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Hi Eric
I was suffering from gastritis and poor digestion, bloating etc.My doc said I checked out OK but my pancreas numbers were not good (probably because of the booze and fatty foods I was eating). Also I am borderline diabetes so have to watch rhe sweets too. I am eating low fat now, cut out the sweetds and cut way back on the booze, and am taking digestive enzymes, but am looking for some herbs/supplements that may help.
All I can find are combinations of herbs in pills. Are these combinations effective or weak because of the low amount of each. Is there not a single herb I could buy in bulk? Example Indian gooseberry or Amla is suposed to be good, and you can buy bags of it on ebay. Thought I would have a couple teaspoons a day.
Thanks for your thoughts!

Hi Bud,
I would not buy any medication or supplment in bulk fom the Internet ebay inluded. You do not know what you are gerting. Go to a health food store or hebal pharmacy and speak to a professional there.
Thank you for using Allexperts.
Eric Brandt, B.Sc. Pharm

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