For Your Health: Q and A

Herbs can play an important role in helping to manage epilepsy.

| November/December 2000

In every issue of Herbs for Health, professionals from a variety of health-care fields answer your questions about using medicinal herbs. In this issue, Rosemary Gladstar and Robert Rountree answer your questions on stomach ulcers, epilepsy, and immune and menopausal herbs.

Rosemary Gladstar, author of Herbal Healing for Women (Simon & Schuster, 1993) and several other books on herbalism, runs Sage Moun-tain Retreat Center and Nat-ive Plant Preserve in East Barre, Vermont. Her experience includes more than twenty years in the herbal community as a healer, teacher, visionary, and organizer of herbal events. 

Robert Rountree, M.D., is a physician at the Helios Health Center in Boulder, Colorado, where he practices integrative medicine. He is coauthor of Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child (Avery, 1994) and Immunotics (Putnam, 2000), and is an Herb Research Foundation advisory board member. 

Please send your questions to Herbs for Health “Q & A,” Herb Companion Press, 428 N. Cleveland Ave., Loveland, CO 80537; fax (970) 613-4664; or e-mail us at Provide your name and full address for verification, although both will be kept confidential.

The information offered in “Q & A” is not intended to be a substitute for advice from your health-care provider.

Natural Ulcer Help

I was recently diagnosed with a stomach ulcer, which I’d like to treat naturally. Is it safe for me to take supplements? Also, I often have terrible diarrhea after eating out at restaurants. Could this be related?
M. M.
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