Guide to Alternative Medicine and the Digestive System

Anil Minocha, MD FACP FACG

Chapter 48: Nonprobiotic Management of Diarrhea (continued)

KEY POINTS In vitro and in vivo data lend support to the use of many phytobotanicals in the treatment of diarrhea. Bovine colostrum is effective for the treatment of diarrhea. Zinc supplementation helps in the treatment and prevention of diarrhea in children. BOVINE COLOSTRUM The biological value of bovine colostrum has been well documented in clinical trials involving bacteria and viruses including diarrhea in HIV-infected patients. Evidence indicates that it has synergistic effects with antibiotics used for infections. Diarrhea in Children Most, but not all, studies have shown bovine…