Herbal Remedies for Intestinal Obstruction

An intestinal obstruction is a partial or complete blockage that prevents intestinal contents from passing through the bowel. The obstruction can be either mechanical or non-mechanical. With mechanical obstruction, passage through the intestines is physically blocked, either by impacted fecal material, accumulation of scar tissue, foreign bodies or other causes. In non-mechanical obstruction, infection or injury leads to paralysis of the intestines.

An herbal program can consist of bowel tonic herbs, bowel lubricants, and laxatives. Consult a qualified health-care practitioner or physician if the condition persists.

Herbs Used To Treat Intestinal Obstruction

HerbTreatment SupportApplication
Cascara Sagradamild stimulant laxativecapsules, tablets, tincture
Flaxbowel cleanser, bulk bowel mover1 teaspoon of fresh-ground seeds with 2 glasses of water
Yellow Dockbowel tonic, liver coolercapsules, tablets, tincture
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