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Eva Lou
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   Posted 9/2/2008 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone! I've been craving tea lately, what with it getting cooler & all. I know some of you drink green tea regularly, & I like it enough to have a cup now & then. I've been trying to find a tea for IBD, but can't find one ready made. I looked at Traditional Medicinals website but they don't have any teas for that. I've also heard that chamomile tea is good for inflammatory conditions. Does anyone have any recommendations for a good (tasting!) herbal tea? Or a green tea/chamomile mix? Thanks!
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Red_34
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   Posted 9/2/2008 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm partial to Celestial Seasonings Decaf Green Tea sweetened a bit with sugar. :) Another good one for the tummy is Celestial Seasonings Peppermint tea. This does wonders for an upset stomach.
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pb4
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   Posted 9/2/2008 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I swear by chamomile tea plain, decaffinated I have it first thing every morning with honey, it's great for menstral cramps, it's a natural anti-inflammatory and if you have troubles sleeping at night then drink some before bed to help you sleep.

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kops2da
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   Posted 9/2/2008 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   

I agree with Red.  I always take Celestial Seasonings Peppermint tea when traveling to drink first thing in morning in the hotel/motel, etc.  Good start for the day.  That was even before UC - for IBS! 

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pb4
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   Posted 9/2/2008 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Peppermint tea gives me heartburn and an upset gut.

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potty girl
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   Posted 9/2/2008 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
yep I have to agree with Sherry, celestial green tea is what I drink decafe. I drink mine plain no sugar. I will have to try the pepperment.
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kops2da
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   Posted 9/2/2008 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   

Shows how we are all different!  Many say that bananas are good for digestion, etc, and ALWAYS make me upset and have heartburn. We just have to try some different things, I guess.

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis
Colazal 1X3- discontinued for now
Probiotic Align
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Starting Rowasa nightly - discontinued for now
 
 
 
 
 
 


Sara14
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   Posted 9/2/2008 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sipping on a cup of Green Tea Kombucha right now. It's made by Yogi Tea which I think is a good brand. It is a little pricey for a box, but not too bad. Kombucha is supposedly good for digestion and the immune system in general. I love peppermint tea too. I also just bought one of those little tea balls so I can brew my own loose tea leaves which is pretty cool.
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa nightly; Canasa weekly; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin


LondonRed
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   Posted 9/2/2008 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
chamomile is superb for easing stomach cramps.

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ErinD
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   Posted 9/3/2008 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I have peppermint tea everyday and it really does help with the pain i have and any nausea i may be having from my UC. 

Eva Lou
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   Posted 9/3/2008 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Now if I could find a chamomile/peppermint blend, I'd be in tea heaven! Thanks for the replies everyone! I used to be a big fan of Celestial Seasonings SleepyTime tea, which I think does have both the mint & the chamomile, along with a bunch of other herbs. The kombucha tea makes me leery- anything that is "good" for the immune system sort of weirds me out. My thinking is, my immune system is already overactive & wacked out as it is, why take something into my body that supposedly strengthens the immune system? I know none of those claims have been proven though. I can't wait to hit the Stop & Shop tea aisle this week.

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Eva Lou
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   Posted 9/3/2008 10:47 AM (GMT -6)   
 
look at this tasty treat! I'm in love- they better have it at my supermarket. If not, I bet the health food store will have it.
diagnosed with UC '02
meds-
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade-10mgs/kg- since 4/07
Imuran- 150mgs/day
Culturelle
Fiber supplement
 
 
 


Sara14
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   Posted 9/3/2008 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Kombucha is good for your immune system just as probiotics are, which I see you take. Kombucha is a fermented tea that contains many different cultures along with several organic acids, active enzymes, amino acids and polyphenols.
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa nightly; Canasa weekly; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin


pb4
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   Posted 9/3/2008 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Green tea also does not agree with me....which really sucks because I've heard nothing but good things about it, but during and after drinking it I feel almost nauseated.

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Sara14
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   Posted 9/3/2008 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Green tea makes my tongue feel weird sometimes....almost like it's a little swollen or something. I still drink it though. The same thing happens when I eat baked potatoes.
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa nightly; Canasa weekly; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin


Red_34
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   Posted 9/3/2008 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Green tea makes my tongue feel fuzzy too but usually only if it's too strong. So I let it steep no longer then 1-2 minutes and add a bit of sugar; it doesn't seem to bother me then.

Pb, have you tried the iced version of Green Tea?
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pb4
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   Posted 9/3/2008 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
No I haven't Red, I'm not much for Iced Tea...although on occassion back in the past I used to indulge in a long island ice tea LOL!

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potty girl
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   Posted 9/3/2008 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
when my tummy is upset I put 3 or 4 pieces of crystallized ginger in my green tea it sweetens it a little plus the ginger settles my tummy
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nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
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potassium.


pb4
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   Posted 9/3/2008 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, ginger is known for doing that...when I was a kid and used to get a stomach bug drinking ginger ale always helped, of course I don't do that anymore because of the sugar and carbonation.

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potty girl
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   Posted 9/3/2008 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with you pb4, I tried sipping ginger ale but the carbonation is a killer for me. but the crystallized ginger works really well.
Rona

synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,
potassium.


pb4
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   Posted 9/3/2008 11:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Eating fresh ginger is a great option as well.

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Red_34
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   Posted 9/4/2008 7:20 AM (GMT -6)   
When I have gingerale or any kind of soft drink, I shake the fizzies out. Carbonation is a killer for me too. I always wondered about that.....why does carbonation bother us so? I know for me, it gives me killer gas because I am unable to get rid of it.
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Eva Lou
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   Posted 9/4/2008 7:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I love ginger ale, & it does soothe your stomach if you can get by the carbonation. I personally can't- I recently bought some carbonated water, forgetting that the bubbles are the devil in my gut. God, the worst gas! And gas pains, not actual passing of gas! It sucked. The water is still in my fridge.... Whenever I go for sushi, I devour the pickled ginger. I also eat the ginger flavored altoids, & they seem to be somewhat soothing. That crystallized ginger in the tea idea sounds really, really good. Anytime I make an asian dish with tons of ginger, I have no problems digesting it, which is good because the dish usually contains a fair amount of veggies. I bet they have a ginger tea out there somewhere.
diagnosed with UC '02
meds-
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade-10mgs/kg- since 4/07
Imuran- 150mgs/day
Culturelle
Fiber supplement
 
 
 


Linjade7
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   Posted 9/4/2008 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
With gingerale, make sure you are getting real ginger, some of the brands out there do not even have ginger in there and it is all sugar and carbonation. I ususally buy the Polar (its in New England but I am not sure they distribute everywhere). I also shake the bubbles out. They just cause too many issues.

Also if you pick up ginger at the store try throwing it into a stir fry, it taste goods and help setting your stomach.
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pb4
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   Posted 9/4/2008 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I think I've heard that the carbonation is bad for the bones too.

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