|Condurango (Gonolobus condurango) – Native to the Amazon |
Rainforest, Condurango has been used by native healers as a
bitter, treating a variety of stomach and digestive disorders. Other
traditional uses include stimulating appetite, relaxing the nerves
of the stomach to settle indigestion associated with nervous ten-
sion and anxiety, and assisting with gastric ulcers.
Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) – Its most popular traditional use
has been for colds and infuenza due to its antiviral properties.
In David Hoffman’s book Medical Herbalism, he states that, “The
herb appears to strengthen cell membranes to prevent virus
penetration, possibly inhibiting the viral enzymes that weaken the
Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) – Traditionally used by Eclectic
physicians to reduce infammation of mucous membranes of
the digestive, urinary and respiratory tracts. It was also used for
chronic gastritis, peptic ulcers and adrenocortical insuffciency.
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) – Traditional Western
and Ayurvedic uses include gastritis, gastrointestinal infamma-
tion, dyspepsia, colic, fatulence and as an appetite stimulant.
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) – Has been used in traditional West-
ern herbal medicine as a stomach and intestinal remedy to assist
with fatulence relief and colic while stimulating appetite and di-
gestion. Other traditional uses include Irritable Bowel Syndrome,
chronic digestive problems and chronic, nonspecifc colitis.
Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra) – First used by American Indians who
observed that when the inner bark gets wet, a gummy mucilagi-
nous substance surrounding its fbers swells, making a soothing
substance. For this reason it has been used by herbalists to treat
infamed mucous membranes lining the digestive tract in condi-
tions such as gastritis, duodenal ulcers, colitis, hemorrhoids and
Elecampane (Inula helenium) – Has been used traditionally as
a stimulant, relaxant and tonic to the mucous membranes, and
as a warming, strengthening, cleansing and toning agent to the
gastric and pulmonary membranes.
Senna (Cassia acutifolia) – Herbalists have used Senna tradition-
ally to assist with bowel elimination and parasites in the bowel.
Among traditional healers it has a reputation for its astringent
and toning affect on the digestive system and to cleanse the
Gentian (Gentiana lutea) – Has been used since ancient Ro-
man times as a bitter tonic to strengthen and aid digestion.
Herbalists have also used this botanical in traditional practice to
stimulate the pancreas, assist with liver malfunction, to activate
bile production and to slowly cleanse the colon from hardened,
Cayenne (Capsicum annuum) – The name “Capsicum” comes
from the Greek word meaning “to bite”; it is described as the
plant that bites back. Known for its stimulating properties, Cay-
enne has been used extensively by herbalists as a catalyst in
many herbal formulas. Cayenne’s traditional uses range from
stimulating the fow of digestive secretions and peristalsis to
work in healing an ulcerated stomach, stimulating circulation in
all areas of the body and perhaps thinning mucus, allowing the
body to expel toxins more easily.
This product is gluten-free.
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