Dysentery though not a very common disease, is certainly a nuisance nobody wishes to handle. Besides it being embarrassing to be announced it makes you extremely uncomfortable and weak. Who likes spending half their day locked within toilets doing the unspeakable?
You can’t leave your house, spend time with those who arrive to meet you and if not treated properly it also raises the need for you to be hospitalized! Generally you just have to wait it out but there are a number of herbs which will help hasten this wait. Here are a few of them.
Herbal Remedies for Dysentery
Terminalia Chebula (Haritaki)
Haritaki is a very common herb known for its medicinal properties. Taking in this herb every night in a glass of warm water is extremely helpful in curing dysentery. Add half teaspoon of this herb’s powder in a glass of lukewarm water and then drink it.
Pepper helps hasten the process of dysentery’s cure too! All that you need to do is mix black pepper and long pepper in a cup of warm water. Then add some dried ginger root to it and drink the mixture repeat this procedure once daily till you start noticing improvement in your condition.
To prepare this mixture you need nutmeg, black pepper, ginger and cumin seeds. Take the above herbs in equal quantities. Add to it twice the amount of rock salt and psyllium husk.
You need to consume this mixture twice a day – once in the morning with your breakfast and once at night. You can take it in with buttermilk or lukewarm water..
Fenugreek commonly known as methi also helps cure dysentery. You can take it in with buttermilk. Add a pinch of fenugreek seeds to a glass of buttermilk prepared according to your preferences. This goes a long way in reducing loose motions.
Cayenne helps reduce any bleeding, internal or external. You can also use mullein in milk for preventing the bleeding of your inner bowel. You can consume cayenne in any form you wish. You can either add excess of it to your food or take it in separately.
Cranesbil and Golden Seal
These two herbs are taken in not orally but via injections straight into the rectum. To prepare the mixture to be injected, you need to mix equal parts of Cranesbil and Golden Seal. Then inject it straight into the patient’s rectum.
Mullein helps reduce bleeding as well as loose motions. It is generally taken in with milk. Take 1 pint of milk and add one ounce of mullein to it. Then boil the mixture and strain. Drink half a cup of this mixture after every bowel evacuation.
Comfrey root soothes your body and also strengthens it. To prepare the mucilage of the comfrey root you need water honey, comfrey and glycerine. Take it in teaspoon doses. It will nourish your body and help you heal faster than before.
Drinking the powdered root of marshmallow in milk helps cure dysentery too! This cure besides being effective also tastes good!