The herbs used for this tonic include Strong Back (Desmodium abscendens), Wild Yam (Dioscorea belizensis) and Man Vine (Agonandra) Strong back reduces inflammation, pain, spasms, and relaxes muscles. Wild Yam also helps to reduce inflammation and relax muscles. The herb Man Vine is antispasmodic.
The dosage for this tonic is one dropper full in a half-glass of tepid water, three to six times daily as needed. In severe cases of acute muscle spasm or back ache, take a dropper full every 20 minutes until the pain subsides. Then continue on a dosage of three times daily as needed. You can also take this tonic as a preventive measure against activities that may cause backaches.
Side effects include a temporary increase of urine. If there are herniated discs, then you should seek help from a doctor. Also, avoid this tonic if taking anti-depressants. Do not take this tonic if pregnant or breastfeeding.
Strong Back is our featured tonic for the month and is 10% off for the month of March. Please feel free to contact a Maya Abdominal Therapy practitoner at any of our CNY Healing Arts locations for further information. Contact us here.