Question: Due to the known side effects of these medications, my GP has recommended that I take CELERY tablets as these have an anti-inflammatory effect without the problems. Has anyone further knowledge of this and similar items. I have been told that ZINTAC tablets which are based on a ginger extract also help.
Answer 1: A medical herbalist has prescribed for the me an anti-inflammatory mixture which is helping and has no side-effects. Like all herbal medicine, it acts slowly and the benefit is not felt until about a month after starting.
1. Feverfew available as tablets (not so good) or freeze-dried capsules (much better) from any good health food store. Also grows easily in the garden – eat two fresh mature-sized leaves per day during the growing season – resort to capsules in the winter.
2.Lignam vitae, black cohosh, sarsaparilla, celery seed available as tinctures from a medical herbalist, who will know the doses. black cohosh is particularly recommended for women – I don’t know about its usefulness for men. I’m also taking a herbal diuretic which reduces the fluid pressure in my wrists, and makes a big difference locally.
Answer 2: Celery (among other things) may be recommended by Naturopaths as part of the therapy (i.e. incorporated into the dietary regime), and being beneficial in the healing, of angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis, arthritis, goiter, gout, insomnia and obesity where the stalks are eaten in abundance and these seeds are used as medicine. Such dietary regimes should only be undertaken under the supervision of a qualified Naturopath.