Herbs for Stomach Problem
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Name not given
Posted on: September 23, 1999

I was given 4 pills one time daily each containing cranesbill leaves, beachwood creosote, licorice root, bitter orange peel, cinnamon bark, glycerin, glutinous rice starch and water by my accupuncturist for stomach problems. Could you please tell me if they are safe to take? Being that I’m not familiar with these ingredients, I am concerned that I should be taking them at all. He told me to eliminate certain foods from my diet, as well as to take these pills.

Cranesbill leaf is anti-inflammatory and astringent, used to heal wounds in the stomach and intestinal lining. I don’t know the use of Beachwood creosote Licorice root is anti-inflammatory and soothing to the stomach and intestinal lining. Bitter orange peel is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and aids digestion. Cinnamon bark is astringent to the stomach, antiseptic and a digestive aid. Glycerin is plant material sometimes used to extract active ingredients from plants. Glutinous rice starch may be used as a filler or to bind the pill ingredients.

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