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Herbal Remedies for Intestinal Obstruction

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.

Crohn's Disease - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), resulting in swelling and dysfunction of the intestinal tract.Crohn's disease involves swelling, redness, and loss of funcs:...

Diverticulitis - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Diverticulitis refers to the development of inflammation and infection in one or more . Diverticula are outpouchings or bulges which occur when the inner, lining layer of the large intestine (colon) s....

Herbal Remedies for Tympanites

Herbal support includes carminatives, digestive stimulants, or bowel tonics and laxatives. Be cautious with laxatives, and don't use them for more than 5 days without consulting a qualified practitioner.

Rhubarb Herbal Remedies

Rhubarb has bitter, laxative, and heat-clearing properties and is used for constipation, hemorrhoids, and gastroenteritis. It is also used for eruptive skin problems caused by faulty elimination and "damp heat" in the lower intestines. Rhubarb has a taste of BITTER and a temperature of COLD.

Cascara Sagrada Herbal Remedies

Cascara sagrada is an excellent laxative, which moistens and helps re-educate bowels that are atonic and not working properly. It is also used for hemorrhoids and jaundice, and it increases the liver's ability to produce bile. Its bitter and slightly sweet nature makes cascara a stimulating tonic. Another side of cascara is its bitter and cool nature which is useful for relieving "damp heat," a condition that predisposes to infections of the abdominal and pelvic area like bladder inf

Parasitic Infections - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Parasites are organisms that live inside humans or other organisms who act as hosts. They are dependent on their hosts because they are unable to produce food or energy for themselves. Parasites are k....

Massage for Digestive Disorders

Massage can help relieve stress, as well as the pain and discomfort associated with certain digestive disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and chronic constipation.

Buckthorn - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Buckthorn is the common name for one of several species of shrubs or small trees of the genus that are used for medicinal purposes. The two most common species are and . is also called common or Eua....

Jaundice - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Jaundice is a condition in which a person's skin and the whites of the eyes are discolored yellow due to an increased level of bile pigments in the blood resulting from liver disease. Jaundiced ...

Senna Herbal Remedies

Senna is a safe, stimulating laxative with a long history of use. It acts as a stool softener so is beneficial for hemorrhoids or anal fissures. Senna has a taste of SWEET, BITTER and a temperature of COLD.

Yellow Dock Herbal Remedies

Yellow dock is a bitter bowel tonic that can remove excess heat associated with over-indulgence in heating foods (such as sugar, stimulants, red meat, and alcoholic drinks). It is also a very mild laxative, which because of its astringent properties, can also help stop chronic diarrhea, accompanied by heat, not deficiency conditions with fatigue. Because of its mild astringent action, the overall effect is one of normalizing the bowel movements and clearing heat. The herb is often recommended

Castor Herbal Remedies

Castor oil is a well-known cleansing laxative and purgative. It is sometimes used to treat food poisoning. Externally it is used for warts, appendicitis, fibroid cysts, sore, abscesses, and neuralgia--as a castor oil pack. CASTOR OIL PACK Soak a flannel or other absorbent cloth that is folded for extra thickness in a good quality castor oil until saturated. Place the soaked cloth in a glass casserole dish and warm in the oven at about 350 deg. until nice and hot, but not scalding. Place over

Buckthorn Herbal Remedies

Buckthorn is a popular European herb used widely as a mild laxative. It also contains alterative properties, has been recommended for rheumatism (to clear heat), and was one of the ingredients of the famous Hoxsey cure for cancer. Other preparations: As a light decoction, 2-4 grams/dose, in the evening. Buckthorn has a taste of BITTER, SWEET and a temperature of COLD.

Senna - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Senna, , is known by the name Egyptian senna. A member of the Leguminaceae family, senna is a shrub-like plant whose leaves and pods have been used for centuries in the East and West as a purgative. y ...

Flax Herbal Remedies

As a poultice, flaxseed may relieve stubborn inflammation, draw out toxins, soothe sunburn, soften boils, and speed healing. Taken internally, flaxseed decoction is a bulk laxative and demulcent, suitable for gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, and coughs. The freshly-ground seed can be added to cereal, soups, or stews as a thickener. Regular use may help balance estrogen activity, reducing the risk of some cancers and heart disease and benefiting menopausal women. Flax h

Rhubarb Root - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Rhubarb, also called sweet round-leaved dock or pieplant, is usually thought of as a fruit, but it is actually one of the few perennial vegetables in existence. Ordinary garden rhubarb carries the bof ...

Acupuncture Points

Acupuncture is a method of Oriental Medicine treatment that inserts needles into acupuncture points to alter our physiological functioning. This article will discuss the major categories of acupuncture points, as well as their selection for treatment.

Vomiting - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Vomiting is the forceful discharge of stomach contents through the mouth.Vomiting, also called emesis, is a symptomatic response to any number of harmful triggers. Vomiting is a forceful expulsion, as....

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for Stroke

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can offer hope to those who have suffered from a stroke by helping to regain use of disabled parts of the body, reduce pain and depression, improve blood flow to the brain, and improve memory and speech.


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