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Quiet Colon is the only herbal formula which, through repeated studies, has shown significant results for digestive disorders as varied as gastritis, stomach pains, muscle cramps, chronic constipation, loose, or loose and urgent stools, and alternating constipation and diarrhea. Seventy-eight percent of the participants in these studies found dramatic improvement. Many of these symptoms are categorized as IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).
Quiet Colon contains herbs which tone the digestive tract, support digestion, improve circulation, and relax the central nervous system. The most common results are less pain and inflammation, fewer spasms, better assimilation of food, and more regular bowels.
In Chinese Medicine the presence of soft formless stools is often accompanied by the symptoms listed below. The digestive system is very sensitive to stress, mental, emotional or physical stress. Chinese Medical theory identifies a patterns which involve the Liver (which processes stress) interfering with digestive function. This can mean sending energy in the wrong direction (gastritis, reflux), aggitating digestion (muscle cramps, gastritis, pain, urgency), blocking energy flow (constipation) or deflating digestive energy (loose stools, diarrhea).
The solution is soothe the Liver so it is not so overwhelmed by stressful events, and at the same time strengthen digestive function. Quiet Colon does it all.
It is a very safe and effective formula. If you also have frequent gas and bloating, try drinking no fluids with your meals, and follow each meal with a hot drink. You may find this completely resolves your problem. If not, add Calm Digestion (2-3 capsules) to resolve the symptoms. Eating lots of cold and raw foods will also weaken digestion. Temporarily for a few months stop the raw and cold foods. Heal and then reintroduce them. You will be surprised to find that your taste for raw and cold has changed.
Capillaris Herb clears damp-heat from the gastro-intestinal tract, which, according to Chinese Herbal Theory, is the cause of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and a host of other intestinal problems.
White Atractylodes Root Atractylodes is another powerful energy tonic. It rapidly and effectively builds up energy. It also very invigorating and provides the body with power and strength. It is used by athletes in helping to build powerful muscles and endurance.It also aids in digestion and assimilation. It is especially useful for people with fatigue,digestive problems and anemia. Atractylodes is helpful in boosting general vitality.It also has strong immune enhancing properties.
Schizandra Fruit ranks among the top scientifically identified adaptogenic herbs (our Super Herbs) in the world. It tones the kidneys and sexual organs, protects the liver, strengthens the nervous system, and cleanses the blood. This remarkable adaptogenic herb helps the mind and body adapt to stress. Schizandra is known to stimulate the nervous system, increasing the speed of reflex nervous responses and improving mental clarity. It is also useful in the treatment of depression, irritability and forgetfulness. Schizandra has a mild calming effect, yet produces wakefulness and improved concentration. It is held in very high regard by women in China because of its beauty enhancing qualities. Schizandra promotes vitality and radiant beauty when used regularly. It is widely used to beautify the skin and to protect it from wind and sun. It has an astringent quality that helps the skin hold its moisture. Schizandra builds sexual fluids for both men and for women. This remarkable herb is used clinically in the treatment of premature ejaculation, not only building sexual fluid, but helping the body hold that fluid. The tiny little berries of Schizandra are said to incorporate all five of the important flavors (sour-sweet-salty-bitter-spicy) so it affects all five of the key organ systems which when balanced bring Radiant Health – longevity with quality of life, and “health beyond danger” what we call a strong immune system. Schizandra fruit, Full Spectrum Extract, 5% P.E., 350 mg
Coix Seed also known as Job's Tears, in a general health tonic, primarily benefiting the skin, lungs, and spleen. It improves the flow of water throughout the body, which assists in eliminating water stagnancy, abdominal bloating and excessive water weight. Coix seed is also used in the Orient for arthritis and rheumatism, since these health conditions are associated with excess body moisture. Coix is also considered to be very nourishing to the skin and is said to make the skin soft and smooth. It is also believed that Coix helps in reducing moles and to eliminate warts and blemishes. Scientific research has also shown that Coix contains an anti-tumor agent that may be helpful in the treatment of cancer, and in particular skin cancer. It has also been shown to have anti-viral activity.
Codonopsis is a superb energy super herb. It is widely used in China and is gaining recognition throughout the World as a blood builder and immune system tonic. It is very mild and has no side effects. It is similar to Ginseng, but milder. It is called ''Women's Ginseng.'' Codonopsis is used when Ginseng is a litte too strong. Codonopsis is extremely effective in relieving chronic tiredness. It is rich in immune stimulating polysaccharides, which are very beneficial to everyone. It also has interferon inducing activity, again indicating that it is a powerful immune booster. This amazing herb also strengthens digestion, so needed in today’s world where we eat so many cold, chemically laden foods. Codonopsis strengthens the lungs. This herb is so gentle, it can be taken long term by anyone. This remarkable adaptogenic herb, taken long term, can be, literally, life changing.
Agastache Leaf Agastache affects the lungs, spleen and stomach. It is specifically useful for reducing d conditions that cause internal obstruction in the spleen and stomach and cause disruption in the spleen transport functions. Symptoms of this condition include abdominal and/or epigastric distention and fullness, nausea and reduced appetite. Agastache leaf promotes harmony in the stomach and spleen.
Bupleurum Root is one of the most important herbs used in Chinese herbalism. It is not one of the Super Herbs, but it is used extensively because of its ability to reduce digestive problems and liver tension. It also detoxifies and is anti-microbial. When it is combined with certain other herbs, Bupleurum has the ability to eliminate stagnation anywhere in the body. It is used to relieve muscle tension and spasms and is very useful in dealing with menstrual problems. Our Bupleurum based formulas help to regulate the body's energy, allowing energy to flow evenly and freely. These types of formulas are usually used to relieve blockages of energy and discharging toxins safely out of the body. Bupleurum based formulas are often used in the early stages of achieving Radiant Health due to the fact that they allow the newly increased energy to flow smoothly throughout the body. As time goes by these Bupleurum based formulas are less and less necessary until eventually they are used only when needed, if at all. Bupleurum is a powerful detoxifying herb. As mentioned above, it is not a Super Herb and so has the potential for side effects if not balanced by the combining it with other herbs. The primary side effect is that detoxification can take place too rapidly. This is why it is used with herbs such as White Peony and Scutellaria, both of which detoxify the blood and eliminate heat that builds up with detoxification. This formula has been time-tested for hundreds of years and is very safe and gentle.
Gentiana is a perennial herb that is native to Mongolia and northeastern China. It contains alkaloids such as gentianine and gentianindine, and bitter principles.It is one of the 252 herbs listed in the Divine Husbandmans Classic, a Chinese book on herbal wisdom written in the 1st Century A.D. It helps stimulate the digestion and cool the body in general. It is generally used to help support the function of the liver and digestive system. Since it has anti-inflammatory and mildly sedative properties, Gentiana is also used as a treatment for various rheumatic and arthritic conditions. Research studies have shown Gentiana to have both antibiotic and anti-inflammatory effects.
Spirit Poria is essentially the same as Poria, except that it is the center of the mushroom, where the root of the host wood runs. The pine root is allowed to remain and represents about 20 percent of Spirit Poria. Poria has been shown in recent scientific research to be a powerful immune system booster. It induces the production of alpha-interferon and is used in Japan and China to assist in strengthening the immune systems in cancer patients. It is used in many formulas to improve the flow of water through the body. It is especially used in energy formulas for this purpose. Poria cotains the important chemicals beta-pachyman, beta-pachymanase, and pachymic acid. It is used for a variety of conditions affecting the urinary system, including fluid retention and difficulty in passing urine. It also has a soothing and tranquilizing effect on the nervous system, and can be very useful in treating stress related problems such as anxiety, tension headaches, palpitations, and difficulty in sleeping. Please note: Poria is a fungus. We are compiling a list of all products which include mushrooms or other fungi for those with allergies. Please call us for the list 800.901.0656. We will be happy to send it to you.
Plantago also known as Plantain, grows in temperate climates and is normally picked wild. It contains iridoids (such as aucubin) flavinoids (including apigenin, tannins, plant acids, and mucilage. It increases uric acid excretion by the kidneys and is anti-inflammatory. Plantago quickly staunches blood flow and encourages the repair of damaged tissue. Taken internally, Plantago is diuretic, expectorant, and decongestant. It is commonly used for gastritis, peptic ulcers, diarrhea, dysentery, irritable bowel syndrome, respiratory congestion, loss of voice and urinary tract bleeding.
Phellodendron Bark cools heat from the lower part of the body, especially the kidneys. Some of the constituents of Phellodendron are isoquinoline alkaloids, sesquiterpene lactones and plant sterols. Due to its alkaloid content, Phellodendron is antimicrobial and antibiotic. It can be very helpful for increasing sexual fluids and cervical mucus.
Licorice Root has more detoxifying agents that any other substance in the world. It has the ability to rid the body of more than 600 toxins without any detrimental side effects. It also helps regulate blood sugar levels, nourish the adrenal glands, and even to build muscle. It is a harmonizing herb, helping the diverse ingredients in various herbal formulas. It increases vital energy and is used to strengthen digestive and metabolic functions. It also aids the assimilation of nutrients. Licorice root, in the amounts of 1-5%, is added to many herbal formulas to enhance and harmonize the actions of all the other herbs in the formula. It is amazing that such a small amount can bring such profound results. This is the great strength of Traditional Chinese Medicine that the sum of all the whole herbal formula is worth more than the isolated parts.
Ginger Root has a warm energy and is used primarily to warm the digestive fire. It also improves breathing, by helping to release the accumulation of cold and damp energies from the lungs. Ginger also has been show to enhance the affects of both Astragalus and Ginseng, so these herbs are often seen together in the same formula.
White Peony Root is well known for its ability to relax muscles and nourish the blood. Peony is said to relieve spasms and cramps anywhere in the body. It does this by promoting the production of more blood and by helping the body to retain vital fluids that lubricate muscles, tendons and bones. It is can eliminate many body pains. White Peony is also an important herb to help normalize the liver function, which controls the blood flow during the menstrual cycle. It is well known for its ability to help regulate the female hormonal cycle. Chinese Herbalism sees a connection between a feeling of tightness in the body, often in the abdomen with a lifestyle that is challenging. White Peony is the perfect herb to help the body relax this tension.
Siler Root also known as Ledebouriella, is helpful in relieving headaches, chills and body aches due to externally contracted wind-cold conditions. It reduces dampness and alleviates pain. It also has an anti-microbial effect and has been shown to inhibit influenza viruses. It has even been used in ancient times as an effective antidote to arsenic poisoning. The Chinese name for Siler is Fang Feng, which translates to guard against wind.
Tangerine Peel affects the liver, spleen and stomach. It regulates the digestive energy .It relieves stagnant energy and helps to resolve problems such as epigastric or abdominal distention, fullness, bloating, belching, and nausea and vomiting. Citrus peel promotes movement of energy in general while specifically directing it downward. It is commonly used, in combination with other herbs, in treating all sorts of gastro-intestinal disorders, such as acid regurgitation, loose stools, and other symptoms associated with stagnation of the spleen and stomach.
Magnolia Bark promotes the movement of energy and helps to resolve stagnation. The Magnolia tree is native to China and grows wild in mountainous regions.It is a deciduous tree that grows to 75 ft., has large leaves and fragrant creamy white flowers. The bark contains a volatile oil and magnocurarine. Magnolia bark extract has a slight muscle-relaxing effect. It has a long tradition of use in China that goes back more than 3,000 years. Magnolia removes the cold and dampness that cause stagnation of Chi (energy) in the digestive tract, blocking the normal downward movement of food in the intestines. This can cause bloating, gas, even cramping pain, the unpleasant feeling of being stuffed after a meal. Magnolia Bark and Red Atractylodes often are seen together in digestive formulas, as they work as a powerful team. Chinese research suggests that Magnolia bark is antimicrobial and possibly effective against amebic dysentery.
Angelica Dahurica Root affects the stomach and lungs. It helps to reduce swelling and alleviate pain. This herb is also used a cold remedies to relieve nasal congestion.
Coptis Root helps to relief toxicity. It also contains berberine, which has been proven to be effective in lowering serum cholesterol. It normalizes the cholesterol phosphate ratio and lowers triglyceride levels.
Saussurea Root promotes movement of energy and alleviates pain in the gallbladder, large intestine, spleen and stomach. Symptoms such as lack of appetite, epigastric or abdominal pain or distention, nausea and vomiting are the result of stagnant energy. Saussurea, in combination with the other herbs in this formula strengthen the entire digestive system and move energy to relieve many of the problems associated with intestinal disorders.
Veggie Capsules Vegetable Cellulose
1 capsule after each meal.
If stools are loose, take 1-2 capsules before bed.
If this doesn't start to get better in a few days, start taking 2 capsules after each meal and 1 capsule before bed.
Once symptoms start to resolve, cut back to 1 after each meal. Continue with warm healing foods.
For alternating constipation/diarrhea
Follow instructions above, if you are constipated take 200-400 mg of Magnesium to naturally releave the tightness.
If the stools are soft, follow instructions above.
If you cut out raw and cold foods, stop drinking with your meals, and have a hot drink after lunch and dinner you will heal faster.
Once things have resolved test the raw and cold foods and see how much makes you feel just fine, and how much is too much.
For Muscle cramps and spasms:
Add one Peony and Licorice Formula after each meal.
For Reflux and Gastritis:
Add one Reflux Relief after each meal
For Constant Gas and Bloating
Take two to three Calm Digestion when symptoms occur. This formula actually tastes pretty good. You can open the 2-3 capsules into hot water (add honey or not) and drink for faster resuts.
Children: (ages 6-12)
1 per day
For children best to consult with an herbalist before introducing.
Talk to an herbalist before using if you are breastfeeding.
If you are trying to become pregnant, and your menses is 2 weeks late:
discontinue all herbs and see your doctor for a blood test. If the test is negative, you may resume taking the herbs.