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   Posted 10/20/2008 11:44 AM (GMT -7)   
hi all. the following is from my naturopathic doctor. thought it might interest some of you:

a study published last year by doctors at Yale University School of Medicine found that wormwood significantly reduced symptoms of crohn's disease, a form of inflammatory bowel disease. forty patients were given either 750 mg of wormwood extract (brand name: sedacrohn) or placebos twice daily for 10 weeks. after 8 weeks, 13 of the 20 patients (65%) taking wormwood had almost a full remission of symptoms. as a result, they were able to reduce the use of corticosteroid drugs. for most of the patients taking placebos, symptoms worsened.

for sedacrohn, go here:

wormwood is supposedly a parasite detoxifier. you can get in extract form at the local health food store.
Crazy Harry

Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07

Rider Fan
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 1445
   Posted 10/20/2008 12:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone used it? I found this on

Wormwood is classified as an unsafe herb by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because of the neurotoxic potential of thujone and its derivatives. The safety of wormwood is poorly documented despite its long history as a food additive. Convulsions, dermatitis, and renal failure have been documented.
Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: 100 mg 6MP. Just finished prednisone taper. Udo's Choice Probiotics (30 billion).
Betaine, digestive enzymes, Candicin (oil of oregano capsules), Beta Sitosterol.

Laughing Willow
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 69
   Posted 10/20/2008 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi CrazyHarry,

First time poster, long time lurker (well, since February 2008 when I got my CD diagnosis, so maybe not so long) here.

I've used Sedacrohn for Crohn's Disease and I am fairly confident that it has helped me. What I can say with absolute confidence is that it hasn't done me any harm. If you read the results of the double-blind study conducted with Sedacrohn, it seems pretty clear that it had a very positive impact on the majority of the patients enrolled in the study.

For the record, I'm also on Remicade every 8 weeks and I fanatically follow a low residue diet. At the time I started the round of Sedacrohn, however, I had just received the third of my first 3 Remicade treatments and I didn't believe it (the Remicade) was working because I was still having a good amount of cramping. After 4 weeks of using Sedacrohn (which is one bottle's worth), the cramping and all other Crohn's symptoms have gone away and haven't returned in almost 4 months.

Your mileage may vary.
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