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HERBAL COX-2

Posted by Ann F. on 12/12/01 at 19:29 (066857)

Does anyone have any information/input on 'Zyflamend'--a supplement which claims to be a HERBAL COX-2 INHIBITOR. I found this in my local health food store. The web site address for the company is http://www.new-chapter.com

I would be interested from input from anyone who has tried this as an anti-inflammatory for PF. My only connection to the company is as a purchaser of a single bottle of capsules. --Ann

Re: HERBAL COX-2

Ed Davis, DPM on 12/17/01 at 15:03 (067214)

Their web site lists the ingredients--herbs with anti-inflammatory effects.
Are they COX-2 specific? Hard to say. The preparation appears harmless, well though out and is definitely worth a try.
Ed

Re: HERBAL COX-2

nancy w on 12/17/01 at 19:00 (067248)

I have tried the cream and found that it gave an unbearable burning sensation after a few hours. i haunt the health food stores thinking there has got to be a 'natural' cure for this miserable disorder, but haven't come up with anything yet, and I have tried some REALLY flaky things! But, I'm open to suggestions if anyone has any ideas!

Re: HERBAL COX-2

John h on 12/18/01 at 17:23 (067347)

Have you tried Australian Oil of Euculyptus? Better yet: Time?

Re: HERBAL COX-2

nancy w on 12/18/01 at 18:08 (067355)

No, I haven't tried the Australian thing, but I have tried, castoroil, flax seed oil, and some spice. Time has been the thing that I have tried the most and nothing is working. Any ideas? Nancy W

Re: HERBAL COX-2

Barbara TX on 12/19/01 at 16:09 (067413)

Isn't that the 'active' ingredient in the Jade Balm, John. Are you still slathering up daily just like me? I am keeping up until some intelligent person tells me to quit it. I can't trust Dr. Z because he is too nice about it. He told me that my feet didn't look big at all (RIGHT). What is your pain level these days, JH? B.

Re: HERBAL COX-2

Ed Davis, DPM on 12/19/01 at 22:45 (067440)

I saw a bottle of Zyflamend at a local health supermarket yesterday and bought it. Gave a couple capsules to my wife who was not sure but thought that her back felt a bit better--she will have to try it longer. I popped a couple capsules on the way to work this morning--did not notice very much happening but I was not very sore. Lots of oil of oregano in it--burped it up a couple times, whew...had to make a run out of the treatment room for breath mints.
Ed

Re: tape

john h on 12/20/01 at 09:22 (067461)

Barbara: My pain level for the past 4 days has been one (1). It had jumped to a 2 because I did something stupid. Four days ago I started the two strip method of taping with 1 1/2' lueko tape, I think without question this helps my PF and I think everyone should give taping a try for at least a week. It is simple, inexpensive, and if you do it correctly is probably without any possible side effects. Last summer when I climbed up the mountain I taped my feet and had no bad effects at all from a climb up a steep mountain walking over big rocks most of the way. I sometimes suspect there are many of you out there who have not tried taping. Do not overlook this treatmen.

Re: HERBAL COX-2

Ed Davis, DPM on 12/17/01 at 15:03 (067214)

Their web site lists the ingredients--herbs with anti-inflammatory effects.
Are they COX-2 specific? Hard to say. The preparation appears harmless, well though out and is definitely worth a try.
Ed

Re: HERBAL COX-2

nancy w on 12/17/01 at 19:00 (067248)

I have tried the cream and found that it gave an unbearable burning sensation after a few hours. i haunt the health food stores thinking there has got to be a 'natural' cure for this miserable disorder, but haven't come up with anything yet, and I have tried some REALLY flaky things! But, I'm open to suggestions if anyone has any ideas!

Re: HERBAL COX-2

John h on 12/18/01 at 17:23 (067347)

Have you tried Australian Oil of Euculyptus? Better yet: Time?

Re: HERBAL COX-2

nancy w on 12/18/01 at 18:08 (067355)

No, I haven't tried the Australian thing, but I have tried, castoroil, flax seed oil, and some spice. Time has been the thing that I have tried the most and nothing is working. Any ideas? Nancy W

Re: HERBAL COX-2

Barbara TX on 12/19/01 at 16:09 (067413)

Isn't that the 'active' ingredient in the Jade Balm, John. Are you still slathering up daily just like me? I am keeping up until some intelligent person tells me to quit it. I can't trust Dr. Z because he is too nice about it. He told me that my feet didn't look big at all (RIGHT). What is your pain level these days, JH? B.

Re: HERBAL COX-2

Ed Davis, DPM on 12/19/01 at 22:45 (067440)

I saw a bottle of Zyflamend at a local health supermarket yesterday and bought it. Gave a couple capsules to my wife who was not sure but thought that her back felt a bit better--she will have to try it longer. I popped a couple capsules on the way to work this morning--did not notice very much happening but I was not very sore. Lots of oil of oregano in it--burped it up a couple times, whew...had to make a run out of the treatment room for breath mints.
Ed

Re: tape

john h on 12/20/01 at 09:22 (067461)

Barbara: My pain level for the past 4 days has been one (1). It had jumped to a 2 because I did something stupid. Four days ago I started the two strip method of taping with 1 1/2' lueko tape, I think without question this helps my PF and I think everyone should give taping a try for at least a week. It is simple, inexpensive, and if you do it correctly is probably without any possible side effects. Last summer when I climbed up the mountain I taped my feet and had no bad effects at all from a climb up a steep mountain walking over big rocks most of the way. I sometimes suspect there are many of you out there who have not tried taping. Do not overlook this treatmen.