Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Advanced Stage Hepatitis B Remedies
- Castor Oil Packs
- Chanca Piedra
- General Feedback
- HBsAg Treatment
- Hepatitis B Remedies
- Multiple Remedies, Dietary Changes
- Recent Diagnosis of Hepatitis B
- Remedies Needed
- Vitamin E
- Vitamins C and E
- Vitamins, Milk Thistle
Last Modified on Apr 14, 2014<< Continued from page 2
10/19/2012: Christopher from Kiev, Ukraine: "Dear Ted or anyone who can help. I was diagnosed today with HBV. What can you recommend for using as treatment? Should I use Chanca Piadra or BHT? Please help. I am very greatfull for all you fighters in here."
09/15/2012: Mohammad from Patna, Bihar/India: "Dear Sir/Madam, I am Aged 27. I dont have any smoking, alchohal and no sextual contact. Recently I have done for an Medical Examination. Doctor told that I have HBSAg Positive. Is there any major problem to live. Kindly answer for to cure and solve this problem.
I am going to marry next 3 months, Is there any problem with my partner. Please advice me. what should I take treatment. I am using heptavir, liv52 HB, livergen Liquied, Oskar 20 but not relief with HBSAG , SGPT IS now 80. So plz what test to check and treatment plz?"Replies
01/25/2014: Agyemang from Ghana replies: "I am a hepatitis b patient. Doctor please I have been having hepatitis for about 4years now and I am 25 years of age and has not get any medicine to cure it so please help me"
01/25/2014: Tony from Tn, Usa replies: "Here's a link to one of the cures for hepatitis that's listed from the candida protocol here at EC: http://www.askdrdesilva.com/hepatitis.html. God Bless!"
01/26/2014: Om from Hope Bc Canada replies: "In India, most people still use their traditional system in medicine which is more than five thousand years old. I knew a western monk in India that had hepatitis many times, each time curing it with ingestion of banana skins. Of course, organic. She told me personally of her cures and looked healthy and strong.
Recently there was a post on EC by a very happy man who found that eating banana skin made him feel very well with very noticeable benefit. I then was reminded of the monk in India. I have had increasing warning signs from my liver even though being all my life on vegetarian habits and no addictions.
I have been taking blended banana skin with a touch of amla C for a few days now and the pains have not occurred again. Just at the beginning for a faint moment and that was all. I will continue for some time. I use just water and a banana skin with amla C to liquidise.
This will get some med. manufacturers hopping mad. Namaste Om"
08/06/2012: Bilat from Mushalpur Town, Assam: "Now I am HBSag Positive. Hepatitis B can fix it? If fix it pls help me immediately. Thanks"
05/14/2012: John from Chicago, Il Usa: "Hi here is my situation. I am 40 yrs old and just find out that I am chronic hep B carrier and I may have been for decades. I was relly feeling bad after nigt of heavy drinking and few days later ended up to see a doctor. He recomended blood test that show Hep B positive
Here are results:
Hep B positive
Hep B Ag negative
Hep B AB positive
My viral load is 2 million but alt ast gg bilburin and all other enzymes are just fine. Doctor told me no medication is necessary and I am to see him every 3 months.
I have start taking special tea and nose drops from Europe, that claim to have me free of virus in 15 months. My only concern is a little pain from time to time in my belly-liver maybe that is causing discomfort.
When I take Chanca Piedra pain stops for few hours. I have pain on my right chest side that wont go away and originates from the beginning of my problem. I burp and pass air more often.
Do you think I may have problem with my gallbladder? Also any other recommendations?
05/16/2012: Art from Vanncouver Bc, Canada replies: "Try going to the remedies section and clicking on BHT. It helped me for the gut pain on my right side and chest pain left side. I take it regular at 350mg it is also a life extender by about 25%. Yes it will help you to extend your life."
05/16/2012: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi John... Regarding all your problems, Chanca piedra should help to relieve if not help to cure all these problems on its own so I think perhaps that you might not be taking the right dosage of CP with enough frequency. I would advise that you take organic Chanca piedra capsules at 1000 mgs at mealtimes. I would also advise you to buy the organic Chanca piedra tea and drink this as frequently as you like -- there is no known overdose amount for Chanca piedra. Chanca piedra also helps to protect the liver hepatocytes and destroys the Hep B virus by incapacitating its Reverse Transcriptase enzyme -- so that the Hep B virus is unable to reproduce. Chanca piedra is also widely used for kidney stone and gallstone problems and has a much deserved reputation -- Chanca Piedra is also known as "Stonebreaker" for good reason. I have read research which has shown that supplementing Chanca piedra can seriously reduce the Hep B viral load in less than a month. But if you don't take the right dosage at the right frequency, it might not work so well.
Another protocol which will supply higher amounts of anti-oxidants like glutathione, glutathione peroxidase and will also help in the regeneration of Vitamins C, D, A & E specifically for liver support is the following simple protocol:
To be taken at lunch and dinner
Alpha Lipoic Acid -- 300 mgs twice a day
Milk Thistle -- 1000 mgs twice aday
Selenium -- 200 mcg twice a day
N-Acetyl l-Cysteine(NAC) -- 500 mgs twice a day
Chanca piedra -- 1000 mgs at all meals and drink organic Chanca piedra tea frequently throughout the day.
The whole point of this protocol(taken with the chanca piedra) is to provide maximum anti-oxidant ammunition to help remove the toxins in your blood, help kill the Hep B virus and to help heal the liver -- all in one relatively easy protocol."
01/10/2012: Sri from Hyd, India: "Hi everyone, I am a HepatitisB healthy carrier recently found. Please guide me on remedies which convert HbsAg positive to negative. It stopped me working abroad. I heard about Chanca piedra. Please help me. My viral load is 102571 iu/ml. and HbeAg negative. Big big thanks.."Replies
02/03/2012: Arun from Chennai, Tamilnadu replies: "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phyllanthus_niruri -- This is what everyone referring as Bhumyamalaki and in different name which will cure Hepatitis B.. I am not sure, try it."
[YEA] 02/02/2010: Closed Eyes from Los Angeles, Ca: "1-4-09 Viral Load 10,250,000 (million!)
I started taking Chanca Piedra 1-24-09
3-16-09 325,000 (hundred thousand). I think this helped but to be fair, I had a Hep A vaccine that caused alot of pain during this time and I wonder if for me, that vaccine stirred the pot and activated a positive immune response against Hep B. IF not then it was the Chanca Piedra
4-23-09 My viral load was 410,000 (hundred thousand)
This was done in another lab and I have ready there can be variance of 80K with the same blood from lab to lab. I also started taking extra virgin coconut oil with Chinese herbs, Salvia/Ligustrum formula (names of the predominate Chinese herbs) at this time.
2-2-10 I decided it was war against Hep B in May of 2009 and did so much research and added the following to the Salvia/Ligustram-Seven Forest, Raw coconut oil capsules:
Plant based selenium 250 mg 3 times a day (Selenomax) I DO NOT recommend the chemical non-yeast form. It hurt my liver really bad. Stick to the plant based as long as your body can handle yeast
One Multi vitamin 3 times a day.
Alpha Lipoic Acid 200 mg 2 times sometimes 3 a day
1 St. Johns wart 500mg capsule at bed time
3 L-Orenthine capsules at bed time
Glutathone with milk thistle 2 times a day
Green tea a few cups a day or every other day.
Every other moth I do a Parasite cleanse using:
2 droppers full of (Green) Black Walnut, Wormwood and Red Clove AND freshly brewed strong Chanca Piedra tea (25% of the bottle was tea) for 2 weeks and the 5th day of each week take an enema of the same amount in 16.9 ounces of water (average size small water bottle) and hold it as long as you can! I was ridicules and held it over night until the coline absorbed the water. I cant recommend that part but I had to state it since I did do it.
Dr. Hulda Clarks theory is that parasites can also be virus factories.
I am almost CURED of chronic Heb B. 10,250,000 to 1,200 in a year!
I must say this should work for other viruses such as HIV and Hep C. Hep B is 50 times more virulent of a virus than HIV according to much research I have read. If any one has any questions, please feel free to ask. I'm no doctor but am some one who cares and believes with proof this works!"Replies
02/04/2010: Ycats from Lemoore, Ca replies: "Closed Eyes from LA, I would like to thank you for your very informative letter. I would like more info on all of the doses of EVCO, salvia, ligustrum and so on. I hate living with Hep B and have remained single for 3 years because I am embarrassed to share my virus with them. This is the first time I have ever responded to comments, but I believe you are on to something.I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you...ycats"
08/30/2010: Oracleson from Atl, Ga replies: "Hey there, Curious on your current viral load. Do you think Chanca alone can help. I have taken salvia alone before and my load dropped from 10K to 2K in 6 months."
11/25/2010: Merejem from La Union, La Union Philippines replies: "I was a hep b patient before I graduated in college as an engineer. Found out that im a hep b healthy carrier. But I cant go work abroad since I have hep b- I insist I am a healthy carrier but the doctor in clinic says it might turn to active stage. My world seems to go in black and my heart likes to burst. Why me, why does this kind of illness. Many questions still running on my mind even its 9 years ago. My doctor told me before I can only live for 20 years span. And im lucky if I can reach that 20 years. I panicked, I cant sleep, I cant eat as well. But I still continued life, now im still not cured. I'll try this herbal. I used to cut them of my house at povince at la union before, not knowing this herb might help me. Thanks for this comments that ive just read.. I'll try and plant some again im my vicinity. ''Phyllanthus niruri or Chanca Piedra''.. Life goes on and don't lose hope.. Our body might be affected but our heart and spirit to live a normal life must be on top of us.. Live without fear just visit your doctor twice a year after you take this plant.. Good luck to us friend out there. GOD STILL KNOWS BEST FOR US...."
12/13/2010: C. Eyes from San Fran, California replies: "Merejem from La Union, you are going to be fine! You are going to live a long healthy life. Just taking the Chanca Piedra alone made my VL drop from over 10 Million down to 300 thousand in 2 months. I made it very strong and drank it 3 or 4 times a day. The Salvia/Lungustrum works too! Its easier to take as you can pop 4 pills, 4 times a day. I mostly use this now as I have grown tired of drinking so much tea! BUT the tea worked the most dramatic and with the fastest results! Selenium is also Very important as the HBV has a gene that is the same as humans in that it takes the enzyme your liver makes out of selenium to thrive in your liver, depleting you of selenium livers and glutathione levels. This is the reason why we are so tired or in a mind fog sometimes. I have read selenium alone reduced viral loads. Like I mentioned above it MUST be the natural plant based Selenium and NOT chilated selenomethionine!!!! The most I have ever taken was 800 micro grams a day (one pill=200 micrograms, four times a day). I cant stress this enough STAY AWAY FROM selenomethionine! Reading the back of the bottle, it should say high yeast selenium. Sometimes it just says food based Selenium. The High yeast, food based selenium is less commonly sold so be sure you go to a healthfood store and ask for the food form, usually sold as high yeast selenium.
Eating anti viral foods like shitake mushrooms and cooking with extra virgin coconut oil will make an impact as well. Vitamins are important to minimize oxidation stress on your body especially your liver. Most important is vitamin D. With liver disease comes vitamin D deficiency. Be sure you are getting higher levels of Vitamin D. The best way is sun exposure. If medical research suggests that with pharmaceutical drugs, elimination of HBV is possible, why not with natural substances as I mentioned above.
My last VL count was 253 in August. Can you believe it! My doctor did not know what to say. He originally said to stay away from alternative things as "they just don't work" and "that stuff is not regulated and who know what you are getting" I'm glad I did not listen. I tried to post this data at medhelp but everyone was so big pharma and anti herbal they chased me out of their forum. IF you have success with any of the above, you must post it places like this to help others. Pass on your good fourtune to help someone else heal rhemselves and eliminate the fear that comes along with HB. I have a feeling it will be 0! I'll update here! Sorry it took so long to comeback here!"
03/17/2011: Mamac from Sherman Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Closed Eyes from Los Angeles,
Thank you for your post. Did you see a holistic/ ayurvedic doctor in Los Angeles? I have a small boy with chronic Hep B, (from his birth mother) and I am not sure of the correct dosages. He is only 4.
Thank you all so much for sharing your information."
06/18/2011: Jamila728 from Rochester, Ny replies: "Hi I have hepatitis b how long ive had it im unsure but I found out 2 1/2 years ago when I was pregnant. My viral load isnt that high about 5800 but its risen from about 2500. My doctor doesnt seemed worried about it at all just telling me to come in every 6 months to monitor it. I dont like this and believe that western medicine is all about pharmacueticals(?). I want to start taking care of myself before its too late can someone help me with herbs and things"
06/18/2011: Jamila728 from Rochester, New York, United States replies: "Closed Eyes from LA: I just purchased chanca piedra in capsule form from raintree nutrition do you believe that is as affective as the tea? I notice alot of people use it for hep c and you are one of the few I have seen that use it for hep b. I dont want to listen to my dr anymore and there oh dont worry about it attitude. Im ready to take charge and find a way to become healthier than I already am. Any input I'm grateful for. Thankyou"
06/20/2011: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Jamila728... Chanca Piedra is one of the finest all-round herbs out there. It quickly reduces blood calcium levels, is a liver/kidney protective, reduces blood acidity, reduces high blood, reduces blood sugar, is an anti-inflammatory, reduces pain and is a strong anti-viral. Here is the full spec, with all the research, of exacty how useful Chanca Piedra is as a herb:
Chanca Pidra(CP) is also more well-known as a successful anti-viral against Hep B. CP stops the Hep B virus by interferring with the Reverse Transcriptase enzyme during the Hep B virus's reproduction stage. So CP actually stops the Hep B virus reproducing itself.
Chanca Piedra is also currenty being researched for it's beneficial effects against HIV AIDs and Cancer.
CP is also completely safe to take in large doses -- no side-effects have ever been recorded even at large dosages. However, since CP is also a mild diuretic, it might be advisable to supplement with fulvic acid drops or sea salt or a good mineral supplement as well -- if the CP is taken for a long period.
If you have the CP capsules, then take at least 1000 mgs two or three times a day at mealtimes.
I would also optionally use the following protocol to further protect your liver:
Taken at mealtimes
Alpha Lipoic Acid -- 300 mgs twice a day(lunch and dinner)
Selenium -- 200 mcgs twice a day
Milk Thistle -- 1000 mgs twice a day
This simple protocol works to significantly increase Gutathione levels in the liver to help to fight the Hep C virus, remove toxins and to help raise up and strengthen your immune system to proper levels."
07/29/2011: Close Eyelids Poen from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "Mamac fromShermanOaks
The best start in my opinion is to feed the 4 year old good food. There are also anti-virals foods such as coconut milk and shitake & Maitake mushrooms. These foods have been shown to lower HB viral loads. The chanca piedra tea would then be my other recommendation. I cant recommend the Salvia Lingustrum for kids as I don't know ratio portions for kids and what is appropriate. Also, ensure the child is taking daily vitamins. That make a difference also. Not directly but ensure all the necessary nutrients are present for a growing child.
Jamila728 fromRochester, Ny
Wow considers yourself lucky with such a small VL. Drinking Chanca Piedra tea every day, made strong 3 times a day for 4 months and according to a report from a well Know Doctor Bloomburge in the 60's and you have a high change of "Clearing the virus" from the chronic state. I recommend on shitakii mushroom daily too to increase the changes of clearing HB.
Also if you bought the rain-tree capsules, the best way to really get the most out of them is to take one capsule and pour it into scalding hot water, let it sit for 5 min and drink all of it like a tea. You pull more of the active substance out into the water which makes its way into the bloodstream waay more than swallowing the dry pill.
Do this 3 times a day. That will make your bottle last much longer and you will get more Chanka Piedra internally. Do include anti-viral foods in your regimin and a daily vitamin with high levels of Vitamin D. People with liver issues like HB tend to convert less cholesterol in the liver and skin into vitamin D."
08/11/2011: Jamila728 from Rochester, Ny replies: "Close Eyelids Poen from Los Angeles, Ca
thankyou so much for your reply I will start putting the capsules in the tea to see if that helps as ive been just taking them in pill form. Also do you have any recommendations for a multi-vitamin? am I looking for like a womens one a day? And should I just eat shitake mushrooms or take a supplement and what kind of anti viral foods should I be eating? Thank you so very much"
10/31/2011: Closedeyelidso from Sanfran, Ca replies: "Hi everyone,
Here is an update on liver health I have personally found effective in the last few months.
Without any explanation from my doctors or evident on nay measurable tests, I still have liver pain. According to all prior tests, liver enzymes are low(normal range), I am healthy and there is not liver damage. I also cannot sleep on my right side like I could earlier in the month when eating the below mentioned foods. Measurable dna/rna remains extremely low although I am due for tests in the next month or two. FYI, I am not taking any supplements with the exception of a daily multivitamin and a separate vitamin D 1000 IU capsule. GNC MeggaMens formula is perfect as its selenium and vitamin D levels have recently (in the last 2 years) been increased as science continues to support medical reports of liver and immune health with high daily doses of each in recent findings.
After reading how beneficial watermelon and avocados are to the liver, I decided to incorporate them in to my daily diet. For the first time with out taking a supplement, the liver pain went away on its own! I ate one avocado a day and a plate full of watermellon a day, sometimes twice a day.
I recommend googling "watermelon liver health "and "Avocado liver protector" to read just how beneficial they both are. Usually with the articles are listed the scientific published medical journals that have researched the benefits, explain the why it does what it does and the substances isolated in the foods promoting the positive results.
Also extremely important is what I stopped eating. I reduced my intake of grains such as pasta, rice and breads. I also reduced my meat intake. I increased my raw vegetable intake like tons of spinach or other dark green leafy salads. Do not eat any foods containing canola oil. Read all about what canola oil is made from and how the plant seed, rape-seed is legally classified as an insecticide and how processing of this oil when heating, makes it less friendly to the body by sucking up vitamin e levels in the body.
If one grows tired of eating a lot of watermelon, you can juice it as well. I just got a juicer and juice it with a half of a whole lemon, peel and all. Lemon is also good at cleaning the liver!
It was amazing! To feel great and no liver pain without taking anything was awesome!
Today, I am not too proud to say, I fell off of that great diet and the liver pain returned. I recently have been eating salads again, making fresh carrot/apple/half a lemon juice but not eating any watermelon at all. I think the difference is the lack of watermelon. I'm going to buy one today and cut it up in peaces to eat over the next 5 days. Watermelon contains a potent amino acid extremely beneficial to the liver that aids in the removal of ammonia in the blood.
Just to be clear, a half a watermelon should be consumed in less than 2.5 days. That's how much one should eat or juice. The only downside for me in eating all that watermelon was peeing more frequently!
Be sure if you try the daily avocado, watermelon with the reduction of grains and meats, increased raw veggies let us know if you feel a difference."
11/01/2011: Timh from Louisville, Usa replies: "Closedeyelidso, thanx for your Liver post! If I might reply, it appears something is depleting your glutathione enzyme. Avocato, being one of the riches preformed glutathione foods (next to Asparagus), is obviously giving that boost. The watermelon supports the already taxed kidneys. Since your conditions seems sorta permanent, it seems you might need to do a whole house and whole body detox.
Also, in my own case, I too was using diet/nutrition and alternative cleansing for liver health w/ marginal releif. Then I found out about Milk Thistle Seed. MTS immediately stabilized my liver, but it appears a little too late as I soon became completely disabled. Supplimental NAC is also an excelent Glutathione booster. Another food highly recomended by naturalpaths is Broccoli Sprout Extract as it boost both phases of Liver P-450 enzymes. Good luck on your health journey."
11/03/2011: Closedeyesopen from San Fran replies: "Thank you for your reply. I never had liver pain until I had a Hep A vaccination. Thats when everything started. The hep B had been there unknowingly for a long time with never a symptom. It was literally the next day after the shot when the pain started.
I don't think this will be permanent. My liver is completely healthy with a very small viral count and no damage or visible signs of HepB according to the doctors I have seen over the last 2 years over at UCLA.
I just got finished eating the watermelon : ) I read it was best to eat it before bed for the liver. I started a few days ago and noticed a big difference. I can lay on my side again but just for five min or so which still is a significant improvement from when I wrote the post.
I'm very sorry to hear about your condition. I have read so many stories about how people who were disabled or in need of a transplant, turn themselves around with dietary changes, life style changes and a variety of herbal/amino acids. Hope a turnaround is in store for you soon!
A wise woman once said to me: "I find that nothing will get past the doors of our minds we keep closed - or in other words, remain open and that anything is possible"
That's how I lowered the viral load from Millions to hundreds!
Good luck to you!"
11/12/2011: Majid from Auckland, New Zealand replies: "Hi everyone. over 8 years ago I diagnosed with chronic HBV, and I was taking Lamovadine since, until last year I found out my body do not respond to that anymore so I started VIREAD as well.
And now after 8 years of medicine nothing changed . I am sick and tired of this, for last result decide to take alternative medicine as followed :
18/OCT/2011 : I STARTED CHANCA PIEDRA TEA TWO TO THREE TIMES A DAY
10/NOV/2011 : I ADD THE Following:
A) MULTI VITAMIN 1 DAILY
B) LIVER DETOXIFY 1X3 DAILY
C) MILK THISTLE 150mg 1X3 DAILY
D) SELENIUM 200mg 1x3 DAILY
E) ST JOHNS WORT 300mg 1X3 DAILY
F) Salvia-Ligustrum 2X3 DAILY
I will post my blood result in 2 months. I have no idea how it's gone help, but I am taking them along with my normal medicine.
I will appreciate any comment.
thank you all"
11/13/2011: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Majid... Although your herbal regimen against Hep B is a good one, I think it needs clarifying.
You are already using Chanca Piedra as well as Milk Thistle and Selenium which is great. But you would stand a much better chance against Hep B if you also took Alpha Lipoic Acid, Acetyl Cysteine and low dose naltrexone(LDN) every day as well. See this article about how a child was cured of Hep B using this therapy.
The proper nutrients and dosages you should be taking for this CAM therapy are:
Milk Thistle -- 1000 mgs at meal times twice a day
Selenium -- 200 mcg twice a day at mealtimes
Alpha Lipoic Acid -- 300 mgs twice a day at mealtimes.
Acetyl Cysteine -- 200 mgs twice a day at meals.
LDN -- one 3 mg tablet taken with water at 9:00 pm at night just before bed.
The nutrients act in the following way:
Chanca Piedra -- inhibits the HBV Reverse transcriptase virus stopping its reproductive capability.
CAM therapy -- Kills the virus and repairs the liver by antioxidant action.
LDN -- Increases endorphin levels which doubles or triples the white blood cell count in the body. It also seems to fix any auto-immune signalling problems between the immune system and the anti-bodies which attack the liver. Thus the anti-bodies revert to normal immune behaviour.
This herbal therapy will not only kill the HBV virus -- it also helps to repair the liver damage bacause it greatly raises the Glutathione levels in the liver. This helps to fight the virus, detox and repair the liver as well.
Unfortunately taking Viread as well as Lamivudine will not help you that much. Lamuvidine can damage the liver as well as raise viral levels when used with other anti-virals. Type "lamivudine warnings" in Google search to find out about this. It is also quite difficult to come off Lamivudine but this is up to you."
11/13/2011: Majid from Auckland replies: "Hi Bill,
Thank you very much for your comment, my doctor told me to stop taking lamevdine 2 weeks ago. And about adjustment I will do that. I have to order online so it gone two weeks before I get anything.
Thanks again for comment."
12/14/2011: Colsede Yeso Pen from Las Altogles, Usa replies: "Update:
I have been taking the Salvia Lingustrum with GNC's brand of olive leaf extract for a month now. I find their brand was the most effective olive leaf out of the many brands I have taken over the years. I now have no pain regardless of what I eat as some foods would cause some pain when passing through the liver. I can lay on my side again unlike just a month ago. I started taking them both for something totally unrelated, a sever tooth ache.
A filling came out a month ago which by the way, is good since it was amalgam. Around that time, that tooth was causing severe pain all over my right jaw and face! I am trying to avoid getting a root canal after reading the dangers in health associated with them.
Olive leaf extract worked well in the past with a toothache. I decided to combine it this time with the Ligusrtom formula and it worked within hours!! It works so well. I have been to a dentist and they gave me a prescription for antibiotics which I have not gotten filled as the infection is gone, so long as I keep taking these herbs. IT starts to come back after a day if I go too long without taking it- like 8 hours or more. I will take the antibiotics if this is not completely healed in another week or so.
I have been taking 8 Salvia/Ligustrum with 2 olive leafe, 3 times a day. Also included is about 8,000 IU of Vitamin D and one daily vitamin I take this time a year/flue season to avoid getting the flu.
I will continue with this through the end of February. After that point, I will go for another round of tests and post the results here.
I failed to mention a side effect when taking this amount, this frequently, on a daily basis. It increases libido."
12/19/2011: Jamila728 from Rochester, Ny replies: "Ok so I've been taking the chanca piedra capsules. I haven't been drinking it as a tea though :(. What kind of multi vitamin should I be taking along side this. What about maca root- I've heard some things about that. Is there anything specific I should be taking my viral load is really low."
12/27/2011: Closed Lids Wide from Sanfran, Ca replies: "As long as the mulitvitamin high levels of vitamin D and selenium - like the GNC brand usually in a box next to their registers, your good."
06/02/2012: Petur from Reykjavik replies: "where the F**K can I get this salvia/ligustrum I have been searching and there is nothing! Please tell me!"
06/11/2012: Max from Commerce Township, Mi replies: "Go to the website of traditional chinese medicine in Atlanta. You can order online."
06/17/2012: Kaye from Cebu, Cebu City, Philippines replies: "Hi I'm new here. I was diagnosed with hep b last 2008 and never tried any medications since my doctor just gave me the option to treat myself or not. When I had my screening mg HBsAg w/ Titer (CMIA) shows about 228. 3. 170 and reactive. I read your reviews about chance piedra and curious if it would help me change my hepa status from positive to negative or it would help me eradicate this disease. Where can I buy it here in Cebu? And what's the best brand? Do I need to take any other supplements together with chanca piedra? What's the best thing to do? Thank you"
06/22/2012: Seza from Houston, Tx replies: "Hi I'm one of the victum, so I wanna ask about Fig leaf is it works, thanks."
07/14/2012: What from Rio Rancho, Nm, USA replies: "To Closed Eyes from Los Angeles, Ca... I am a carrier of Hep B from childhood, with viral loads of 3 million. My ALT is 50, and AST is 27. I was reading about Chanca Piedra and its possible chance of curing Hep B. I have a question in regards of obtaining Chanca Piedra. Are you consuming the exact from a plant form (how can I obtain this plant?) or can you purchase the manufactured form of it on the internet? What else can you recommend to me?"
07/15/2012: Cl-ey from Los Angeles replies: "Since I first posted this in 09, I see Chanca Piedra more widely available on line and even in some higher end health food stores.
You should have no problem finding this herb online. You can rid HB with this tea. You will have to drink 3 tall glasses every day.
Use honey rather than sugar. Thats what I used and got excellent results. After 3 months see where your viral count is. It will be way better! Continue with the tea and keep your tooth bruch in bleach water after using then throw away after 30 days."
07/18/2012: What from Rio Rancho, Nm, USA replies: "Dear Cl-ey from Los Angeles, Thank you for your response. I was able to obtain the dried form of Chanca. I'm not sure if it's benefical if I boiled/steep the plant 3 times before I throw away the Chanca plants and replace it with new ones.
Would you recommend any other supplements from your previous post that I should take with Chanca? Were you able to clear out/seroconverted the Hep B? What is your status on Hep B if you don't mind.
08/02/2012: Sniper from Manila, Philippines replies: "Hi sir, how really effective is chanca piedra? Is it true that also vitamins e and c cud help and also silymarin? Is there anyone that can attest that he is cured by taking that herb? thanx"
08/14/2012: Hifive from Dallas, Texas, Usa replies: "Going to try CP for 2 months and see what happens. I'll keep everyone updated. Been a chronic carrier my whole life. I'll see how well or not so well it does."
09/27/2012: Bebtotz from Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines replies: "Hi am from philippines, my frend has an hepatitis b, is it true that chanca piedra can cure hepatitis b? pls reply if its true."
09/27/2012: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Bebtotz... There is much research that seems to confirm Chanca Piedra's (Phyllanthus niruri) beneficial and healing action against Hep B:
Chanca Piedra inhibits the replication of the Hep B virus and also strongly protects the liver by protecting and fortifying the hepatocytes (worker liver cells) by its strong anti-oxidant action. That's why Chanca Piedra has also been found to be quite effective against the herpes virus(HSV-2) for the same reasons as above. Chanca piedra is also currently being researched for its beneficial effects against the AIDS virus. It has also been confirmed by research that Chanca piedra also works, with increased action, synergistically and beneficially for the liver when combined with the Milk Thistle herb.
I use Chanca Piedra regularly (combined together with Tinospora cordifolia -- called Makabuhay in Filipino) as a decoction to strengthen my liver and kidneys. Chanca piedra grows freely all over the lowlands of the Philippines as a weed and looks like this:
The docoction or tea form of Chanca Piedra seems to be the best and most active and useful form to supplement. So, if you can learn to make this aqueous decoction yourself by gathering the Chanca piedra in your own area in and around Bacolod City -- you can make it for free and it wont cost you one peso to make the decoction or tea yourself."
09/28/2012: Wayseeker from Modesto, Ca/ Usa replies: "BHT works, according to quite a few people who have tried it! (Both Hep B and Hep C). --T."
11/17/2012: Mharp from Baguio City, Benguet replies: "09186207028 contact me who need Chanca piedra just for free or email me mharp_baguio(at)yahoo.com"
12/13/2012: Dave from Greenville, Sc replies: "The remedies given here focus on herbals and I've enjoyed reading them. One writer said the herbal did not work and asked for others suggestions. Well one known broad spectrum anti viral is colloidal silver. It should be used over a period of a year twice a day, a tablespoon at a time for a system wide infection.
I know for many viral and bacterial infection this simple formula is effective but have never heard if silver can impact VL of Hep B or Hep C."
07/06/2013: Grace Dela Cruz from Pangasinan, Philippinea replies: "I'm interested in the supplements regarding chronic hepa b. How can u help me?"
09/15/2013: Leon from Fl replies: "Can you please eamil me at omyg56 (at) yahoo (dot) com. I have same hep B and like to talk to you on that please help."
01/09/2014: Ricardo Costa from Goiania Goias Brazil: "Vitamin E is really good on hep B treatment. Studies show that vit E does not make hep b virus replicate http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11248360. Vitamin E supplementation might be effective in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B."
Vitamins C and E
08/06/2013: Chong from Davao City, Philippines: "Good day guys! I was diagnosed last Aug 2012 as a Chronic Hep B positive, I have my liver ultrasound and found out that it is normal. I keep on monitoring my HBV but still my medical result is positive. I take only Vitamin C and E for one year since my doctor said I have to boost my immune system and my case is less infectivity. Just last May I went back for check up still im HBV positive. Guys kindly help me, evryday I felt saddened with my condition and I'm very worrid about what will happen to me. Kindly Help me guys.... I really need your Help
Thanks, Chong from the Philippines"Replies
08/09/2013: Oscar from Syracuse, New York replies: "Dear Chong from Philipines, There is the BHT treatment and it has worked well for many with hepatitis B and C. Here are latest recommendations from THE BHT CURES CHAT GROUP:
The BHT treatment is:
200mg to 350mg of BHT taken once or twice a day with water on an empty
stomach. The dosage varies for each person. Generally, the more you weigh the
more you need and the less you weigh the less you need or desire. Age is also a
factor. People around age 60 have a harder time tolerating higher dosages.
Supplements that work well with BHT are:
1. A generic multivitamin and mineral supplement.
2. Vitamin B12 in a dosage of 1mg [ milligrams ] which is the same as
1,000mcg [ micrograms ] per day.
3. Vitamin C in a daily dosage of 500mg to 1, 000mg per day.
4. One vitamin B complex pill per day.
5. The lipid monolaurin. Not sure of dosage.
6. The herb chanca piedra has helped some people. Not sure about dosage.
7. Sodium selenite in a dosage of 300mcg [ micrograms ] a day.
Supplements to avoid:
1. Milk thistle and it`s extracts. It reacts with BHT in a way that degrades
2. Vitamin E supplements. Yes you need some vitamin E. But vitamin E
supplements were proven to ENHANCE hepatitis C`s virons ability to replicate and
therefore vitamin E supplements should be avoided.
3. Any and all other supplements should be avoided until and unless I see
evidence they work well with the BHT treatment. These are MY recommendations.
Now I know Ted has also looked into BHT and has his own recommendations regarding BHT as a treatment for hepatitis B and C. There is the REMEDIES tab at the top of this page. So you can click onto B and then look for BHT and click unto that and read what different people have to say about BHT as a treatment for hepatitis B and C....Oscar"
EC: Here is the BHT page on Earth Clinic: http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/BHT.html
08/24/2013: Roy from Las Vegas replies: "The key to dealing with Hep B, C, whatever is dealing with the flimsy lipid coating that the virus uses to hide in soft tissue. I recommend Monolaurin (3 tablespoons a day) bio-fibrin 2 capsules 3 times a day, and BHT 350Mg 2 to 3 times a day on empty stomach. The monolaurin will clear all parasites, bacteria, virus, and fungus while the BHT and bio-fibrin destroys the outside lipid skin that envelopes and protects the virus. Please go to or google inspired nutrition for research papers. This is nature's way of dealing with deadly viruses"
09/24/2013: Afen from Lagos, Nigeria replies: "Please guys respond. I was diagnosed of chronic Hepatitis B with vira load of 140200, liver tests says there are extensive areas of balloon degeneration, moderate infiltration of portal tracts by mononuclear inflammatory cells, some portal tracts show bile duct prolification and a few areas show mild lobular inflammation while some portal tracts appear fibrotic. I started using tenofovir and livolin almost 2 months now. What do you advice?"
09/24/2013: Mama To Many from Tennessee, Usa replies: "Hi Afen,
Missionaries, who often have little access to conventional medicine, have successfully used activated charcoal to treat Hepatitis. Here is a story of man who used charcoal to treat hepatits. (His story is about half way down the page.)
Basically, he took the charcoal internally and used the charcoal externally. You could try taking 1-2 t. Of activated charcoal powder in 8 oz. Of water twice a day. Take at least 2 hours after medication or 2 hours before, as it will affect prescription medication. If you are prone to constipation, be sure to get plenty of water. (And if you are prone to constipation, get that addressed as your body needs to be regularly eliminating toxins and not retaining them longer than necessary.)
You can make a charcoal poultice and put over your liver area each night. This is sort of a pain, but very effective. If you can get flaxseed to add to the charcoal, it makes it easier to work with and retain the water longer. (Charcoal must be wet to work. ) Mix equal parts of ground flax seed and charcoal. Add water and stir until it is jelly like in consistency. Spread over a paper towel. Cover with another paper towel. Put this poultice over your liver. Cover with plastic wrap. Use an ace bandage or something to attach it to your body. Make a new poultice each night. (You can make up a week's worth and keep the extras in the refrigerator.)
Dandelion tea is excellent for healing the liver. I knew someone who healed his Hepatitis C with Dandelion Tea alone. Start with 1 cup dandelion tea and work up to 3 cups a day. (Be sure to steep the tea for 15 minutes before straining.)
You say that your viral load is high. Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Coconut Oil is amazing for viruses. My son had mono once and nothing was working but then we started coconut oil he got well very quickly. Start with 1 t. morning and night and work up to 1 Tablespoon morning and night by the end of the week.
It is important to be drinking plenty of water to flush out toxins. (1/2 gallon over a day, herbal tea counts as part of this.)
Also, increasing your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables (organic, if possible) would be very helpful, too.
Teas, poultices, and dietary changes are a lot of work, but very effective!
Please let us know how you are doing and what worked for you!
~Mama to Many~"
09/25/2013: Dave from Fountain Inn, Sc replies: "To Mama to Many re your post on use of charcoal;
Outstanding post and your reference to the web site "Charcoal Remedies.com" . Years ago I kept charcoal as one of my often used "nutrients" and occasionally took a few pills as a tablet, but the "Charcoal Remedies" site got me to realize the great uses of Charcoal as a poultice as well as an internal cleanser.
That web site had such good information and I so appreciate you sharing it. In fact, I stayed up for two hours tonight reading from it! The site has wonderful practical uses... Story after story and lots of MD's use of charcoal as well. I've always been fascinated by the use of "poultices" and now I'll include charcoal as one of the "go to" items in my array of practical helps.
Again, thank you. Dave"
Vitamins, Milk Thistle
02/05/2014: Nur from California: "Hi, I have chronic Hepatitis B, under no medication, over the years I had normal ALT and AST but this year it went to the 200 range and I don't know why. I do have sharp liver pain. I am afraid of what's happening to my liver. I eat a healthy balanced diet, juice every morning and take my vitamins and milk thistle. I am not taking any medication b/c I want to help my liver naturally. What can I do? Also, can essential oils damage the liver?"Replies
02/06/2014: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Nur, read up on Oscar's ideas about BHT for Hep B."
02/06/2014: Mike62 from Denver replies: "Nur: Essential oils happen to be excellent. Taking 4g/6x/day non defatted desiccated Argentinian liver with 5000iu d3/day is also very beneficial. So is making a smoothie 4x/day of 1/2 organic lemon, including the peel, 1oz organic baby leaves, some organic chili, 2g Hawaiian spirulina, 10g black chia seeds, and 1g chlorella. Search raw food videos for some good ideas."
02/06/2014: Rsw from Uniontown, Oh replies: "Two things come to mind regarding Hepatitis and liver healing. Google Dr. Burt Berkson + liver disease and you can see how successful he has been using Alph Lipoic Acid and Low dose Naltrexone. Generally, Dr. Berkson insists that the ALA be European sourced (the R-ALA), however, a woman who has been following his protocol for years with very good results, reports that her local practitioner asked her to try the sustained release ALA by J----w, and her numbers improved even more than with the European ALA. Secondly, a regular poster on this site, Oscar, has developed his own very successful protocol that has helped countless people reduce their viral load by taking BHT capsules. If you look under the Ailments tab, hepatitis B, you can read the posts on this site. I imagine it is also under the Remedies tab, under BHT. Although these treatments are not exactly "natural, " they will both heal your liver. Best wishes."
02/06/2014: Prioris from Fl, Usa replies: "Question for people with Hepatitis B and liver problems ... In practice, how does using a undenatured whey protein e.g. immunopro compare to using milk thistle. What about acetyl-glutathione?"