What does Shilintong look like?

Ledasmom

Post   » Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:52 am


Coin-leaved desmodium appears to refer to at least two plants: D. styracifolium, the one that seems to work, and at least one other, less-effective plant. Bah to providers of herbal remedies who do not use the proper scientific name on their product.

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Stacy
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Post   » Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:53 am


I use a pill cutter and cut a pill in half. I crush up the 1/2 tablet and mix it with 1 syringe full (1 cc) of water. Then, I syringe feed it to her. She actually likes it, so it is not hard at all for me to give it to her this way. I do this twice daily (morning and night), so she gets one pill total a day.

I know others give it differently - sprinkling it on food, etc. Try doing a search on shilintong here at Guinea Lynx, and I bet you will find some different ways to adminster it.

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Animalz_Rule14

Post   » Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:01 pm


Thanks Stacy! I am buying these pills and lets pray they help him even if it is only a little bit. And a total bargin at only $3.99 for 100days supply! :O Although P&P is $6.99, $10.98 still a bargin compared to Metacam!

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Stacy
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Post   » Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:48 am


Well, I got a one sentence reply from Far East saying that "we still sell the pills like before." My order is on its way from the other store, so I will report back when I get it. I am keeping my fingers crossed for the brown pills.

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rshevin

Post   » Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:23 pm


Well, that was a worthless reply.

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Stacy
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Post   » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:32 pm


I got my order from MaxNature. They are the brown pills composed of desmodium styraciflium. Is this the right ingredient? They are in a different plastic bottle though with the name Kapok on the label. I threw away the box that came with my other brown pill, glass bottle shilintong and cannot compare.

GP Lover
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Post   » Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:11 am


I still have the box that I ordered 2yrs ago and the ingredients are:

Coin Leaved Desmodium.......19g+

I suggest you email Far East Ginseng, the company that I bought it from and ask them to confirm they are selling Shilintong with this ingredient and if so, buy it from them.

However, if Ledasmom research is correct it may be the same ingredient but who knows.

Ledasmom

Post   » Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:13 am


Styracifolium appears to be the effective species.

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Stacy
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Post   » Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:51 am


GP Lover, I tried e-mailing Far East and asking about the ingredients. I got a one sentence answer in jumbled English saying only that they sell the same pill like before. I also tried to call them yesterday, and the person answering the phone had no comprehension of what I was asking and could not answer my question.

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Katrina
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Post   » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:57 am


MaxNature just switched to the plastic bottles, but it's the same brand and the same looking pill as what I got in the brown glass bottle before, so I think it's the same pills in a different package. I think I'm on my second plastic bottle and it seems to be working the same.

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Stacy
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Post   » Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:02 pm


Thanks, Katrina. The pills look exactly the same and smell the same as the brown pill, glass bottle ones that Far East used to sell. I am thinking they are the same as well. I did e-mail MaxNature about the pills. I will let everyone know if/when I get a response.

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Stacy
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Post   » Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:21 pm


MaxNature e-mailed me back. The MaxNature rep stated that they are the same pills but now come in a plastic bottle. He said that the original manufacturer discontinued the brown pills in the glass bottles, and they are getting impossible to find. He tried to assure me that these pills are the same thing.

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Zoe

Post   » Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:55 pm


Any more news on getting shilintong? I just started my guys and sister's guy on the yellow coated pills from Far East Ginseng. I rinse the yellow stuff off.

Also, with all the problems with finding lead paint on toys from China and fake v***gra with lead in the coating, anyone else ever think about whether there might be heavy metals in chinese herb formulas?

I think my fingers will forever smell like shilintong, but if it's going to help them then it's worth it.

Also, the first time we gave it to my sister's piggy he looked totally shocked by what was just put in his mouth. He didn't move his lips or tongue. He just looked totally stunned. My guys also looked a little stunned, but I give them a taste of Critical Care right afterwards and they are fine.

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Animalz_Rule14

Post   » Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:38 pm


I ordered my shilintong on 18th March and it's still not arrived, according to the tracking website it is still in china's airport.. grr! I hope after this wait I get the brown pills and that they work!

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Zoe

Post   » Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:06 pm


Animalz_Rule14: Who did you order the pills from? I hope they get to you soon.

I want the brown pills too. I wonder... is there really any difference? I want to think it doesn't matter and my yellow pills will be fine. Arrgghh...

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Animalz_Rule14

Post   » Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:38 am


I ordered it off ebay from some Chinese herbal shop. My parcel arrived this morning, I got all excited! Opened it up and I have facial cream!?!! ARGH! I am going to go cry now.

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:35 am


I don't believe it.

So sorry for the mistake! Did you pay by credit card? Paypal to a commercial account? In the US, companies have to make good.

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sef1268

Post   » Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:11 pm


I haven't received any feedback on this seller yet, but if you can't find it elsewhere you might try it from here.

Again, I can't vouch for how fast this seller ships or whether or not you'll end up with more facial cream. :\

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Animalz_Rule14

Post   » Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:14 pm


I used paypal and I think it went into a personal account.. it was from an ebay shop. They have 99.6% postive feed back so I can only assume this is an honest mistake. It was a pot of facial cream, two eye packs and.... hemroid cream! Heehee! I've emailed them this afternoon, just waiting for a reply now which probably won't be until tomorrow since they live in China. I am not angry at them just a little upset that I will probably have to wait another month for it to arrive... I might email Far East first and see if they will post to the UK!

Have to admit it gave me a bit of a giggle getting hemriod cream. I am sure the guy will work things out and apologise!

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:31 pm


They probably mixed up the order. Might even be that they sent you something more expensive - but if you don't need it, it is valueless!

p.s. around here Preparation-H is a hemeroid cream that can be used on sore guinea pig feet. It sooths.

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