Alternative medicine

By Mayo Clinic Staff

A number of alternative medicines, notably milk thistle (silymarin) and licorice root (glycyrrhizin) have been used to treat liver diseases. There is not sufficient evidence of benefit from trials in patients to recommend use of these or any other herbal products to treat liver cirrhosis. Talk with your doctor if you're interested in trying alternative medicine to help you cope with cirrhosis.

Jan. 30, 2013