Tumeric for Leaky Gut, Auto Immune Disease, Inflammation
Tumeric (also available as curcumin which is the active ingredient in tumeric) is very helpful for healing leaking gut, auto immune disease and inflammation within the body. It is also reported to have beneficial effects on dementia (probably because dementia is believed to be the result of inflammation). Even Dr Andrew Weil endorses the use of tumeric for auto-immune disease, and he usually treads pretty lightly on making recommendations these days. Take according to the package directions.
Another herb to heal a leaky gut is or autoimmune disease is ginger, and again Dr Andrew Weil recommends this as a natural treatment for auto-immune disease.
Gentian root. Traditional herbalists agree that herbs with bitter taste promote digestive secretions and speed up digestion. Gentian root is the most popular “digestive bitter” in Western herbalism. Europeans often drink a “bitter aperitif”—an ounce or so of bitter herbal beverage—before a meal, to stimulate digestive secretions and keep food passing through at a good clip. Bitter herbs stimulate the upper GI tract to release copious digestive juices to enhance the breakdown of food, reducing the possibility that large allergen molecules make it through the gut wall. Bitter herbs reduce gas, bloating, food allergies and indigestion. Other bitters include barberry root, dandelion and artichoke. To improve your digestion take 1/4 to 1 teaspoon of gentian tincture in 4 ounces of water and sip before each meal. Source: Better Nutrition