People there are at least 2 different plants.. I repeat at least 2.. that are being discussed here. Isatis is a genus of mustard family plants, sometimes used medicinally, but not whats in "CC herbal", at least I dont think it is. The plant that produces the "blueish powder" that is apparently the correct plant, the same one that is in "cc herbal", is not an Isatis as far as I can tell. It may very well go by the same folk name in China- "Qing dai", but it is not the same thing.
This is the problem with folk taxonomy, calling something "goldenrod" for example, it is not scientific, or specific, and can literally be describing dozens or hundreds of species of plants. Thats why science has scientific names for species, so that 2 people communicating in whatever languages or cultures can be sure they are discussing the same species. Calling something by its "common" or "folk" name can often be heinously misleading.
The Isatis is a yellow flowered mustard, while the other "Qing dai", which I believe produces the blue powder, appears to have a blue or violet flower (from the pictures Ive seen online), so is in a totally different family, let alone genus and species. The info is so sketchy I can't really even find a proper genus and species for that plant, but havent looked that hard. My point is, there are two things out there, and I think some of you are ordering the wrong thing.
Before you go medicating yourselves at least make sure you have the right plant and dont expect the people selling it to make it clear. Im all for herbs and believe in their use and efficacy- within reason. I just dont trust randoms who show up on boards with 10 or less posts and claim to suddenly want to share with the world how great a particular supplement has been, or shady internet herb dealers for that matter.
Most folks come to message boards like this because they are desperate and suffering, and when their symptoms resolve, they go away and live their lives. Be cautious about the folks who werent posting here when they were sick, suffering, confused, and looking for a cure, but suddenly had the motivation to make an account and post when they found something that has helped them. Yeah right. People are just generally too selfish for that and that behavior is bassackwards!
Asacol 1.6 g/3X per day
Transdermal LDN 4.5 mg/day
And no Quincy, Im not on mesalamine enemas.
didnt work for me.