Hepatitis A - McDowell's Herbal Treatments


The liver is the primary chemical factory in the body and it is charged with changing chemical substances in the blood into other substances useful to the body. It also breaks down toxins in the system to either render them harmless or to prepare them for elimination. The liver is in communication with all the other partners of your metabolism and it performs backup and support duties if other systems are injured or otherwise failing to keep up with their own functions.

We also seem to process emotions in such a way that they affect the liver and again, if the liver is struggling it can generate specific emotional responses. The liver itself is a tremendously resilient organ and capable of healing itself, or even re-growing itself if parts are removed or if transplanted.

When healthy, a liver is also very forgiving and capable of putting up with an enormous amount of substance abuse, as we all know.

Hepatitis A is an illness, which is seen to be entirely infective. It derives from faecal matter contaminating food and is one of the problems with using human waste as fertiliser in a situation where drinking and washing water comes from wells in the same area and can be contaminated.

My teacher, Dorothy Hall claims that one may be predisposed to Hep A if one is under emotional stress in the sense of being uncomfortable with their relationship circumstances at the time of exposure. Others exposed at the same time to the same pathogens may not contract the condition. I am prepared to believe this based on my own experience, but there is normally a clear link between such contamination and Hepatitis A when I question any of my patients presenting with a Hep A history.

The early symptoms of Hepatitis A are enormous lethargy and jaundice (yellowing of the skin, mucus membranes and the whites of the eyes) and bad temper, which is the emotional result of a struggling liver. Shortly afterward, the urine turns dark brown, the colour of a cola drink.

The actual mechanism of damage is that a particular bacterial agent can be trapped between filters in the liver itself. That is to say these agents are small enough to pass through one filter but too small to past through the next and they remain trapped in the liver causing local inflammation and breakdown and all the symptoms above. Medical treatment involves large amounts of IV nutrient fluids to rest and flush out the liver while waiting for the inflammation to subside.

As a rule of thumb, about one third of the liver is left with some scarring after recovery and this need not affect life quality or vitality at all after recovery is complete. A person may recover also from a second bout without long-term damage but if the liver capacity has been reduced by two bouts in quick succession then a person is in serious danger if contracting it a third time or if their liver is further compromised by Malaria for example.

For those recovering from Hepatitis A I provide a mixture containing: Agrimony, Alfalfa, Blue Flag, Dandelion, Fennel, Fenugreek, Rosehips, St Mary's Thistle along with Agrimony, Olive and Gorse in the Bach Flower remedies.

20 drops three times per day taken in a full glass of water and three or four cups daily of Dandelion Tea will make an immediate and noticeable difference to how fast your liver recovers. 

Robert McDowell's staff Herbalists can not diagnose your disease or illness. What they can do is offer a Herbal program, to assist with healing, after you have had advice from your doctor or specialist. If you have unexplained pain or symptoms, seek medical advice. If you wish to ask for any further information or clarifications on this product please click on the link below.

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