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#433124 02/22/11 09:40 AM
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ive been trying to find herbal anti-inflammatories that are easy on the stomach, and that dont hvae othe side effects.
Ashwagandha seems to provide some relief and also makes you feel relaxed which strangely seems to help rather than hinder my fatigue.
I think ginger is probably better, but it aint bad when you are in pain but dont want to take a NSAID, perhaps talk to your doc about it.

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Tumeric also said to be good - especially if yu can getta hold of the fresh root.


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I really like the calming effects of ashwagandha but I discontinued use when I read that it is not recommended for people with autoimmune disease.

"Increased immune system activity may occur following treatment with ashwagandha. Consequently, adults with any type of autoimmune disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis or lupus, should not take this supplement. Improper use of ashwagandha may make your disease symptoms worse."

See for example: http://www.livestrong.com/article/392474-who-should-not-take-ashwagandha/#ixzz2RJlkQQxC

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Thanks so much for caution on ashwaganda. I've been taking it and will now think twice.
I agree, tumeric is excellent for inflammation - one of the few herbal treatments I've found to have a noticable effect.


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Turmeric works but it decreases serum testosterone, you can feel that the next day low energy and loss of libido, doesanyome feel the same

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Originally Posted By: coldbreeze
Turmeric works but it decreases serum testosterone, you can feel that the next day low energy and loss of libido, doesanyome feel the same


Any research that backups this claim?

I've been taking tbsp fulls of it daily to combat inflammation. I lift weights 5x a week. I'd hate for my progress to be lowered due to the turmeric.

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Originally Posted By: Didier
I really like the calming effects of ashwagandha but I discontinued use when I read that it is not recommended for people with autoimmune disease.

"Increased immune system activity may occur following treatment with ashwagandha. Consequently, adults with any type of autoimmune disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis or lupus, should not take this supplement. Improper use of ashwagandha may make your disease symptoms worse."

See for example: http://www.livestrong.com/article/392474-who-should-not-take-ashwagandha/#ixzz2RJlkQQxC



Autoimmunity can be Th1 dominant or Th2 dominant. If your autoimmune disease is Th2 dominant (adrenals) you can benefit from ashwagandha. See the article linked for an explanation.

http://www.meta-ehealth.com/site/office/...amp;article=328

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>> Autoimmunity can be Th1 dominant or Th2 dominant. If your autoimmune disease is Th2 dominant (adrenals) you can benefit from ashwagandha.

How do you determine if your AS condition is Th1 or Th2? Have not heard of this before.


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