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Hi. I would just like to know if anyone has found that rooibosch tea has aggravated their IC symptoms? I have been drinking it for years, and my urologist recommended it too as it is caffeine free. 

However my acupuncturist and a herbalist I asked advice from said that some IC sufferers find that it does aggravate symptoms, and that simply because it is caffeine free and a natural/herbal product does not necessarily mean that it does not cause problems.

I will try giving it a miss and see if it makes a difference. I hope it isn't a cause of aggravation as it is practically all I drink now! I find I can tolerate chamomile but it does make me very sleepy if I have too much in a day, and peppermint is ok but any of the supposed fruity herbal teas don't help and always have a bit of a strange aftertaste.[sleep]  My big Christmas treat will be risking a cup of de caff 'normal tea'...whoo hooo! Gone are the days of bucks fizz and mulled wine![bawl]

I have seen the links on the COB shop for some herbal products/supplements etc. and it would be great to hear if anyone has found any of them helpful at all? Particularly marshmallow root/oregano oil etc. I don't want to splash out yet (as some of them are very pricey). So any positive/negative feedback on these would be great from anyone who has tried these or uses them.  In terms of vitamins I have cut my usual multivitamin out as not sure if it causes problems either, however as my diet is so restrictive at the moment I am concerned about getting everything I need. I am trying to get the vitamins through particular foods only, but it is hard going and quite impractical at times to do this properly. Huge quantities of assorted veg being consumed, but craving oranges  and tomatoes so badly right now![crazy]

Thanks All. x
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Hi Marshmallow root is very good, I buy the herb loose on line and use a tea ball. You can put it in a coffee machine but I find it too strong. I get on ok with Raspberry Leaf and Enchinacea also. I like camomille but I have the same problem of going sleepy.

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Hello

I noticed your post in passing. I have tried Marshmallow Root tea and found it flared my symptoms but know of other people who drink it without a problem. I most drink Barleycup from Holland and Barrett - it tastes a bit like coffee but is the only drink I find tollerable - I don't like the taste of Camomille unfortunately.

I have 'test-driven' some of the products in our shop and am happy to have a chat if it would help. I'll be in the COB Office tomorrow (0121-702-0820)

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What are you making this tea in and what are you drinking it out of?   If  it is styrofoam or plastic,  that is part of the problem as plastics contain harmful chemicals which leach into the food and  can hurt the bladder.  Most teas are high in adic which makes the chemicals leach out even worse.   SYou should try giving up the use of all  plastics and styrofoam for your food and beverages.  My IC has improved greatly since stopping  the use most plastic containers. 
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