Published online Jan 27, 2014. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v6.i1.9
Revised: December 22, 2013
Accepted: January 6, 2014
Published online: January 27, 2014
Core tip: Over the last 10 years there has been a substantial increase in reports of natural compounds displaying anti-viral activity against hepatitis C. At this time, there is no firm evidence supporting complementary and alternative medications for hepatitis C virus infection. Due to a limited number of trials and small numbers of subjects included in them, it is not possible to fully evaluate the risk of adverse events connected with the use of these products.