Guide to Alternative Medicine and the Digestive System

Anil Minocha, MD FACP FACG

Chapter 58: Phytobotanical Treatment of Liver Disorders (continued)

KEY POINTS Astragalus has a beneficial effect in hepatocellular cancer. Glycyrrhizin and stronger Neominophagen C (SNMC) have antiviral properties and protect against hepatic carcinogenesis. Therapies such as silymarin (milk thistle) and S-adenosy-lmethionine have great therapeutic rationale for the treatment of liver disorders, especially alcoholic liver disease.1 Matrine from Sophorae flavescentis is effective against hepatitis B. TREATMENTS There are over 300 preparations used for the treatment of jaundice and chronic liver diseases in Indian…