I have ulcerative colitis and was taking Lialda until I discovered Ashitaba powder. I make a tea using 1 tsp of Ashitaba powder and 8 ounces of hot water and drink it every evening. I haven't had an attack in three weeks even though I stopped taking my prescription medicine. The powder isn't bad tasting; however it looks like swamp water and there are little pieces of the Ashitaba that don't dissolve but the person who grows this claims that's the part of the Ashitaba that causes the healing. The Ashitaba also comes in capsule and liquid form but the grower says it's not as effective as the powder.
EC: Ashitaba is a Japanese tea grown on Hachi Jo Island, Japan.