Digestive & bowel problems – Natural remedies

Problems with digestion or bowel movements (stomach and intestinal complaints) can be very annoying. Various complaints can be reduced or remedied by certain medicinal herbs. For example, herbs such as onion, garlic, thyme, sage, fennel and cloves work against diarrhea, cramps, constipation or have a beneficial effect on digestion and stool. Or natural medicinal remedies such as Bilberry, Alum Root, Aloe Vera, Cat’s Claw, Wild Yam, Blackcurrant and many more herbs.

Medicinal herbs: Bowel and digestive problems – Stomach and intestinal complaints

Natural remedies Bowel movements & Digestive complaints . The table below lists herbs – in alphabetical order – that have a stimulating, beneficial or restorative effect on stomach and/or intestinal problems. In each case, a link is included to the article where the herb in question is described in detail (together with other medicinal herbs with the relevant letter).
In Herb Guide – Medicinal Herbs from A to Z you will find an extensive alphabetical overview of various natural medicines or medicinal herbs for a variety of complaints, problems and conditions.
In Diarrhea Constipation Flatulence – Stomach & Intestinal Symptoms Tips you will find descriptions of possible causes of gastrointestinal and digestive problems. General and nutritional tips are also given and various suitable homeopathic medicines are mentioned that you can use for the relevant complaints.

Medicinal natural herbs – Alphabetical

Use for the aforementioned stomach and intestinal complaints – Effect

Aloe Vera

Diarrhea, Promotes the functioning of digestive organs and mucous membranes

Alum root

Diarrhea, Stomach and intestinal mucosal infections, Stomach and duodenal ulcers

American Buckthorn Bark

Constipation, Laxative effect, Promotes intestinal peristalsis, Softens intestinal contents and accelerates intestinal transit, Stimulates small and large intestines



Diarrhea – also in infants -, Intestinal disorders, Weak intestines, Disturbances in intestinal function, Fermentation in the intestines, intestinal mucosal inflammation, Intestinal poisoning, Depletion of intestinal flora, Digestive disorders


Diarrhea or diarrhea, Aids digestion, Promotes stomach, bile, intestinal and pancreatic secretions


Canadian Turmeric

Constipation, Disturbances of the gastrointestinal tract

Lemon balm

Relaxing effect on stomach and intestines

Cat’s Claw

Reduced intestinal peristalsis, Optimization of intestinal digestive function, Crohn’s disease


Diarrhea, Promotes development of disturbed intestinal flora


Diarrhoea, Disturbed mucous membrane structure of the gastrointestinal tract


Wild garlic

Diarrhea or constipation, Gastrointestinal cleansing Intestinal disorders, Intestinal colic, Poor digestion


Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Gastrointestinal disorders, Inflammation of the mucous membranes of the stomach and intestines, Cramps, Digestive disorders, Heartburn


Constipation (Obstipation, Constipation) Nervous Digestive Disorders



Diarrhoea, flatulence, intestinal cramps, intestinal colic, inflammation of the intestinal mucosa


Diarrhea, Gastrointestinal disorders, Weak stomach


Diarrhoea, Intestinal disorders, Intestinal mucosal inflammation, Intestinal bleeding, Poor digestion with flatulence



Diarrhoea, Intestinal mucosal inflammation, Antispasmodic


Diarrhea due to nervousness, Flatulence, Poor digestion, Bloating, Poor absorption of nutrients, Spastic colon, Poor appetite

Iris Versicolor

Constipation due to liver disorders, Indigestion, Intestinal cramps due to gas formation

Juniper berry

Promotes stomach and intestinal function, promotes digestion



Diarrhoea, Poor digestion, Flatulence, Fermentation in the intestines, Abdominal cramps, Bloating


Persistent Constipation, Flatulence, Aids in Digestion



Diarrhoea, Irregular bowel movements, Nervousness

Meadow Spiraea

Diarrhea in children, Intestinal parasites (worms)


Robert’s herb

Diarrhea, Stomach and duodenal ulcers, Inflammation of the stomach and intestinal mucous membranes

Red spider mite

Diarrhea, Inflammations and Ulcers of the mucous membranes of the stomach, duodenum, small and large intestines, appendix, rectum, Crohn’s disease


Sage (Salvia Officinalis)

Diarrhea, Flatulence, Antispasmodic, General tonic and stimulant, especially for stomach, intestines, nervous system

St. John’s wort

Diarrhoea, Cramps, Gastric mucosal inflammation, Stomach ulcer, Nervousness


Diarrhoea, Gastrointestinal problems, Cramps



Intestinal toxins, Prevention of intestinal infections in tropical areas (Holiday diarrhea)


Diarrhea, Abdominal cramps, Flatulence, Intestinal infections, too much fermentation in the intestines, Intestinal parasites, Intestinal toxins


Constipation, Gastrointestinal disorders, Poor digestion


Poor digestion, Flatulence, Bloating, Abdominal pain, Digestive, abdominal and/or stomach complaints after heavy meals, Weak intestinal peristalsis, Intestinal cramps, Intestinal colic Weak stomach, Heartburn, Stomach cramps, Nausea (also for infants/small children)


Constipation, Laxative (mild), Gastric mucosal inflammation

Dirt tree

Constipation, Bloating, Laxative, Promotes intestinal peristalsis and mucus secretion from colon, Reduces water reabsorption in colon



Diarrhoea, Stomach and duodenal ulcers, Intestinal parasites

Wild Yam

Diarrhoea, flatulence, intestinal cramps, spastic colon, intestinal colic, colon inflammation, Crohn’s disease, dysentery


Diarrhea, Digestive problems, Antispasmodic for stomach and abdominal cramps



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