Eazol

Eazol - How it works | Use | Dose

Eazol is the medicine that contains three herbs:

  • Lobelia inflata (so-called Indian tobacco)
  • White willow (Willow bark or Salix alba)
  • Boswellia serrata
and is used to relieve pain in joints, lower back pain and muscle pain.

How Eazol works?

We researched every one of Eazol's ingredient in scientific journals and here is what we found.

Lobelia inflata

This plant has been used for centuries in North America to treat asthma and cough. It is a plant that exert many beneficial effects for respiratory tract disorders but we weren't able to find any data to support its use for treating pain. However, on the website of University of Maryland, we found information that this plant may be toxic if taken in larger doses.1 Symptoms of an overdose include:

  • Excessive sweating
  • Reduced body temperature
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Convulsions
  • Coma with possible fatal outcome!

This plant contains an active ingredient called lobeline which is a sedative and muscle relaxant, but no analgesic properties.

The manufacturer claims that the muscle-relaxant effect helps decrease tension in the muscles, which reduces the pressure on the nerves and thus relieves nerve (neuropathic) pain. However, we think that larger, better controlled clinical trials are necessary to confirm this fact.

White willow

Unlike Lobelia inflata, White willow is the herb known for its analgesic properties which are well researched and confirmed in many clinical trials.2,3 White willow extract was compared with acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin), and it was confirmed that White willow extract has greater analgesic potential than Aspirin. It is particularly efficient for joint pain and lower back pain. It contains salicylic acid, which is by its chemical structure similar to Aspirin.

However, White willow should not be used in the following situations:

  • In children under the age of 16, because of possible development of Reye's syndrome
  • In pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers
  • In patients allergic to Aspirin or other drugs from the group of salicylates
  • In patients with kidney damage because White willow causes vasoconstriction and reduces blood flow in the kidneys
  • In patients who have or have had stomach ulcers or active bleeding
  • In patients who already take Aspirin or other pain medication

Boswellia serrata

Studies have shown that this herb has the following effects on your health:

  • Analgesic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Protective effects on liver
  • Lowering levels of lipids in the blood
  • Prevention of atherosclerosis

It contains boswellic acids which are responsible for inhibition of synthesis of inflammatory enzymes and for reduction of degradation of glycosoaminoglycan, which further lead to relieving the pain.

How should you take Eazol?

The recommended dosage is two Eazol capsules immediately after a meal. Taking capsules after a meal will decrease the chances of digestive side effects. Swallow the capsules whole with 1 cup of plain water.

Side effects

There is just one reported adverse reaction (nausea). It usually disappears after one or two hours.

Eazol has great safety potential if taken according to the recommended dosage. Because it contains Lobelia inflata, you must not exceed the recommended dose of Eazol as this may lead to an overdose, which can lead to serious adverse effects.

References

  1. UMM article
  2. NCBI link 1
  3. NCBI link 2