Acute and chronic gastric symptoms; acid reflux; heartburn; indigestion; colic (including infants); lack of appetite; flatulence; post nasal drip
This herbal combination stimulates and normalizes the production of digestive (gastric) juices, in particular HCL production. It is a physiological fact that increasing circulation in the stomach walls increases the production of HCL. This formula of bitter substances increases motility by positively affecting autonomic tonicity. It has direct and indirect influences on the mucosal membranes due to its anti-inflammatory properties, its ability to stimulate the protective mucosa and facilitate an increase in pepsin production, which results in better protein digestion. General tonification with improvement of circulation in the GI tract can be expected.
INGREDIENTS COMMON NAME
Centaurium erythraea Centaury aerial portion
Artemisia absinthium Wormwood (Absinthium) aerial portion
Cnicus benedictus Blessed thistle aerial portion
Foeniculum vulgare Fennel fruit
Hyssopus officinalis Hyssop aerial portion
Inula helenium Elecampane root
Juniperus communis Juniper fruit
Mentha x piperita Peppermint leaf
Pimpinella anisum Anise fruit
Salvia officinalis Sage leaf
Adults: 30 to 40 drops in 3 ounces tepid water before meals or in the presence of symptoms.
May be repeated directly after meals.
In cases of nausea, 30 to 40 drops should be taken more frequently throughout the day.
Children: ½ or less of the adult dosage
Infants: Colic involving infants under 1 year of age:
3 to 5 drops with 1 teaspoon water
three times daily.
ABSINTHIUM No. 17 is a most effective remedy for Acid Reflux, indigestion and symptoms due to overeating. Due to its effectiveness in providing rapid relief of symptoms, this formula has been prescribed by German doctors for treatment of gastric symptoms, including ulcers, for many decades. In cases of bloating and excess gas, LUVOS powder or capsules, FRANGULA No. 27, and MARCOZYME™ tablets should be added 1 to 2 hours after meals.
HCL is generated by the oxyntic (parietal) cells and pepsinogen is produced by the glands in the gastric mucosa. Although the stomach‘s mucosal lining may be able to produce enough pepsinogen, insufficient HCL production will disable proper, efficient protein digestion.
HCL production is dependent upon the pH balance of the blood from which oxyntic (parietal) cells take H+ and CL ions. If the blood is struggling to prevent its pH from becoming too alkaline, it attempts to retain its H+ or acid ions. The result is hypochlorhydria, or low stomach acid.
Maintaining proper blood pH is a delicate balancing act. For example, uncontrolled, long-term supplementation of HCL products can force too much acid into the blood, which eventually exhausts the body‘s alkaline reserves. Excessive HCL supplementation requires significant amounts of bicarbonates as buffering agents in the blood. This reduces the amount of bicarbonates required to maintain an alkaline terrain in the duodenum. The efficacy of pancreatic enzymes is dependent upon the alkalinity of the duodenum, which in this case is seriously compromised.
On the other hand, long-term hyperchlorhydria (sour stomach) treated with antacids can cause the blood to become too alkaline, forcing it to use its acid reserves to balance the pH rather than contributing H+ ions to support the production and secretion of HCL.
―Stomach Bitters (bitter herbs) have been used for many decades to normalize the production of digestive juices and heal the gastric lining. ABSINTHIUM No. 17 has proven itself to be one of the best regulators addressing these issues.
Conclusion: Any pH balancing supplementation is recommended only as a short-term treatment.
|Used For||Acid Reflux, Colic, Flatulence, Lack Of Appetite, Post Nasal Drip|