Information on Gastroenteritis

DescriptionGastroenteritis is an inflammation of the stomach and intestines often associated with food poisoning or a bacterial or viral infection.
Treatment PlanAn herbal treatment program can include demulcents and anti-inflammatories for the gastrointestinal tract, heat-clearing antimicrobial herbs and immune stimulants. A soothing diet for a week or so is usually indicated. A good probiotic supplement should be used for several weeks to promote a healthy microflora in the colon.

Herbal Remedies for Gastroenteritis

HerbTreatment SupportApplication
Marshmallowdemulcent, anti-inflammatorytea, tincture, capsule
Golden Sealantimicrobialtincture, tablet, capsule
Echinaceaantibacterial, immune stimulanttincture, tablet, capsule
Rhubarbheat-clearintincture, tea
Wild Yamanti-inflammatorytincture, tea