Herbal Remedies for Bowel Dysbiosis
Over 500 different organisms have been identified from the human gut. Many of these bacteria, fungi, yeasts and other organisms are beneficial; that is they produce digestive enzymes, lactic acid, and other protective compounds that keeps our bowels, and our body functioning well. Many pathogenic organisms also reside there, but will not overgrow and become a problem unless the bowel environment and our immune system become imbalanced. This is called dysbiosis. Overgrowth of Candida albicans, Giardia, other amoebas, bacteria, and other disease-causing organisms can produce digestive symptoms like pain, cramping, diarrhea, and interfere with our proper nutrition.
Eating traditional fermented foods on a regular basis like sauerkraut, yogurt, and kefir, and oral supplementation of a probiotic product like various Acidophilus species can help. A course of 10 days to 2 weeks of a broad-spectrum "anti-parasite" formula containing herbs that can kill or retard the growth of various pathogens can be designed by your holistic health practitioner.
Herbs Used To Treat Bowel Dysbiosis
|Andrographis||antibacterial, antiviral||tincture, capsules, tablets|
|Black Walnut||antifungal, anticandidal||tincture, tea, capsules|
|Ginger||bowel regulator, warming digestive aid||tincture, tea, capsules, tablets|
|Peruvian Bark||antiparasitic, digestive stimulant||tincture|
|Quassia||antiparastitic, digestive stimulant||tincture, tea|
|Sweet Annie||antiparasitic, antibacterial||tincture, tea|