Stoneroot (aka…Collinsonia Canadensis, Canada Horsebalm, Richweed, Hardhack, Heal-All, Horseweed and Ox-Balm)
Here's a subject I never thought I would be blogging on but it is something that many people quietly deal with and creates a painful existence. Surgery works for some but I often hear that they are unsuccessful since it is likely to be a reoccurrence. It seems like there can be very little to help it at times. For me, having to sit 24 hours a day and having had some initial problems with medication that caused severe elimination problems, I have been dealing with bleeding hemorrhoid which in turn has not helped in keeping my hemoglobin levels where they need to be. I have finally found a couple of unlikely options that have give a little relief.
I have tried literally everything on the market but due to my having extreme chemical sensitivity, there are very few things I can use without making either the ailment worse or the symptoms of the disease worse. So, for months I have struggled with this issue finding no relief.
After a yearly visit to my primary physician, it was suggest I try, Collinsonia Canadensis …aka: Stoneroot. At first I tried it in pill form but once again, my chemical sensitive kicked in and I was allergic to the fillers in the pills. At this point, I almost gave up on trying but the review of the herb were so consistent and encouraging, I had to try again but using a pure tincture. Since no fillers were used in the tincture, my body accepted the herb and was able to process it.
The recommended dose is approximately 20 drops 3 times a day but since I have to start most things slowly and work my way up, I am presently at 10 drops 3 times a day and slowly worrying up. Although it is just a fraction of what they suggest, I am still seeing some encouraging results. I have also noted other benefits coming from the use of the Stoneroot. Since it affects the blood vessels, I think it has been a huge factor in the swelling in my feet reducing.
I take it three times a day in my freshly pressed juices as are required by the Gerson Therapy which I use for cancer therapy. The other uses for Stoneroot are as follows:
Mucus (to break up)
So, there you have it. It would be worth a try! I have also had some immediately relief by using an Arnica Cream for topical use. It helps the swelling and encourages healing. Someone has suggest a hemorrhoid massager to me which may really help but honestly, right now, it looks a little painful. I'm still working up the courage for that one…. :-)
On to life…