This section of the book is from "The Complete Herbalist" by Dr. O. Phelps Brown. Also available from Amazon: The Complete Herbalist: The People Their Own Physicians By The Use Of Nature's Remedies.
The intestinal tube is very seldom affected throughout its whole extent, but inflammation may involve any portion of it at one time. If the duodenum is affected it is called Duodenitis,if the caecum or blind gut is inflamed, it receives the name of Typhilitis, if it involves the small intestine, it is called Enteritis. These diseases are very rare, however, and their consideration as separate affections is of not much importance, except to the nosologist. The treatment is upon general principles and corresponds with that given in all inflammatory affections of the intestinal mucous membrane. Dysentery is a typical case of enteric inflammation, hence we will commence with the consideration of it.