It depends on the medicine, but you should always talk to your doctor first as some of these medicines can harm your liver. If you are taking direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) for hepatitis C, some herbal medicines can interact with the medicine, which can be dangerous.

There is no evidence that alternative medicines (including herbal medicines and traditional Chinese medicine) can cure or treat hepatitis C, despite what you might see on the Internet. 

Find out more about treatment for hepatitis C


Pietrangelo, A. & Gotter, A. (2016, August 26). Can herbs or natural remedies treat hepatitis C? Retrieved from healthline.

Updated 20 December 2019