It depends on the medicine, but you should always talk to your doctor first as some of these medicines can harm your liver. There is no evidence that alternative medicines (including herbal medicines and Traditional Chinese Medicine) can cure or treat hepatitis B, despite what you might see on the Internet. 

If you are taking antiviral treatment for hepatitis B, some herbal medicines can interact with the antiviral medicines, which can be dangerous.

Remember that alternative medicines are not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. If you have hepatitis B it is important to eat healthy, exercise and avoid alcohol and tobacco.

Find out more about herbal medicines and hepatitis B


hep. (2019, March 4). Natural Remedies and Hepatitis B. Retrieved from hepmag.

Updated 11 December 2020