TRAVELLER’S DIARRHOEA has to be one of the most unpopular holiday ailments, which at best can be an inconvenience and at worst can completely ruin that well deserved break!
Partially cooked or prepared food, a change in drinking water, poor hygiene standards, bad, spoilt or especially spicy food can all have a profoundly disturbing effect on the intestines.
Probiotics provide strains of beneficial bacteria which are often found in yoghurt or, in a more potent form, in powders and capsules. These bacteria can help to destroy or control harmful organisms such as parasites and bad bacteria and can improve intestinal function. Taken 2-4 weeks before travelling and throughout the trip, probiotics could help prevent anyone falling prey to this often debilitating condition.
If you are unlucky enough to be the victim of traveller’s diarrhoea then the herb Wild Oregano is one of the most potent anti-microbial agents known to man.
Wild Oregano has been shown to kill many varieties of harmful bacteria, fungi, parasites etc., and without the risks or side effects associated with antimicrobial drugs. It may be very
useful as both prevention and treatment of traveller’s diarrhoea.
Wild Oregano combines particularly well with probiotics for this purpose. Ginger root capsules have been shown to be very useful in conjunction with a probiotic supplement, for those suffering from nausea which has resulted from bad food or drink. Look for brands that have patented strains of friendly bacteria as these have been subjected to clinical trials.
You should also make sure that you have a probiotic formulation that can survive without refrigeration.