Herbal Digestive Formula
Doctors who are inclined to use natural herbs as remedies have long recommended a classic herbal digestive formula or combination. The herbal digestive formula may also be known as Robert’s or Bastyr’s Formula and it is said to control the intestinal pain and inflammation associated with Crohn’s disease. Herbal digestive formula is also said to relieve the symptoms of the inflammatory bowel disease called ulcerative colitis.
Herbal Digestive Formula: The Story
“Robert” in the original Robert’s herbal digestive formula is, according to stories, a sailor with a sensitive stomach. During his travels, he consulted many herbalists for a cure for his particular illness to no avail. He was, however, smart enough to think up of an idea that would surely help ease the discomfort of his stomach illness. This herbal digestive formula, called Robert’s formula, combined the most effective of the natural remedies recommended to him by herbalists from around the world. The results were impressive, so impressive in fact that Robert began to recommend this herbal digestive formula to others suffering the same illness as he did.
Herbal Digestive Formula: The Herbs
Each of the herbs used in Robert’s herbal digestive formula has a long history of use in traditional medicine. Among them, marshmallow and slippery elm have gained the reputation of having high concentration of mucilage. This sticky substance acts as a coat for the stomach to help soothe and protect the inflamed linings of the gastrointestinal tract.
Additional medicinal benefits of the herbal digestive formula are provided by other herbs. Echinacea, for instance, is a tonic that could boost the function of the immune system, thus raising the body’s resistance to illnesses. Goldenseal and wild indigo (Baptisia), on the other hand, have anti-bacterial properties, giving additional protection for the gastrointestinal tract from harm-causing bacteria. Geranium can affect platelet action and help control gastrointestinal bleeding. And Poke root or Phytolacca and cabbage powder have healing powers used to treat ulcers.
Herbal Digestive Formula: Bastyr’s Formula
Robert’s formula was improved later, resulting in a variation of the herbal digestive formula called Bastyr’s formula. This variation was named after John Bastyr (1912-1995) who was a pioneer in naturopathy. Bastyr’s formula includes the addition of niacinamide, a B vitamin with anti-inflammatory properties. The new herbal digestive formula also has pancreatin which is a digestive enzyme and duodenal substance, an animal extract to promote tissue healing.
The purported ability to heal and protect the lining of the gastrointestinal tract, the herbal digestive formula is used by many naturopaths to treat irritable bowel syndrome. Also, the anti-inflammatory herbs contained in this traditional remedy have given arthritis sufferers an alternative to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which can cause notable stomach irritation.
Herbal Digestive Formula: The Revised Combination
Below are the parts of the herbs contained in Bastyr’s revised herbal digestive treatment:
* Althea officinalis (marshmallow root)
* Echinacea angustifolia
* Ulmus fulva (slippery elm)
* Geranium maculatum (American cranesbill)
* Phytolacca Americana (poke root)
* Hydrastis Canadensis (goldenseal)
* Cabbage powder
* Baptista tinctora
And below are the ingredients added which are non-plant-based:
* Duodenal substance
TOTAL WORD COUNT – 518
KEYWORDS “Herbal Digestive Formula” – 16 (density = 3.1%)