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INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS (IC)
(Bladder Wall Inflammation)


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  • Description
  • Frequent Signs & Symptoms
  • Causes
  • Risk Factors
  • Preventive Measures
  • Prognosis - Expected Outcome
  • Potential Complications
  • Medical Diagnosis
  • Conventional Medical Treatment
  • Medication
  • Activity Recommendations & Restrictions
  • Diet & Nutrition
  • Notify Your Health Care Provider
  • Interstitial Cystitis Supplement Products




  • DESCRIPTION

    Interstitial cystitis (IC) is an inflammation of the bladder wall resulting in recurring discomfort or pain in the bladder and the surrounding pelvic region. Interstitial cystitis has symptoms similar to cystitis (bacterial infection of the bladder), but urine cultures are negative for bacteria and antibiotics usually do not help. The average age of onset is 40, but it affects women of all ages. Symptoms range from mild to severe and may vary from case to case and even in the same individual.




    FREQUENT SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

    Interstitial cystitis is a chronic, painful inflammatory condition of the bladder wall characterized by pressure, mild discomfort, tenderness and/or intense pain above the pubic area and pelvic region along with increased frequency and/or urgency of urination. Pain may change in intensity as the bladder fills with urine or as it empties. Women's symptoms often get worse with menstruation. They may sometimes experience pain with vaginal intercourse. These symptoms occur because of chronic inflammation of the lining of the bladder and swelling of the interior walls of the bladder. Affected individuals urinate frequently with pain even though there is no diagnosed bladder infection. In a small percentage of cases, people with interstitial cystitis also have scarring and ulcerations on the membranes that line the bladder. Interstitial cystitis typically affects young and middle-aged women, although men can also have this disorder.

    INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS (IC) & PAINFUL BLADDER SYNDROME (PBS)

    Because interstitial cystitis varies so much in symptoms and severity, most researchers believe that it is not one, but several diseases. In recent years, scientists have started to use the term painful bladder syndrome (PBS) to describe cases with painful urinary symptoms that may not meet the strictest definition of IC. The term IC/PBS includes all cases of urinary pain that can't be attributed to other causes, such as infection or urinary stones. The term interstitial cystitis, or IC, is used alone when describing cases that meet all of the IC criteria established by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

    In IC/PBS, the bladder wall may be irritated and become scarred or stiff. Glomerulations (pinpoint bleeding caused by recurrent irritation) often appear on the bladder wall. Hunner's ulcers are present in 10 percent of patients with IC. Some people with IC/PBS find that their bladders cannot hold much urine, which increases the frequency of urination. Frequency, however, is not always specifically related to bladder size; many people with severe frequency have normal bladder capacity. People with severe cases of IC/PBS may urinate as many as 60 times a day, including frequent nighttime urination (nocturia).

    IC/PBS is far more common in women than in men. Of the estimated 1 million Americans with IC, up to 90 percent are women.





    CAUSES

    Exact cause for interstitial cystitis is unknown. Several explanations have been advanced to explain the underlying cause of this disease but some have not been substantiated. Studies suggest that it is a syndrome of bladder inflammation possibly initiated by bacterial infection, autoimmune process (misdirected immune response in which the body's defenses become self destructive) or contact irritants. It is probably not an infectious disease. Although no bacteria or viruses (pathogens) have been found in the urine of IC sufferers, an unidentified infectious agent may be the cause.

    An explanation which has been widely accepted in recent years involves ischemia (tissue death) or a defect in the glycosaminoglycan (GAG) layer on the inner lining (epithelium) of the bladder wall. This defect in the GAG layer is thought to cause abnormal permeability in the inner lining of the bladder thus allowing urinary substances to infiltrate the bladder wall. This infiltration of the bladder wall by urinary substances is thought to be responsible for the irritative lower urinary tract symptoms of patients with interstitial cystitis. It may be an autoimmune disease, in which the immune system attacks healthy cells, perhaps following a bladder infection.

    In recent years, researchers have isolated a substance found almost exclusively in the urine of people with interstitial cystitis. They have named the substance antiproliferative factor, or APF, because it appears to block the normal growth of the cells that line the inside wall of the bladder. Researchers anticipate that learning more about APF will lead to a greater understanding of the causes of IC and to possible treatments.

    More recently, another explanation was put forth when it was discovered that patients with interstitial cystitis have diminished nitric oxide synthase activity in the urine. Nitric oxide synthase is necessary for the production of nitric oxide which is required for bladder muscle relaxation. Furthermore, inhibition of nitric oxide synthase has been shown to increase bladder wall permeability.

    Yet another proposal is based on electron microscopy findings of focal inflammation involving the nerves in and around the urinary bladder wall. This could explain the pain experienced by patients with interstitial cystitis. This then provides the basis for the use of anti-inflammatory agents in this condition.

    Researchers are beginning to explore the possibility that heredity may play a part in some forms of IC. Some evidence suggests an increased risk for IC in people of Jewish ancestry; and studies of mothers, daughters, and twins who suffer from it suggest a hereditary risk factor.

    Spasms of the pelvic floor muscles may also contribute to the IC symptoms. It is likely that several factors cause the condition. Other conditions associated with IC include the following:
    • Asthma.
    • Endometriosis.
    • Food allergies.
    • Hay fever (pollen allergy).
    • Incontinence.
    • Irritable bowel syndrome.
    • Lupus.
    • Migraine.
    • Rheumatoid arthritis.
    • Sinusitis.

    The connection between IC and these conditions is not understood. IC may occur following gynecological surgery.





    RISK FACTORS

  • A history of sensitivities or allergies to medications, food, or other substances; hay fever or asthma.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Previous hysterectomy.





  • PREVENTIVE MEASURES

  • None known.





  • PROGNOSIS - EXPECTED OUTCOME

  • Treatments are available that may control or minimize the symptoms, but do not cure the disorder. Medical studies are ongoing to help determine the cause, more beneficial treatments and a possible cure.


  • Women with the disorder may have flare-ups and remissions; also, different women respond to different treatment. In some women, a treatment may work and then lose its effectiveness.





  • POTENTIAL COMPLICATIONS

  • Unrelieved symptoms that come and go and may vary in intensity from mild to severe.





  • MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS

    Because symptoms are similar to those of other disorders of the urinary bladder and because there is not definitive test to identify IC/PBS, health care providers must rule out other treatable conditions before considering a diagnosis of IC/PBS. The most common of these diseases in both genders are urinary tract infections and bladder cancer. IC/PBS is not associated with any increased risk in developing cancer. In men, common diseases include chronic prostatitis or chronic pelvic pain syndrome.

    The diagnosis of IC / PBS in the general population is based on:
    • Presence of pain related to the bladder, usually accompanied by frequency and urgency.
    • Absence of other diseases that could cause the symptoms.

    Diagnostic tests that help in ruling out other diseases include urinalysis, urine culture, cystoscopy, biopsy of the bladder wall, distention of the bladder under anesthesia, urine cytology, and laboratory examination of prostate secretions.

    Differential Diagnosis: Several diseases and conditions have symptoms similar to IC. They may be ruled out, diagnosed instead of IC, or found to be coexistent:
    • Bladder stones (urolithiasis)
    • Carcinoma of the bladder in situ
    • Gynecological disorders (endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, fibroids, ovarian tumor)
    • Inflammation of the bladder (caused by chronic low-grade bacterial cystitis, cyclophosphamide cystitis, tuberculosis cystitis, radiation cystitis)
    • Kidney disease (renal tuberculosis)
    • Neurological disorders (multiple sclerosis)
    • Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD)
    • Prostatitis (men)
    • Sexually transmitted diseases (e.g., genital herpes, chlamydia)
    • Surgical adhesions
    • Urethrocele (bladder hernia into the vagina) or cystocele (tissue growth around the urethra)

    DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Initial diagnostic tests will include urine studies (which are usually normal) and a pelvic examination. Conditions that have similar symptoms (bladder infection, kidney problems, vaginal infections, endometriosis, and sexually transmitted diseases) will need to be excluded.
    • Urinalysis & Urine Culture: Examining urine under a microscope and culturing the urine can detect and identify the primary organisms that are known to infect the urinary tract and that may cause symptoms similar to IC/PBS. A urine sample is obtained either by catheterization or by the "clean catch" method. For a clean catch, the patient washes the genital area before collecting urine "midstream" in a sterile container. White and red blood cells and bacteria in the urine may indicate an infection of the urinary tract, which can be treated with an antibiotic. If urine is sterile for weeks or months while symptoms persist, the health care provider may consider a diagnosis of IC/PBS.

      Culture of Prostate Secretions: Although not commonly done, in men, the health care provider might obtain prostatic fluid and examine it for signs of a prostate infection, which can then be treated with antibiotics.

  • If other tests are negative, a cystoscopy (use of a small lighted telescope to view the inside of the bladder) is often recommended. A biopsy is taken at this time to rule out a malignancy. As an added benefit, cystoscopy often helps relieve symptoms. It involves distention of the bladder by filling it with water, thereby stretching the bladder and increasing its capacity.


  • cystoscope
      Cystoscopy Under Anesthesia With Bladder Distention: The health care provider may perform a cystoscopic examination in order to rule out bladder cancer. During cystoscopy, the examiner uses a cystoscope - an instrument made of a hollow tube about the diameter of a drinking straw with several lenses and a light - to see inside the bladder and urethra. The examiner might also distend or stretch the bladder to its capacity by filling it with a liquid or gas. Because bladder distention is painful in patients with IC/PBS, they must be given some form of anesthesia for the procedure.

      Glomerulations: Left image shows glomerulations (tiny hemorrhages that are the telltale sign of IC). These are only revealed while the bladder is distended and are present in 95 percent of IC cases. The image on the right shows a healthy bladder. Less frequently, epithelial ulcerations (Hunner's ulcers), lesions and scars are found. Hunner's ulcers are not indicative of IC, though hydrodistention is not needed to see them. Cystoscopy may also reveal bladder stones, which can cause symptoms similar to IC.

      The examiner may also test the patient's maximum bladder capacity - the maximum amount of liquid or gas the bladder can hold. This procedure must be done under anesthesia since the bladder capacity is limited by either pain or a severe urge to urinate.

      Parson's Test: The potassium chloride (KCl) sensitivity test (Parsons Test) is an experimental procedure used occasionally to test for IC and evaluate a patient's potential response to treatments such as Elmiron® that work on the bladder lining. A catheter is used to instill the bladder with a potassium chloride solution. The KCl solution is thought to reveal deficiencies in the GAG layer of the bladder wall. The test is painful and may be only 60 to 75-percent accurate. It is not yet widely accepted as a diagnostic test for IC.

      Biopsy: A biopsy is a tissue sample that can be examined under a microscope. Samples of the bladder and urethra may be removed during a cystoscopy. A biopsy helps rule out bladder cancer.

      Future Diagnostic Tools: Researchers are investigating and validating some promising biomarkers such as anti-proliferative factor (APF), some cytokines, and other growth factors. These might provide more reliable diagnostic markers for IC and lead to more focused treatment for the disease.





    CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL TREATMENT

    There is not consistently effective treatment for the disorder nor have scientists have yet found a cure for IC/PBS, nor can predictions be made about who will respond best to which treatment. Symptoms may disappear without explanation or coincide with an event such as a change in diet or treatment. Even when symptoms disappear, they may return after days, weeks, months, or years. Scientists do not know why.

    Because the causes of IC / PBS are unknown, current treatments are aimed at relieving symptoms. Many people are helped for variable periods by one or a combination of the treatments. As researchers learn more about IC / PBS, the list of potential treatments will change, so patients should discuss their options with their health care provider.

    Options include various oral medications, medications instilled into the bladder, special routines for stretching the bladder, diet changes, bladder retraining, relaxation training, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS).

    Bladder Distention: Many patients have noted an improvement in symptoms after a bladder distention has been done to diagnose IC/PBS. In many cases, the procedure is used as both a diagnostic test and initial therapy. Researchers are not sure why distention helps, but some believe that it may increase capacity and interfere with pain signals transmitted by nerves in the bladder. Symptoms may temporarily worsen 24 to 48 hours after distention, but should return to predistention levels or improve within 2 to 4 weeks.

    Bladder Instillation: During a bladder instillation, also called a bladder wash or bath, the bladder is filled with a solution that is held for varying periods of time, averaging 10 to 15 minutes, before being emptied. The only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for bladder instillation is dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO, RIMSO-50). DMSO treatment involves guiding a narrow tube called a catheter up the urethra into the bladder. A measured amount of DMSO is passed through the catheter into the bladder, where it is retained for about 15 minutes before being expelled. Treatments are given every week or two for 6 to 8 weeks and repeated as needed. Most people who respond to DMSO notice improvement 3 or 4 weeks after the first 6- to 8-week cycle of treatments. Highly motivated patients who are willing to catheterize themselves may, after consultation with their health care provider, be able to have DMSO treatments at home. Self-administration is less expensive and more convenient than going to their health care provider's office or clinic. Health care providers think DMSO works in several ways. Because it passes into the bladder wall, it may reach tissue more effectively to reduce inflammation and block pain. It may also prevent muscle contractions that cause pain, frequency, and urgency. A bothersome but relatively insignificant side effect of DMSO treatments is a garlic-like taste and odor on the breath and skin that may last up to 72 hours after treatment. Long-term treatment has caused cataracts in animal studies, but this side effect has not appeared in humans. Blood tests, including a complete blood count and kidney and liver function tests, should be done about every 6 months.

    Oral Drugs: Pentosan polysulfate sodium (Elmiron) - This first oral drug developed for IC was approved by the FDA in 1996. In clinical trials, the drug improved symptoms in 30 percent of patients treated. Health care providers do not know exactly how it works, but one theory is that it may repair defects that might have developed in the lining of the bladder. The FDA-recommended oral dosage of Elmiron is 100 mg, three times a day. Patients may not feel relief from IC pain for the first 2 to 4 months. A decrease in urinary frequency may take up to 6 months. Patients are urged to continue with therapy for at least 6 months to give the drug an adequate chance to relieve symptoms. Elmiron's side effects are limited primarily to minor gastrointestinal discomfort. A small minority of patients experienced some hair loss, but hair grew back when they stopped taking the drug. Researchers have found no negative interactions between Elmiron and other medications. Elmiron may affect liver function, which should therefore be monitored by the health care provider. Because Elmiron has not been tested in pregnant women, the manufacturer recommends that it not be used during pregnancy, except in the most severe cases.

    Other Oral Medications: Aspirin and ibuprofen may be a first line of defense against mild discomfort. Health care providers may recommend other drugs to relieve pain. Some patients have experienced improvement in their urinary symptoms by taking tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline) or antihistamines. Amitriptyline may help to reduce pain, increase bladder capacity, and decrease frequency and nocturia. Some patients may not be able to take it because it makes them too tired during the day. In patients with severe pain, narcotic analgesics such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) with codeine or longer acting narcotics may be necessary.

    Note: All drugs-even those sold over the counter-have side effects. Patients should always consult a health care provider before using any drug for an extended amount of time.

    Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation: With transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), mild electric pulses enter the body for minutes to hours two or more times a day either through wires placed on the lower back or just above the pubic area, between the navel and the pubic hair, or through special devices inserted into the vagina in women or into the rectum in men. Although scientists do not know exactly how TENS relieves pelvic pain, it has been suggested that the electrical pulses may increase blood flow to the bladder, strengthen pelvic muscles that help control the bladder, or trigger the release of substances that block pain. TENS is relatively inexpensive and allows the patient to take an active part in treatment. Within some guidelines, the patient decides when, how long, and at what intensity TENS will be used. It has been most helpful in relieving pain and decreasing frequency in patients with Hunner's ulcers. Smokers do not respond as well as nonsmokers. If TENS is going to help, improvement is usually apparent in 3 to 4 months.

    Bladder Training: People who have found adequate relief from pain may be able to reduce frequency by using bladder training techniques. Methods vary, but basically patients decide to void (empty their bladder) at designated times and use relaxation techniques and distractions to keep to the schedule. Gradually, patients try to lengthen the time between scheduled voids. A diary in which to record voiding times is usually helpful in keeping track of progress.



    Counseling, Biofeedback, Self-hypnosis, Self-relaxation Therapy: is often recommended to help manage the stress, anger, anxiety and sometimes, depression that accompanies disorders of chronic pain.

    Surgery: Surgical measures are rarely used (only as a last resort when other methods of treatment have failed and quality of life with disabling pain warrants drastic steps). Many approaches and techniques are used, each of which has its own advantages and complications that should be discussed with a surgeon. Your health care provider may recommend consulting another surgeon for a second opinion before taking this step. Most health care providers are reluctant to operate because the outcome is unpredictable: Some people still have symptoms after surgery.

    People considering surgery should discuss the potential risks and benefits, side effects, and long- and short-term complications with a surgeon and with their family, as well as with people who have already had the procedure. Surgery requires anesthesia, hospitalization, and weeks or months of recovery. As the complexity of the procedure increases, so do the chances for complications and for failure.

    To locate a surgeon experienced in performing specific procedures, check with your health care provider.

    Two procedures - fulguration and resection of ulcers - can be done with instruments inserted through the urethra. Fulguration involves burning Hunner's ulcers with electricity or a laser. When the area heals, the dead tissue and the ulcer fall off, leaving new, healthy tissue behind. Resection involves cutting around and removing the ulcers. Both treatments are done under anesthesia and use special instruments inserted into the bladder through a cystoscope. Laser surgery in the urinary tract should be reserved for patients with Hunner's ulcers and should be done only by health care providers who have had special training and have the expertise needed to perform the procedure.

    Another surgical treatment is augmentation, which makes the bladder larger. In most of these procedures, scarred, ulcerated, and inflamed sections of the patient's bladder are removed, leaving only the base of the bladder and healthy tissue. A piece of the patient's colon (large intestine) is then removed, reshaped, and attached to what remains of the bladder. After the incisions heal, the patient may void less frequently. The effect on pain varies greatly; IC/PBS can sometimes recur on the segment of colon used to enlarge the bladder.

    Even in carefully selected patients - those with small, contracted bladders - pain, frequency, and urgency may remain or return after surgery, and patients may have additional problems with infections in the new bladder and difficulty absorbing nutrients from the shortened colon. Some patients are incontinent, while others cannot void at all and must insert a catheter into the urethra to empty the bladder.

    A surgical variation of TENS, called sacral nerve root stimulation, involves permanent implantation of electrodes and a unit emitting continuous electrical pulses. Studies of this experimental procedure are now under way.

    Bladder removal, called a cystectomy, is another, very infrequently used, surgical option. Once the bladder has been removed, different methods can be used to reroute the urine. In most cases, ureters are attached to a piece of colon that opens onto the skin of the abdomen. This procedure is called a urostomy and the opening is called a stoma. Urine empties through the stoma into a bag outside the body.

    Some urologists are using a second technique that also requires a stoma but allows urine to be stored in a pouch inside the abdomen. At intervals throughout the day, the patient puts a catheter into the stoma and empties the pouch. Patients with either type of urostomy must be very careful to keep the area in and around the stoma clean to prevent infection. Serious potential complications may include kidney infection and small bowel obstruction.

    A third method to reroute urine involves making a new bladder from a piece of the patient's colon and attaching it to the urethra. After healing, the patient may be able to empty the newly formed bladder by voiding at scheduled times or by inserting a catheter into the urethra. Only a few surgeons have the special training and expertise needed to perform this procedure.

    Even after total bladder removal, some patients still experience variable IC/PBS symptoms in the form of phantom pain. Therefore, the decision to undergo a cystectomy should be made only after testing all alternative methods and after seriously considering the potential outcome.

    SPECIAL CONCERNS

  • Cancer: There is no evidence that IC/PBS increases the risk of bladder cancer.


  • Pregnancy: Researchers have little information about pregnancy and IC/PBS but believe that the disorder does not affect fertility or the health of the fetus. Some women find that their IC/PBS goes into remission during pregnancy, while others experience a worsening of their symptoms.


  • Coping: The emotional support of family, friends, and other people with IC/PBS is very important in helping patients cope. Studies have found that patients who learn about the disorder and become involved in their own care do better than patients who do not. See the Interstitial Cystitis Association of America's website under Support Groups to find a group near you.


  • RESEARCH

    Although answers may seem slow in coming, researchers are working to solve the painful riddle of IC/PBS. Some scientists receive funds from the Federal Government to help support their research, while others receive support from their employing institution, drug pharmaceutical or device companies, or patient support associations.

    NIDDK's investment in scientifically meritorious IC/PBS research across the country has grown considerably since 1987. The Institute now supports research that is looking at various aspects of IC/PBS, such as how the components of urine may injure the bladder and what role organisms identified by nonstandard methods may have in causing IC/PBS. In addition to funding research, NIDDK sponsors scientific workshops where investigators share the results of their studies and discuss future areas for investigation.

    The Interstitial Cystitis Clinical Research Network (ICCRN) is a product of two NIDDK programs: the Interstitial Cystitis Database (ICDB) Study and the Interstitial Cystitis Clinical Trials Group (ICCTG). Established in 1991, the ICDB was a five-year prospective cohort study of more than 600 men and women with symptoms of urinary urgency, frequency, and pelvic pain. The study described the longitudinal changes of urinary symptoms, the impact of IC on quality of life, treatment patterns, and the relationship between bladder biopsy findings and patient symptoms. The ICCTG was established in 1996 as a follow-up to the ICDB study. The clinical trials group developed two randomized, controlled clinical trials of promising therapies, one using oral therapies-pentosan polysulfate sodium (Elmiron) and hydroxyzine hydrochloride (Atarax)- and the other administering intravesical treatment using Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG). BCG is a vaccine for tuberculosis that stimulates the immune system and may have an effect on the bladder. The ICCTG also developed and conducted ancillary studies of various biomarkers such as heparin-binding-growth-factor-like-growth-factor (HB-EGF) and anti-proliferative factor (APF).

    In 2003, the ICCTG became the Interstitial Cystitis Clinical Research Network (ICCRN), which is conducting additional clinical trials, either sequentially or concurrently, over a second five-year period. Ancillary studies will be developed and conducted in conjunction with the trials. One of these trials is studying the effectiveness of amitriptyline (Elavil) in treating painful bladder syndrome, which includes IC. Amitriptyline has FDA approval for the treatment of depression, but researchers believe the drug may work to block nerve signals that trigger pain in the bladder and may also decrease muscle spasms in the bladder, helping to cut both pain and frequent urination. Participants in the trial will be randomly assigned to take up to 75 milligrams of amitriptyline or a placebo each day for 14 to 26 weeks.

    Additional information available from a variety of resources. Here are some to start off your research:
      American Pain Society (APS)
      8735 W. Higgins Road, Suite 300
      Chicago, IL 60631
      Phone: 847-375-4715
      Fax: 866-574-2654, 847-375-6479
      International Fax: 732-460-7318
      Email: info@americanpainsociety.org
      Website: www.americanpainsociety.org

      American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS)
      2025 M Street NW., Suite 800
      Washington, DC 20036
      Phone: 202-367-1167
      Fax: 202-367-2167
      Email: info@augs.org
      Website: www.augs.org

      International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
      IASP Secretariat
      1510 H Street NW, Suite 600
      Washington, DC 20005-1020 USA
      Phone: 202-524-5300
      Fax: 202-524-5301
      Email: iaspdesk@iasp-pain.org
      Internet: www.iasp-pain.org

      Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA)
      1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500
      McLean, VA 22102
      Phone: 703-442-2070
      Fax: 703-506-3266
      Email: ICAmail@ichelp.org
      Website: www.ichelp.org

      National Kidney Foundation
      30 East 33rd Street
      New York, NY 10016
      Phone: 800-622-9010
      Fax: 212-689-9261
      Email: info@kidney.org
      Internet: www.kidney.org

      NIH/National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information
      3 Information Way
      Bethesda, MD 20892-3580
      Phone: 800-891-5390
      TTY: 866-569-1162
      Fax: 703-738-4929
      Email: nkudic@info.niddk.nih.gov
      Website: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/

      National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
      560 Sylvan Ave, Suite 2200
      Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
      Phone: 201-567-4228
      Fax: 201-567-1542 Email: webmaster@nosscr.org
      Internet: www.nosscr.org

      United Ostomy Association of America (UOAA)
      2489 Rice Street, Suite 275
      Roseville, MN 55113-3797
      Phone: 800-826-0826
      Email: info@ostomy.org
      Website: www.ostomy.org





    MEDICATION

  • Antihistamines, anticholinergics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and antidepressants all have limited success with decreasing the symptoms.


  • Sodium pentosanpolysulfate has demonstrated effectiveness in relieving symptoms for some women.


  • Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO or other medications may be instilled (placed directly) into the bladder. The DMSO is left in for about 15 minutes and then expelled. The treatment is repeated every 2 weeks or until symptoms are relieved and then repeated as needed. DMSO use produces a garlic-like smell to the skin and breath lasting up to 72 hours.


  • Medications used to treat IC are administered by different methods. They include:
    • Local Medication - medication instilled directly into the bladder via a catheter.
    • Systemic medication - drugs taken orally.
    • Chronic pain medications.

    LOCAL MEDICATIONS

    Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO, Rimso-50®) may be instilled (intravesical) through the urethra and directly into the bladder via a catheter. It is the only FDA-approved instillation treatment for IC. It enters the bladder wall and reduces inflammation, pain, and painful muscle contractions; it may be mixed with heparin, steroids, or other local anesthetics. It may leave a garlicky taste and smell on the skin and in the breath for up to 72 hours. Heparin is similar to GAG and may help to repair problems caused by GAG deficiency in the bladder. Blood, liver, and kidney tests are required every 6 months during DMSO therapy.

    Hyaluronic acid (Cystistat®) and Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) are undergoing clinical trials for IC treatment and are not widely available in the United States. Similar to heparin and GAG, Cystistat may help to repair a deficient bladder lining. BCG is a weakened form of cow tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis), which is used in tuberculosis vaccine in some European countries. Research shows that it may stimulate the immune system and improve the cellular makeup of the epithelium. The risk factors of BCG treatment are not fully understood, but may include inflammatory response in the bladder, tuberculosis-like chest infection, and the development of fibrous lumps (granulomas) in the bladder.

    Silver nitrate and sodium oxychlorosene (Clorpactin®) were once used for instillation but are now considered outdated, because they cause irritation and greater risk for complications in the abdomen.

    Temporary worsening of symptoms can occur up to 36 hours after any instillation treatment. Chemical cystitis is also a possible side effect.

    SYSTEMIC MEDICATION

    Pentosan polysulfate sodium (Elmiron®) is the only oral medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for IC. It is thought to prevent irritating elements in the urine from affecting the cells that line the bladder, but its precise method of action is unknown. Since Elmiron is chemically similar to glycosaminoglycan (GAG), it helps to rebuild the epithelium by coating the bladder wall. It may take up to 6 months to provide relief from symptoms. Elmiron must be taken on a long-term basis to keep symptoms from recurring. Side effects include gastrointestinal discomfort and reversible hair loss, but these are uncommon.

    Hydroxyzine (Vistaril®, Atarax®) is an antihistamine and mild anti-anxiety drug. It prevents mast cell degranulation, which is thought to play a role in IC, particularly in patients who have a history of allergies, migraine, and irritable bowel syndrome. Hydroxyzine decreases nighttime urination (nocturia), frequency, pain, and bladder pressure. Side effects include dry mouth and sedation.

    Oxybutynin chloride (Ditropan XL®), Detrol®, and a combination of atropine, hyoscyamine, methenamine, methylene blue, phenyl salicylate, and benzoic acid (Urised®) may reduce bladder spasms that cause frequency, urgency, and nighttime urination. Valium and other muscle relaxants may also be used to reduce spasms associated with IC.

    Amitriptyline (Elavil®) and doxepin (Sinequan®) are tricyclic antidepressants that help to block pain, calm bladder spasms, and reduce inflammation; they may be useful in small doses.

    CHRONIC PAIN MEDICATIONS

    A typical IC treatment regimen includes medication for chronic pain:
    • Anticonvulsant drugs - Tegretol®, Neurontin®
    • Benzodiazepines - Xanax®, Ativan®
    • Narcotics - Vicodin®, Percocet®
    • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) - Advil®, Aleve®, Celebrex®
    • Trycyclic and SSRI antidepressants - Tofranil®, Prozac®

    Generally, these are calming drugs. Benzodiazepines, for example, are used to treat axiety; they are now thought to exert analgesic effects and reduce pelvic floor muscle spasm. Antidepressant medications affect levels of neurotransmitters in the brain, which are responsible for mood, concentration, and the ability to manage difficult situations. They, too, are used for their pain-blocking effects. IC sufferers typically have sensitivities to foods and drugs, which may be activated by these medications. It may be necessary to take them initially in small doses. Some may be combined, under the supervision of a health care provider, to control severe pain.

    Many of these drugs carry a risk for kidney and liver dysfunction, and some require routine monitoring and blood tests. Pregnant women should consult their health care providers before taking them. Due to potentially severe gastrointestinal and cardiovascular side effects, NSAIDs should only be used as instructed.

    Discuss with your health care provider or pharmacist the side effects and precautions that are associated with each type of medication.





    ACTIVITY RECOMMENDATIONS & RESTRICTIONS

    SMOKING: Many patients feel that smoking makes their symptoms worse. How the by-products of tobacco that are excreted in the urine affect IC/PBS is unknown. Smoking, however, is the major known cause of bladder cancer. Therefore, one of the best things smokers can do for the bladder and their overall health is to quit.

    EXERCISE: Many patients feel that gentle stretching exercises may help IC/PBS symptoms. You may consider consult with a Yoga instructor or physical therapist about possible stretching exercises that may be helpful.



    GENTLE STRETCHING EXERCISE PRODUCTS

    AMAZON PRODUCTS






    DIET & NUTRITION

    Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic inflammation of the urinary bladder. Naturopathic treatment involves inhibiting the inflammatory process by removing inflammatory and irritating foods from the diet, taking nutritional supplements, and using herbal support. The importance of nutrition cannot be overstated and changing to a healthy diet may help relieve symptoms.

    Elimination of caffeine-containing beverages, alcohol, artificial sweeteners, spicy foods, chocolate, citrus fruits & beverages and tomatoes in the diet may help relieve symptoms. There is no scientific evidence linking diet to IC/PBS, but many health care providers and patients find that these substances and high-acid foods may contribute to bladder irritation and inflammation. Some patients also note that their symptoms worsen after eating or drinking products containing artificial sweeteners. Patients may try eliminating various items from their diet and reintroducing them one at a time to determine which, if any, affect their symptoms. However, maintaining a varied, well balanced diet is important. A Bland Diet helps some patients.

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Allergies
    MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Bland Diet - Helps some patients.


    DIETARY RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Eliminate food sensitivities, which are often the cause of chronic inflammatory conditions. To determine food sensitivities, use an elimination and challenge diet.


  • Eat whole, fresh, unrefined, and unprocessed foods. Include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, seeds, nuts, olive oil, and cold-water fish (salmon, tuna, sardines, halibut, and mackerel).


  • Avoid sugar, dairy products, refined foods, fried foods, junk foods, some beans (fava, lima, black, soy) and caffeine. Coffee, chocolate, alcohol, carbonated drinks, citrus fruits, and tomatoes often worsen symptoms. Drink 50-percent of your body weight in ounces of water daily (e.g., if you weigh 150 lbs, drink 75 ounces of water daily).


  • NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

  • Calcium Citrate alkalinizes the urine, which decreases irritation to the bladder.
  • Bromelain provides anti-inflammatory action. Take away from food.
  • DMSO may be helpful for relieving pain, inflammation, scleroderma, and interstitial cystitis however, intended use is as a solvent only and the choice of using it in other applications is the sole responsibility of the user. Dimethyl Sulfoxide is a clear liquid known for its ability to permeate living tissue. It is believed to help stimulate cellular processes. It has a distinctive and slightly unpleasant odor, but Dr. Morton Walker, in his book, DMSO: The New Healing Power, describes how it appears to help block pain, reduce inflammation, kill bacteria and funguses, reduce blood clotting, improve circulation, neutralize free radicals, stimulate the immune system, and hasten the healing of wounds. It is not recommended to use this product if you are pregnant or nursing. Topical applications of DMSO should not exceed 70% in areas of the skin affected by poor circulation. The face and neck are more sensitive to topical DMSO than other parts of the body, and the maximum concentration of DMSO should therefore be reduced by diluting the concentrate with sterile or distilled water. If you develop a rash or redness, you may want to reconsider using this product.


  • HERBAL REMEDIES

    Herbal medicines usually do not have side effects when used appropriately and at suggested doses. Occasionally, an herb at the prescribed dose causes stomach upset or headache. This may reflect the purity of the preparation or added ingredients, such as synthetic binders or fillers. For this reason, it is recommended that only high-quality products be used. As with all medications, more is not better and overdosing can lead to serious illness and death. The following herbs may be used to treat IC:

  • Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica): Take 30 mg standardized extract triterpenes 3 times a day. It enhances the integrity of connective tissue by stimulating production of glycosaminoglycans, which are an integral component of the protective mucous layer in the bladder.


  • Buchu (Barosma Betulina): A soothing diuretic tea and antiseptic for the urinary system.


  • Cleavers (Galium Aparine): Traditionally used as a urinary tract tonic.


  • Corn Silk (Zea Mays): Has soothing and diuretic properties.


  • Horsetail (Equisetum Arvense): An astringent and mild diuretic with tissue-healing properties.


  • Marshmallow Root (Althea Officinalis): Has soothing demulcent properties. It is best taken as a cold infusion; soak the herb in cold water for several hours, strain, and drink.


  • Sutherlandia was used to treat urinary tract infections, including gonorrhea, and cystitis, particularly what would nowadays be termed 'interstitial cystitis'. As a dietary nutritional food supplement, take one (1) tablet daily or as prescribed by a health-care professional. Do not use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Consult your health-care professional of taking prescribed medication.


  • Usnea (Usnea Barbata): Has soothing and antiseptic properties.
  • Castor OilBaking Soda

    HOMEOPATHY

    Homeopathy - A trained homeopathic practitioner is needed to diagnose and prescribe a deep-acting, constitutional remedy. The standard dosage for acute symptom relief is 3 pellets of 30C every 4 hours until symptoms resolve. Lower potencies, such as 6X, 6C, 30X, may be given every 2 to 4 hours. If the right remedy is chosen, symptoms should improve shortly after the second dose. If there is no improvement after 3 doses, a different remedy is given. The following remedies may be effective in treating IC:

  • Apis Mellifica: Indicated for stinging pain that is worse with heat.
  • Cantharis: Indicated for intolerable urgency with burning, scalding urination.
  • Sarsaparilla: Indicated for pain that burns after urination has stopped.
  • Staphysagria: Indicated for a urinary tract infection that is the result of sexual intercourse.


  • PHYSICAL MEDICINE

  • Castor Oil packs can be applied for IC that has associated bladder cramping or pelvic discomfort.


  • SUGGESTIONS FROM PEOPLE WITH IC

    Try this quick fix for pain right now: Baking Soda for IC pain.

    October 30, 2005 Submitted by an Amazon Reviewer: Anonymous - I have read many books on IC because I have it. I need to tell you that I have NOT read this one yet (The Interstitial Cystitis Survival Guide). but feel compelled to tell you that I have found relief from the pain and how you may be able to also, right now in about twenty minutes. Most people have baking soda in the house. Get a level teaspoon of it and add it to one third cup of water. Let it fully dissolve and drink it. It doesn't taste great but it will stop the pain in about twenty minutes. The burning will go away! I'm not kidding. This will solve the immediate problem. I think it changes the ph of the body which is too acid. It makes it more alkaline and that somehow works. The next thing I stumbled across while being treated for PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and anxiety was to be prescribed Neurontin (or generic name: Gabapentin). This seems to have gotten rid of IC almost entirely! My doctor and I didn't know this would happen! We just wanted to quell the anxiety problem. Now I only need to use baking soda one or two times a month. I had to increase the dosage of Neurontin slowly and after a while to everyone's amazement the pain went away. I don't have to tell you how life is such a drag with chronic pain, you know. So I just had to write this in the hope that it would help you. I didn't want invasive operations. And I read that they didn't work. I don't exactly want to push drugs but boy do I feel better. I hope you do too!!

    EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES & LINKS

    Fresh Tastes by Bev - Nutrition & Diet for IC






    NOTIFY YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

  • If you or a family member has symptoms of interstitial cystitis.
  • Intolerable pain occurs during treatment.
  • New, unexplained symptoms develop. Medications used in treatment may produce side effects.
  • Symptoms recur after treatment.


  • MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Cystitis (Bladder Infection)
    MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
    MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Urethritis (Urethra Infection)
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Allergies
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    INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS SUPPLEMENTAL PRODUCTS


    Products and supplements to support treatment of interstitial cystitis, an inflammation of the bladder wall.

  • Apis Mellifica Homeopathic Products
  • Baking Soda Products
  • Bromelain Supplement Products
  • Buchu Herbal Products
  • Calcium Supplement Products
  • Cantharis Homeopathic Products
  • Castor Oil Herbal Products
  • Cleavers Herbal Products
  • Corn Silk Herbal Products

  • DMSO Supplement Products
  • Gotu Kola Herbal Products
  • Horsetail Herbal Products
  • Marshmallow Herbal Products
  • Sarsaparilla Herbal Products
  • Sarsaparilla Homeopathic Products
  • Staphysagria Homeopathic Products
  • Sutherlandia Herbal Products
  • Usnea Herbal Products


  • QUALITY PRODUCTS & SUPPLEMENTS




    APIS MELLIFICA HOMEOPATHIC PRODUCTS

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    House of Nutrition: Apis Mellifica 6C, Boiron, 80 Pellets
    Homeopathic medicine for burning, swelling, stinging inflammation improved by cold.
    House of Nutrition: Apis Mellifica 30C, Boiron, 80 Pellets
    House of Nutrition: Apis Mellifica 30C, Boiron, 1 Vial
    House of Nutrition: Apis Mellifica 200CK, Boiron, 80 Pellets
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    AMAZON PRODUCTS



  • Nutrition Basics: Apis Mellifica Homeopathic Information



  • BAKING SODA PRODUCTS

    Baking soda is the leavening agent that helps turn out light, airy breads and perfect cakes. Many recipes will instruct you to mix baking soda with other dry ingredients before adding liquid. They might also tell you to mix briefly or "only until moistened." Working this way keeps the baking soda from reacting until the end of the mixing process. To keep your cakes and breads from falling flat, put the mixed batter in the oven as quickly as possible. Baking soda can also be used as a household cleaner and deodorizer.

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate), Miscellaneous Bulk Ingredients
    A natural source Sodium Bicarbonate that complements body care recipes by adding a smooth texture to creams and lotions. Also acts as a wonderful pH stabilizer and subdues viscosity thus making your products easier to handle. The line of Baking Soda offered by Mountain Rose Herbs is within NOP standards for use in organic production, and is manufactured to USP and NSF standards. Choose from 2 different sizes.


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    Ingredients are sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch and monocalcium phosphate. Non-aluminum.
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    Apply this simple salve of castor oil and bicarbonate of soda to warts, moles, corns, or skin blemishes at least once daily. Cayce also recommended use of this formula in cases of calluses, moles, and ingrown toe nails. Applied under a band-aid, Casoda will smooth your skin while you sleep.


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    Kalyx: Baking Powder, Double Acting, Rumford, Frontier Natural Brands, 10 oz. Can (K)
    Kalyx: Baking Powder, Double Acting, Rumbord, Frontier Natural Brands, 5 lbs. (K)
    Compound of the following ingredients and none other: monocalcium phosphate, baking soda and cornstarch. Rumford Baking Powder is equal to double acting baking powders and is fast acting. In fact, for some people's liking maybe too fast. Two-thirds of Rumford's reaction takes place in your mixing bowl. The other 1/3 takes place in the oven. The reason most baking powders use bitter tasting sodium aluminum sulfate (which Rumford doesn't have) is because this element delays to a minimum the reaction between the water and the powder until it goes into the oven. 'To leaven means to make light; to raise. Leavening agents are responsible for the volume in most baked food products. They are responsible for expanding the air bubbles that have been mixed, creamed, kneaded or whipped into the batter. This results in a delicious recipe, with lots of volume--only as long as there are adequate air bubbles. Leaveners also contribute to a baked goods' taste, coloring and texture. Baking powder is basically a blend of acid (most commonly calcium acid phosphate or cream of tartar) and baking soda (alkali - sodium bicarbonate), creating carbon dioxide bubbles when both moistened and heated. It is known as a double acting chemical leavener -- it begins release carbon dioxide as soon as it is moistened, and again when heated in the oven. (There are single acting baking powders, but are rarely used by home bakers). Always use double acting in recipes; it is virtually the only type available in grocery stores. Baking powder does not need an acidic ingredient to release its leavening power, as baking soda does, because it contains its own; baking powder contains 30 percent baking soda and monocalcium phosphate, both of which are an acid. When using Rumford Baking Powder, mix all your dry ingredients together, then add your wet ingredients at the end. Don't stir your batter more than necessary after adding the water. Further mixing will have a tendency to stir out some of the forming carbon dioxide bubbles created between the baking powder and the water in your batter. So, without spending more time than necessary, stir the batter until smooth, put it into the pan and bake it immediately. Store baking powder tightly covered in a dry place. Baking powder stays fresh for about one year. Check the container for the expiration date.

  • Nutrition Basics: Baking Soda & Baking Powder Information



  • BROMELAIN PINEAPPLE ENZYME SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

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    HerbsPro: Bromelain Sinus Ease, Natures Life, 1200 mg, 30 Caps (90412)
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    House of Nutrition: Bromelain, 2400 GDU, Pure Encap, 250 mg, 60 VCaps
    House of Nutrition: Bromelain, Natures Plus, 250 mg, 90 Tabs
    House of Nutrition: Bromelain, 2400 GDU, Pure Encap, 250 mg, 180 VCaps
    House of Nutrition: Mega Bromelain, TwinLab, 300 mg, 60 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Mega Bromelain, TwinLab, 300 mg, 90 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Bromelain, Verified Quality, 375 mg, 60 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Turmeric & Bromelain, Natural Factors, 450 mg, 180 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Bromelain, Natures Plus, 500 mg, 60 Tabs
    House of Nutrition: Bromelain, Solgar, 500 mg, 60 Tabs~
    House of Nutrition: Bromelain, Now Foods, 500 mg, 60 VCaps
    House of Nutrition: Bromelain, 600 GDU, Source Naturals, 500 mg, 60 Tabs
    House of Nutrition: Specially-Coated Bromelain, Life Extension, 500 mg, 60 Tabs
    House of Nutrition: Natural Bromelain, Country Life Biochem, 500 mg, 60 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Bromelain, 2000 GDU, Source Naturals, 500 mg, 60 Tabs
    House of Nutrition: Bromelain, 2400 GDU, Olympian Labs, 500 mg, 60 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Bromelain, Natural Factors, 500 mg, 90 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Bromelain, Natures Plus, 500 mg, 90 Tabs
    House of Nutrition: Bromelain, 600 GDU, Source Naturals, 500 mg, 120 Tabs
    House of Nutrition: Bromelain, Natural Factors, 500 mg, 180 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Bromelain, 2400 GDU, Pure Encap, 500 mg, 180 VCaps
    House of Nutrition: Bromelain, Metabolic Maintenance, 750 mg, 60 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Bromelain, Kal, 1000 mg, 30 Tabs
    House of Nutrition: Ultra Bromelain, Pure Pineapple Source, Natures Plus, 1500 mg, 60 Tabs
    House of Nutrition: Bromelain Powder, Life Extension, 100 Grams


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    TakeHerb: Bromelain, Specially Enteric Coated, Life Extension, 500 mg, 60 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Bromelain Powder, Life Extension, 100 grams
    TakeHerb: Bromelain Powder (Ananas comosus), Starwest Botanicals, Pure Kosher Certified, 150 GDU, 1 lb.
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    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Bromelain, Thompson Nutritional, 500 mg, 30 Caplets
    Kalyx: Bromelain, FoodScience Labs, 500 mg, 60 Tabs
    Kalyx: Mega Bromelain, TwinLab, 1000 mg, 90 Caps
    Kalyx: Mega Probiotic Chewables (With Bromelain & Other Enzymes), FoodScience Labs, 90 Vegetarian Tabs
    Kalyx: Natural Pineapple Bromelain, American Health, 500 mg, 60 Caps
    Kalyx: Bromelain, Herbal Extracts Plus, 600 GDU, 90 VCaps
    Kalyx: Bromelain Powder, Herbal Extracts Plus, 600 GDU, 1/4 lb.


  • Nutrition Basics: Bromelain Pineapple Enzyme Information



  • BUCHU HERBAL PRODUCTS

    Buchu herb is also known as Agathosma betulina, Barosma betulina, Buku, Diosma, Bucco, Bookoo, Bucku, Bucko, long Buchu (A. crenulata), and round buchu (A. betulina). It has traditionally been claimed to treat a wide variety of disorders, some of which include stomach complaints and urinary tract infections. Buchu comes from South Africa and is a small, woody plant about the size of a "hedgehog". The leaves have a pungent aroma similar to peppermint that increases as the leaves are dried. The primary action of the herb is antimicrobial. Buchu leaves act as a diuretic and antisepic, and today is used in treating inflammation of the urethra, blood in the urine, bladder infections, and other chronic urinary trat infections. Long term use is not recommended. Not to be used during pregnancy and contraindicated in kidney inflammation. If you have kidney or liver disorders, consult with your health care provider before using this herb.

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Buchu Leaf (Agathosma betulina), Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices


    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Buchu Leaf Powder (Barosma betulina), Organic, 4 oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Buchu Leaf Powder (Barosma betulina), Organic, 1 lb.


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    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Buchu Leaf, 90 VCaps
    Kalyx: Buchu Leaf Extract (Barosma betulina), 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Buchu Leaf Powder, 1/4 lb.


  • Nutrition Basics: Buchu Herbal Information



  • CALCIUM SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

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    Starwest Botanicals: Calcium Citrate Powder, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Coral Calcium Powder, 1 lb.


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    HerbsPro: Calcium, Foodscience of Vermont, 60 Chews (74908)
    HerbsPro: Calcium Essentials, Futurebiotics, 90 Caps (67613)
    HerbsPro: Calcium & Magnesium Chelate, Natural Factors, 90 Tabs (84276)
    HerbsPro: Calcium With Boron Target-Mins, Country Life, 90 Caps (37050)
    HerbsPro: Triple Calcium Plus Vitamin D, Calcet, 100 Tabs (97260)
    HerbsPro: Calcium Magnesium & Zinc, Sundown Naturals, 100 Caplets (98472)
    HerbsPro: Calcium Citrate With D & Magnesium, Citracal, 120 Tabs (96072)
    HerbsPro: Maximum Calcium Citrate With Vitamin D, Citracal, 120 Coated Caplets (96083)
    HerbsPro: Calcium Citrate With D & Bioperine, Country Life, 120 Tabs (37049)
    HerbsPro: Calcium & Magnesium Wafers, Country Life, 120 Wafers (37051)
    HerbsPro: Calcium Magnesium Complex, Country Life, 180 Tabs (37054)
    HerbsPro: Calcium Bone Maker Complex, Doctors Best, 180 Caps (86100)
    HerbsPro: Chelated Calcium & Magnesium With Zinc, American Health, 250 Tabs (34605)
    HerbsPro: Calcium & Magnesium, Now Foods, 250 Tabs (68448)
    HerbsPro: Calcium Absorption, Bioforce USA, 400 Tabs (33889)
    HerbsPro: Calcium Magnesium Chelate, Source Naturals, 200 mg/100 mg, 250 Tabs (6173)
    HerbsPro: Calcium Citrate With Vitamin D, Citracal, 250 mg, 150 Tabs (96081)
    HerbsPro: Calcium Citrate, Natural Factors, 350 mg, 90 Tabs (84274)
    HerbsPro: Calcium D-Glucarate, Source Naturals, 500 mg, 30 Tabs (6166)
    HerbsPro: Caltrate 600 Plus D & Minerals, Calcium Supplement, 60 Tabs (96835)
    HerbsPro: Caltrate 600 Plus D, Calcium Supplement, For Strong Bones, 60 Tabs (99040)
    HerbsPro: Caltrate 600 Calcium & Vitamin D, Vanilla Creme, 60 Softchews (97140)
    HerbsPro: Caltrate 600 Plus D, Calcium Supplement, Assorted Fruit, 60 Chewable Tabs (97251)
    HerbsPro: Caltrate 600 Plus D, Calcium Supplement, Assorted Fruit, 90 Chewable Tabs (97393)
    HerbsPro: Caltrate 600 Plus D, Calcium Supplement, For Strong Bones, 120 Tabs (99692)
    HerbsPro: Caltrate 600 Plus D & Minerals, Calcium Supplement, 120 Tabs (97446)
    HerbsPro: Calcium-1000 With Vitamin D, Twinlab, 1000 mg, 120 Tabs (19466)
    HerbsPro: Calcium Hydroxyapatite, Now Foods, 1000 mg, 120 Caps (67886)
    HerbsPro: Calcium Plus D Slow Release, Citracal, 1200 mg, 80 Tabs (103391)
    HerbsPro: Calcium Ascorbate Crystals, Source Naturals, 4 oz. (6164)
    HerbsPro: Calcium Ascorbate Crystals, Source Naturals, 8 oz. (6165)
    HerbsPro: Calcium Ascorbate Powder, Now Foods, 8 oz. (67876)
    HerbsPro: Calcium Citrate Powder, Now Foods, 8 oz. (67883)
    HerbsPro: Calcium Carbonate Powder, Now Foods, 12 oz. (67878)
    HerbsPro: Calcium Magnesium Powdered Minerals, Mezotrace, 16 oz. (16360)
    HerbsPro: Calcium Ascorbate Powder, Now Foods, 3 lb. (67877)
    HerbsPro: Herbal Calcium Extract, Dr. Christophers Formulas, 2 oz. (39756)
    HerbsPro: Calm Plus Calcium Liquid, Raspberry-Lemon, Natural Vitality, 8 fl. oz. (63416)
    HerbsPro: Liquid Calcium Magnesium Citrate, Blueberry, Life Time Nutritional Specialties, 750 mg, 16 fl. oz. (89963)
    HerbsPro: Liquid Calcium Magnesium Citrate, Orange Vanilla, Life Time Nutritional Specialties, 750 mg, 16 fl. oz. (89965)
    HerbsPro: Liquid Calcium Magnesium Citrate, Lemon Custard, Life Time Nutritional Specialties, 750 mg, 16 fl. oz. (89966)
    HerbsPro: Liquid Calcium Magnesium Citrate, Cherry, Life Time Nutritional Specialties, 750 mg, 16 fl. oz. (89967)
    HerbsPro: Liquid Calcium Magnesium Citrate, Grape, Life Time Nutritional Specialties, 750 mg, 16 fl. oz. (89968)
    HerbsPro: Liquid Calcium Magnesium Citrate, Strawberry, Life Time Nutritional Specialties, 750 mg, 16 fl. oz. (89969)
    HerbsPro: Liquid Calcium Magnesium Citrate, Pina Colada, Life Time Nutritional Specialties, 750 mg, 16 fl. oz. (89971)
    HerbsPro: Calcium Plus Liquid, French Vanilla, Buried Treasure Products, 16 fl. oz. (50981)
    HerbsPro: Calcium Plus Liquid, Blueberry, Buried Treasure Products, 16 fl. oz. (75958)
    HerbsPro: Liquid Calcium Magnesium Citrate With Vitamin D-3, Natural Blueberry, Solgar, 16 fl. oz. (100291)
    HerbsPro: Liquid Calcium Magnesium Citrate With Vitamin D-3, Natural Orange-Vanilla, Solgar, 16 fl. oz. (100292)
    HerbsPro: Liquid Calcium Magnesium Citrate With Vitamin D-3, Natural Strawberry, Solgar, 16 fl. oz. (100293)
    HerbsPro: Calcium Liquid, Eidon Ionic Minerals, 19 fl. oz. (81068)


    HOUSE OF NUTRITION PRODUCTS

    House of Nutrition: Total Soy Calcium 1000, Vanilla, Naturade, 17.3 oz.
    Naturade Calcium Shake is a complete bone health formula. Each serving guarantees the full 1000 milligram Daily Value of Calcium you need to maintain bone health and fight the crippling effects of Osteoporosis. It provides a 1:1 ratio of Calcium to Magnesium important to maximize Calcium absorption plus 5 additional minerals essential to the maintenance of strong bones, including Phosphorus, Zinc, Manganese, Copper and Boron. This advanced bone care product supplies 50% of the Daily Value of Vitamin D, also essential to Calcium absorption.
    House of Nutrition: Chewable Calcium, Solgar, 500 mg, 120 Wafers
    House of Nutrition: Calcium Magnesium Liquid, Floradix, 17 fl. oz.
    A good source of Calcium and magnesium. Easy to assimilate Vegetarian liquid formula. Floradix Calcium-Magnesium liquid is ideal for anyone who needs to supplement more calcium into their daily diet. Floradix Calcium-Magnesium liquid is the perfect choice for those who do not wish to take tablets or capsules or who simply find liquid vitamins more effective.
    House of Nutrition: Calcium Ascorbate Powder, Now Foods, 3 lbs.
    Vegetarian Product Calcium Ascorbate is an optimal nutritional supplement that combines Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) with Calcium Carbonate. By combining these two dietary ingredients, we have created a buffered source of Vitamin C that will not contribute to gastric irritation in sensitive persons.


    TAKEHERB PRODUCTS

    TakeHerb: Bone Strength Take Care, New Chapter, 120 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Liquid Coral Calcium Complex, Natural Calcium, Dynamic Health Labs, 32 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Osteo Rx, Bone Health & Density, Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, 120 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Calcium, Liquid Health, 32 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Calcium Citrate Chew, TwinLab, 1000 mg, 60 Wafers
    TakeHerb: Total Soy Calcium Shake, Vanilla, Naturade, 1000 mg, 17.3 oz.
    TakeHerb: Super Calcium-Magnesium With Vitamin D & Boron, Schiff, 1200 mg / 400 mg / 400 IU / 3 mg, 90 Softgels
    TakeHerb: Super Calcium With Vitamin D, Schiff, 1200 mg / 400 IU, 120 Softgels
    TakeHerb: Calcium Citrate With Magnesium, TwinLab, 300 mg / 150 mg, 250 Caps
    TakeHerb: Coral Calcium Complete Liquid, Buried Treasure, 32 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Coral Calcium Powder, Source Naturals, 8 oz.


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Calcium With Vitamin D, TwinLab, 1000 mg / 400 IU, 120 Tabs
    Kalyx: Calcium Citrate Powder, Frontier Natural, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Calcium Complex, Calcium & Magnesium, All One, 1000 mg / 500 mg, 8.5 oz.


  • Calcium Supplement Information



  • CANTHARIS HOMEOPATHIC PRODUCTS

    Cantharis is a homeopathic medicine used for bladder irritation and painful urination. Cantaris (Spanish Fly) is a homeopathic remedy used for acute inflammations of the mucosae, the urinary orgasms, the reproductive organs, the gastrointestinal tract, and the skin with formations of blisters, effusions in cavities of the body, minor burns and scalds.

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Cantharis 6X, Hylands, 250 Tabs (15772)
    HerbsPro: Cantharis 30X, Hylands, 250 Tabs (15771)
    HerbsPro: Cantharis 30C, Hylands, 2 Dram Vial (35083)


    HOUSE OF NUTRITION PRODUCTS

    House of Nutrition: Cantharis 6X, Hylands, 250 Tabs
    House of Nutrition: Cantharis 30X, Hylands, 250 Tabs
    House of Nutrition: Cantharis 6C, Boiron, 80 Pellets
    House of Nutrition: Cantharis 30C, Boiron, 80 Pellets
    House of Nutrition: Cantharis 30C, Boiron, 1 Vial
    House of Nutrition: Cantharis 200CK, Boiron, 80 Pellets
    House of Nutrition: Cantharis 1M, Boiron, 80 Pellets


    TAKEHERB PRODUCTS

    TakeHerb: Cantharis 6X, Spanish Fly Homeopathic, Hylands, 250 Tabs
    Adults dissolve 4 tablets under tongue 4 times a day, children 2 tablets as above. In acute cases take 4 tablets every hour until relieved, or as directed by a licensed practitioner. Cautions: As with any drug, if you are pregnant or nursing a baby, seek the advice of a health professional before using this product. If symptoms persist for more than 7 days or worsen, consult a licensed practitioner.
    TakeHerb: Cantharis 30C, Spanish Fly Homeopathic, Hylands, 1 Vial


    AMAZON PRODUCTS



  • Nutrition Basics: Cantharis Homeopathic Information



  • CASTOR OIL HERBAL PRODUCTS

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Castor Oil (Ricinus Communis), Certified Organic, Bulk Carrier & Vegetable Oils


    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Castor Oil (Refined), 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Castor Oil (Refined), 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Castor Oil (Refined), 16 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Castor Oil (Refined), 1 Gallon
    Starwest Botanicals: Castor Oil (Refined), 5 Gallons


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Castor Oil Roll-On, For Skin Application, Heritage Products, 3 fl. oz. (78710)
    Here's an easy way to apply this versatile emollient. Castor oil is known to penetrate deep into tissues to soften and enrich the skin cells for renewed, pliable skin. Available in a convenient roll-on for effortless application wherever you need it. Our castor oil is certified pure, of course, so you benefit from its natural healing properties.
    HerbsPro: Castor Oil, Cold Pressed, Heritage Products, 4 fl. oz. (15585)
    Castor OIl is a powerful laxative and used as an emolliennt to soothe the skin and keep it moist. This product contains ultra pure, cold pressed castor oil and does not contain pesticide residues, and is cruelty free (not tested on animals).
    HerbsPro: Castor Oil USP, Sunmark, 6 fl. oz. (97612)
    For temporary relief of occasional constipation. Bowel movemet is generally produced in 6 to 12 hours. Odorless and tasteless.
    HerbsPro: Castor Oil, Home Health, 8 fl. oz. (15674)
    Castor Oil may be useful as a skin softener, to relieve gastrointestinal problems, lacerations, skin disorders, and to relieve pain and stiffness associated with arthritis and rheumatism. Pure, natural emollient oil. Softens and nourishes the skin. Ideal for use in Castor Oil Packs. Excellent for massage into joints and muscles. Castor Oil is a natural emollient that penetrates the surface layers of the skin making it softer and more pliable. The effects of externally applied Castor Oil can be enhanced through the use of a castor oil pack a piece of wool flannel saturated with the oil and applied to the body. Use of a pack allows the greatest penetration in a specific area of the body. The application of heat further increases this penetration, allowing the oil to better impart its natural qualities to the body. Instruction for the preparation and application of castor oil packs are supplied with each package of Home Health White Wool Flannel. At Home Health, years of research have gone into creating truly effective personal care products based on traditional, natural ingredients. This Castor Oil is the finest quality available. It is cold pressed and cold processed and contains no artificial ingredients. You can rely on Home Health to deliver the natural health and healing your family deserves. To complete your personal health and beauty program, we invite you to try other quality products from the Home Health line of naturally based formulas.
    HerbsPro: Castor Oil, Cold Pressed, Heritage Products, 8 fl. oz. (15586)
    Castor OIl is a powerful laxative and used as an emolliennt to soothe the skin and keep it moist. This product contains ultra pure, cold pressed castor oil and does not contain pesticide residues, and is cruelty free (not tested on animals).
    HerbsPro: Castor Oil, Organic, Heritage Products, 16 fl. oz. (81932)
    HerbsPro: Castor Oil, Now Foods, 16 fl. oz. (67914)
    Condition: In need of an all-natural emollient. 100% Pure Castor Oil is expeller-pressed from the seed of Ricinus communisand is virtually odorless and tasteless. While it is applicable in many other areas of wellness, Castor Oil is considered by many to be one of the finest natural skin emollients available today. Also known as Palma Christi (the "Palm of Christ"), castor oil celebrates a history of use that dates back to biblical times. Since then, it has been used therapeutically to help support and soften healthy skin and hair, and is commonly used in some of today's most popular cosmetic and beauty formulas.
    HerbsPro: Castor Oil, Home Health, 16 fl. oz. (35076)
    Castor Oil may be useful as a skin softener, to relieve gastrointestinal problems, lacerations, skin disorders, and to relieve pain and stiffness associated with arthritis and rheumatism. Pure, natural emollient oil. Softens and nourishes the skin. Ideal for use in Castor Oil Packs. Excellent for massage into joints and muscles. Castor Oil is a natural emollient that penetrates the surface layers of the skin making it softer and more pliable. The effects of externally applied Castor Oil can be enhanced through the use of a castor oil pack a piece of wool flannel saturated with the oil and applied to the body. Use of a pack allows the greatest penetration in a specific area of the body. The application of heat further increases this penetration, allowing the oil to better impart its natural qualities to the body. Instruction for the preparation and application of castor oil packs are supplied with each package of Home Health White Wool Flannel. At Home Health, years of research have gone into creating truly effective personal care products based on traditional, natural ingredients. This Castor Oil is the finest quality available. It is cold pressed and cold processed and contains no artificial ingredients. You can rely on Home Health to deliver the natural health and healing your family deserves. To complete your personal health and beauty program, we invite you to try other quality products from the Home Health line of naturally based formulas.
    HerbsPro: Castor Oil, Cold Pressed, Heritage Products, 16 fl. oz. (15587)
    Castor OIl is a powerful laxative and used as an emolliennt to soothe the skin and keep it moist. This product contains ultra pure, cold pressed castor oil and does not contain pesticide residues, and is cruelty free (not tested on animals).
    HerbsPro: Castor Oil, Heritage Products, 32 fl. oz. (105910)
    This organic castor oil is the highest quality you can find. We have always offered pure castor oil tested to be free of solvents and chemicals. Now there is a certified organic Castor Oil to continue our tradition of providing the best possible ingredients for your superior health.
    HerbsPro: Castor Oil, Home Health, 32 fl. oz. (36119)
    Castor Oil may be useful as a skin softener, to relieve gastrointestinal problems, lacerations, skin disorders, and to relieve pain and stiffness associated with arthritis and rheumatism. Pure, natural emollient oil. Softens and nourishes the skin. Ideal for use in Castor Oil Packs. Excellent for massage into joints and muscles. Castor Oil is a natural emollient that penetrates the surface layers of the skin making it softer and more pliable. The effects of externally applied Castor Oil can be enhanced through the use of a castor oil pack a piece of wool flannel saturated with the oil and applied to the body. Use of a pack allows the greatest penetration in a specific area of the body. The application of heat further increases this penetration, allowing the oil to better impart its natural qualities to the body. Instruction for the preparation and application of castor oil packs are supplied with each package of Home Health White Wool Flannel. At Home Health, years of research have gone into creating truly effective personal care products based on traditional, natural ingredients. This Castor Oil is the finest quality available. It is cold pressed and cold processed and contains no artificial ingredients. You can rely on Home Health to deliver the natural health and healing your family deserves. To complete your personal health and beauty program, we invite you to try other quality products from the Home Health line of naturally based formulas.
    HerbsPro: Castor Oil, Cold Pressed, Heritage Products, 32 fl. oz. (36115)
    Castor OIl is a powerful laxative and used as an emolliennt to soothe the skin and keep it moist. This product contains ultra pure, cold pressed castor oil and does not contain pesticide residues, and is cruelty free (not tested on animals).
    HerbsPro: Castor Oil, Heritage Products, 1 Gallon (105911)
    HerbsPro: Castor Oil, Now Foods, 650 mg, 120 Softgels (67913)
    HerbsPro: Castor Oil, Heritage Products, 725 mg, 60 VCaps (92764)
    HerbsPro: Castor Clean Towelettes, Heritage Products, 40 Count (94824)
    Natural Castor Clean Towelettes can also be used to balance pH, remove debris, clarify texture, and enhance the appearance of your skin tone. Dispenser contains 40 wet towelettes for gentle cleansing. Use one or two sturdy Towelettes to remove oil after castor oil pack application.
    HerbsPro: Castor Oil Soap, Heritage Products, 3.5 oz. (51005)
    Castor Oil soap is a powerful laxative and used as an emollient to soothe the skin and keep it moist. Clean for your body and environment. Comfort and cleanse your skin with soothing castor Oil Soap. This healing bar is handmade according to a special moisturizing formula of plant oils to deeply nourish your skin. Contains olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil and potash.
    HerbsPro: Castor Oil Pack Holder, Heritage Products, 1 Piece (77017)
    Experience all of the benefits of a castor oil pack with the convenient aid of our wrap-around holder. Two velcro strips secure the flannel over your abdomen while an ample-sized pouch holds your heating pad in place. Flannel-lined vinyl protects your heating pad and clothing from the oil so that you can simply relax 20 x 12-inches.
    HerbsPro: Castor Clean Castor Oil Solvent, Heritage Products, 16 fl. oz. (83703)
    Castor Clean is a baking soda solution for application after a Castor Oil pack to cleanse the body from the acidity ad from the natural secretions that arise from same. The Castor Clean solution contains filtered water, sodium bicarbonate, and witch hazel.


    TAKEHERB PRODUCTS

    TakeHerb: Castor Oil, Heritage Products, 725 mg, 60 VCaps
    TakeHerb: Castor Oil Roll-On, Heritage Products, 3 oz.
    TakeHerb: Castor Oil, Refined, Starwest Botanicals, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Castor Oil, Cold Pressed, Heritage Products, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Castor Oil, Refined, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Castor Oil, Cold Pressed, Cold Processed, Home Health, 8 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Castor Oil, Cold Pressed, Heritage Products, 8 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Castor Oil, Cold Pressed, Cold Processed, Home Health, 16 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Castor Oil, Cold Pressed, Heritage Products, 16 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Castor Oil, Organic, Cold Pressed, Hexane Free, Heritage Products, 16 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Castor Oil, Refined, Starwest Botanicals, 16 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Castor Oil, Cold Pressed, Cold Processed, Home Health, 32 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Castor Oil, Cold Pressed, Heritage Products, 32 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Castor Oil, Frontier, 1 Gallon
    TakeHerb: Castor Oil, Refined, Starwest Botanicals, 1 Gallon
    TakeHerb: Castor Oil, Refined, Starwest Botanicals, 5 Gallons
    TakeHerb: Wool Flannel, Large 18 x 24-inches, Home Health, 1 Piece
    TakeHerb: Wool Flannel, 12 x 27-inches, Heritage Products, 1 Piece
    TakeHerb: Wool Flannel, Small 12 x 18-inches, Home Health, 1 Piece
    TakeHerb: Cotton Flannel, 13 x 15-inches, Heritage Products, 1 Piece
    TakeHerb: Castor Clean Castor Oil Solvent, Heritage Products, 16 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Castor Clean Towelettes, Heritage Products, 40 Count
    TakeHerb: Castor Soap Moisturizing Beauty Bar, Heritage Products, 3.5 oz. 1 Bar


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Castor Oil Plant (Ricinus Communis) Powdered Extract 4:1, Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) (RF)
    Kalyx: Castor Root Extract (Ricinus Communis), Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Castor Root Extract (Ricinus Communis), Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Castor Root Extract (Ricinus Communis), Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Castor Oil, Heritage Store, Carrier & Supplement Oil, 4 fl. oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: Castor Oil, Frontier, Carrier & Supplement Oil, 8 fl. oz. (K)
    Kalyx: Castor Oil, Heritage Store, Carrier & Supplement Oil, 32 fl. oz. (HF)


  • Nutrition Basics: Castor Oil Herbal Information
  • Aromatherapy: Castor Oil Information



  • CLEAVERS HERBAL PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Cleavers (Galium Aparine), Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Cleavers Extract 1:2. Wild Harvested, Single Herbal Extracts & Tinctures


    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Cleavers Herb, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Cleavers Herb, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Cleavers Herb Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Cleavers (Galium Aparine), Eclectic Institute Inc, 1 fl. oz. (2244)
    HerbsPro: Cleavers Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (2339)
    HerbsPro: Cleavers Extract, Natures Answer, Alcohol Free, 1 fl. oz. (17128)
    HerbsPro: Cleavers (Galium Aparine), Eclectic Institute Inc, 2 fl. oz. (31874)
    HerbsPro: Cleavers Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz. (32236)


    HOUSE OF NUTRITION PRODUCTS

    House of Nutrition: Cleavers Extract (Galium Aparine), Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Cleavers Herb Extract, Alcohol Free, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Cleavers Extract (Galium Aparine), Wise Woman Herbal, 2 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Cleavers Extract (Galium Aparine), Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Cleavers Extract (Galium Aparine), Wise Woman Herbals, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Cleavers Extract (Galium Aparine), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.


    TAKEHERB PRODUCTS

    TakeHerb: Cleavers Herb (Galium Aparine), Cut & Sifted, Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 4 oz.
    TakeHerb: Cleavers Herb (Galium Aparine), Cut & Sifted, Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Cleavers Herb (Galium Aparine), Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Cleavers Herb Powder (Galium Aparine), Wildcrafted, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Cleavers Herb, Cut & Sifted, Frontier, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Cleavers Herb, Cut & Sifted, Frontier, 25 lbs.
    TakeHerb: Cleavers Extract, Alcohol Free, Promotes Urinary Tract Functions, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Cleavers Extract, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Cleavers Extract (Galium Aparine), Non Alcoholic, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Cleavers Extract (Galium Aparine), Non Alcoholic, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Cleavers Extract (Galium Aparine), Non Alcoholic, Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz. (HH)


  • Nutrition Basics: Cleavers Herbal Information



  • CORN SILK HERBAL PRODUCTS

    Corn Silk is used traditionally as a mild and gentle diuretic useful for urinary tract infections accompanied by frequent urination and burning. It acts as a therapeutic kidney cleanser. Cornsilk herb is often included in herbal preparations for the bladder and urinary tract. It can be taken as a tea, capsule or in tincture-extract form. For an extract, use as a dietary supplement, 1 to 2 ml 3 times a day. Take 3 capsules three times daily with water or follow package directions for use.

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Cornsilk Extract, Certified Organic, Single Herbal Extracts & Tinctures
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Bladder Care Extract, Combination Herbal Extracts & Tinctures
    Bladder Care Extract contains organic and wildharvested Cornsilk, Couchgrass root, Marshmallow root, Uva Ursi leaf, Yarrow plant, and organic grain alcohol.


    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Cornsilk, Cut & Sifted, 4 oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Cornsilk Powder, 4 oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Cornsilk, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Cornsilk, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Cornsilk Powder, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Peach Detox Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Corn Silk Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (77601)
    HerbsPro: Corn Silk Extract, Organic, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz. (17134)
    HerbsPro: Corn Silk Extract, Alcohol-Free, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz. (17135)
    HerbsPro: Corn Silk Extract, Eclectic Institute Inc, 1 fl. oz. (2246)
    HerbsPro: Corn Silk Extract, Eclectic Institute Inc, 2 fl. oz. (31885)
    HerbsPro: Corn Silk Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz. (77602)
    HerbsPro: Corn Silk, Eclectic Institute Inc, 45 Caps (1021)
    HerbsPro: Corn Silk, Eclectic Institute Inc, 50 Caps (31884)
    HerbsPro: Corn Silk, Eclectic Institute Inc, 90 Caps (1022)
    HerbsPro: Corn Silk, Natures Way, 100 Caps (17813)


    HOUSE OF NUTRITION PRODUCTS

    House of Nutrition: Corn Silk Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Cornsilk Extract, Alcohol Free, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Corn Silk Extract (Zea mays), Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Corn Silk Extract (Zea mays), Wise Woman Herbal, 2 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Corn Silk Extract (Zea mays), Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Corn Silk Extract (Zea mays), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.


    TAKEHERB PRODUCTS

    TakeHerb: Cornsilk, Cut & Sifted (Zea mays), Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Cornsilk, Cut & Sifted (Zea mays), Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Cornsilk Powder (Zea mays), Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Cornsilk, Cut & Sifted, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Cornsilk Tea, Organic, Celebration Herbals, 24 Tea Bags
    TakeHerb: Cornsilk Extract, Promotes Healthy Urinary Tract Functions, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Cornsilk Extract, Alcohol Free, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Cornsilk, Natures Way, Healthy Bladder & Urinary Tract, 530 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Cornsilk (Yu Mi Xu), E-Fong, 100 Grams


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Kidney Care (With Cornsilk), NaturalCare, 60 Caps
    Kalyx: Cornsilk Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Cornsilk Extract, Natures Answer, Alcohol Free, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Kidney Care, NaturalCare, 60 Caps


  • Nutrition Basics: Corn Herbal Products



  • DMSO SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    DMSO (Dimethyl Sulfoxide) is a simple small molecule with amazing chemical, biological and physical characteristics which has not received the coverage it is due. DMSO is the resulting by-product from the manufacturing of pulp and paper. It resembles mineral oil, but with a odor somewhat like garlic.DMSO is a rapidly absorbed skin penetrant, with the ability to carry other substances through membranes it acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. DMSO is a cryoprotective agent, protecting frozen tissue. DMSO is a potent anti-oxidant, scavenging the highly reactive molecules that contribute to disease and aging, known as free radicals. Products come as pure DMSO 99.9% or in a 70/30 blend. DMSO may be helpful for relieving pain, inflammation, scleroderma, and interstitial cystitis however, intended use is as a solvent only and the choice of using it in various applications is the sole responsibility of the user. Warnings: May cause skin irritation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, clothing. Wash thoroughly after handling. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with water. Call a physician. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant or nursing DO NOT use DMSO. Stop use if an allergic reaction occurs and consult your healthcare professional.

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: DMSO Cream, 70/30, Rose Fragrance With Aloe, DMSO, 2 oz. (51000)
    HerbsPro: DMSO Cream, Rose Scented, 99.9% Pure, DMSO, 2 oz. (51001)
    HerbsPro: DMSO Cream, 70/30, Rose Fragrance With Aloe, DMSO, 4 oz. (51002)
    HerbsPro: DMSO Cream, Rose Fragrance, 99.9% Pure, DMSO, 4 oz. (51003)
    HerbsPro: DMSO Liquid, 70/30, Unscented, Glass Bottle, DMSO, 4 fl. oz. (33929)
    HerbsPro: DMSO Liquid, 70/30, Glass Bottle, DMSO, 8 fl. oz. (67295)
    HerbsPro: DMSO Liquid, 99.9% Pure, Unfragranced, Plastic Container, DMSO, 8 fl. oz. (51065)
    HerbsPro: DMSO Gel, 70/30, Unfragrace, Plastic Container, DMSO, 2 oz. (51132)
    HerbsPro: DMSO Gel, 70/30, With Aloe, Plastic Container, DMSO, 2 oz. (51131)
    HerbsPro: DMSO Gel, 70/30, With Aloe, Plastic Container, DMSO, 4 oz. (51133)
    HerbsPro: DMSO Gel, 70/30, Unfragrance, Plastic Container, DMSO, 4 oz. (67294)
    HerbsPro: DMSO Gel, 70/30, Unfragrance, Plastic Container, DMSO, 16 oz. (51134)
    HerbsPro: DMSO Roll-on, 70/30, Unscented With Aloe, 3 oz. (50904)


    HOUSE OF NUTRITION PRODUCTS

    House of Nutrition: DMSO Cream, Plastic Container, Rose Fragranced, 70/30, 2 oz.
    House of Nutrition: DMSO Cream, Rose Fragrace, 70/30, 2 oz.
    House of Nutrition: DMSO Cream, Plastic Container, Rose Fragranced, 70/30, 4 oz.
    House of Nutrition: DMSO Cream, Rose With Aloe, 70/30, 4 oz.
    House of Nutrition: DMSO Liquid, Unfragranced, Glass Container, 70/30 Water, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: DMSO Liquid, 99.9% Pure, Plastic Container, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: DMSO Liquid, Unfragranced, Glass Container, 70/30 Water, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: DMSO Gel, 70/30 With Aloe, Fragranced, Plastic Container, 2 oz.
    House of Nutrition: DMSO Gel, 70/30, Unfragranced, Plastic Container, 2 oz.
    House of Nutrition: DMSO Gel, 70/30, Unfragranced, Plastic Container, 4 oz.


    TAKEHERB PRODUCTS

    TakeHerb: DMSO Gel / Dimethylsulfoxide, 90% Gel With Aloe, 4 oz.
    TakeHerb: DMSO / Dimethylsulfoxide, With Aloe Vera, 70% DMSO Pure Concentrate / 30% Aloe Vera, 8 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: DMSO Liquid / Dimethylsulfoxide, 70% Roll-On, 3 oz.
    TakeHerb: DMSO Liquid / Dimethylsulfoxide, 99.9% Pure Concentrate, 8 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: DMSO Liquid / Dimethylsulfoxide, 99.9% Pure Concentrate, 4 fl. oz.


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: DMSO Natures Healer Book (HF)
    Kalyx: DMSO Liquid, 70/30% Water Concentration, Glass Bottle, 4 fl. oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: DMSO Liquid, 70/30% Water Concentration, Glass Bottle, 8 fl. oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: DMSO Liquid, 99.9% Pure, Unfragranced, Plastic Bottle, 8 fl. oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: DMSO Cream, 70/30% Concentration, Rose Fragrance, 2 oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: DMSO Cream, Rose Scented, 2 oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: DMSO Cream, 70/30% Concentration, Rose Fragrance, 2 oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: DMSO Cream, 70/30% Concentration, Rose Fragrance, 4 oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: DMSO Cream, Rose Scented, 4 oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: DMSO Gel, 70/30% Concentration, Plastic Container, 2 oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: DMSO Gel, 70/30% Concentration, Unfragranced, Plastic Container, 2 oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: DMSO Gel, 70/30% Aloe Concentration, Plastic Container, 4 oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: DMSO Gel, 70/30% Concentration, Unfragranced, Plastic Container, 4 oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: DMSO Gel, 70/30% Concentration, Unfragranced, Plastic Container, 16 oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: DMSO Roll On, 70/30% Aloe Concentration, Plastic Container, 3 oz. (HF)


    OTHER DMSO SOURCES & INFORMATION

  • Nutrition Basics: DMSO Supplement Information
  • Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO): dmso.org
  • dmso.com



  • GOTU KOLA HERBAL PRODUCTS

    Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) is used in India similar to how the Chinese use Ginseng, for longevity and vitality. Although its name is similar to cola nut, Gotu Kola does not contain caffeine. This herb rebuilds the energy reserves, and is useful after a nervous breakdown and to help prevent nervous breakdown. The widespread belief that Gotu Kola helps improve memory led to several studies on its effect on the central nervous and circulatory systems. The preliminary results suggest that it may help with memory and cognitive disabilities as well as helping the body overcome stress and fatigue. However it should be noted that those with mild to moderate depression might want to use caution. Some testing done in India indicates it may act as a very mild depressant.

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica), Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Gotu Kola Powder (Centella asiatica), Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Gotu Kola Leaf, Certified Organic, 470 mg, 100 Caps
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Gotu Kola Extract, Certified Organic, Single Herbal Extracts & Tinctures


    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Gotu Kola Herb, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 4 oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Gotu Kola Herb, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Gotu Kola Herb, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Gotu Kola Herb, Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Gotu Kola Herb, Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Gotu Kola Herb Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Gotu Kola Herb Capsules, 400 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Gotu Kola Herb Capsules, 400 mg, 500 VCaps


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola Tulsi Tea, Organic India, 18 Tea Bags (88994)
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola Leaf & Root Extract, Gaia Herbs, Organic, 1 fl. oz. (90917)
    HerbsPro: Ginkgo Gotu Kola Supreme Extract, Gaia Herbs, 1 fl. oz. (91129)
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola Herb Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz. (172065)
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola Herb Extract, Alcohol Free, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz. (17205)
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola Extract, Eclectic Institute, 1 fl. oz. (2264)
    HerbsPro: Ginkgo Gotu Kola Extract, Eclectic Institute Inc, 1 fl. oz. (2241)
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola Extract With Vitamin C, Orange, Alcohol Free, Eclectic Institute Inc, 1 fl. oz. (2165)
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola Extract, Grapefruit, Alcohol Free, Eclectic Institute Inc, 1 fl. oz. (2173)
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (31310)
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola Glycerite Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (32408)
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola Herb Extract, Natures Answer, 2 fl. oz. (17207)
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola Extract, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz. (31993)
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola Extract With Vitamin C, Orange, Alcohol Free, Eclectic Institute Inc, 2 fl. oz. (31994)
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola Extract, Grapefruit, Alcohol Free, Eclectic Institute Inc, 2 fl. oz. (31975)
    HerbsPro: Ginkgo Gotu Kola Extract, Eclectic Institute Inc, 2 fl. oz. (31974)
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz. (32313)
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola Glycerite Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz. (32409)
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola Leaf & Root Extract, Gaia Herbs, Organic, 4 fl. oz. (90919)
    HerbsPro: Ginkgo Gotu Kola Supreme Extract, Gaia Herbs, 4 fl. oz. (111849)
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola, Eclectic Institute Inc, 45 Caps (1039)
    HerbsPro: Ginkgo Gotu Kola, Eclectic Institute Inc, 45 Caps (12711)
    HerbsPro: Super Ginkgo Biloba Plus Gotu Kola, Action Labs, 50 Caps (39232)
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola, Eclectic Institute Inc, 50 Caps (31992)
    HerbsPro: Ginkgo Gotu Kola, Eclectic Institute Inc, 50 Caps (31973)
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola Herb, Standardized, Natures Answer, 60 VCaps (35275)
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola Herb, Natures Answer, 90 Caps (35276)
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola, Eclectic Institute Inc, 90 Caps (1040)
    HerbsPro: Ginkgo Gotu Kola, Eclectic Institute Inc, 90 Caps (12712)
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola, Organic, India Brahmi, 90 VCaps (84070)
    HerbsPro: Super Ginkgo Biloba Plus Gotu Kola, Action Labs, 100 Caps (39233)
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola, Natures Way, 100 Caps (17023)
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola, Natures Herbs, 100 Caps (17519)
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola, Standardized Aerial Extract, Solgar, 100 VCaps (100282)
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola, Natures Way, 180 Caps (17924)
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola, Thompson Nutritional Products, 450 mg, 60 Caps (35612)
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola, Now Foods, 450 mg, 100 Caps (68280)


    HOUSE OF NUTRITION PRODUCTS

    House of Nutrition: Gotu Kola Max-V, Douglas Labs, 100 mg, 60 VCaps
    House of Nutrition: Gotu Kola Herb, Natures Way, 435 mg, 180 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Gotu Kola, Now Foods, 450 mg, 100 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Gotu Kola, Solaray, 450 mg, 100 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Gotu Kola Herb Alcohol Free Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Gotu Kola Extract (Centella asiatica), Alcohol Free Glycerite, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Gotu Kola Leaf & Root, Gaia Herbs, 1 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Ginkgo & Gotu Kola Supreme, Gaia Herbs, 1 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica), Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Gotu Kola Extract (Centella asiatica), Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Gotu Kola Extract (Centella asiatica), Alcohol Free Glycerite, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Gotu Kola Extract (Centella asiatica), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Gotu Kola Leaf & Root Extract, Gaia Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Gotu Kola Extract (Centella asiatica) Alcohol Free Glycerite, Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.


    TAKEHERB PRODUCTS

    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola, Good'n Natural, 250 mg, 100 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola Herb, Standardized, Promotes Overall Wellness, Natures Answer, 60 VCaps
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola, Thompson Nutritional Products, 450 mg, 60 Caps
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola Herb, Promotes Overall Wellness, Natures Answer, 90 Caps
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola, Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 400 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica), Bazaar of India, 100 VCaps
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola Herb, Longevity & Vitality, Natures Way, 435 mg, 180 Caps
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola, Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 400 mg, 500 Caps
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola Leaf & Root Extract, Improve Memory, Gaia Herbs, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola Herb Extract, Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola Herb Extract, Healthy Skin & Connective Tissue, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola Extract, Oregon's Wild Harvest, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola Herb Alcohol Free Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola Extract, Nervous System Tonic, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola Herb Extract, Natures Answer, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola Herb Extract, Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola Tea, Organic, Celebration Herbals, 24 Tea Bags
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola Herb (Centella asiatica), Organic, Mountain Rose Herbs, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola Leaf, Certified Organic, Cut & Sifted, Bazaar of India, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola, Cut & Sifted, San Francisco Herb Co, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola Herb Powder, Organic, Mountain Rose Herbs, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola Herb Powder, Wildcrafted, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola, Powder, San Francisco Herb Co, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola Leaf Powder, Certified Organic, Bazaar of India, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola Herb Powder (Centilla asiatica), Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Gotu Kola Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: Gotu Kola, Natures Way, 425 mg, 100 Caps (HF)
    Kalyx: Gotu Kola, Thompson Nutritional, 450 mg, 60 Caps (K)


  • Nutrition Basics: Gotu Kola Herbal Information



  • HORSETAIL (SHAVEGRASS / SILICA) HERBAL PRODUCTS

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERB PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Horsetail (Shavegrass; Equisetum arvense), Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Horsetail Powder (Shavegrass), Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Horsetail Herb Capsules, Certified Organic, 405 mg, 100 Caps, Herbal Organic Capsules
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Horsetail Extract (Shavegrass), Wild Harvested, Single Herbal Extracts & Tinctures


    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Shavegrass Herb (Horsetail), Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Shavegrass Herb (Horsetail), Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Shavegrass Herb (Horsetail) Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Shavegrass Herb (Horsetail) Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Shavegrass Herb (Horsetail) Capsules, 350 mg, 100 Caps
    Starwest Botanicals: Shavegrass Herb (Horsetail) Capsules, 350 mg, 500 Caps


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Horsetail Extract, Eclectic Institute Inc, 45 Caps (1008)
    HerbsPro: Horsetail Extract, Eclectic Institute Inc, 50 Caps (32003)
    HerbsPro: Horsetail (Equisetum arvense), 100% Fresh Freeze-Dried, Wildcrafted, Eclectic Institute Inc, 375 mg, 90 Caps (1009)
    HerbsPro: Horsetail Grass Single Herbs, Dr. Christophers Formulas, 440 mg, 100 VCaps (39716)
    HerbsPro: Horsetail Grass, Natures Answer, 450 mg, 90 Caps (35284)
    HerbsPro: Horsetail Grass, Natures Way, Organic, 1000 mg, 100 Caps (17942)
    HerbsPro: Horsetail Alcohol Free Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz. (17219)
    HerbsPro: Horsetail Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (2021)
    HerbsPro: Horsetail Grass Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz. (17220)
    HerbsPro: Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) Extract, Eclectic Institute Inc, 1 fl. oz. (2154)
    HerbsPro: Urinary System Support, Goldenrod & Horsetail Compound Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (2393)
    HerbsPro: Uva Ursi & Horsetail Extract, Eclectic Institute Inc, 1 fl. oz. (76185)
    HerbsPro: Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) Extract, Eclectic Institute Inc, 2 fl. oz. (76140)
    HerbsPro: Uva Ursi & Horsetail With Cranberry Extract, Alcohol Free, Eclectic Institute Inc, 2 fl. oz. (32137)
    HerbsPro: Uva Ursi & Horsetail With Cranberry Extract, Eclectic Institute Inc, 2 fl. oz. (32136)
    HerbsPro: Horsetail Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz. (32260)
    HerbsPro: Urinary System Support, Goldenrod & Horsetail Compound Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz. (32187)
    HerbsPro: Horsetail Grass Tea, Alvita Teas, 24 Tea Bags (13542)


    HOUSE OF NUTRITION PRODUCTS

    House of Nutrition: Horsetail Alcohol Free Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Horsetail Grass Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Horsetail Extract (Equisetum arvense), Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Goldenrod-Horsetail Compound Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Horsetail Extract (Equisetum arvense), Herb Pharm, 2 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Horsetail Extract (Equisetum arvense), Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Goldenrod-Horsetail Compound Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Goldenrod-Horsetail Compound Extract, Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Horsetail Grass Max-V, Douglas Lab, 300 mg, 60 VCaps
    House of Nutrition: Horsetail Extract, Solaray, 400 mg, 60 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Horsetail Grass, Natures Answer, 90 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Horsetail Single Herb, Dr. Christopher's Formulas, 100 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Horsetail Grass, Natures Way, 100 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Horsetail, Solaray, 440 mg, 100 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Horsetail Grass, Natures Way, 440 mg, 100 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Horsetail Grass Tea, Alvita Teas, 24 Tea Bags


    TAKEHERB PRODUCTS

    TakeHerb: Shavegrass (Horsetail) Herb, Organic, Cut & Sifted, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb
    TakeHerb: Shavegrass (Horsetail) Herb Powder, Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb
    TakeHerb: Horsetail Grass, Dr. Christopher's Original Formulas, 475 mg, 100 VCaps
    TakeHerb: Silica With Bioflavonoids, Alta Health Products, 60 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Silica With Bioflavonoids, Alta Health Products, 120 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Super Silica Complex, Futurebiotics, 60 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Silica, World Organics, 10% Silica, 500 mg, 200 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Horsetail Extract, Alcohol-Free, Nature's Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Shavegrass (Horsetail) Extract, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Horsetail Grass Tea, Caffeine Free, Alvita Teas, 24 Bags
    TakeHerb: Silica Complex, NOW Foods, 500 mg, 180 Tabs


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Horsetail Herb, Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, Frontier Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Horsetail Herb Powder, Certified Organic, Frontier Herbs, 1 lb..


  • Nutrition Basics: Horsetail (Shavegrass) Herbal Information
  • Nutrition Basics: Silicon / Silica Supplement Information



  • MARSHMALLOW HERBAL PRODUCTS

    The primary use of Marshmallow root is to relieve digestive and respiratory problems, such as coughs, colds, sore throats and asthma. Marshmallow root, as well as of each of the below mentioned plants described as substitutes, is demulcent and diuretic, and may be used indiscriminately, the one for the other. They will be found valuable, in the form of decoction, in diseases of the mucous tissues, as hoarseness, catarrh, pneumonia, gonorrhea, vesical catarrh, renal irritation, acute dysentery, and diarrhea. In strangury, inflammation of the bladder, hematuria, retention of urine, some forms of gravel, and indeed in nearly every affection of the kidney and bladder, their use will be found advantageous. Much use is made of them combined with equal parts of spearmint, in urinary derangements. Usage: 1 teaspoon. 2 to 3 times a day depending on condition.

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Marshmallow Leaf, Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Marshmallow Root, Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Marshmallow Root Powder, Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Marshmallow Root Capsules, Certified Organic, 460 mg, 100 Caps
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Marshmallow Root Extract, Certified Organic, Single Herbal Extracts & Tinctures


    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Marshmallow Leaf, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Marshmallow Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Marshmallow Root, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Marshmallow Root, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Marshmallow Root Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Marshmallow Root Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Marshmallow Root Capsules, 420 mg, 500 Caps


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Marshmallow Root Extract, Gaia Herbs, 1 fl. oz. (90956)
    HerbsPro: Marshmallow Root Extract, Eclectic Institute Inc, 1 fl. oz. 32035)
    HerbsPro: Marshmallow Root Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (2031)
    HerbsPro: Marshmallow Root Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz. (17255)
    HerbsPro: Marshmallow Root Extract, Alcohol Free, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz. (17254)
    HerbsPro: Marshmallow Root Extract, Eclectic Institute Inc, 2 fl. oz. (76228)
    HerbsPro: Marshmallow Root Extract, Gaia Herbs, 4 fl. oz. (90958)
    HerbsPro: Marshmallow Root Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz. (32269)
    HerbsPro: Marshmallow Root, Natures Way, Organic, 500 mg, 100 Caps (17976)


    HOUSE OF NUTRITION PRODUCTS

    House of Nutrition: Marshmallow Root Alcohol Free Extract, Natures Answers, 1 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Marshmallow Root Extract, Gaia Herbs, 1 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Marshmallow Extract (Althaea officinalis), Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Marshmallow Extract (Althaea officinalis), Wise Woman Herbal, 2 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Marshmallow Extract (Althaea officinalis), Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Marshmallow Root Extract, Gaia Herbs, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Marshmallow Extract, Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Marshmallow Root, Natures Way, 455 mg, 100 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Marshmallow Root, Solaray, 480 mg, 100 Caps


    TAKEHERB PRODUCTS

    TakeHerb: Marshmallow Leaf, Organic, Mountain Rose Herbs, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Marshmallow Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Marshmallow Root, Wildcrafted, Cut & Sifted, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Marshmallow Root, Organic, Cut & Sifted, Mountain Rose Herbs, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Marshmallow Root, Organic, Cut & Sifted, Frontier, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Marshmallow Root Powder, Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Marshmallow Root Powder, Wildcrafted, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Marshmallow Root Powder, Organic, Mountain Rose Herbs, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Marshmallow Root Powder, Organic, Frontier, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Marshmallow Root Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Marshmallow Root Extract, Alcohol Free, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Marshmallow Root Extract, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Marshmallow Root Extract, Gaia Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Marshmallow Root Extract, Eclectic Herb, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Marshmallow Root Extract, Gaia Herbs, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Marshmallow Leaf & Root Tea, Celebration Herbals, 24 Tea Bags
    TakeHerb: Marshmallow Root Extract, Natures Way, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Marshmallow Root, Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 420 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Marshmallow Root, Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 420 mg, 500 Caps


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Marshmallow Root, Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 4 oz.
    Kalyx: Marshmallow Root, Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Marshmallow Root Powder, Certified Organic, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Marshmallow Root Powder, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 4 oz.
    Kalyx: Marshmallow Root Powder, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Marshmallow Root Powder, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.

  • Nutrition Basics: Marshmallow Herbal Information



  • SARSAPARILLA HERBAL PRODUCTS

    Sarsaparilla root is a tropical herb from Central America brought to Europe by Spanish Conquistadors for use in herbal medicines. The tropical root is harvested from its natural environment in Mexico. Sarsaparilla, long valued for its large roots, was once widely used in root beer, and is still used today to flavor beverages, candies and baked goods. It has been used by athletes as a nutritional supplement, for sexual impotence, rheumatism, skin ailment, and a tonic for physical weakness. Sarsaparilla is useful for skin disorders such as acne, dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis. As a tonic, Sarsaparilla is used for physical weakness, for enhancing the male reproductive system, and it aids in relieving low mood and debility associated with menopause. Sarsaparilla is also a cleansing remedy for skin and joint problems.

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Sarsaparilla (Indian) Root (Hemidesmus indicus), Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Sarsaparilla (Indian) Root Powder (Hemidesmus indicus), Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Sarsaparilla (Jamaican) Root (Smilax regelii), Wildharvested, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
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    House of Nutrition: Sarsaparilla Extract (Smilax ornata), Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
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    House of Nutrition: Sarsaparilla Root Extract, Gaia Herbs, 4 oz.
    House of Nutrition: Sarsaparilla Extract (Smilax ornata), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.


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  • Nutrition Basics: Sarsaparilla Herbal Information



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  • Nutrition Basics: Staphysagria Homeopathic Information



  • SUTHERLANDIA HERBAL PRODUCTS

    Sutherlandia (Sutherlandia frutescens) powerfully assists the body to mobilize its own immunological physiological resources to cope with diverse physical, mental and chemical stressors.

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    Sutherlandia powerfully assists the body to mobilise its own immunological physiological resources to cope with diverse physical, mental and chemical stressors. It is described as a supernatural health tonic and immune booster. This is a great tasting tea - naturally sweet, 100% organic, naturally caffeine free, no tannic acid and 50 times more antioxidants than green tea. Full bodied and extremely smooth. Just honest to goodness tea - good for the body and soul.


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    Helps the immune system. Caffeine Free and low in Tannic Acid. High in antioxidants and rich in minerals. MineralsScientific studies show that red tea is naturally high in Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD), an outstanding antioxidant. Red tea contains very little tannin. Sutherlandia is among the most multi-purpose and useful of the medicinal plants in South Africa. Because of its efficacy and safety as a tonic for diverse health conditions it has enjoyed a long history of use by all cultures in South Africa. The plant helps the immune system adapt to unfavourable circumstances and is therefore considered an excellent adaptogen.
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  • Nutrition Basics: Sutherlandia Herbal Information



  • USNEA HERBAL PRODUCTS

    Usnea has been used in Chinese medicine for more than three thousand years. Considered a bitter, cool medicine, usnea is antibiotic, antibacterial, antifungal, astringent, antiviral, diurestic, antispasmodic, antipyretic, and analgesic. It is used internally and externally for fungal, viral and bacterial infections. May be used for colds and flu; use in combination with Echinacea for effects of general antibiotic and antifungal. Externally, Usnea can be made into a salve along with Thuja leaf and Echinacea. Early Chinese herbalists administered usnea orally as an expectorant and topically to treat infections and ulcers. Today, it is used as a tincture or infusion to treat tuberculosis and bronchitis, and applied locally to help heal infected wounds. The German E commission monographs approve usnea for treating inflammations of the mucous membranes in the mouth and larynx, and American herbalists utilize it for the treatment of lung infections, tuberculosis, urinary tract infections, Candida albicans, and strep throat.

    Usnea is a lichen, which is a combination of algae and fungi functioning as a single organism. It grows on old tree branches in cool, damp forests, most commonly found in the pacific Northwest which provides most of the nations supply. NOTE: Usnea is very slow-growing and therefore, should not be harvested off of living trees. It is best to take what is offered - wildharvesting after a windstorm has blown down tree branches or what has naturally fallen to the ground. Europe has already depleted their own resources for Usnea due to overharvesting. Use extract internally and externally for fungal, viral, and bacterial infections. May be used for colds and flu. Use in combination with Echinacea for effects of general antibiotic and antifungal treatments. Use 6-12 drops in juice, water, under the tongue or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool dark place. Keep out of reach of children.

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    Contains: Organic and Wildharvested Pau d’Arco inner bark, Spilanthes flowering plant, Usnea lichen, Black Walnut green hulls, Marshmallow root, and Organic Grain Alcohol.


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    TakeHerb: Usnea Lichen Fresh Extract, Gaia Herbs, 4 fl. oz.
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  • Nutrition Basics: Usnea Herbal Information





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