- March 28, 2013 at 5:18 pm #101803
I was digging around in my tea basket this morning, and discovered some medicinal tea an herbalist friend made for me in September. I’d developed a duodenal ulcer after a weekend of extreme NSAID use (worst menstrual cramps in 10 years + shitty spa that wouldn’t let me cancel any of my massages = burnt a hole through my intestines), and after discovering after a few days that that’s what it was, I started drinking this tea. Along with fresh aloe gel from my plants and chia seeds every day, I healed the ulcer in less than a week. I talked to the herbalist again this morning, and she said it should be helpful for leaky gut, too (though presumably not on the same timeline).
Here’s what’s in it:
2 parts chamomile (flowers)
2 parts calendula (petals)
1 part licorice (root)
1 part marshmallow (root, presumably)
Steep 1 tablespoon per 8oz for at least one hour. Drink 1/2 cup between meals 2-4x/day.
Everything I’ve read seems to support this combination of herbs as being beneficial. If anyone has any evidence to the contrary, I would be interested to know.March 28, 2013 at 5:20 pm #101804
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6828
There is one that is very similar to this in its ingredients and its called throat coat tea. I feel throat coat tea is likely more effective personally. Your tea has more liver herbs in it than the throat coat.
-rasterMarch 28, 2013 at 5:47 pm #101808
Thanks for your input. Throat Coat is available at the store, for when I don’t have time to barter.March 28, 2013 at 6:44 pm #101810
bencMemberTopics: 67Replies: 419
i’ve heard a few holistic digestive dr’s say chia seeds are bad for leaky gut. I myself had a problem with flax seed.March 28, 2013 at 7:21 pm #101812
Did they say why? I think chia is recommended for the forum’s cleanse because they’re so mucilaginous that they don’t have any sharp edges contacting the intestinal wall.
I’ve been eating flaxmeal a few times a week with no problems, but then, I don’t think my leaky gut is as bad as some. I only have one definite food allergy that I’m aware of.March 28, 2013 at 7:54 pm #101817
bencMemberTopics: 67Replies: 419
shayfo;40315 wrote: Did they say why? I think chia is recommended for the forum’s cleanse because they’re so mucilaginous that they don’t have any sharp edges contacting the intestinal wall.
I’ve been eating flaxmeal a few times a week with no problems, but then, I don’t think my leaky gut is as bad as some. I only have one definite food allergy that I’m aware of.
I read it on the fix your digestion fb blog, I did a quick search but couldn’t find it.
If you not reacting to it your prob ok. Once I took flax seed out my diet I felt a whole lot better, but thats not to say it wouldn’t work for someone else.March 30, 2013 at 1:21 am #101887
alexalgebraMemberTopics: 41Replies: 643
I have eaten chia and flax seeds, both with no problems, and I have severe leaky gut.March 30, 2013 at 10:39 am #101905
kjones02ParticipantTopics: 79Replies: 315
I haven’t tried chia seeds. I have tried flaxseed here and there, and put in recipes. I am not sure; sometimes I think I am okay with it and other times not. Does anyone on this forum use acacia fiber? I have some, but I have never used it that often. I did last year a little bit, but of course, I was reacting to everything! I have yet to try it this year. ??
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