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5 Powerful Herbs To Quickly Heal A Leaky Gut

Leaky Gut Syndrome adversely affects your intestinal lining, creating a dysfunctional environment where proper digestion can’t take place.

It’s sometimes referred to as “increased intestinal permeability€.

With Leaky Gut Syndrome, the intestines lose some of their ability to filter nutrients and substances. When this condition develops, food particles, bacteria, and other waste by-products can leak through the intestines and into the bloodstream…

No bueno!

To explain it another way, when we eat, food passess through our stomach and into the small intestine. This is where nutrient absorption happens through a semi-permeable intestinal wall lining.

Since this mucous membrane also protects the bloodstream from potential invaders like undigested food, pathogens, and toxins, it is an essential part of the body’s immune system.

Leaky Guy Syndrome is an annoying condition that develops when the small intestine mucous lining becomes too porous, letting unwanted toxins into the blood stream.

Leaky Gut Syndrome is often caused by damage to the intestinal lining and definitely sounds scary, but can be healed.

Not only does conventional medicine offer solutions, but there are dietary plans you can embrace to help heal the damage, too.

Farmer and Organic Yarrow

I invite you to start taking herbs to help patch up your leaky gut.

In this post, I’ll examine the five powerful herbs to quickly heal a leaky gut.

You can go out to the health food store today and pick them up.

These don’t require a prescription, and you can have some fun in the kitchen brewing up teas and showing off your new herbal concoctions to your family members.

5 Powerful Herbs To Quickly Heal A Leaky Gut:

Slippery_elm_seedlingSlippery Elm

It might have somewhat of a strange name, but that shouldn’t cause you to doubt its effectiveness as a gut healer.

Slippery Elm has been used as powerful gut healer in the United States for over a century.

This herb has mucilage that stimulates the nerve endings in the intestinal tract and increases your body’s own mucus secretion. This mucus secretion is instrumental in enhancing your stomach’s protective lining and helping to combat against excessive acidity and ulcers in the digestive tract.

It also has powerful antioxidants that help guard against inflammation in the digestive tract.

Slippery Elm is one of many demulcent herbs. These herbs sooth the mucus membranes of the digestive system, acting like a kind of bandage -ideal for a leaky gut sufferer…

Other demulcent herbs include plantain, marshmallow root, and licorice root.

Marshmallow rootMarshmallow Root 

Marshmallow Root helps soothe the mucus membranes and protect against stomach ulcers, digestive disorders, heartburn, indigestion, ulcerative colitis, sore throat, dry cough and Chron’s disease..

Marshmallow Root is one of the most powerful demulcent herbs, outside of Slippery Elm and also works as a mucilage, producing a thick sticky substance that coats membranes.

Marshmallow extract contains flavanoids, which contain anti-inflammatory properties. 

Look for a combination supplement.

Licorice RootLicorice Root

Licorice Root is a demulcent herb that soothes mucus membranes in the digestive system, like a kind of bandage.

Look for DGL (deglycyrrhizinated licorice root). The ideal dosage is 500 mg of 10:1 extra three times per day.

This form of Licorice Root is extremely helpful in Leaky Gut Syndrome because it doesn’t have any of the side effects of using whole Licorice Root.

We know the glycyrrhizin in licorice root can cause issues with hypertension, edema, and possibly effect a hormonal component of our renal regulation called aldosterone regulation, but deglycyrrhizinated licorice has the significant parts of glycyrrhizin removed, and is therefore safer for long-term use (if needed).


Yarrow has wound healing, anti-spasmodic, antimicrobial, and anti-ulcer properties.

Yarrow has a wide range of healing properties, and it is a good complement to any herbal regimen designed to treat Leaky Gut Syndrome.

The flower of this perennial herb has been used for centuries to treat all sorts of health conditions ranging from toothache to blood disorders.

organic plantainPlantain

Plantain helps to heal intestinal wounds and seal the leaky gut. It has liver protective, antioxidant, anti-allergic, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Plantain is sometimes called the “band aid” plant because it’s such an awesome wound healer. It also works wonders for leaky gut.

Just like plantain soothes inflamed, wounded and irritated tissues of the skin, it also offers a lot of benefits when used inside the body. It can help soothe irritated mucous membranes and sort throats, and the juice is a great choice to help ease troubled bowels and heal Leaky Gut Syndrome.

It can also help heal ulcerations in the digestive tract, and it can help those who are healing from the damage caused by exposure to food allergens. It has a great safety profile, and it is safe to use for both seniors and children.

7 Natural Supplements To Help Treat Your Leaky Gut

It’€™s not just herbs that should comprise your alternative leaky gut-healing regimen. There is a wide range of supplements that can help heal your leaky gut.

Everything from bee pollen, to oils, to spices, to vegetables can help heal your leaky gut.

So far, out of all of the supplements and remedies we’ve tried, my favorite herbal remedy for a leaky gut 5-powerful-herbs-for-leaky-guthas been Gastronic Dr.

It’s because I’ve found regular use safely supports digestive health and all organs and structures involved in digestion, as well as the mucus membranes of your digestive tract.

Gastronic Dr. also helps to maintain the natural balance of essential organisms (such as probiotics) in the digestive tract, further promoting easy, healthy digestion.

Good luck experimenting with medicinal herbs…

Your foray into alternative medicine, because of your leaky gut, will hopefully cause you to develop a love of herbalism as a whole.

Medical herbalism offers many natural (and powerful) treatments for common ailments, minor discomforts, and serious afflictions.

Health by choice, not by chance.

-David Aston

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David Aston

Hey I'm David, founder of WhyAmIUnhealthy. I help people all over the world dramatically improve their health, safely and naturally, without breaking the bank.


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  • Thank you so much for this, I’m incredibly grateful. Been struggling with a leaky gut for a while and am not keen on synthetic pharmaceuticals.

    • Hi Howard. I’m just now finding this article. Did you try any of the recommendations? If so, did any of them heal your leaky gut? I struggle with leaky gut and have tried lots of things, but I haven’t tried marshmallow, slippery elm, etc. I’m wondering if you’ve found something that works.
      Thank you for any input.

  • I’ve been interested in alternative medicine for the past 35 years, so when I saw this article I became very interested. I have a question. Do I need to take all 5 of the herbs and all the supplements? Or are there some that work better than others? If so which ones?

  • Thank you so much for this article . I used anti biotics 12 years ago and feel ill nearly all the time . I’ve bought some of the herbs you mention and will start healing my leaky gut and chronic tiredness etc .. etc … many thanks again for a lovely website . linda .

  • Dear David can you recommend a combination of herbs I can take to heal my leaky gut. As it is so expensive to buy individual herbs Thank you