The use of medicinal plants in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
“I’d give three hundred years of his posthumous fame for good digestion if life” – so once said a famous French thinker Voltaire.
Yes, it really is a big problem when people can’t get pleasure from food. Pain, belching, feeling of fullness of stomach, heartburn or nausea, stool disorders deprive a person of the joy of life. Patients suffering from gastritis, peptic ulcer, colitis for years go to the doctors, handfuls drink a lot of pills, not knowing that nature has given us herbs that help to cope with many ailments. Their effectiveness is proved not only by the experience of traditional medicine, but serious scientific research.
So, gastritis with high acidity of gastric juice, is good to use plants that neutralize the hydrochloric acid. It’s flax seeds, marshmallow roots, aqueous extract of which can be taken before meals for the protection of the gastric mucosa and for the same purpose at night, when the acidity of gastric juice increases. Gastritis and peptic ulcer disease is very good collection, including chamomile flowers, calendula, licorice roots, fennel fruit,peppermint leaves. Systematic use of 30 minutes before eating the infusion of these plants, it takes not only inflammation, but scar of the ulcer. Ulcers, accompanied by constipation, a beautiful effect is Gastric collection No. 3. More than forty years of experience in using these collection shows that at the first signs of exacerbation of peptic ulcer disease the use it allows 1-2 weeks to cope with the exacerbation and to establish normal digestion.
Gastritis with low acidity of gastric juice is good to use herbs with a bitter taste. This yarrow herb, wormwood, plantain leaves. The infusion of these plants are recommended to be taken 20-30 minutes before meals in the amount of 2-3 tablespoons per reception. The duration of treatment depends on the result and for the most part is 3 weeks. If necessary, the treatment period can be lengthened, and preparations of medicinal plants to change. For successful treatment it is necessary to remember about the diet. Alcohol abuse, Smoking, drinking all kinds of carbonated drinks like Fanta to contribute to the cure not.
In chronic colitis, accompanied with loose stool, good care is provided by plants that contain essential oils and tannins. These include grass,yarrow, oak bark, stems alder. the rhizomes of tormentil. Decoctions of plants with tannins, it is recommended to take 2-3 days, and then move on to the training camp with St. John’s wort. chamomile. the yarrow ,calendula. Aqueous extract of these medicinal plants are taking for 3-4 weeks until complete normalization of stool. Reliable means in this situation is to collect Photodiary. It is effective in cases of intestinal dysbiosis, which is always observed in chronic colitis. It can be successfully combined with other means of combating dysbiosis – probiotics (Lactobacterin, Bifidumbacterin), bacteriophages and appropriate diet.
On the contrary, in case of chronic spastic colitis with hard stool, often having the form of sheep feces, used medicinal plants laxative action of Senna leaves, buckthorn bark and laxatives fees. Among them I would particularly like to mention Protivogemorroidalny collection. Besides the laxative effect, it has powerful anti-inflammatory action. Once you experience the beneficial effect of this fee, patients become his followers and are happy to use them as needed. Here it is necessary to give one very important tip. When using herbs you need to start with small doses and gradually select the number of infusion or decoction, which would give only mushy stools, but not diarrhea.
Long-term use laxatives should not be, since they too have side effects, like muscle weakness. With this in mind, you need to inform about the benefits of Flaxseed meal (flax seeds, crushed in a coffee grinder). The intake of 1-2 tablespoons of Flaxseed meal, washed down with 1-2 glasses of water, promotes the formation of bulky feces in 8-10 hours, which stimulate normal bowel movements. And, of course, certainly, counselor and observer in diseases of the digestive system should be attentive and competent doctor.