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Natural Remedies for Liver Cancer

Last Modified on Aug 19, 2014

What is Liver Cancer?

Primary liver cancer begins in the liver and can be distinguished into four diseases depending on where and what cells are affected: cholangiocarcinoma of the bile ducts, hepatoblastoma in infants, angiosarcoma (hemangiosarcoma) of the blood vessels of the liver, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC liver cancer) of the main liver cells and is one of the more common forms of liver cancer worldwide. It is important to distinguish that liver cancer is tumor growth that begins in the liver cells, and metastatic liver cancer is cancer that begins in another part of the body and spreads to the liver.

If left untreated, the final stage of liver cancer is stage IV liver cancer; the liver shuts down completely and recovery requires a liver transplant.

Western Medicine's treatment of liver cancer includes a number of options: surgery that removes a portion of the liver, radiation therapy, drug therapy, injections of chemotherapy, heating or freezing cancer cells, and liver transplant surgery. Although surgery is currently the most successful way to treat liver cancer, alternative treatment methods do exist. These cancer treatments include supplements, home remedies, acupuncture and energy healing.

Natural Cures for Liver Cancer

This page is for natural liver cancer remedies and discussions. If you know of any home or natural cures for liver cancer at any stage, please feel free to share it with us here.

Selenium: In the April 2013 issue of Nutrients, researchers at Penn State University looked at whether selenium, an essential micronutrient, was a possible treatment for cancer metastasis. They found that supplementing with selenium resulted in reduced microvessel density and metastasis, and concluded that that Selenium may be an anti-metastastatic element as well as being a cancer preventative agent.

L-Carnitine: According to researchers at King Saud University in 2009, a deficiency of L-carnitine is a risk factor for liver cancer. The researchers also found that long term supplementation of L-Carnitine may prevent the development of liver cancer. In a 2005 issue of the International Journal of Cancer, Japanese researchers found that L-carnitine protects the liver from the production of free radicals caused by inflammation.


Remedies for Liver Cancer

The Popularity of Liver Cancer Remedies - Full List

Alphabetical Popularity Recent Post
Aloe Vera02011-03-25
Baking Soda and Maple Syrup02012-07-04
Dietary Suggestions02011-01-12
Dr. Berkson Protocol02012-07-05
Low Dose Naltrexone02011-12-28
Multiple Remedies02012-01-15
Peppermint Aromatherapy For Pain12008-06-22
Protecting the Liver02008-06-27

Aloe Vera  

Posted by Tdc (Washington, Dc) on 03/25/2011

[WORKED TEMPORARILY]  I recently heard about this from multiple people as my dad was just diagnosed.

This website is very detailed:
For a quick measurement conversion:

300 grams of Aloe = 1. 3 Cups

500 grams of Honey = 2. 2 Cups.

If you are having trouble finding aloe leaves. You can find very large ones at any store selling hispanic products in the section with fruits and vegetables for about $1.50 a leaf. One leaf will give you one batch.

Because it is difficult to measure 1.3 cups of aloe, we just began putting chunks (as described on the site) in the food processor and then meausured out about 1.3 cups. Very important 10 days on 10 days off. You do not want to take this consistently. I do not know how this will help my dad. In the first ten days he seemed to have a lot of energy. But he is still in the early processes of being evaluated medically. He will be undergoing chemo/radiation. I've been reading that taking the aloe mix will significantly reduce the negative side effects but then again, we are not at that point yet. I will keep you updated.

A close friend originally told me about this. Her brother was diagnosed with very advanced liver cancer and given a week to live... he lasted 7 months.

Baking Soda and Maple Syrup  

Posted by Jackie (Detroit, Michigan) on 07/04/2012

I was recently diagnosed with liver-cancer, I am not sure about chemo treatment. I was looking at some of your liver detoxes, any suggestion for me. thanks Jackie

Replied by Jeroen
Amsterdam, Nh
Liver detox could be quite dangerous in this condition. I wouldnt go there untill the cancer is out. You might read the (e)book amazing liver and galbladder cleanse by Andreas Moritz on this topic. You might considder the baking soda / maple syrop protocol. (link to youtube below) while you totally remove sugars from your diet, the sugar receptors in the cancercells will be wide open to the hit you share with BS/maple, giving the BS the chance to enter the cell and remove the bad guys. As your liver will have to deal with any wast you create now, killing cancercells will give the liver a harder time then just cleaning them out. check yourself on candida and heavy metals, vitamins and minerals.

Have faith, Jeroen

Maple Syrup protocol

Dietary Suggestions  

Posted by Justpassingthrough (Cookeville, Tn, Usa) on 01/12/2011

Read "The China Study", by T. Colin Campbell. Based upon a massive multi-year study of diet and health in over 6,400 Chinese counties, the book recommends a "whole-foods, plant-based diet". In rats they were able to turn cancer on and off like flipping a light switch, by changing their diet back and forth from the recommended one to one high in animal protein (similar to the typical American/western diet). This was regardless of carcinogen exposure.

In addition, among Filipino children exposed to chronic high doses of carcinogenic aflatoxin (from moldy peanuts in peanut-butter), only the ones whose families were wealthy and ate lots of animal protein had high rates of liver cancer.

Much, much more info in the book. Check it out, see what you think, and the very best to you and your family.

Dr. Berkson Protocol  

Posted by Rsw (Uniontown, Oh) on 07/05/2012

Dr. Burt Berkson has had good success treating liver and pancreatic cancer using LDN (low dose naltrexone - and alpha lipoic acid, usually IV's, but perhaps the pill form would suffice. You can google his name with liver cancer and see him discussing his treatment. He has been known to consult with doctors to give them the instructions for the use of these drugs. Best wishes.

Low Dose Naltrexone  

Posted by Rsw (Uniontown, Oh) on 12/28/2011

Please look up for information on low dose naltrexone that is used in conjunction with alpha lipoic acid to treat pancreatic and liver cancer. It is used by Dr. Bert Berkson of New Mexico and you can see Dr. Berkson talking about it on YouTube. You can also find information at Good luck.

Multiple Remedies  

Posted by Janice (Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia) on 01/15/2012

My dad has primary liver cancer caused by hepatitis B. He has multiple nodules of cirrhosis thus surgical resection was not possible. My dad refused chemotherapy because he wanted to try other approaches. He was asymptomatic initially. Now, His liver and spleen are swollen after taking herbal supplements by Chris Teo ( He experienced acute pain after starting on the medication and was hospitalized as the pain was so severe that he almost collapse. His condition seems to be getting worse due to the swelling. It interferes with his breathing. He still experiences pain and is taking painkillers daily for symptomatic relief.

Is there an alternative treatment to reduce his liver inflammation? The swelling seems to be the main cause of his discomfort now. And what should he take to fight his cancer cells?

Replied by Bess
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Hi Janice - If you click the following link, it will take you to Earth Clinic's remedies on liver disease (including liver cancer - located half way down the page).

There are a number of really good suggestions - among them, milk thistle (420 mg daily - ensure it has been standardized for silymarin content), high-dose Vitamin C, zinc (50 to 75 mg daily), green tea, Vitamin E (600 IU of mixed tocopherols), green drinks (blended vegetables - only a little fruit for taste), etc.

Good luck to you and your Dad. Take care, Bess

Replied by Jannielw
Jacksonville, Fl, Usa
Some doctors in the US have succeeded in completely rebuilding the liver with IV alpha lipoic acid. Check the website
Replied by Timh Donate

Louisville, Usa
... and may I add to Bess's list Liquid Liver Extract.
Replied by Bess
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
I just read about the value of K2 in liver cancer. It's from a book called Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox by Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleue.

In it she writes: Hepatocellular carcinoma, a cancer that originates in the liver, is a common complication of hepatitis B and C. Vitamin K2 strongly induces the death of liver tumor cells, suggesting that it plays an important role in inhibiting tumor growth and invasiveness.

Natto (fermented soybeans), egg yolks, goose liver, hard cheeses (like Dutch gouda), soft cheeses (like Brie) are good sources of K2. There are others - you may want to do an Internet search. Natto is one of the best at over 1000 mcg per 3-1/2 ounces. It is, however, an acquired taste.

Replied by Timh Donate

Louisville, Ky, Usa
Bess, t y for this info, especially as this is my high risk area. I use K on and off over time and sometimes feel a positive difference. Few yrs ago I tried the more expensive but better form of K by Life Extension called "Super K Complex". Here's the profile from their website:

Vitamin K activity - 2100 mcg
Vitamin K2 (as menaquinone-7) - 100 mcg
Vitamin K2 (as menaquinone-4) - 1000 mcg
Vitamin K1 - 1000 mcg
Medium chain triglycerides (MCT oil) - 215 mg
Ascorbyl palmitate (antioxidant) - 25 mg

I did feel a positive difference when first using this one.

Replied by Bess
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Thanks, Timh, for the suggestion of the "Super K Complex". It's a much more comprehensive formula than anything I could find in a Calgary health food store. Cheers! Bess

Posted by Aliaslam (Islamabad, Pakistan) on 12/02/2011

Hi everyone,

My mother is 55 years old she has liver cancer with AFP is 30000. Can anyone guide me what I do for her as the doctors are hopeless. I am waiting for your kind feedback.

thanks, Ali

Replied by Timh Donate

Louisville, Ky
Aliaslam, Milk Thistle Seed Extract, Sodium Bicarbonate, and Vit-C would be a very good start.

Good luck and God bless.

Replied by Scearthgirl
Summerville, Sc
Hi, I read something on here about hydrogen peroxide (food grade only). Google that & search on here as well... May God be with you.
Replied by Debbie
Melbourne, Australia
Read the free 39 page ebook at Both chlorella and spirulina are good anti cancer super foods. She should take both of these to detox her body. Chlorella is very good for the liver.

I would take her off sugars and vegetable oils and wheat. Have her drink lots of green juices.

Google "Dr. Abraham Hoffer and cancer". He had wonderful results using orthomolecular medicine.

Replied by Faeqa
Amman, Jordan

51 Posts
To: Aliaslam from Islamabad, Pakistan who wrote: "Hi everyone,my mother is 55 years old she has liver cancer with AFP is 30000. Can anyone guide me what I do for her as the doctors are hopeless. I am waiting for your kind feedback"

Hi Aliaslam and EC readers, a work colleague of my sister told her that he made his master research on Teucrium polium plant and he found that this plant is very powerful in healing liver cancer of the lab rat specially the kind which grow on the mountains. I pray Alaah to heal your mother.

Posted by Sarah (Carrollton, Texas, Usa) on 06/27/2011

My husband has liver metastasis; his oncologist said that he couldn't do anything more (thank God). We are doing the Bruess cancer cure fast right now. My husband has fasted for two weeks on this Bruess diet

I am concerned because his liver seems to be getting harder to the touch and he has been jaundice for three weeks, and his urine is dark. I am wondering if the extreme fast of nutritious fermented juices and teas has detoxed him too intensely, and his liver is very stressed. Have you had any liver cancer sufferers who have contacted you? I would like to get some advice (I'm not expecting you to cure my husband, just some good advice for a distressed liver).

Respectfully, Sarah

Replied by Fan
Pasadena, California
Sarah, hang in there! Read Suzanne Sommers book "Knockout". Its all about how to treat and cure cancer without using the terrible drugs and worthless treatment that mainstream doctors push on people with cancer. Natural methods really work! Good luck-read the book!!!!
Replied by Teru
Paris, France
Sarah, I read some time ago about the Gerson therapy and he said that when the body is detoxing too fast the liver have problems, so you have to do coffee enemas to help the liver. He suggest like 5 enemas every day. Hope your husband get well.
Replied by Debbie
Melbourne, Australia
Sarah if you google Rene Caisse and read about her story. She cured people of cancer with Essiac (her surname backwards). I have watched youtube videos of her as well. In them she mentions that often the tumors would harden before they softens and heals

This from the attached link:

"Through her work with cancer patients, Caisse observed that Essiac broke down nodular masses to a more normal tissue, while greatly alleviating pain. Many patients would report an enlarging and hardening of the tumour after a few treatments. Then the tumour would start to soften. People also frequently reported a discharge of large amounts of pus and fleshy material. Masses of diseased tissue were sloughed off in persons with breast, rectum, and internal cancers. After this process, the tumour would be gone."

I think drinking aloe vera juice would also help your husband as would spirulina and chorella.

Replied by Paulo
I would look into the Gerson protocol but I think you should research how to properly take organic coffee enemas as soon as possible. I think they can possibly aid at this stage. I would be careful with any kind of drastic detox such as a fast because your husband right now does not have a functioning liver (our "filter"). Coffee enemas will stimulate the liver to dump some of its toxic overload directly into your bowels without making it circulate back into the blood system. Do some research first though, call the Gerson Institute for help.

Best of luck!

Replied by Ron
Dallas, Tx
Sarah, given that your husband has liver metastasis, more than likely his liver and the rest of the body is/was overburdened for quite awhile before finally ending up in this condition and is probably not working too well at the moment. Also given that the detoxification teas you are drinking are probably putting extra strain on an already over loaded liver. I definitely agree with others that a coffee enema would be very beneficial.

I just performed my second liver cleanse following protocol by Andreas Moritz in 'Liver & Gallbladder Miracle Cleanse'. I instantly feel better after each cleanse followed a couple of days later by a coffee enema which can be done quite easily at home. has simple, easy to follow instructions on coffee enema.

Hang in there and hope your husbands gets well.

Replied by Naynay
Lodi, Ca

It is so very important while doing a cleanse so intense you should help aid the liver in the dumping of toxins, especially if it is already damaged and sluggish. I am on the gerson therapy and all the juicing and fruits and veggies pull toxins that have been stored in your cells for years.. They acually starve the cancer cells make them sick and die to be filtered out.

You MUST do organic coffee enemas. If not, the overload of toxins and cancer breakdown can reabsorb or even worse cause coma or death. The enzymes in coffee, known as palmitates, help the liver carry away the toxins in bile acid. The coffee is absorbed into the hemorrhoidal vein, and then it is taken up to the liver by the portal vein.With the bile ducts dilate, bile carries toxins away to the gastro-intestinal tract. I have just been doing the enemas for a few weeks and this is the first time in a couple years my liver hasnt felt pain.

Please look on youtube -watch The Beautiful Truth and Dying to have known.. You cant put a price on the information in those documentaries. I wish the best to you and your husband on his healing journey!

Replied by Desertpunky
Socaldesert, Usa
Sarah: Please be objective and open-minded and read Dr. Hulda Clark's "A Cure for all Cancers". Dr. Clark isn't mentioned much in the EarthClinic website or maybe not enough. She was a brilliant woman and her research in what cancer is from makes all the sense in the world. Her book "A Cure for all Diseases" has several cleanses that would help a lot of people. Thank you to all that contribute to EarthClinic.
Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile, Tn Usa
DESERT, you are wasting your time with some of these birds. You can tell they know nothing about Clark's work and it shows because they keep referring to all the money she made selling her Zapper. Dang , she posted the electrical schematic for you to build yourself. I bought one off the net from a fellow down in Alabama because she did not sell them.

I know I have Demodex Mites and it is all I can do to keep them under control. I have written about this several times. If you buy into what Clarks says then you should investigate CEDSA. This test uses her parasite frequencies to tell you what you have, how long you've had them and where they are located. My wife and I are loaded.

For Christmas we gave our adult daughter the test and she too has parasites and Miasmas. Never heard the term, but it is problems your ancestors have passed on down to you in your DNA.

You are more tolerant of some of these posters. I can't say what I want to sometimes, least I be banned. Pore ole Ted and Bill have answered the same questions a thousand times. Their answers are in the archives. Folks just want instant gratification. =====ROBERT HENRY=====

Replied by Michael
Edmonton, Canada
Hi, Sarah; I am an undergraduate student in biology. I am not a doctor but one of the focuses of my studies has been several medical mushrooms that are used traditionally in Chinese herbal medicine to fight cancer. They have since been validated by every scientific study that has ever looked into them, which is hundreds.

Your husband needs to immediately obtain a supply of as many of these fungi as possible and take them regularly. They are not necessarily cheap, although some can be wildcrafted for free if you can identify them, but they are a far better bet than chemo and cheaper besides.

Ganoderma lucidum 'Reishi or ling chih', or Ganoderma applanatum 'Artist's conk' (much cheaper than true reishi but with the same medical effects. If you know what you are looking for you can probably pick it off trees in your nearest forest, I do all the time. ) This mushroom has shown strong abilities to fight cancer (through about 8 or 9 different mechanisms) but also to protect the liver from toxicity caused by cisplatin chemotherapy.

Inonotus obliquus 'Chaga'. This mushroom grows only on birch trees and the tea made from it is associated with extremely low cancer rates among peasants in Eastern Europe who were too poor to drink tea instead.

Lentinula edodes 'Shiitake'. This one is pretty expensive unfortunately and he would need to be eating it as close to every day as he can.

Pleurotus ostreatus 'Oyster mushroom'. Has demonstrated very very strong medicinal abilities in many tests. Cheaper than shiitake.

Grifolia frondosa 'Maitake'. Same story as the above, more expensive.

Any one of these will help against cancer, and the more you combine the better your husband's chances will be. Read the book "Mycelium Running" by Paul Stamets and any doubts will be dispelled, which is important for any therapy.

Good luck;


Replied by Debby
Monroe, Ct
Michael you are the greatest. Thank you for this information. I too have cancer and all the encouragement I can get. Everyone needs to have hope. Thank you, Debby
Replied by Timh Donate

Louisville, Ky, Usa
Here is a link from ihealthtube w/ Dr. Mercola talking about M. M. 's:
Replied by Carol
Bezier, Langudoc Rousillon, France
Hi Sarah, Just reading your post for the first time. Can you tell us how your hubby is and what protocol you have been on. Hope he is pulling through? Blessings xx
Replied by Marina
Brooklyn, Ny
When food/drink is fermented MSG is produced. Liver works to detoxify MSG/glutamates. So, you actually produce more stress to the liver. I would avoid fermented juices. Try gerson therapy. $10 book from amazon explains all you need to do therapy at home.
Replied by Melissa
Niagara Falls, Ontario
i wish eveybody that is suffering from liver cancer, any cancees, its a devils diease. I lost my huband in march to liver cancer, I wish I started on home remedies than chemi pills. Chemo pills destroyed him so quick. I know what you are going through if I can help anyone, ive been through this, its hard. Im hear to shaee my story about bill. I miss him so much. he suffered my email is melissa.lynn(at)
Replied by Andrea C
Cardiff, Wales
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Peppermint Aromatherapy For Pain  
1 User Reviews | 1 BETTER BUT NOT CURED

Posted by Tan Koon Peng (Singapore) on 06/22/2008

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  RELlEVE PAIN FOR FINAL STAGE CANCER PATIENTS: Usually for final stage Cancer patients, painkiller will not work. Susan`s mother suffered from final stage liver cancer 7 years ago. When her mother got pain in the middle of night, she used peppermint aromatherapy oil add with base oil to rub on her`mother body to relief pain temporary so that her mother can get some sleep!

Protecting the Liver  

Posted by Tony (Cooper, Texas) on 06/27/2008

According to alternative cancer pioneer Max Gerson, cancer only occurs in the presence of an impaired liver to begin with and any effective treatment, mainstream or otherwise, which destroys cancer cells will result in the release of toxins that further burden the liver. Chemo is also particularly hard on the liver and many supplements can be burdensome for the liver as well.

Because of the importance of the role and health of the liver, before addressing which supplements may best help your pancreatic cancer (and there are at least two which are very promising), you should consider taking steps to protect and regenerate your liver as well as protect and keep the bile ducts open so that toxins can be efficiently processed and removed from the body (a primary function of the liver).

Yucky as it sounds, coffee enemas have been found to be very effective in opening the bile duct. Coconut oil helps keep the bile ducts open also and beet juice is good for protecting the bile duct and regulating bile flow.

For the liver itself, milk thistle (silymarin) is the most effective supplement for both protecting and regenerating the liver and has been approved as effective at both by the German E Commission (their equivalent of the FDA when it comes to herbs). Lecithin with choline is wonderful for liver health and these herbs are also effective at protecting the liver: alpha lipoic acid, selenium and turmeric.

It should be noted that milk thistle, alpha lipoic acid and selenium are the three anti-oxidants which were used in the limited Berkson clinical trial where three women who were facing either chemo or liver transplants had their livers restored to normal functions with those anti-oxidants and healthy lifestyle changes. Furthermore, milk thistle, alpha-lipoic acid, selenium and turmeric are all regarded as cancer fighting supplements.

For more information, you may wish to read:

The Berkson Clinical Study