Salicylate sensitivity: if you are sensitive to salicylates you can only reduce the amount to take in – if you tried to remove them you would have no plant material to eat. So, depending on your personal sensitivity, restrict the amounts of moderate and high salicylate foods, and know which these are in case you have a flare up. Also look at things like toothpaste, skin creams etc – anything that you put on your skin or inhale can affect you, depending on your sensitivity.

This list is not definitive and anyone who is hypersensitive to salicylates may find they have to avoid more foods, but it does work for most people. Often salicylate sensitivity is transient, and if you remove all foods you are intolerant to and help your gut to heal, salicylate sensitivity will go away or at least reduce.

 

High salicylate foods:

high

mid

low

fruits:

strawberry

cherry

raspberry

blackberry

gooseberry

red& blackcurrant

cranberry

apricots

nectarines

peaches

kiwi

grapes

goji berries

blueberries

pomegranate

pineapple

rhubarb

 

vegetables:

peppers/chillis

tomatoes

cucumber

courgette

old potato skins

sweet potato

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

culinary herbs and spices:

chilli

mint

chamomile

thyme

nutmeg

elderflower

turmeric

oregano

rose

rosehip

cinnamon

others:

chocolate

cocoa powder

aloe vera juice

almonds

peanuts

liquorice

sweet almond oil

golden syrup

mint/spearmint toothpaste /mouthwash

aspirin

red wine

white wine

elderflower cordial

earl grey tea

carob

Kingfisher fennel toothpaste

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

medicinal herbs:

arctostaphylos uva-ursi

arnica

capsicum

cinnamomum

coleus forskohlii

coriandrum

corydalis

curcuma

elettaria

evolvulus

filipendula

glycyrrhiza glabra, G. uralensis

hyssopus

iris versicolour

lycium

maca

matricaria

mentha sp

mitchella repens

myristica

oreganum vulgare

phytolacca

prunus serotina

rehmannia prep. (raw is low)

rosa flower and hip

salix

sambucus fl & fr

schisandra

theobroma

thymus

vaccinium myrtillis

Vaccinium vitis idaea

vitex agnus castus

zanthoxylum

 

Pears – ok if peeled

melon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tomatoes without skins

tomato paste

tinned tomatoes

peeled cucumber

peeled courgette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

clove

oregano

cardamom

coriander

garlic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

olive oil/olives

coconut

brazils

hemp seeds

peanuts – no skins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

epimedium

eugenia

herniaria

panax ginseng

 

Apples

bananas

oranges

lemons

limes

mango

avocado

tamarind

papaya

figs

plums

quince

figs

dates

 

 

 

 

 

chard

spinach

onion/shallot

aparagus

lettuce

rocket

broccoli

cauliflower

squash

parsnip

carrot

beetroot

peas

mushrooms

green beans

sweetcorn

celery

swede

turnip

aubergine

 

ginger

sage

fenugreek

dill

chervil

celery seed

horseradish

asafoetida

cumin

fennel

lemon balm

mustard

black cumin (nigella)

basil

black pepper

rosemary

parsley

coriander leaf

caraway

vanilla

 

soy sauce/tamari

mayonnaise (Hellmans/Waitrose)

all nuts and seeds except almonds, peanuts and hemp seeds

shea butter

argan oil

jojoba oil

tamanu oil

rapeseed oil

Tom's of Maine propolis &myrrh fennel toothpaste

coffee

black tea

lemonade

beer & cider

lager

pimms

all vinegars

sugar

grains – wheat, quinoa, rice etc

pulses – split peas, lentils, mung beans etc

 

 

too many to mention – just take note of the high ones

 

 

 

 

 

This section was written by several patients who were hypersensitive to salicylates - these are their findings.

Skin care: 

Soap -1. I have found that Dove soap-un perfumed for sensitive skin is good. 2. Bicarb - just rub in and rinse off. 3. put some oats into a small linen pouch and use as soap - makes skin very soft. 4.Rhassoul clay - a bit messy and expensive but leaves skin amazingly soft.

Hair Shampoo. 1. Rhassoul clay - but leaves my hair so thick I can't cope (Sandra). 2. Philip Kingsley No scent no colour and no salicylates shampoo and conditioner . Both brilliant especially the conditioner!

Moisturising creams:

Homemade face cream:

1. 1 part oils You can use shea butter, argan oil, jojoba oil and/or tamanu oil, plus 10% by weight beeswax. Include some shea butter. Melt it gently until just melted and fluid. Allow it to cool to about 30 -35 degrees .

1 part waters - can be simply water, or aromatic waters/hydrosols. Get this warmed to about 30 - 35 degrees

Put the water in the blender - add any essential oils to a concentration of about 2 -3 % - frankincense is good and should be low sals, also lavender or geranium or neroli...this acts as a preservative and antiseptic as well as smelling nice

The switch on the blender and slowly pour the oils into the vortex. After a few minutes you will hear the noise change, and your oil and water should be mixed together, and you can put it into jars where it will set as it cools.

generally I think you need to make at least 150mls of each part (oil and water) to get the blender working well. So you will make about 300mls of cream. That amount will need about 20g beeswax, and about 6mls in total of your essential oils

 

2. A quick version- Shea butter + jojoba oil whipped together-mash 2ozs butter with fork add 1oz oil then beat for 5mins with electric mixer,store in jam jar or sealed plastic tub in the dark.


3. Aveeno cream - it's not for face but is nice and I don't seem to react to it (Sandra)

Body lotion. Vaseline essential moisture.

Make up remover. 1. Aqueous cream. 2.Johnson's daily essentials gentle eye make up remover for all skin types (no other Johnson's products though!)

Deodorant. 1. Salt of the Earth crystal.2 Mitchum Advanced Control un perfumed

Sun screen. 1.Jojoba oil. 2. Lavera Naturkosmetic Neutral Sun spray for baby+children

Make up
Foundation. 1.Clinique redness solutions -shade -calming ivory. NB - not all clinique stuff is safe and every colour can react differently - applies to blusher,eye shadow - everything. Best to dowse/test every product you already have and are going to buy.
2. Revlon Age defying shade-Tender Beige

Blemish cover. Rimmel Hide and Heal Ivory.

Powder. Estee Lauder translucent loose powder 01 Light. Expensive but lasts for ages.

 

Christine Herbert christineherbert.co.uk