Leslie Taylor's rainforest formula for bowel and intestinal issues such as colitis, ulcerative colitis,
IBS, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn's, and leaky gut syndrome. This formula is good for
addressing the symptoms of these bowel conditions. To address the underlying causes of many
autoimmune bowel conditions, see this file.
Some of the plants in Amazon Bowel Support have been shown to possess antibacterial, anti-amebic, and anti-parasitic actions which can be a common cause of some intestinal disturbances. Some of these rainforest botanicals have demonstrated anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcerous, cellular protective antioxidant actions and/or tissue/wound healing actions in independent research. Several of the plant ingredients have also been documented with immune-modulating actions to help interrupt inflammatory processes in the immune system found in some autoimmune inflammatory bowel conditions.
For more complete information on these unique rainforest plant ingredients, see Tropical Plant Database or follow the links provided below.
Raintree Nutrition, Leslie Taylor, and this website no longer sell any herbal supplements. This same formula is available from other companies who chose to manufacture it under their own labels after Leslie Taylor published all of her previously proprietary formulas on this website. See the product search links in the left margin to find these available products or make the formula yourself using the information provided below. There is also a list of manufacturers and retailers selling rainforest herbal supplements and plants shown on the main Rainforest Products Page.
Ingredients: A blend of cat's claw, macela, boldo, simarouba, jurubeba, tayuya, and anamu. To prepare this natural remedy yourself: Use two parts cat's claw and boldo, and one part each for the remaining plants shown in the list above. To make a small amount, "1 part" could be one tablespoon (you'd have 9 tablespoons of the blended herbal formula). For larger amounts, use "1 part" as one ounce or one cup or one pound. Combine all the herbs together well. The herbal mixture can then be stuffed into capsules or brewed into tea, or simply stirred into juice or other liquid.
Suggested Use: Depending on body weight, take 2-3 capsules (1.5 g - 2 g) three times daily on an empty stomach.
1. Not to be used during pregnancy or while breast-feeding.
2. This product should not be used with medications intended to suppress the immune system.
Drug Interactions: Based solely on animal studies, some ingredients in this formal may potentiate blood thinning medications such as Warfarin. May reduce the effect of immune suppressants.
Several plants in this formula contain a low concentration of coumarin which has an anticoagulant effect. People with blood disorders such as hemophilia, or those on blood thinning medications should be monitored closely.
Cat’s claw and jurubeba have been documented to have an antifertility effect. Those seeking to become pregnant or those undergoing treatment for infertility should not use this formula.