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I recently had some blood work that showed I have elevated liver enzyme ALT all other blood work is normal. What herbs can I take to repair the Liver? I’m on a low fat diet, no red meat or sweets. I take a diuretic for high blood pressure, probiotic and peppermint oil for IBS.
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Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) seeds containing several potent antioxidant flavonolignans collectively called silymarin have liver healing and protective effects. Please see the reference;

Combest, W.L. (1998, October). Milk thistle. US Pharmacist, 86-94.

Having said that, a single enzyme rise usually would get better on its own.

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Customer reply replied 12 days ago
I stopped taking red yeast rice about a month ago. I was taking it along with CoQ10 for high LDL Can red yeast rice cause elevated ALT? If so, how long after stopping the RYR would it take for ALT to go down? Also, can Zoloft cause increased ALT? I was on it for two weeks before stopping it due to the side effects. I’m just trying to see why my ALT would be elevated.

Red yeast rice and Zoloft; both can raise the ALT. Both of these are metabolized by the liver.

The rise of ALT by the medicines or herbs would take 6-12 weeks to get back to normal.

You may ask your doctor to get the thyroid function tests. A high thyroid may increase the ALT.

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