Boswellia / Dandelion Tea

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ElephantPipe
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   Posted 6/21/2009 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
So I was looking up some herbs that may be helpful with colitis, because I used to take some. I ran across Boswellia, and I read some good things about it. Has anyone tried it?
 
Also, you may want to try dandelion tea. It tastes horrible, just add some cinnamon and a bit of sugar, but I feel like it really helps when I need it. I forgot all about it until a few minutes ago.
19yr old female
Diagnosed with UC (pancolitis) in 2005 at age 15, on 2.5 tabs of Azathioprine daily
Arthritis in both knees (thanks UC)
Also: asthma, acid reflux, and Reynaud's Syndrome


Zippy123
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   Posted 6/21/2009 8:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I used Boswellia for about 5 months, pretty high doses, I think it helped. I had to cut back on it finally, I think it started to give me some side effects after long term use at very high dosage, I'm talking like double the recommended. I only take about 2 pills a day now.

I would give it a shot for a month or so and see what happens.

ElephantPipe
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   Posted 6/21/2009 9:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Cool, thanks.

What kind of side effects?
19yr old female
Diagnosed with UC (pancolitis) in 2005 at age 15, on 2.5 tabs of Azathioprine daily
Arthritis in both knees (thanks UC)
Also: asthma, acid reflux, and Reynaud's Syndrome


subdued
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   Posted 6/21/2009 9:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't care for dandelion tea either. I drink Tension Tamer by Celestial Seasonings. It contains peppermint, cinnamon, ginger, chamomile, lemongrass, licorice, catnip, and tilia flowers--very anti-inflammatory. The tea tastes good, and it helps reduce sugar cravings.

I haven't really given boswellia much of a chance. I tried it once, and it didn't really seem to do much. I've noticed better results with turmeric. If I get another flare, I'll give it another try.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting; Colitis Dec 06 (also have IBS); Currently in remission

Figuring out how to reduce a flare or get into remission is a trial and error experience. Don't expect your GI to have all the answers. He was trained in making diagnoses, prescribing medications, and surgically removing the colon. He was not trained in alternative treatments. That's why they are called alternative treatments.

Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins, Anti-inflammatory foods, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, No HFCS, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners -- Fecal transplantation worked, Prednisone stopped working, Colazal stopped working, Asacol stopped working


ElephantPipe
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   Posted 6/21/2009 9:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, although I can appreciate the dandelion tea.

Hmm, I'll look up both.
19yr old female
Diagnosed with UC (pancolitis) in 2005 at age 15, on 2.5 tabs of Azathioprine daily
Arthritis in both knees (thanks UC)
Also: asthma, acid reflux, and Reynaud's Syndrome

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