Haritaki and Crohn’s Disease

Remarkable discoveries about Haritaki and Crohns Disease

Studies published by the US National Institute of Medicine into different herbs and their anti bacterial properties revealed that Haritaki was very powerful in its effectiveness against E.Coli. It was found to be as potent or more potent than regular antibiotics used for this purpose. Here is a quote from the study:

“This herb was found to be as potent as ciprofloxacin, gentamycin, kanamycin, ofloxacin and cephalexin against E.Coli53.”

54 Aqil F, Ahmad I. Antibacterial properties of traditionally used Indian medicinal plants. Methods Find Exp Clin Pharmacol. 2007 Mar; 29( 2): 79-92.


Haritaki and Crohn’s Disease in books:

These results and other results have been researched  by the author Kenneth Lassensen, and then quoted as indicating that Haritaki has tremendous potential in helping people with Crohn’s Disease. This book is a great resource and I recommend reading it:

Lassesen M.Sc., Kenneth M. (2012-12-31). A New Evidence-Base Approach to Crohn’s Disease Or  Using unusual probiotics and traditional medicines in Crohn’s Disease (Autoimmune Illnesses and Microflora Book 1) (Kindle Locations 344-345). Red Dwarf Dogs. Kindle Edition.

Link to the Book: http://www.amazon.com/Evidence-Base-probiotics-traditional-Autoimmune-Microflora-ebook/dp/B00AVO9W72/ref=cm_cr_dp_asin_lnk

For information on Crohn’s in general, the overall sypmtoms and resources available I recommend the web site listed below. I found this information there that I wish to share with you. Please read this and then follow up on the web site.

Source: http://www.ccfa.org/what-are-crohns-and-colitis/what-is-crohns-disease/?referrer=https://www.google.com/

Named after Dr. Burrill B. Crohn, who first described the disease in 1932 along with colleagues Dr. Leon Ginzburg and Dr. Gordon D. Oppenheimer, Crohn’s disease belongs to a group of conditions known as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract.

When reading about inflammatory bowel diseases, it is important to know that Crohn’s disease is not the same thing as ulcerative colitis, another type of IBD. The symptoms of these two illnesses are quite similar, but the areas affected in the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) are different.

Crohn’s most commonly affects the end of the small bowel (the ileum) and the beginning of the colon, but it may affect any part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, from the mouth to the anus. Ulcerative colitis is limited to the colon, also called the large intestine.

Crohn’s disease can also affect the entire thickness of the bowel wall, while ulcerative colitis only involves the innermost lining of the colon. Finally, in Crohn’s disease, the inflammation of the intestine can “skip”– leaving normal areas in between patches of diseased intestine. In ulcerative colitis this does not occur.Watch this webcast to learn more about Crohn’s disease.

Signs and symptoms of Crohn’s disease

This disease can cause irritation and disturbance in any part of the gastrointestinal tract, and symptoms do vary greatly from patient to a different patient. Here are the more common signs and symptoms. Please contact a doctor for complete medical diagnosis and discussion.

Signs resulting from the inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract.

  • Severe abdominal cramps and stomach pains/discomfort
  • Constipation which may lead to blockages over time
  • Feelings that bowels still contain materials
  • Loose stool and diarrhea
  • Urgency in going to the bathroom
  • Bleeding from the rectum

 Overall signs and symptoms

  • Sweating at night
  • Losing appetite
  • Reduction in weight
  • Tiredness
  • Low mood
  • Feeling worn out
  • Change in the cycle of periods in females

My recommendation for anyone suffering with Crohn’s disease is to investigate using Haritaki. I would recommend starting off with very small amounts, in the order of 1/8th of a teaspoon, and increasing from there.

This video is a great resource in understanding the disease. You can see by watching this video how Haritaki could be of benefit.

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