Great points, still_living ....
But doesn't marshmallow also contain salicylic acid?
"Marshmallow leaves are of a slightly different chemical makeup than the root. They contain flavonoids including kaempferol, quercetin, and diosmetin glucosides; additionally, the leaves contain the coumarin scopoletin and phenolic acids including syringic acid, caffeic acid, salicylic acid, and vanillic acid."
I am getting curious about these compounds allowing a person who IS responsive to mesalamine, like myself, to replace it with one of these? too bad I am too terrified to go there in my mind right now. Maybe at a later date!
2008 proctitis, 2016 chronic UC
*Currently in remission*
Meds: mesalamine (both ends)
Anti-inflammatory diet (IBD-AID from U of Mass)
Extras: Ginger tea, Advanced gut health probiotics, Primadophilis Reuteri, Digestive enzymes, Vitamins D, C & K, fish oil, cal/mag, Benefiber, raw potato starch, homemade kefir (water and milk both).