing a new drug to treat Liver toxicity.
Echinacea: has become one of the top-selling herbs of all time; that’s because regular use of echinacea is beneficial for immune support and overall health. There is considerable evidence suggesting that phytochemicals in echinacea have the capacity to reduce virus infections and tumors. This powerful herb contains a compound called echinacein that inhibits bacteria and viruses from penetrating healthy cells. This greatly reduces the chances of contracting any type of infection while consuming echinacea.