October 10, 2013

Alternative Hepatitis C Protocol Prepared by Steven Maimes

Alternative Hepatitis C Protocol
Prepared by Steven Maimes
Major Herbs and Nutritional Supplements for Hepatitis C
These herbs will not cure hepatitis C, but will help protect the liver.

Herbs and Supplements
Anti- inflam.
Immune support
Protect Liver
Anti- Viral
Anti- Cancer
Anti- Oxidant
Anti- fibrotic
Natural interferon
Herbs
Milk Thistle
x
xx
x
xx
St. John’s Wort
x
x
xx
x
Garlic
x
xx
x
x
Echinacea
xx
xx
xx
x
x
Ginger
xx
x
x
x
x
Turmeric
xx
xx
xx
Green Tea
xx
x
xx
xx
Olive Leaf
x
xx
x
Mushroom [various]
xx
x
x
x
x
x
Ginkgo Leaf
x
x
x
Chinese Herbs
Bupleurum
xx
xx
xx
xx
x
Schizandra
x
xx
Licorice
xx
x
xx
x
Salvia
x
xx
x
Astragalus
x
xx
x
x
x
x
x
Andrographis
xx
x
x
Supplements
Selenium
x
x
x
x
Vitamin C
x
x
xx
Vitamin E
x
x
xx
x
Co Q10
x
x
x
x
Liponic Acid
x
x
x
Melatonin
x
x
x
Thymus [glandular]
x
x
x
                                                                              x = indicated, xx = strongly indicated
Useful herbs, supplements and foods with notes:            
Herbs
Milk Thistle
Protects, repairs, supports and rebuilds liver; anti-fibrotic; anti-oxidant. Contains silymarin (flavonoid)
Echinacea
Anti-inflammatory effects; strengthens immune system; blood purifier; stimulates natural interferon; anti-viral
Ginger
Stimulates production of natural interferon; immune booster; reduces infection; anti-inflammatory
Garlic
Anti-viral; antibiotic; immune booster; reduce iron
Green Tea
Liver tonic; anti-viral; anti-inflammatory; anti-cancer; iron lowering; anti-oxidant. Contains catechin (bioflavonoid): decreases bilirubin
Turmeric
Curcumin. Anti-inflammatory; anti-cancer; anti-oxidant
Olive Leaf extract
Anti-viral; immune support
Dandelion root
Improve liver bile flow; immune support
GermaniumPromotes interferon production; immune booster
BurdockLiver support; immune-stimulant
St. John’s Wort
Anti-viral; nerve support; immune support
Lemon Balm (Melissa)
Anti-viral
Artichoke
Improve liver bile flow
Cats Claw
Anti-viral; immune support
Rhodiola
Anti-inflammatory
Mushroom
Coriolus (Turkey Tail)
Anti-viral; stimulation of interferon
Shitake
Liver regeneration; stimulation of interferon; immune
Reishi
Immune system support; anti-oxidant
CHINESE Herbs
Schizandra (Wu Wei)
Protects and cleanses liver; lowers AST & ALT; aids liver yin deficiency
Bupleurum root
Promotes healthy liver function; anti-inflammatory; immune modulating; anti-tumor; regulates qi
Astragalus
Stimulates production of natural interferon; anti-viral; tonifies qi
Ligustrum (oleanolic acid)Immune restorative and anti-inflammatory; aids liver yin deficiency
Licorice root (Glycrrihzin)
Anti-viral; anti-inflammatory; anti-cancer; increased liver function
Dong Quai (Angelica)Increases oxygen consumption of the liver
GinsengMaintain vitality – helps disease-fighting and glandular systems
Andrographis
Anti-viral; antibacterial
Salvia (Dan Shen)
Immune system; vitalizes blood, removes heat; blood stasis; suppresses/reverses fibrosis; protects liver cells
AYURVEDIC Herbs
Bhumyamalaki(Phyllanthus)
Anti-viral; reduces liver inflammation and liver enzymes
Guduchi (Tinospora)
Immune diseases; blood purifier; prevents fibrous
Kutki (Picrorhiza)
Liver detox; anti-viral; anti-inflammatory
Bhringaraj (Eclipta)
Liver tonic; hepatitis
Tulsi - Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum)
Liver protective and liver support
Andrographis
Anti-viral; anti-inflammatory; hepatoprotective
Vitamins/Minerals
Coenzyme Q10
Supplies oxygen to the liver. Counteracts immune-suppression of viralinfection. Produces energy
B complex (B6, B12)
Normal liver function; B6 - pyridoxine
Vitamin E
Detoxifies the blood; anti-oxidant
Vitamin C
Immune-modulation action; decreases duration of disease
Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA)
Detoxifying agent in the body; improves immune function; anti-oxidant; Omega-3 oil
Selenium
Decreases incidence of hepatitis and liver cancer; supports detoxification; anti-oxidant; need zinc; anti-viral
Vitamin A
Reduces infection
QuercetinBioflavonoid. Anti-inflammatory
RutinReduces iron
Phosphatidyl choline (PC)Protects liver
IP6 (inositol hexaphosphate)
Anti-oxidant; prevents fatty liver and cancer
Nutritional yeastB vitamins
SAMeProtects and restores the liver
ZincNecessary for metabolism of selenium
Amino Acids
N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC)
Anti-oxidant; known precursor for glutathione
CholinePrevention of fatty liver
L-methionineReduces congestion in liver; restores normal liver
TaurineDecreases bilirubin; anti-oxidant
Foods
Beets
Liver cleanse; reduces fatty liver
Green drinks (cereal grass)Cleanse and detoxify
Kelp
Immune system integrity
Cabbage family
Detox
Whey protein
Protects liver cells; boost immune function
Other: apples, aduki, barley, carrot, celery, cucumber, millet, orange, rice, squash, watermelon
  Bold = more important
It is important to both strengthen the immune system and protect the liver.  In addition, prayer and affirmations support mind-body interaction necessary for healing.

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