Food Supplement for Therapy of HCV
Abdel Khalek Hassan Younes*
Department of Dermatology, Andrology, and STDs, Al Azhar University Teaching Hospitals, Cairo, Egypt
- *Corresponding Author:
- Abdelkhalek Hassan Younes
Department of Dermatology, Andrology, and STDs
Al-Azhar University Teaching Hospitals
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Received Date: September 11, 2012; Accepted Date: October 17, 2012; Published Date: October 23, 2012
Citation: Younes AH (2012) Food Supplement for Therapy of HCV. J Antivir Antiretrovir S15. doi: 10.4172/jaa.S15-002
Copyright: © 2012 Younes AH. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Hepatitis C is a progressing global health problem. The expense of the exciting regimen for treatment is not available for many patients. Herbal medicines have been used as complementary therapy in the treatment of liver diseases for a long time. Fifty one patients with hepatitis C have been seen in our outpatient clinic, with twelve patients as control. Patients were interviewed to obtain detailed clinical data before and after treatment. The herbal medicines used in the treatment of HCV are Milk Thistle, Phyllanthus, Garlic, Cinnamon, Parsley, Black seed and AKHY-J-25 (mixture of herbs). Every patient received single oral capsule of herbal preparations powder, in early morning on an empty stomach with two cups of water and simple breakfast after two hours, from three months to two years, and twelve patients as control received placebo. The results showed 20% of patients had no detectable HCV RNA in serum at 24 week treatment, 72.6% showed clinical and biochemical improvement with decline of HCV RNA to lower limit and 7.4% showed clinical and biochemical improvement without change in level of HCV RNA.