Garden Area: Gastrointestinal

Essential to good health, the gastrointestinal tract is the digestive system that breaks down food into nutrients that are absorbed into the body. This system moves waste material out of the body. If the digestive system shuts down the body cannot be nourished or rid itself of waste. Problems affecting the digestive system include abdominal pain, blood in the stool, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, nausea and vomiting.

Plants in this area:

Plant Family Garden Areas
Cayenne, Capsicum frutescens Solanaceae Gastrointestinal, Medicinal Garden, Musculoskeletal, Neurological, Respiratory
German Chamomile, Matricaria recutita Asteraceae Affective, Dental, Gastrointestinal
Licorice, Glycyrrhiza glabra Leguminosae Gastrointestinal, Medicinal Garden
Milk Thistle, Silybum marianum Asteraceae Diabetic/Metabolic, Gastrointestinal, Medicinal Garden, Respiratory
Peppermint, Mentha piperita Lamiaceae Affective, Gastrointestinal, Medicinal Garden
Psyllium, Plantago ovata Plantaginaceae Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal, Medicinal Garden
Schisandra, Schisandra chinensis Schisandraceae Gastrointestinal, Medicinal Garden, Neurological
Senna, Cassia senna Leguminosae Gastrointestinal, Medicinal Garden