Synopses & Reviews
Herbal Medicines Offer Hope for Combating Hepatitis C
More than 500 million people worldwide carry the deadly hepatitis C virus (HCV), and hepatitis C poses a public health crisis far greater than the AIDS epidemic. This deadly disease, which can go undetected for years, eventually attacks the liver, causing cirrhosis, cancer, and even liver failure. Conventional medical treatments for hepatitis C have limited effectiveness. In Herbs for Hepatitis C and the Liver, Stephen Buhner examines the most recent research on how hepatitis C affects the body. He offers important information, practical guidance, and hope. This book includes:
* Clear descriptions of the common medical tests and treatments for hepatitis C -- what they mean and how effective they are.
* A guide to knowing and using the top herbal medicines that work to protect the liver and strengthen the immune system.
* A protocol for cleansing and strengthening the body with a combination of diet, herbs, and lifestyle changes.
This insightful look at hepatitis C includes in-depth profiles and usage guidelines for herbal medicines that have shown promising results for strengthening and restoring healthy liver function.
Providing practical guidance and hope, Stephen Harrod Buhner offers a thorough examination of the most effective herbal remedies for hepatitis C. While promoting a protocol of cleansing the liver and strengthening the immune system through a combination of diet, herbal medicines, and lifestyle changes, this guide will help you choose the best remedies for your individual needs. Clear descriptions of how common herbal treatments work to combat hepatitis C will empower you to make informed choices that can successfully mitigate your suffering.
An insightful overview of the impending Hepatitis C epidemic, its causes, the most recent research, and an in-depth, detailed look at the botanical medicines that show promising results for restoring liver function. Includes formulas for using herbs to strengthen the liver and combat disease.
About the Author
Some have titled Stephen Harrod Buhner as one of the forerunners of our time for the return to an ecological foundation of healing. However, he comes from a long line of medical practitioners and healers. His grandfather was president of the Kentucky Medical Association and his great-uncle was Surgeon General of the United States. Stephen has added to this family heritage by becoming a respected figure in herbal medicine. He is the author of Storey's Herbal Antibiotics, Herbs for Hepatitis C and the Liver, as well as Sacred Plant Medicine; One Spirit, Many Peoples; and Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers. He is a national lecturer on herbal medicine and is an adjunct faculty member at the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies. Stephen has served as president of the Colorado Association for Healing Practitioners and as a lobbyist on herbal and holistic medicines and education in the Colorado legislature.
Table of Contents
1 Hepatitis C: The Silent Epidemic
2 Hepatitis C, the Liver, and the Immune System
3 Botanical Medicines for Hepatitis C and the Liver
4 Botanical Support for the Immune System
5 Nutritional Supplements for Hepatitis C
6 Changing Your Diet: Giving Your Liver a Break
7 The Complete HCV Protocol
Epilogue: Aggressive Symbionts: The Specter of Emerging Viruses
Appendix 1: Tests for Hepatitis C and What They Mean
Appendix 2: Making and Using Herbal Medicines for Hepatitis and the Liver