Kombu strips and burdock root for colitis

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st_uc
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   Posted 3/15/2014 4:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I was recently diagnosed with UC.I'm 21 yrs old. I read Dr.Gerard Mullen book "Inside tract" and in track 3 he has specified Kombu strips and burdock root for colitis. Has anyone taken those and is it safe for someone with severe colitis?

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laughingduck
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   Posted 3/15/2014 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I've never heard of Kombu strips. I've tried burdock root though and can't say I really noticed a difference with it, though to be honest was never religious about taking it. It is supposed to be a potent blood purifier and good for a variety of things though, worth a shot!
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   Posted 3/15/2014 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Is this kombu strip same as Kombu seaweed?
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st_uc
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   Posted 3/15/2014 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes. Kombu strip is same as Kombu seaweed. I read in the book that you boil that and take just the extract.

st_uc
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   Posted 3/15/2014 6:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Delta,Do you use this?

deltaforce
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   Posted 3/16/2014 4:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I use it for different purpose though. I am trying to make completely natural mineral supplement and thats one of the ingredient.
Dx 03/2007, left sided UC.
Sulfasalazine 1.5gm, Vit. B12, 1mg, Multivitamin, 1 tablet, Fish oil 2400mg , Butyrate 2-3 caps, Vit D 2000 IU, Benebiotics 2caps, Folic acid 1mg. Canasa

Verapamil 320mg for migraine,
Nabumetone 750mg as an abortive, so far so good with GI side effects.
iHerb code BMV549
$5/$10 off on $20/$40 first purchase

st_uc
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   Posted 3/16/2014 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   
How often do you take kombu seaweed? Is it frequent or once in a while? Have you heard of any colitis related advantages?

deltaforce
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   Posted 3/24/2014 3:22 AM (GMT -7)   
No, I have not heard it in connection with UC. I use it to make mineral water (trace minerals). I boil it and then use the water in which it was boiled. I discard seaweed after boiling.

Do you mind sharing your information on use of this seaweed in UC?
Dx 03/2007, left sided UC.
Sulfasalazine 1.5gm, Vit. B12, 1mg, Multivitamin, 1 tablet, Fish oil 2400mg , Butyrate 2-3 caps, Vit D 2000 IU, Benebiotics 2caps, Folic acid 1mg. Canasa

Verapamil 320mg for migraine,
Nabumetone 750mg as an abortive, so far so good with GI side effects.
iHerb code BMV549
$5/$10 off on $20/$40 first purchase

bananagirl
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   Posted 3/24/2014 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Ive used kombu in my broths but for iodine and flavor purposes. I doubt it helps my uc since my uc isnt affected by food.
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ewafromwarsaw
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   Posted 11/3/2014 4:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Where do you buy kombu? After the nucleur catastrophe, I'm afraid of Japanese food and Chinese is even worse. I've been searching for Korean kombu on the Internet but can't find it.
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London Lurker
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   Posted 11/4/2014 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   
There's an old fashioned English "pop" type drink made with dandelion and burdock, I like the taste but does not agree with my UC

here's some info
www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-111-burdock.aspx?activeingredientid=111&activeingredientname=burdock
"Burdock is safely used as a food in Asiais LIKELY SAFE when consumed in amounts commonly found in foods. There's is not enough information to know if burdock is safe when taken in medicinal doses.

Burdock may cause an allergic reaction in people sensitive to certain flowers and herbs. When applied to the skin, it can cause a rash.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking burdock if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Bleeding disorders: Burdock might slow blood clotting. Taking burdock might increase the risk of bleeding in people with bleeding disorders.

Allergy to ragweed and related plants: Burdock may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking burdock.

Diabetes: Some evidence suggests that taking burdock might lower blood sugar levels. Taking burdock might lower blood sugar levels too much in people with diabetes who are already taking medications to lower blood sugar. Surgery: Burdock might increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Stop taking it at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery"
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