Marshmallow root question?

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Mac_Gyver
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   Posted 3/21/2008 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone tried marshmallow root or devils claw. They are suppose to help with inflammation, which has intrigued my curiosity.
Symptoms Of Crohn's June of '06 (21 years old 285lbs). Colonoscopy in Jan '07 no sign of Crohn's.
Surgery for a Fistula in April '07, diagnosed suggestive Crohn's in May '07. August '07 small bowel follow
through, diagnosed with Crohn's (23 years old 165lbs). On HUMIRA, Prednisone

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Razzle
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   Posted 3/22/2008 3:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Marshmallow Root is good. Has mucilaginous (I think I spelled that right) properties, which means it supports a healthy mucus membrane in the gut. Info: http://altmedicine.about.com/od/herbsupplementguide/a/Althaea.htm

I haven't tried it personally, but here's some info on Devil's Claw:
http://altmedicine.about.com/od/herbsupplementguide/a/DevilsClaw.htm

Good luck,
-Razzle
Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD (Lupus?), Osteoporosis, Anemia, T- & B-Cell Lymphopenia, malabsorption/malnutrition, ?Lyme Disease (Igenex Lab IgM WesternBlot positive), etc.
Meds:  Pulmicort, Injectable Vitamin B12, Herbs, Nutritional Supplements, Homeopathy.

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