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I was reading Herb Quaterly and i found it lists some natural cures for Crohn's...

1)Page 9: Curcumin Helps Treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease: For Croh's people took 360mg 3 times a day for 1 month and then 4 times a day for 2 more month. (4 out of 5 people improved) Notice that it is completely natural and should be less harmful then those pills that your doc gives you.
2)Page 61: They recommend to get Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analyses as opposed to regular stoll test because it is the most detailed test.
a)L-glutamine will help heal the gut wall, take at least 1000mg 3 times a day.
b)Drink lots of Marshmallow root tea it is a demulcent which means that it coats and soothes your mucous membranes, boil 4 cups of water and add 2 tbls of root, simmer on low heat with cover for 15 mins and drink either hot or cold.
c)Slippery elm powder another demulcent and also hels heal the intestines. In the morning make yourself porridge with slippery elm (approx 1 cup) and hot water and can add cinnamon for flavor.

You can buy this magazine at: herbquarterly.com (the issue is: Fall 2006)
Notice the spellings: Curcumin not Cumin, Marshmallow not Mashmellow

I ordered Curcumin but it got lost in the mail and they will resend it again so i didnt get a chance to try it yet.
When ordering L-glutamine i had a choise of power or pills so i took pills but it turns out they come in gel caps which use gelatin so i will look for it elsewhere. I think i've tried slippery elm before in a liquid form so i didnt get a chance to try it now again.
However, the Marshmallow root tea did help me. I have to warn you that it doesnt smell good and your kitchen will stink of it. The smell isnt that difficult to get rid of but just dont try to cook it if you have guests coming over soon. Because of the bad smell it is difficult to get yourself to drink it so maybe it would be a good idea to mix it with something good tasting (just not sugar maybe honey).
I think it started helping me on second or third day (my fistula would be closed for 5-8 hours at a time) and i was only drinking 1 cup per day. I also noticed that right after i drink it i have few hours while it works and then it wears off. So maybe drinking it through out the day would be good but i just couldnt stand the smell in the kitchen and i had to stop using it.

I heard of someone who knows someone... who was healed by Birch Tar and yes it is really tar taken from a birch tree and the pharmacy filters it out with alcohol and make it clean enough for internal use and you can buy it ready for use in small dark bottles. Now this stuff has the strongest smell you'll ever expirience i didnt say the worst but it's not very pleasent. The only way i was able to drink this stuff is that even though it is bitter but it is not nauseating so after taking a shot you dont want to throw up.
But if this stuff drips on your counter or if you dont use desposable spoon you'll have a hard time getting the smell to come off. Basically the recipe is 10 mg in the morning and you might want to mix it in with honey although it wouldnt help much. But i find it more helpful when i take it at night before bed so i end up taking it twice. After taking it for 2-3 days my fistula closed up for 2-3 days. But i had to stop because of the smell. Now i'm trying to get a local pharmacy to put this stuff into kosher gelcaps and then i can safely swallow it 2 times per day without the bitter aftertaste.

If there are few cures that help me in different ways and if i would mix in few of the cures together then maybe...
I wish there was a qualified person to talk to about all this (who wouldnt be interested in money but in finding the cure) and to suggest to me some educated expiriments to perform because right now i'm just playing in the dark.

Again i strongly suggest for anyone to give feedback, knowledge is power and only we know how we feel so we have more power to find a solution than most doctors.
 
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9/4/06 12:13 AM
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If anyone lives in Brooklyn and wants a free sample of Marshamllow root to make the tea you can contact me (click on the lock icon next to my posting to send me private message). I bought 5 lbs of it and i hardly use it now so i dont mind sharing it with someone who is still skeptical about how it works. And in return you can inform me if it worked or not. I live around flatbush area and trust me i feel embarassed also about such meetings so if you want i can leave a package for you at a local shul or something and i'll tell you where you can find it.

 
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