Posted on Mar 04, 2008 | Comments 0
Diverticulosis, a small bulging pouch in your digestive tract mainly develops diverticulitis. If you have crossed 40 years of age, then it is quite common to have diverticulitis.
It can occur any where in your digestive system including esophagus, stomach and small intestine and in most cases it has been found that, it is most prominent in large intestine of your digestive system.
As these pouches hardly ever cause any problems, you may never know that you have them.
However in certain cases, if you have one or more inflamed or infected pouches, they can cause severe abdominal pain, fever, nausea and also you can notice marked changes in your bowel habits.
Mild symptoms of the diverticulitis can be easily treated with necessary changes in your diet and also antibiotics. But, certain severe cases of diverticulitis may require surgery to remove the inflamed portion of colon.
Essential herbs helpful in soothing the symptoms of inflammation:
Treating diverticulosis is very essential in order to avoid the complication of diverticulitis. Some of the herbal remedies which can treat both of the digestive conditions are mentioned below.
Try to discuss about these remedies with your health care provider and follow them to get better relief.
- Try to take psyllium, a high fiber seed, or wheat bran regularly with more amounts of fluids in your daily diet. This herb helps to keep the movements of bowel with more comfort and also decreases the risk of diverticulitis.
- Garlic acts as an ant-infectious substance for your digestive system and protects you from infections. So, try to use generous amounts of raw garlic in your regular dishes and salads or you can also use three capsules of garlic, three times in a day.
- Drink slippery elm tea in order to cool your inflamed intestines. In order to prepare this tea, take two spoons of this powder and add it in one cup of water. Put it on simmer for 15 minutes. Filter it and take this tea three times in a day till you get relief from the symptoms of diverticulitis [Herbal tea for common ailments].
Some of other beneficial herbs which are helpful in treating diverticulitis include chamomile, red clover, licorice and also yarrow and goldenseal.
Try these herbs under the guidance of an expert or your health care provider because all herbs don’t give the same result for every one. So, it is very important to take proper advice before trying any new treatment for your problem.
Posted in: Digestive & Intestinal Disorders