Can ginger and garlic cure hepatitis B?
Ginger, garlic and turmeric are common herbal preparations taken by persons living with hepatitis with the aim of achieving cure. Ginger and garlic CANNOT cure hepatitis. So, taking ginger and garlic to cure your hepatitis will no work please.
A liver plagued by hepatitis (whatever the origin) is not suitable for herbal preparations, it can worsen the already existing condition and make the liver to fail. If you have viral hepatitis like hepatitis b or C, drinking ginger and garlic preparations will not eliminate the virus or cure the hepatitis.
What is hepatitis?
Hepatitis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the liver commonly caused by a virus. Other types include autoimmune hepatitis and (chemical) hepatitis that occurs as a secondary insult (injury) of drugs, herbal preparations, medications, toxins and alcohol…
Viral hepatitis is classified into five groups; types A, B, C, D and E.
Hepatitis A, caused by Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is gotten from food or water contaminated with the fecal matters of an infected person.
Hepatitis B (HBV) is gotten through contact with the body fluids containing HBV. Sexual intercourse, sharing of sharp instruments like razor blades and needles are common means of transmission.
Hepatitis C (HCV) is also transmitted through body fluids just like (HBV).
Hepatitis D (HDV) also known as “Delta hepatitis”. It is a rare form of hepatitis gotten through direct contact with blood, and the presence of Hepatitis B is highly important for it to occur.
Hepatitis E (HEV) is a waterborne viral infection. It can be gotten from contaminated water and through poor hygienic measures.
1. Dark urine, weight loss, fluid-like secretions, pale stool, abdominal pain, yellow eyes and skin, fatigue and loss of appetite.
Physical examination, liver function test, blood test, ultrasound and liver biopsy.
Prevention/control of Hepatitis
1. Avoid sharing of sharp instruments.
2. Good hygienic practices/ personal hygiene.
3. Practice safe sex.
4. Drink safe and clean water always.
5. Get vaccinated.
If you have hepatitis, it is important for you to go to the hospital to see a medical doctor especially a gastroenterologist. They are specialists in treating liver diseases like hepatitis of any cause…. Taking herbal concoctions like ginger and garlic preparations can injure the liver and even cause chemical hepatitis of the the liver. So why take what would potentially worsen your liver disease…
Ginger and garlic cannot cure hepatitis b and c.
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