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Gastroenteritis Natural And Ayurvedic Treatment

Author : Gurnam Saini  

Gastroenteritis Stomach Flu Natural Treatment Melbourne



Gastroenteritis is infection of the gut that involves inflammation of the lining of stomach, small intestine and the large intestine. It is also referred as the stomach bug, stomach flu, stomach virus or gastric flu.



The infection can last for a day or two to severe diarrhoea and vomiting for several days. Stomach virus is highly contagious and is easily communicable from one person to another.



Surfaces or objects touched by infected people are also ideal places for transmission of the disease. Therefore, it is imperative for an infected person to wash hands thoroughly with warm water for atleast 20 seconds after going to the washroom or before preparing meals.



Symptoms of Gastroenteritis



The main symptoms of gastroenteritis are watery diarrhoea and vomiting accompanied by abdominal cramps or pain. Some people may also have fever, chills, headache, muscle pain or fatigue. Dehydration is also very common in stomach flu. The symptoms may include excessive thirst, infrequent urination with dark coloured urine, dry skin, lethargy and tiredness.



Ayurvedic Treatment For Gastroenteritis



The ancient texts have mention about the medicinal and healing qualities of herbs that are used  traditioannly in the natural treatment of gastroenteritis are:



  • Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) - Giloy is rich in anti-oxidants that fight free radicals and enhance the immunity. It is also helpful in curing diseases involving pita imbalance. It helps to calm down the digestive system, helsp to remove toxins from the blood and fights disease causing bacteria.

  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) – Chewing haritaki fruit helps to increase the digestion power and if it is made into a paste then it helps in cleaning the bowels. Haritaki if taken with salt balances kapha, if taken with sugar it balances pita and if taken with ghee it balances vata disorders.

  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes) – Vidanga clears all types of bacterial infections from the intestines. Vidanga, if consumed with warm water or butter milk helps in treating indigestion, vomiting and flatulence.

  • Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza Glabra) – It contains Glycyrrhizin which is sweet in taste, it helps to reduce intestinal inflammation and promotes proper digestion. It may be also effective in reducing gastritis.

  • Bilva (Aegle marmelos) – It is one of the dashamoola herbs. It is useful for the treatment of vomiting, stomach cramps and intestine related problems. It is also effective in the treatment of diarrhoea and dysentery.


  • Kutaj (Holarrhena antidysenterica) - It promotes intestinal health and digestion and aids in comfortable elimination. It is very helpful in case of loss of digestion.


All the above herbs when used in different combination under the supervision of an ayurvedic practitioner can be effective natural remedies for stomach bug.



Home Remedies For Stomach Flu



Some of the home remedies that are advantageous for stomach virus are included below:



  • Ginger- It has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. It may help treat stomach infections and prevent watery stools, vomiting, nausea and abdominal cramps. Boil a tsp of ginger in a cup water and cover it for 10-15 minutes. Strain and add some honey, drink this tea 2-3 times in a day until you feel better.

  • Asafetida- Endowed with rich antiviral, antibacterial and antioxidant properties, it is a good home remedy for stomach flu. It helps to improve digestion and strengthens the digestive tract. Just add half tsp of asafoetida powder to a glass of lukewarm water. Drink this twice daily until the condition improves. Asafetida can also be added to curries and vegetables to prevent gastroenteritis. 

  • Apple cider vinegar- It may help in restoring the proper pH level in the stomach and also helps to remove harmful toxins from the body. As it is rich in pectin, so it soothes irritated stomach, reduces stomach ache, vomiting and gas. Add a tsp of unfiltered apple cider vinegar to a glass of lukewarm water and drink this 30 minutes before having your meals. Follow this routine until you feel better.


All these natural remedies for gastroenteritis may help ease the symptoms and provide relief. However if the symptoms persist, medical expert help must be sought for.



Ayurveda Medicine In Melbourne


Ayurveda believes that every individual is different with a unique constituency and therefore, needs a different herbal formulation. That is the reason that before starting a treatment, a detailed case study of the patient is taken to assess the dosha imbalance and thus prescribe a proper treatment. Panchakarma may also form an important part of the treatment so that the body can be detoxified and rejuvenated.


Seek advice from one of the  best ayurvedic doctors in Melbourne at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic to find out your most reliable natural plan to reduce abdomen flu poisons in children and adults.


If you wish to enquire more information on Stomach flu or Gastroenteritis Ayurvedic Natural Treatment in Melbourne, you may contact us at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.









Disclaimer: The information on ayurvedic products and medicines on our website is for educational purposes only. One should not buy these products over the counter. These should only be taken after ayurvedic consultation with an ayurvedic practitioner. The uses and indications of these herbal products are based on Traditional Ayurvedic text books. These herbs should be supplemented with appropriate diet and lifestyle to get beneficial effects. Although there is a lot of research done on Ayurveda these days, yet these herbal products might not hold enough current research based evidence.





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Author Bio:

Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More