Himalaya Liv.52 HB for treatment of Hepatitis B

Know how to treat Hepatitis B using Himalaya Liv.52 HB. This is excellent Ayurvedic medicine made from natural ingredients. Learn about directions to use, dosage and side effects of Himalaya Liv.52 HB.

Liv. 52 HB is a patent (pending) polyherbal formulation by Himalaya Drug Company. It is a safe herbal preparation used in the management of hepatitis B infection. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a hepatotropic DNA virus that primarily infects hepatocytes and causes liver disease.

Liv. 52 HB is effective in hepatitis treatment owing to the multi-pharmacological properties of its ingredients. Various clinical studies have established the therapeutic efficacy and safety of Liv.52 HB in the management of hepatitis B.

It improves the clinical manifestations of hepatitis, normalizes the elevated LFT parameters and serum markers for liver dysfunction. Liv.52 HB capsule protects the hepatic parenchyma and promotes hepatocellular regeneration possibly due to its antiperoxidative and antiviral activities.

Difference between Liv 52 and Liv 52 HB: Both have completely different formulations. Liv 52 HB is especially formulated with antiviral, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory ingredients for management of Hepatitis B infection (acute and chronic) whereas liv 52 is given for improving appetite and as a liver tonic.

Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition, and dosage.

  1. Manufacturer: Himalaya
  2. Availability: Online and at medical stores
  3. Type of medicine: Proprietary Medicine
  4. Indication: Hepatitis B
  5. Side-effects: Not reported
  6. Adverse Effects: Not reported
  7. Drug Interactions: No clinically significant drug interaction reported
  8. Special warnings: None
  9. MRP/Price: INR 90.00

Ingredients of Liv 52 HB

  1. Each Liv.52 HB capsule contains Extracts of
  2. Mustaka Cyperus rotundus 125 mg
  3. Nagaramustaka Cyperus scariosus 125 mg

Other ingredients

  1. Sodium Benzoate IP
  2. Capsule colors: Brillant Blue FCF (CI 42090), Quinoline Yellow WS (CI47005)
  3. Sunset Yellow Fcf (CI15985)

Key ingredients:

Motha, Mustaka, Bhadramusta (Sans.) or Nutgrass(Eng.) is an annual herb with a small, tuberous rootstock. The tubers contain essential oil, fat, sugar, gum, carbohydrates, starch, albuminous matter, and an alkaloid. They are diuretic, emmenagogue, antihelminthic, diaphoretic,

astringent, stimulant and antiseptic. Due to stomachic, carminative and cholagogue action with astringent properties they are used in anorexia, acute dyspepsia, diarrhea, dysentery and congestion of the liver. They are used in the liver complaints with jaundice, for malarial fever, etc.

Motha lowers the viral load on the liver. It has anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective activities which help in liver disorders.

Nagarmotha roots (Cyperus scariosus) or Nagaramustaka or Umbrella’s Edge is found in damp areas. It has stomachic, cordial, antidiarrheal, diuretic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The hepatoprotective property helps to maintain overall liver health.

Biomedical Action

  1. Anti-HBV: Works against Hepatitis B Virus to protect the liver and restore normal functioning.
  2. Antiinflammatory: Reducing inflammation by acting on body mechanisms.
  3. Antimicrobial: Active against microbes.
  4. Appetizer: Improves appetite.
  5. Hepatoprotective: Prevent damage to the liver. Motha has hepatoprotective activity, which protects the liver from varied etiologies possibly due to antioxidant activity.
  6. Immunomodulatory: Modifies the immune response or the functioning of the immune system.
  7. Stomachic: Stimulates gastric activity.

Benefits of Liv 52 HB

  1. It protects the liver from hepatotoxins.
  2. It is a herbal antiviral.
  3. It improves the antioxidant defense system.
  4. It reduces inflammation.
  5. It is immune modulatory.
  6. It suppresses viral DNA responsible for hepatitis B/
  7. It promotes hepatocellular regeneration
  8. It renormalizes Liver Functions and the liver enzymes and thus improves hepatic functions.
  9. It improves appetite.
  10. It has clinically significant virological and biochemical benefits in patients with Chronic Hepatitis infection.
  11. It reduces the viral load and inhibits of HBsAg.
  12. Treatment with Liv 52 HB for 6 months alleviates abdominal pain and poor appetite.

Important Therapeutic Uses of Liv. 52 HB

This medicine is used in the management of Hepatitis B infection.

  • Acute Hepatitis B infection
  • Chronic Hepatitis B infection

What is Hepatitis B?

Hepatitis B is a serious and common infectious disease of the liver. It is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV).

Transmission of Virus

The virus is transmitted by exposure to infectious blood or body fluids such as saliva, menstrual, vaginal, and seminal fluids.

It can spread from mother to child at birth (perinatal transmission), or through horizontal transmission (exposure to infected blood), especially from an infected child to an uninfected child during the first 5 years of life.

The infection can also occur during medical, surgical and dental procedures, through tattooing, or through the use of razors and similar objects that are contaminated with infected blood.

The virus does not spread by holding hands, sharing eating utensils or drinking glasses, kissing, hugging, coughing, sneezing or breastfeeding.

A vaccine against hepatitis B has been available since 1982. The vaccine is 95% effective in preventing infection and the development of chronic disease and liver cancer due to hepatitis B.

Symptoms of Hepatitis

Most people do not experience any symptoms during the Acute infection phase.

Some people suffer from symptoms like the liver inflammation, yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice), dark urine, extreme fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain during the acute infection phase.

Diagnosis of Hepatitis B

Blood tests are available to diagnose hepatitis B. They can be used to distinguish acute and chronic infections.

Laboratory diagnosis of hepatitis B infection focuses on the detection of the hepatitis B surface antigen HBsAg. HBsAg stands for hepatitis B surface antigen. If it is found, along with other specific antibodies, it means the person has a hepatitis B infection.

Acute HBV infection: HBsAg and immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibody present on core antigen, HBcAg.

Chronic infection: Persistence of HBsAg for at least 6 months (with or without concurrent HBeAg).

Treatment in Allopathy

Acute hepatitis B: No specific treatment. Care is aimed at maintaining comfort and adequate nutritional balance, including replacement of fluids lost from vomiting and diarrhea.

Chronic hepatitis B: Oral antiviral medicines are given. Treatment can slow the progression of cirrhosis, reduce the incidence of liver cancer and improve long term survival.

Prevention of Hepatitis B

Infants should be given hepatitis B vaccine as soon as possible after birth, preferably within 24 hours. The birth dose should be followed by 2 or 3 doses to complete the primary series.

All children and adolescents younger than 18 years old and not previously vaccinated should receive the vaccine.

The Dosage of Liv 52 HB

  1. The recommended dosage of medicine is 2 capsules/500mg.
  2. Children can be given 1 capsule.
  3. It should be taken twice a day, in the morning and evening.
  4. For chronic cases, medicine is given for 6 or more months.
  5. It is to be taken with water after meals.
  6. Or take as directed by a doctor.

Suggestions, Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects, and Warnings

  1. It is completely safe to take this medicine in recommended doses.
  2. No adverse effects were reported in any of the reviewed trials.
  3. It is safe for long-term use.
  4. Effectivity of herbal medicine depends on many factors. A medicine suitable for one person may not essentially give the same result in another person. Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) may or may not normalize in a person.
  5. It can be taken with allopathic medicines. Maintain a gap of a few hours.
  6. Do not eat foods bad for the liver like alcohol, drugs, etc.
  7. Avoid candy, chips, donuts and sugary drinks like pop, energy drinks, and sports drinks.
  8. Take frequent and small meals at frequent interval.
  9. Take nutritious diet as the liver needs a variety of macronutrients (protein, carbohydrate, and fat) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), to be healthy.
  10. Drink adequate amount of fluids.
  11. Fatigue, or a feeling of tiredness that does not go away after resting, is the most common symptom of chronic hepatitis. Many people lose their appetite and get upset stomachs. People with hepatitis may also suffer from fever, diarrhea and joint pain.
  12. Do Exercise. It helps to improve appetite, decrease stress, lessen depression, and help to maintain healthy body weight. If you have been inactive for a long time, increase your activity slowly.
  13. Do not take high doses of any vitamin or mineral, especially iron, copper, manganese, niacin, and vitamin A, unless prescribed by a doctor. High doses of some vitamins and minerals can be toxic.


  1. I have a baby of 8 months old and i am pregnant again , My age is 36.

    I got to know that i have hepatitis B in 2012 while my first babies pregnancy .

    My both babies have got their shot for Hepatitis B within 24 hrs

    was using Milk Thistle in initial stage and later on switched to Liv-52

    and not have any medicine from past 10 years for hepatitis .

    so can i start with Liv-52HB now while i am pregnant.

    • I was diagnosed with Hepatitis B virus with HBcAb and HBeAb positive can I take the Liver 52 pills. What is the difference of the two pills Liv 52 and that of Liv- 52 HB?

  2. I am diagnosed with HBsAg since 2008 and I did the five panel also it only shows one panel positive which is HBsAg but all the four panel are negative so please what is your advice towards my result and what to take also?

  3. Hello,

    I was diagnosed for Hepatitis B, how many dosage of Himalaya Liv.52 HB do I need to take daily and for how long do I need to take this?

  4. Please,can I take Liv 52 HB with other antivirals like Tenofovir?

  5. Dear Dr. Since Feb.2018 I am taking Liv52hb .
    MY blood test shown the quantified hbsag as 32.50 and after 12 months it reduces to 26.5.
    I feel quite ok.shoukd i continue to take capsule or discontinue.whether it can reduce my hbsag to negative?
    Whether there is need for allopathy treatment?
    Kindly advise.
    Retired banker

  6. I am a acute hepatitis b +ve With taking elapathik antiviral drug & 3 month after now i am desided now to eat himalaya liv 52 hb With antalive drug for better suport then
    What is best time for take this medicine
    After food /before food ??

    • I was diagnosed since Oct. 2017 with series of symptom, and going with no specific treatment. How can are get liver 52 medicines in Fishtown city, Liberia, west Africa?

    • Hi, I have been taking Tenofovir for many years to manage HBV and now I feel like that virus will get resistant soon. So to continue suppress the viral load , can I take Liv52 HB ? Will it help reduce viral load? And will LiV 52 be same like LiV 52HB?

  7. Hepatitis b is can be completely cure with this Liv 52 hb or not?

  8. I tested positive for Hepatitis B. Liver scan shows my liver is normal and healthy. Also, liver function test shows everything is normal. But I experience constant headache, fever and diahhrea.
    My wife is pregnant and negative. She was advised to take vaccine after delivery which is this month.
    Please, advice me and how to get Liv.52HB.

  9. I was diagnosed with HepB 3 months ago and was devastated by the news. I have been ill and sore for over 10 years, with no one being able to figure out what was wrong with me. It was always written off as a virus or infection. Then 2 years ago the severe muscle cramps started.



    • Yes, this can be taken as supplement for quicker recovery not as a medicine but make sure patient is under doctor’s supervision.

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