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I've seen Slippery Elm mentioned on this board and recall being given that as a child. My question is this : My mother keeps telling me to take arrowroot for my D - she says it woks for her. has anyone else tried it with any success or know anything about it? I'd be interested to know.thanks and hugsliz
 

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Lizbec, I did see this.Arq Gastroenterol 2000 Jan-Mar;37(1):20-4 Related Articles, Books, LinkOut Arrowroot as a treatment for diarrhoea in irritable bowel syndrome patients: a pilot study. Cooke C, Carr I, Abrams K, Mayberry J. Department of Gastroenterologist, Leicester General Hospital, U.K. OBJECTIVES: Arrowroot is an old-fashioned remedy for diarrhoea, but no clinical studies have been done to evaluate its effectiveness. The aim of this pilot study was to assess its efficacy as a treatment for diarrhoea in 11 patients, all of whom had irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea as a feature. METHODS: The patients were interviewed and a questionnaire completed on entry into the trial. They then took 10 mL arrowroot powder three times a day for one month and discontinued the treatment for the subsequent month. Questionnaires were completed after one month on treatment and at the end of the trial after one month off treatment. RESULTS: Arrowroot reduced diarrhoea and had a long-term effect on constipation. It also eased abdominal pain. CONCLUSION: Arrowroot is an effective treatment for diarrhoea. Its action could be explained by several theories which relate to an increase in faecal bulk and thus a more efficient bowel action. The number of patients was small, and further studies are needed to substantiate preliminary results. Publication Types: Clinical Trial PMID: 10962623 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
 

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Lizbec, I did see this.Arq Gastroenterol 2000 Jan-Mar;37(1):20-4 Related Articles, Books, LinkOut Arrowroot as a treatment for diarrhoea in irritable bowel syndrome patients: a pilot study. Cooke C, Carr I, Abrams K, Mayberry J. Department of Gastroenterologist, Leicester General Hospital, U.K. OBJECTIVES: Arrowroot is an old-fashioned remedy for diarrhoea, but no clinical studies have been done to evaluate its effectiveness. The aim of this pilot study was to assess its efficacy as a treatment for diarrhoea in 11 patients, all of whom had irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea as a feature. METHODS: The patients were interviewed and a questionnaire completed on entry into the trial. They then took 10 mL arrowroot powder three times a day for one month and discontinued the treatment for the subsequent month. Questionnaires were completed after one month on treatment and at the end of the trial after one month off treatment. RESULTS: Arrowroot reduced diarrhoea and had a long-term effect on constipation. It also eased abdominal pain. CONCLUSION: Arrowroot is an effective treatment for diarrhoea. Its action could be explained by several theories which relate to an increase in faecal bulk and thus a more efficient bowel action. The number of patients was small, and further studies are needed to substantiate preliminary results. Publication Types: Clinical Trial PMID: 10962623 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
 

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Wow Eric - do you know, this means more to me than a potential "cure" - all this time i've been dismissing my mum's advice as so much irrelevant rubbish and telling her hey - I know my own body and you don't, in an arrogant tone of voice - and all this time it turns out that she had a valid point!thanks and hugsliz
 

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Wow Eric - do you know, this means more to me than a potential "cure" - all this time i've been dismissing my mum's advice as so much irrelevant rubbish and telling her hey - I know my own body and you don't, in an arrogant tone of voice - and all this time it turns out that she had a valid point!thanks and hugsliz
 

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Liz, like other herbs this falls under digestive aids, things that can help in digestion and the digestion process.
 

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Liz, like other herbs this falls under digestive aids, things that can help in digestion and the digestion process.
 
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