Hepatitis simply means inflammation (swelling) of the liver.
The liver is a very important organ with a lot of functions needed for good health and survival. Some food plants can provide nutritional and medicinal support for liver disease which will aid in its recovery. Any damage that weakens the functioning of the liver is called liver disease.
The liver can be detoxified and cleansed by drinking more water. Good hydration is important for most basic physiological functions of the liver. Sufficient hydration is required to promote blood circulation and to dissolve nutrients.
Green leaves are the best for liver health.
This is most commonly caused by a virus which can be A, B, C, D, E.
The most common one is Hepatitis B.
The inflammation can be sudden (acute) or prolonged (chronic).
A lab test will confirm the presence of Hepatitis.
Apart from antiviral drugs like Tenofivir, there are herbs that may treat Hepatitis.
Home remedy for Hepatitis
5 simple home remedies are
1. Bitter kola.
Bitter cola contains powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds such as Kolaviron which helps to protect the liver.
Mixing powder Bitter cola with lime may help in the treatment of hepatitis.
Garlic is known to have antiviral properties and may be useful in getting rid of the virus in the body.
3. Avocado pear
Researchers in Japan have discovered that avocados contain potent chemicals that may reduce liver damage. The finding could lead to the development of new drugs to treat liver disease, the researchers say.
4. Black Seed
Black seed has a long history of use، in the treatment of various ailments. It protects the liver from damages
5. Phyllanthus amarus
In a study carried out by Thyagarajan SP, patients who took Phyllanthus for 30 days were cleared of the surface antigen.
A study demonstrated that Turmeric inhibited hepatitis virus.
- Thyagarajan SP, e. (2019). Effect of Phyllanthus amarus on chronic carriers of hepatitis B virus. – PubMed – NCBI. [online] Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/2901611/ [Accessed 19 Feb. 2019].
- Yong-Song Guan, O. (1970, January 1). Plants Consumption and Liver Health. Retrieved February 19, 2019, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4499388/
- Zhi-Qiang, W. (2017, September 14). Curcumin inhibits hepatitis B virus infection by down-regulating cccDNA-bound histone acetylation. Retrieved February 19, 2019, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5603491/