Autoimmune Hepatitis Remedies and Treatment

Last Modified on Sep 17, 2014

Autoimmune disorders are especially complicated as they involve the body’s natural ability to fight itself. Autoimmune hepatitis is no different, but it can be treated. In addition to medical supervision, natural remedies, such as milk thistle, turmeric, and apple cider vinegar, can help restore the body’s natural functioning and treat the condition.

What Is Autoimmune Hepatitis?

Like many other autoimmune conditions, autoimmune hepatitis is characterized by chronic inflammation. However, with this illness, inflammation is situated in the liver. The condition ranges from mild to severe and may fluctuate in levels of intensity combined with relapses and remissions.

Many individuals experience no symptoms and only identify the condition following a routine blood test. Other individuals experience fatigue, loss of appetite, drowsiness, muscle aches and pains, joint sensitivity, and jaundice of the skin and eyes.

What Causes Chronic Inflammation of the Liver?

The exact cause of the condition has not yet been identified; however, research suggests that the condition is linked to certain white blood cells in combination with foreign substances in the body misreading liver cells and attacking them. This attack causes the characteristic inflammation and liver deterioration.

How Is the Condition Typically Treated?

Depending on the severity, you may or may not need treatment at all; however, you should still see a qualified professional for proper diagnosis. Depending on the severity, you may be put on a regimen of corticosteroids or other anti-inflammatory drugs to fight inflammation.

What About Natural Remedies?

You can also use natural remedies to relieve inflammation and prevent further progression of the condition. Milk thistle, turmeric, and apple cider vinegar are three of the most effective treatment options.

1. Milk Thistle

Milk thistle contains an active compound known as silymarin. This compound helps protect the liver from damage and reduces inflammation.

2. Turmeric

Turmeric contains a spicy compound known as curcumin. This compound helps cleanse the liver and energize the blood. It also helps alleviate inflammation and reduce pain.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

One cause of liver damage is too much ammonia in the blood. ACV helps alkalinize the body and reduce ammonia levels.

In addition to these natural treatments, you may also want to try Ted’s one day aspirin regimen or any of the other reader-contributed suggestions below.

Print Print

User Reviews

Autoimmune Hepatitis Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Jigar (Maninagar, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India) on 03/19/2013

My father has problem with Autoimmune Hepatitis since one year. But no medicines are working. Kindly provide some suggestion so that problem can be sorted out.

Posted by Joe Shmoe
Steroids to suppress the autoimmune disorder in blood or a get a Liver transplant performed.

BHT   0  0   

Posted by Gapeach (Ga) on 09/16/2014

Autoimune Hepatitis/ high liver test:

hi, for the last 4 years my ALT and AST test have been up and down never exceeding 100 on either. first of the year after a party where I did drink, which I don't drink much normaly.. I had test done again within a week, one test was just over 100 and the other 146. At that point I decided my only option left after taking a liver cleanse and milk thistle for the few years was a change in diet..

I can't say I cut out all the bad stuff but I eat basicly fresh veggies and meats, nothing hardley ever thats pre packaged or packed with preservatives and extra sugars or salt.. I stopped with sodas( 2 liter a day) just quit those and now I drink water.. I have lost weight feel better, but...

here is the tricky thing

ALT and AST were over 250 each

and my Alkalida Phosphitates were around 800...

scary yes, I have mild symptoms itching, tiredness, fatigue sometimes.. minimal and rare pain on my right side.

two days after the test I had an ultra sound on my liver.. bile ducts working correctly, no cancerous tissue visible no tumors cyst or growths on my liver galbladder pancreous, all appearing healthy and functioning and no stones, and no issues with my kidneys..

I am 46 female, never been a big drinker since my 20's.. I was a heavy sugar eater.. but that is stopped.. all of your information about BHT is stated for hepatitis, and they think mine could be auto imune Hep..

So in my mind I'm wondering if by making my self heathier I made my imune system stronger allowing it to do more damage to my liver.. they want to do a biopsy of my liver, scary again.. have you ever heard of this supplement BHT working in a case like mine or do you have any suggestions?


Posted by Mr. Ree

Please do not let them talk you into a liver biopsy. Your enzymes will go through the roof and take years to come back down. They'll tell you "it's not a big deal and you will be fine." I know people who have been bent over for 6 months from a biopsy with enzymes in the 400's for years.

Tell them you want a "Fibroscan. It is non invasive and is more accurate then a biopsy which just looks at a very, very small section of your liver.. The fibroscan show the entire liver and takes about 60 seconds to perform.

Posted by Bee
New York, US
90 Posts
Mr.Rhee (Liver Biopsy)

I knew a woman who had breast cancer and wouldn't use any conventional treatment so she did natural healing for two years.. cannabis oil and juicing and some other things but a few months ago she was sliding backwards and went to the emergency room. There they told her she had to have a liver biopsy which she did. The cancer had spread to her liver but she went downhill very quickly from there .. She said the liver biopsy was horrific and told us all never to do that... Anyway; she lost her battle only two weeks ago but the medical people gave her just a few months.. She lasted three more years.. I am so sad and I believe she tried many holistic treatments but was very poor and at times couldn't afford things. It just seems like when she got news of stage 4 cancer she went down hill quickly.... but she had no choice as she had horrific symptoms and had to get checked out.

thank You

Lower Ammonia in Blood Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Alorah (New York) on 05/17/2014

Looking for natural ways to lower ammonia levels in blood chemistry.

Posted by Karen
I have read that Asparagus helps to alkalinize the body due to its ammonia levels, but that's all I know. It was recommended to eat it 2 - 3 times a week.
Posted by Timh
1302 Posts
Dr. Hulda Clark always recommended L-Ornithine to her patients for ammonia removal, as Amm is a common byproduct associated w/ parasites.

Milk Thistle, Turmeric   0  0   

Posted by Aparna (London, Uk) on 09/11/2013

Autoimmune hepatitis: Hi my name is Aparna. I had abnormal blood test. Also I have non alcoholic fatty liver. I have been taking milk thistle everday, drink milk with turmeric, go to gym 3 times a week, eating more salad, but still I have constipation and can't loose weight. My height is 5 feet weight 58 any sugession?

Posted by Timh
Ky, Usa
1302 Posts
@Aparna: Try 1 grm L-Methionine plus 1000 mcg Vit-B12 daily. This combination is the single best fat burner I have encountered.

Remedies Needed   0  0   

Posted by Mona (Houston) on 09/03/2014

I have just been diagnosed with Autoimmune Hepatitis which is chronic and I am desperately searching for answers. I came across your blog and didn't find anything related to Autoimmune Hepatitis. I need to know if there is any cure for this without take the route of medications. My Dr. is trying to lower my immune system cause he says it attacking my Liver and causing it to be inflammed. I need to know what can I do on my own to reverse this problem, please advice, thanks!!

Posted by John (Chicago, Il) on 08/12/2011

I am Jack 50 years old. Can anyone suggest about curing auto immune hepatitus?

Posted by Gautami (Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Country) on 11/21/2009

Elevated AST and ALT after autoimmune hepatitis

Thank you very much for doing a very good service to people in suffering.I am suffering from autoimmune hepatitis. When this was diagnosed my AST, Alkaline Phosphatase and ALT levels were 1300 . I am on prednisone for the past three months. I saw a post on aspirin therapy in Earthclinic and completed that remedy also to cure any other bacterial cause for this. In spite of these measures, My Gama GT continues to be elevated (1000 ). Alkaline Phosphatase level started coming down but stays steady at 330. The Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C etc have been ruled out. MRI does not show any problem as per the doctors. There no obstructions.
Is there any other natural remedy I can try for my condition?

Thanks and regards


Posted by Pradeep
Hi How are you doing now. Are you still on steroids. Please reply


Posted by Ramasamy (Madurai, India, Tamil Nadu) on 10/22/2009

Can you give me some home remedy to reduce Alkaline Phosphatase enzymes on the liver?

Hi, I am recently diagonised with autoimmune hepatitis and all my liver enzymes are very high. And I am taking prednisol now ( with 40 mg), but still my Alkaline Phosphatase is going on increasing. Is there any way I can reduce it ? please help me.


Posted by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
High liver enzymes is a common problem of high bacteria count in the body where the body cannot effectively reduce their numbers. Most bacteria in fact can be digested with a simple aspirin. If a person doesn't have problems with aspirin (Reyes Syndrome), the dose is 500 mg of aspirin dissoved in a 1/2 cup of water taken at 50 minute intervals for a total of four doses. It's a one day cure I used effectively against a chlamydia that resists all kinds of antibiotics, but does an excellent job against the swine flu, dengue fever to boot - all one day cures for me, at least.

If autoimmunity is a viral condition we need a separate remedy. The Shilajit humic acid. Or just humates.


P.S. Yes, aspirin digests the bacteria. Aspirin also digest the virus. Makes for very good antibiotics where these pathogen have no resistance! The secret is the hourly dose:

500 mg for adult 120 pound dose;
a 7 year old requires 250 mg.

It's very exacting or it doesnt work.

50 minutes to 1 hourly dose.
4 day cure.

A lot better than mandatory vaccinations

Posted by Elaine
Edmond, Oklahoma, Usa
18 Posts
My liver enzymes AST was 60 and my ALT was 77. A little high. I have a nonalcoholic fatty liver. I saw the aspirin cure and was concerned about one thing. Aspirin is a blood thinner. Would this be a problem if I were to be in an accident or cut myself? If I stay home while I do this, how long should I wait before I go out? What kind of a controlled situation should I be under?
Posted by Kenny
Monroe, Nj, Usa
Please check out the herbs phyllanthus niruri, boerhaavia diffusa and picorhiza kurroa. Used in India for thousands of years for all types of kidney and liver problems even today. It does bring the counts down quickly.
Posted by Elaine
Edmond, Oklahoma, Usa
18 Posts
Thank you, Kenny. I will go to the Asian market and see if they have these herbs there. I do have hyperparathyroid which effects the kidneys. Hopefully, this may kill two birds....


DISCLAIMER: Our readers offer information and opinions on Earth Clinic, not as a substitute for professional medical prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements or following any treatment suggested by anyone on this site. Only your health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.

Copyright © 2014 | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | About Us | Contact Us | Search