We seem to hear of digestive disorders more commonly in today’s day and age, most likely due to the make up of the food we consume and other stress factors. The fact of the matter is, digestive disorders can come in any form, and it’s not a pleasant problem to battle. Among the most common conditions, are GERD, Colitis, Chron’s, Celiac and IBS. After trying every prescription in the book, it seems that more and more people are willing to attempt treating their digestive disorders with natural medicines and a more holistic approach. Previous surveys by the National Institutes of Health have shown that about 38% of adults use natural remedies to treat their worst gut problems.
As we already know from previous articles, herbs and spices have been promoted as healers for the body for years. The following list of tinctures are some of the most common natural remedies that patients may be using to treat digestive disorders.
Tincture of Herb Oregano
To make this herbal tincture, place 5 tablespoons of fresh, organic oregano in 500 ml of alcohol. This tincture can be stored for one month and is best used for those with gastritis, inflammation, constipation, and flatulence. It is not advised for those who are pregnant or that have bleeding disorders.
Herbal Tincture of Lemon Balm
This tincture is prepared from 20 g of lemon balm and 100 ml of alcohol. Take 15 drops 3 times a day to releive bloating and gas.
Tincture of Bark of a Guelder-Rose.
The bark, harvested in early spring, is best used when the first leaves appear on the viburnum. Crushed the leaves of the rose mix it into an alcohol ratio of 1:1. Take the tincture of 20-40 drops 2-3 times a day before meals. This tincture is commonly used to help treat hemorrhoids and uterine bleeding.
Honey Tincture of the Yarrow Herb
This tincture can be prepared by taking 1 tablespoon of yarrow herb and 1 tablespoon of honey. Insist the two ingredients in 0.5 liters of alcohol. It’s best to take 1 tablespoon of this mixture 3 times a day for the treatment of hemorrhoids.
Tincture of Wormwood and Mint
This tincture consists of wormwood and mint in a ratio of (1:1). Take 15-20 drops 3 times daily before meals. The action of tincture improves the activity of the intestine, smooth digestion and helps regulate appetite.
Regardless of the digestive disorder, it’s important to keep in mind that diet often please a key role in eliminating unwanted symptoms of intestinal distress. Lifestyle changes such as increasing physical activity, quitting smoking, and avoiding certain foods or overeating also are essential. This is especially true since obesity, smoking, and stress are known to increase GI distress.