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Gastro-oesophageal reflux

I cordially greet the magistrate, I would like to start by highlighting the quality of your pages and trying to bring the profile of many medicinal and undoubtedly useful plants to the general public in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. My question is directed at the GER (Gastro-reflux) that I have suffered for some years. Of course, I'm taking medication (Lanzul), but the improvement of the condition seems to be still in sight. I believe that classical natural remedies and herbs can hide some potential that could improve my condition and the quality of life. Could you please recommend any of the products from your offer that I could use in this case with the prospect of improving the symptoms associated with my diagnosis? (Heartburn, flatulence, restoration of gastric juices to the esophagus ..) As I understand that this question is very specific, I will also be grateful for a private response to my email or any advice. Thank you and I wish many successes. Sincerely, Ing. RT

Thank you for your pleasant words, Mr. Engineer, and I'm sorry to answer after your holiday. But your answer will not please you, because it guarantees little and means work for you. Yes, ginseng and goji will certainly help you slightly increase the resistance of the mucous membrane to the gastric juice burns. But if you can help with reflux alone, I do not know. I've looked a little over other herbs, but you have to realize that gastro-oesophageal reflux is a protracted and prolonged illness, and I'm a physiologist rather than a herbalist. On the other hand, however, appreciate my work for you and other readers and do not take my recommendations lightly, otherwise you will find it harder here on earth, but especially in the world.

I know little about gastroesophageal reflux

Gastro-oesophageal reflux is only a common manifestation that can have different causes: mechanical, nervous, degenerative connective tissue ... Lanzul (lansoprazole) that you take will only reduce your body's ability to produce hydrochloric acid. This is not the kind of therapy. There is no acid in the stomach and other organs, but people with reflux obviously have no choice ...

Such a small pearl has a portal connection to the liver at the esophagus. Esophageal cancer may often metastasize to the liver and vice versa, liver damage (such as cirrhosis ) can cause esophageal varices . Again, I do not know if your liver is alright and if this link plays a role in your case.

Possible treatment with ginseng and other herbs

Ginseng in your case has a chance to be helpful. If I should believe in traditional Chinese medicine interpretations, ginseng "relieves thirst and heartburn". If I believe today's research, the adaptogenic character of ginseng protects cells from damage and promotes healing processes .

Gensen research is detailed elsewhere, but I do not think I'm ginseng like that with the hammer that everywhere sees a nail - I did a Breathman example of a systematic TČM search for herbs to treat "heart heat" and "stomach heat, surplus juices etc.". I know you do not suffer from your heart , but the reflux is a "heartburn," anglofons call it "heartburn," as if it did not do that to the old Chinese.

The results of my research

"Heart heat" herbs : plumula nelumbinis , nelumbinis seeds , radix rehmaniae glutinosae , Angelica sinensis , cinnabarum , ziziphi spinosae seeds , Akebia trifoliata , herba lophatheri gracilis .

Herbal stomach herbs, surplus juices and the like: rhizoma imperatae cylindricae , cortex magnoliae officinalis , concha ostreae , rhizoma zingiberis officinalis recens , sclerotium poriae cocos , mirabilitum , phabitidis seeds ( Phabitis nil or P. purpurea ), raphani sativi , Radix saussureae seu vladimiriae , fructus seu seed amomi , radix trichosanthis , tuber ophiopogonis japonici , radix glehniae littoralis , gypsum , rhizoma phragmitis communis , rhizoma coptidis ( Coptis chinensis ), herba taraxaci mongolici , caulis bambusae in taeniis ( Phyllostachys nigra , Bambusa breviflora or Sinocalamus Beechelyanus ).

Uff, it was a lot of work ...

What now

We can see that mineral substances: cinnabarum , concha ostreae , mirabilitum (magnesium sulfate) and gypsum (gypsum) come in between herbal medicines. While with cinnabarum I recommend not to experiment in any way, the remaining three minerals may have a role as a source of calcium and magnesium (especially mirabilite ) and concha ostreae also with respect to calcium carbonate content also by direct neutralizing effect. In our lands, we have the habit of getting minerals to drink mineral water - buy alkaline with some magnesium ions. Mineral pharmaceuticals are just a matter of principle just to feel the dry-colored color of the TCM.

Herbal Candidate

A heavily-occurring herb, whose health effects I know almost nothing, is a chopped bamboo stem: caulis bambusae in taeniis . In addition, I would like to arbitrarily exclude from the circle of our interests the not quite safe seed of the reaper ( Pharbitis nil or, more recently, Ipomoea nil ).

Let's move on to those herbs that occur or have analogues even in our flora. We replace the Mongolian dandelion ( Taraxacum mongolicum ) from our list with our Taraxacum officinalis . It is common to eat a dandelion as a salad, and people should not underestimate it. Wild plants and weeds in the role of vegetables often outweigh it as "vegetables" usually grown. This sentence would not be complete if I did not refer to her for Dr. Duke, who says this about wild plants all the time .

Regarding the reed ( Phragmites ), his devil is edible - it is also a novelty for me. I have never tried it, but it can be picked up or digged up by water. I do not know whether it will help or taste, but once again, the rule is that wild vegetables are usually healthier and more nutritious than those grown, grown. Radish seed is easily available and a little tweak.

Eastern herbs - seducek, rehmania, parchment, lotus, cardamom, ginger

I have a personal experience with the japanese sedge ( Ophiopogon japonicum , tuber ) but it is not enough for some assessment. The sedative is well appreciated and used in combination with ginseng for heart problems. The root of the sticky rehmaniae ( glutinosae ) is widely used in practice. It can be found in the postmenstrual combination together with the aforementioned Chinese heifer ( Angelica sinensis ) and other herbs. Lotus seed (nelumbinis seed) is a nutritious food and is also considered to be a medicine. The extra bitter lotus embryo ( plumula nelumbinis ), which is removed because of its bittersweet from the lotus seeds, is the drug itself with an effect against inflammation and pain. You buy the seeds of cardamom ( fructus seu semen amomi ) in the spice.

Young ginger root ( rhizoma zingiberis officinalis recens ) is available. It is fresh, preferably grated, for fleshy dishes and soups. Ginger is like garlic - it can not eat much, but it is extremely healthy and has antiviral effects. Ginger with its usefulness is approaching ginseng, when it is difficult to name in which all diseases the ginger helps. Even if your ginger does not cure your gastro-oesophageal reflux, it will greatly enhance your health and immunity. In addition, garlic consumption can be recommended.

Other candidates

On the table, there are other, mostly oriental candidates: ziziphi spinosae seeds , Akebia trifoliata , herb lophateri gracilis , rhizoma imperatae cylindricae , cortex magnoliae officinalis , sclerotium poriae cocos , radix saussureae seu vladimiriae , radix trichosanthis , radix glehniae littoralis and rhizoma coptidis . With most of these plants I have little experience. At least three of these candidates, magnolia ( Magnolia officinalis ), Imperata cylindrica and Coptis chinensis , are worth seeing. Even more attention may be paid to the fungus coconut ( Poria cocos ) and the plant of Saussurea / Vladimiria . Poria cocos , nowadays Wolfiporia extensa , is an extremely interesting sponge that creates woody underground tubers of coconut size. As for the Saussurea , its most famous species is Saussurea costus , a critically endangered Himalayan herbaceous plant growing only over 4000 meters above sea level. Saussurea costus fortunately you do not have to look for, because the above recommendation for "gastric surplus" refers to other species of the genus Saussurea and Vladimiria .

Glossy gloss and oesophageal cancer

Beyond the search list, I would still like to turn your attention to the famous sponge glossy sponge . If you would like to have anticancer and adaptogenic effects, you can use a glossy glomerular glomerula at a dosage of 0.5-1.5g daily (1-3 capsules).


The information I've found for you is like a door that may be relieved and perhaps nothing is expected. To know, you have to open it - you have to put effort and the herbs to try to get it. Many of the recommended plants stand at the border between vegetables, spices and medication, so the dosage should be self-regulating and may be somewhat higher. The only exception is a feud that does not exceed the 3g dose a day (Dr. Duke again).


| 30.8.2010

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