Stomach Ulcer Infusion
$8.00 for 10 individual tea bags
Spicy food and stress do not cause ulcers. The most common cause of stomach ulcers is the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, or H. pylori. Ulcers may also be caused by overuse of painkillers, such as aspirin, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, such as ibuprofen or naproxen. We have combined 5 herbs to sooth and heal. Chamomile and Slippery Elm provide a soothing effect, while licorice and goldenseal go after unwanted bacteria. Green tea provides an astringent affect to help tone the stomach and normalize stomach acid output.
Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
Persons with allergies to other members of the Asteraceae family (such as feverfew, chamomile, or Echinacea species) should exercise caution as allergic cross-reactivity to Asteraceae plants is common.
Not for use in persons with hypertension, liver disorders, edema, severe kidney insufficiency, low blood potassium, or heart disease except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
Slippery Elm should be taken with at least 250mL (8 oz.) of liquid. Other drugs should be taken 1 hour prior to or several hours after consumption of slippery elm. The mucilage may slow the absorption of orally administered drugs.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Information provided is based on historical and traditional use of herbs and is for educational purposes only
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Glycyrrhiza glabra, Glycyrrhiza lepidota
History: Licorice is known for its unique sweet taste that comes from the plant’s roots and is often used to flavor candy, foods, beverages, and tobacco. There are two main varieties. Glycyrrhiza glabra is native to Egypt but is also grown in Greece, Turkey, and Asia. The root was used to soothe coughs asthma, and lung complaints. Greek and Roman soldiers would chew on the roots to keep up their strength on long marches. Glycyrrhiza lepidota is the Native American species. Native Americans used the whole Licorice plant, including the burs, leaves, shoots, and roots. The Cheyenne, Montana Indians, and Northwestern tribes ate the tender spring shoots raw. Many tribes nibbled the roots to keep the mouth sweet and moist. The buffalo runners of the Blackfoot Indians were known to suck on the burs to keep from getting thirsty, while other tribes sucked on the burs to keep the body cool during sweat lodge or Sun Dance.
Uses: stomach ulcers, heartburn, colic,chronic gastritis, sore throat, bronchitis, cough, osteoarthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), liver disorders, malaria, tuberculosis, food poisoning, and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
The Commission E approved the internal use of licorice root for catarrhs of the upper respiratory tract and gastric or duodenal ulcers.
The British Herbal Compendium indicates its use for bronchitis, peptic ulcer, chronic gastritis, rheumatism and arthritis, and adrenocorticoid insufficiency. The German Standard License approves licorice root infusions for loosening mucus, alleviating discharge in bronchitis, and as an adjuvant in treating spasmodic pains of chronic gastritis. In France, licorice preparations may be used to treat epigastric bloating, impaired digestion, and flatulence.
The World Health Organization recognizes no uses for licorice as being supported by clinical data; WHO recognizes the following uses as being described in pharmacopeias and in traditional systems of medicine: demulcent for sore throats; expectorant in treatment of coughs and bronchial catarrh; prophylaxis and treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers; used in dyspepsia; anti-inflammatory in treating allergic reactions, rheumatism, and arthritis; to prevent liver toxicity; and to treat tuberculosis and adrenocorticoid insufficiency.
Active Ingredients: Glycyrrhizin, resin, asparagin, Tannin
Actions: demulcent, pectoral and emollient
Complementary Herbs: Coltsfoot, Horehound, Marshmallow, Meadowsweet, Comfrey
Cayenne, powder, 35K H.U.
Also known as Cayenne Peppers
History: This Cayenne is USDA Organic, and has a heat rating of 35,000 H.U. Chili is the Aztec name for Capsicum annuum. It has been used both as a food and a medicine by Native Americans for over 9000 years. The Capsicum family includes bell peppers, red peppers, paprika, and pimento, but the most famous medicinal members of the family are cayenne and chile. The tasty hot peppers have long been used in many of the world's cuisines, but their greatest use in health comes from, surprisingly, conventional medicine. The burning sensation of hot peppers is a reaction of the central nervous system to capsaicin; unlike horseradish, wasabi, garlic, ginger, and mustard, capsaicin only causes the sensation of damage, not real damage to tissues.
Modern Use: The Commission E approved cayenne for painful muscle spasms in areas of shoulder, arm, and spine of adults and children. Preparations are used to treat arthritis, rheumatism, neuralgia, lumbago, and chilblains. It is also used as a deterrent for thumb sucking or nail biting in children (Leung and Foster, 1996).
Also known as Curacao Aloe, Indian Aloe, and Barbados Aloe
$2.94 per Ounce
History:The Aloe plant has been used for medicinal treatments since the time of the Greeks and has been included in traditional medicine such as laxatives and purgatives. Aloe Powder is derived from the more well-known Aloe Vera plant Made popular for its ability to aid healing in a variety of skin ailments, from sunburns to scrapes. Aloe Powder is made from the resin of the Aloe Vera plant, which is also used to create Aloe Vera gel.
Uses: purgative, burns, scrapes and rashes
Active Ingredients: aloins, resin, anthraquinones,
Actions: vulnerary, hepatic, cathartic, emmenagogue, vermifuge, external demulcent
Complementary Herbs: Carminatives
Warnings: Do not use if you have abdominal pain or diarrhea and consult a healthcare provider prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing. Discontinue use in the event of diarrhea or watery stools.
Also known as Indian Elm, Moose Elm, Red Elm, and Sweet Elm
History: Slippery Elm is a very versatile tree that was used by Native Americans and was later adopted by colonists. Both Native Americans and American Revolutionary soldiers used the bark of the tree to create a type of oatmeal to eat. Medicinally, powdered Slippery Elm bark was mixed with water to make a healing slime that was used to reduce swelling, take venom out of a bite or a sting, and treat sore throats and farm worker chaffing.
Modern Uses: Slippery elm inner bark contains bioflavonoids, calcium, mucilage, starch, tannins, and vitamin E. With very high amounts of mucilage, Slippery elm helps improve digestion and works with the body to draw out impurities and toxins, assisting with a herbal detox. Slippery elm’s tonic, coating action soothes irritated tissues of the intestines, colon, urinary tract, respiratory tract, and stomach. Slippery elm barks mucilage is a type of soluble fiber. When combined with water it forms a thick and slippery gel. This demulcent, healing, and soothing gel-like mucilage have many health benefits including: sore throat, cough, inflamation of the urinary system. The soluble fiber in Slippery elm also helps regulate blood sugar level and cholesterol
Also known as Eyeroot, Ground Rasberry, Indian Dye, Yellow Indian Paint, Yellow Puccoon, and Yellowroot
History: Native to the Eastern Woodlands of the U.S. and Canada, Goldenseal Leaf is one of the Native American herbs with a long history. Goldenseal leaf was used by both the Iroquoian and Algonquian-speaking Indians of present-day Ontario, Quebec, New York, and New England as one of their primary medicinal herbs. Traditionally, Goldenseal Leaf was used as a laxative. Dried Goldenseal Leaf was ground into a powder and administered.
Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy.
ModernUses: Dyspepsia, gastric catarrh, loss of appetite, liver troubles, constipation, sickness and vomiting.
Warning: Goldenseal is a uterine muscle stimulant and should be avoided during pregnancy.
Active Ingredients: isoquinoline alkaloids (berberine, canadine, and hydrastine)
Actions: Anti-Bacterial, Anti Parasitic, anti fungal, anti inflammatory, Astringent, laxative, tonic, anti-catarrhal, oxytocic, alterative, cholagogue, emmenagogue, expectorant, hepatic, pectoral, vulnerary
Complementary Herbs: Mullein, chamomile, meadowsweet,