PANCREATITIS

The following list are the supplements and herbs that help with the health of Pancreas. Pancreas is a small organ often ignored until something goes wrong with it. Although small, it is vital for digestion and the endocrine process through the body.




  • Lemons – Sour fruit such as lemons, promotes the release of vital digestive enzymes from the pancreas. Limes and kiwi fruit are also valuable for the smooth running of the pancreas.

  • Calendula – or Pot Marigold, has been used as a healing herb for centuries. Due to its anti-viral, anti-inflammatory properties as well as anti-genotoxic compounds, it is highly effective in fighting cancer. Studies have shown that calendula could probably stop tumor cells from increasing between 70-100%. This indicates that calendula has important cytotoxic tumor properties and can activate lymphocyte commencement.

  • Licorice Root – is considered an excellent remedy for various disorders of the pancreas. The Chinese have used licorice for thousands of years in their traditional medicine. Licorice is laden with anti-inflammatory properties which reduce the pain and swelling which is linked to pancreatitis.

  • Goldenseal – is a popular herb and therefore not easy to find in the wild. It is one of the most beneficial herbs on the planet due to its therapeutic and medicinal properties. It can actually lower blood sugar levels and aid the pancreas in its general function as well as motivating beta cells contained inside the pancreas, which is of extreme benefit to diabetics. Goldenseal also has anti-bacterial, laxative, antiseptic, tonic, muscle stimulant, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties.

  • Horsetail – This herb is abundant in silica which aids the body in healing and restores damaged tissue which has deteriorated due to inflammation of the pancreas. In a study of the effects of horsetail on diabetic rats, it was discovered that after only five weeks of therapy, horsetail was shown to have noteworthy anti-diabetic properties and it also aided in the regeneration of the pancreas.

  • Haritaki – is a natural remedy in India from the fruit of the Terminalia Chebula plant and is still not well-known in general. Research has shown that it has beneficial effects on the pancreas as well as formidable cancer fighting properties. Haritaki is thought to be able to prevent the growth of cancerous tumors in the pancreas as it is believed to cause apoptosis (natural death of cancerous cells). There are no noticeable side effects either. Taking haritaki extract orally lowers blood sugar levels by 43.2% - a valuable aid to diabetics.

  • Oregano – This culinary herb is rich in natural phenolic anti-oxidants making it valuable in treating oxidation caused by diabetes. Studies on pigs have shown that oregano can slow down pancreatic amylase. Oregano is believed to have robust anti-hyperglycemic properties that can handle hyperglycemia and/or long term complications arising from diabetes.

  • Dandelion – This familiar weed is an effective remedy against pancreatic cancer cells, in particular to those which are unaffected by other cancer treatments. Studies have shown that extract of dandelion root caused cancer cells to die, while not affecting normal cells. Dandelion tea is excellent for flushing toxins out of the intestines and also aids in restoring damaged pancreatic tissues.

  • Cedar Berries – These berries are found in the southwest of America and are a fruit similar to grapes, in that they possess strong health promoting nutrients which are extra useful to the body. The seeds and pods are used and have been found beneficial in improving the digestive and pancreatic functions. Cedar berries regulate the normal operation of the pancreas which also causes blood sugar levels to become stable.

  • Gentian – a beautiful blue flower and it is an herb that helps to produce a healthy pancreas. The roots of gentian motivate the gall bladder, mucous membranes of the stomach and the pancreas to boost the production of pancreatic enzymes, stomach acid, bile and other juices that create a healthy digestive system.

  • Olive Leaves – contain nutrients that detoxify the blood and improve circulation. Taking olive leaf extract will prevent free radicals from instigating damage that leads to disease and lowers blood pressure. Taken regularly this extract will result in a stronger liver, thyroid and pancreas.Oleuropein is the active property in olive leaves which is an anti-inflammatory composite found in the pancreas. The consumption of extra amounts of oleuropein helps to lessen the pain and swelling caused by pancreatitis. Olive leaves also contain oleic acid which aids in destroying free radicals which can cause cellular harm to the pancreas. Studies have shown that these leaves can hold back the growth of cancer cells and taken regularly, will reduce the risk of breast cancer as well as pancreatic cancer.

  • Garlic – Garlic not only aids the pancreas but it also decreases the amount of sugar in the blood while stimulating the pancreas to manufacture ample levels of insulin. You should eat one to two slightly crushed cloves of garlic per day, as well as adding it to your food. Garlic tea can be drunk as an alternative and a few sprigs of parsley will sweeten your breath.

  • Antioxidants - It’s thought that taking antioxidant supplements may aid in the treatment of chronic pancreatitis by reducing oxidative stress.

  • Glutamine - An amino acid naturally present in your body, glutamine plays a role in many metabolic processes. Some research shows that glutamine supplementation may benefit people with acute pancreatitis who receive total parenteral nutrition. Glutamine supplementation in patients with acute pancreatitis receiving total parenteral nutrition. They also noted that those receiving enteral nutrition (food delivered to the stomach or small intestine through a tube) do not require glutamine.

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids - The use of omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce infectious complications and length of hospital stay in people with acute pancreatitis, especially when used parenterally. A class of polyunsaturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids are found naturally in many foods (including flaxseed and fatty fish like salmon and tuna). Preliminary research suggests that omega-3 fatty acids may help treat pancreatitis by reducing inflammation and repairing tissue damage.


Herbs to Cleanse the bloodstream and liver and reduce the burden of the pancreas:


Burdock

Red Clover

Milk Thistle











Herbs that stimulate and strengthen the pancreas:


Cedar Berries

"Utah monostone" cedar berry (Juniperus monosperma). It grows in the West such as in Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Texas, and in the national cedar forests but it is entirely different from our regular juniper berry (Juniperus communis; Pinaceae). The cedar berries contain large amounts of healthy nutrients. The seeds and pods of cedar berries are known to be effective to improve the functions of the body's digestive and pancreatic systems. Its pancreas healing abilities were discovered by Dr. John R. Christopher.


Gentian

The roots of gentian can stimulate the pancreas, gall bladder and mucous membranes of the stomach to increase secretion of pancreatic enzymes, bile, stomach acid and digestive juices.


Goldenseal

Goldenseal is one of the most highly valued herbs. It has the ability to lower blood sugar and aid the overall functioning of the pancreas, and helps to stimulate the beta cells of the pancreas which is beneficial to people suffering from diabetes. It also helps control intestinal dysbiosis, which contributes to sugar cravings. Goldenseal is capable of promoting the healthy functioning of the colon, spleen and the pancreas, and enhancing the production of bile. It is also noted for its ability to clear up infection. An alternative for the mucous membranes and glands, an antiseptic a deobstruent, for the glandular system and many other attributes. Do not use for more than one week at a time, during pregnancy or if allergic to ragweed.


Blueberry leaves

Rich in anti-glycemic agent - myrtillin. Myrtillin is found in all green plants but most abundantly in blueberry or huckleberry leaves and various myrtles. It is also present in oatmeal.


Dandelion root

Stimulates bile production. Canadian researchers discovered that dandelion root extract can induce apoptosis and autophagy to combat cancer cells without any significant effect on noncancerous cells. Teas made from dandelion have also been known to flush out the intestines and aid the recovery and healing of damaged pancreatic tissues. Root is an alternative or blood purifier and a mild diuretic. It contains inulin, which feeds friendly gut flora.


Licorice Root

Licorice was found extremely effective for many pancreatic disorders – it supports all glandular functions and is widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). According to research, licorice is "fortified with anti-inflammatory compounds that work to reduce the pain and swelling associated with pancreatic conditions like pancreatitis." (Glycyrrhiza glabra). This herb was used from before the time of Hippocrates, prescribed by early physicians in cases of dropsy and diabetes, to prevent thirst. This herb is another glandular food and cleanser, being an emollient, demulcent, pectoral and laxative. Licorice root has 6-8 percent glycyrrhizin; a sweet white crystalline powder, consisting of the calcium and potassium salts of glycyrrhizic acid, sugar, starch, gum, protein, fat, resin, asparagine, and etc. All of the glands can be cleansed and nourished with this herb. Do not use for more than 7-10 days in a row.


Oregano

Oregano can inhibit porcine pancreatic amylase and is rich in natural phenolic antioxidants and for these qualities traditionally used to treat diabetes.


Cascara Sagrada (Sacred Bark)

The chemical components of Cascara sagrada are effective in stimulating the organs and digestive system, including the gallbldder, pancreas and stomach (acceleration/increased efficiency of these organs increases digestive fluids). Cascara sagrada is extremely bitter.


Stinging Nettle Root

is an extremely rich source of calcium, chromium, magnesium, and zinc. This herb is an alkalizing herb and is useful to the body because of its nutritive value and its high levels of minerals.


Uva Ursi Leaf

or bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi: Ericaceae) is an excellent herb for the adrenal, for diabetes, Bright's disease, and assists in controlling kidney and bladder congestion.


Mullein Leaf

leaves are typically used to moisten and heal lung tissue, but also have soothing effects on other mucus membranes.


Cayenne

(Capsicum minimum; C. fastigiatum) is a great herb in aiding the digestive system, pancreas, etc., to have smoother performance and working in cooperation with the other organs and the circulatory system. It is stimulant, tonic, carminative, sialagogue, stomachic, rubefacient, pungent, alterative, astringent, sudorific, emetic, antiseptic, condiment, antirheumatic. Cayenne is a medicinal and nutritional herb. It is the purest and most certain stimulant. This herb is a great food for the circulatory system in that it feeds the necessary elements into the cell structure of the arteries, veins and capillaries so that these regain the elasticity of youth again and the blood pressure adjusts itself to normal. It rebuilds the tissues in the stomach and heals stomach and intestinal ulcers; in equalizing the blood circulation, cayenne produces natural warmth; and in stimulating the peristaltic motion of the intestines, it aids in assimilation and elimination.