Autoimmune Hepatitis Remedies and Treatment

| Modified on Mar 25, 2023

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.

Autoimmune Hepatitis Remedies

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.

Replied by Joe Shmoe

Steroids to suppress the autoimmune disorder in blood or a get a Liver transplant performed.

Replied by Arlene

My doctor has put me on Vitamin E only, no other meds for my Autoimmune Hep. It has great inflammation fighting abilities.

Replied by Deborah
(Cincinnati, Oh)

How is the treatment going with just Vitamin E?


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?


Replied 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.

Replied by Bee
(New York, US)

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

Replied by Jan
(New Zealand)

I had a liver biopsy in February due to ALT being 1000. Liver biopsy procedure was fine, not too uncomortable at all and it didnt cause my enzymes to elevate any further. It was worth having for peace of mind that it wasnt cancer but auto immune hepatitis caused by medication I had been on for a UTI. I am still battling after 9 months and two periods of being hospitalised. I am hopeful that working in with the specialists and eating/juicing I will win the fight.

Susan A.

Hi Jan, I just read your post from 2018, I want to know how you are now. There is something in common we have, my autoimmune hep. was also caused by meds. an antibiotic they gave for an UTI. And the fact that I have RA didn't help I guess. I've been taking strong meds since 2019, that was the only way they could bring my liver enzymes to a normal range. They were through the roof. Scary. But 8 months ago I decided to reduce my dosage to a minimal. Big mistake, my AST and ALT are higher now. That means I can never get off the medication. It's very sad, as I'm afraid of the consequences of a weakened immune system.

Replied by ron

To others reading her statement that doctors said her gallbladder ultrasound looked fine - beware. ask very specific questions to the doctor or lab following an ultrasound. I went a whole year thinking everything was normal after my ultrasound - because my doctor said so. until I pulled the lab report myself because my pain was so severe and not stopping. the report said I had multiple 5mm polyps - but that is not "significant". Realize that doctors started lowering their standards a long time ago for lab values and findings that are considered "significant" enough to enact treatment for, because the norm became worse and worse values as our population generally gets more dis-ease and sickness has become the 'norm' from horrendous health practices, programmed into society so deep you are being engineered by birth.

Conspiracy science aside, ask your doctor to read the report yourself. I researched many doctors in other states who actually consider 5mm polyps to be of alarm. The doc also neglected to mention I had a polyp RIGHT in my bile duct. HELLO>?!?!

they're either playing dumb or they're really dumbed down themselves, just like the standards have been dumbed down.

Once I knew I had polyps, I finally began healing because I knew where to look supplement wise- focus on galbladder and liver inflammation. My doctor had me wondering if it was my spleen, intestine, etc. Doctors can and will at times mislead you, whether intentionally or not.

Dr Howard

Standard Process makes great remedies the last 70 years and all are clinically tested unlike many other brands. You can contact them.
Use an organic freeze dried multi.


: Nat.sulph label 12X liver problems.Good for pancreas too and helps balance blood sugar.

You will notice a big difference soon. Give it time overall, of course.

Calc.Sulph 6X label purifies blood and liver.

Bioplasma by Hylands has 12 essential minerals in each melting tab. Label

Glandular therapy excellent. Liver extract. New Zealand Label directions.

Bath : Epsom salts label ;Sea Salt 1/2 cup Dead Sea salts best label ; Baking soda 1 cup preference USP best grade; Organic raw unfiltered non pasteurized Apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup.

Always use a good shower filter- chlorine in two water hundreds of chemicals about 67% or more absorbed through the skin which is bad for health and liver, etc.

You can use shower water filtered right into the tub!
Drink Ellis (hydrogen) Water only very powerful- machine made has 13 patents -only it's sold on Etsy and eBay (one oz. Makes one gallon). Savings! Makes 128 gallons! Use spring water. and EBay. They answer any question.
A good affirmation is: “Correct my liver.”

Correct my kidneys, my genes, stem cells, etc. Correct is key to the mind. Everything in life is based on corrections!

l have seen all this work over the years.

Bentonite USP 1/4 cup;

Lower Ammonia in Blood Remedies

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

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

Replied by Timh
2063 posts

Dr. Hulda Clark always recommended L-Ornithine to her patients for ammonia removal, as Amm is a common byproduct associated w/ parasites.

Replied 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.

Milk Thistle, Turmeric

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?

Replied by Timh
(Ky, Usa)
2063 posts

@Aparna: Try 1 grm L-Methionine plus 1000 mcg Vit-B12 daily. This combination is the single best fat burner I have encountered.