Hepatitis is swelling of the liver. Hepatitis is characterized by other pathologies such as jaundice, abdominal and gastric discomfort, hepatomegaly, and dark urine (which is a sign of severe acidosis).
There are four types of hepatitis: A, B, C and D.
Causes and Risk Factors
Hepatitis A-Caused by a virus that can be acquired through eating contaminated food or water (e.g., fruits, shellfish, vegetables, ice and water), contact with the stool or blood of someone with the disease. The virus can transfer from one person to another via a surface touched by the patient, especially if they don’t wash their hands after using the restroom. Hepatitis A can also be transferred through anal-oral sexual contact.
Hepatitis B-A specific type of hepatitis caused by the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV). It can be acquired through exposure to blood or blood products of the infected person including blood transfusions, tattooing, sexual contact, sharing needles, sharing personal items (e.g., razors, nail clippers, etc.). People with multiple sex partners are especially at risk.
Hepatitis C-Most commonly acquired through sexual contact, exposure to blood at work (e.g., healthcare workers), sharing needles, tattooing with unsterilized instruments, born to a mother with Hepatitis C.
Hepatitis D-This type of hepatitis is only found in people with Hepatitis B. It affects about 15 million people worldwide, or about 5% of Hepatitis B patients.
Hepatitis symptoms generally include:
- Abdominal swelling
- Persistent tiredness or fatigue
- Dark urine
- Nausea and/or loss of appetite
Healing Hepatitis Naturally
Excellent hepatic or liver herbs include:
- Milk Thistle seeds
- Dandelion Root
- Boldo leaves
- Oregon Grape
- Goldenseal root
- Fenugreek seed
- Chanca Piedra
- Fringetree bark
- Wahoo bark
- Blue Flag
- White Peony
- Agrimony, and
- Quassia Chips
By far, the three (3) best herbs for the liver are Milk Thistle seeds, Dandelion root, and Boldo leaves.
The coffee enema works wonders for the liver. It can be performed once a month. Coffee (organic, of course) makes the liver dump off toxins like a dump trunk. This process is one of the best healing methods for a toxic liver. Worried about caffeine? Well, when coffee is administered through the rectum, caffeine is not absorbed in the body. Caffeine is only absorbed when coffee is drunk via the mouth. Singer Janet Jackson performs coffee enemas. Janet knows something very beneficial about coffee enemas. Also, coffee enemas are great for overcoming hangovers and migraine headaches.
Castor oil pack
The castor oil pack process is one of my favorite liver cleansing methods. You apply castor oil on your liver (externally, of course) and then put a piece of plastic over it (gets very sticky) and then you place a hot pack over it and let it sit for about two (2) hours. This process is performed lying down and under a towel or some newspaper as the oil will slide down on the side of the body. The castor oil pack process can also be performed monthly or every 3-4 months.
Activated Charcoal (Carbon)
Carbon or Activated Charcoal can be helpful with hepatitis because it cleanses the body in general and the liver in particular of toxins. Carbon is some very powerful stuff! It is very alkaline and neutralizes toxins, heavy metals, and harmful gases 2,000 times its own weight.
Olive and Castor Oil
Olive oil lubricates and purifies the liver and helps dissolve hardened calculi (stones) such as kidney, bladder, and gallstones. A tablespoon of olive oil can be consumed daily or as needed. Castor oil performs the same function as olive oil but is also anthelmintic (anti-parasitic) in nature as castor oil suffocates worms and parasite in the colon and liver.
Fasting is also a good choice and method for cleansing the liver. Fasting purifies the bloodstream which in turn purifies all the organs in the body, especially the eliminative organs (colon, liver, kidneys, lungs and skin).
A note about Vitamin C
Many people consume synthetic Vitamin C, which provides limited benefit. In fact, most Vitamin C sold commercially is nothing but ascorbic acid. Ascorbic acid is known to toxify and tax your liver. Real Vitamin C is found in Nature (Rose Hip seeds, Hibiscus flower, Acerola cherry, Camu fruit, Alma fruit, Capsicum fruit, etc.).
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