Herbal Remedies For Colitis Treatment

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HerbsIf you are suffering from ulcerative colitis, pain in the abdomen and cramps are familiar. Apart from conventional treatments, herbal remedies for colitis  have been studied extensively and are well accepted. In this blog we will look at a few herbal solutions for this chronic condition.



 


 


 


Few Herbal And  Natural Remedies For Ulcerative Colitis


  • Aloe vera is known for its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. Oral intake of the gel has shown to help many individuals.


  • Boswellia is a herb that is used widely in Ayurvedic practice to treat symptoms of colitis.


  • Natural peppermint oil is good to reduce the pain and inflammation that is associated with colitis. Capsules with methanol extract can be used everyday to provide relief. The juice from fresh mint leaves is also beneficial.


  • Turmeric, either fresh or dry has shown good results as it helps to lessen inflammation.


  • Psyllium seeds when consumed in the powdered form twice a day have shown to help reduce the frequency of diarrhea which is a very common complain. This is due to the soluble fiber content of psyllium.


  • The powder of neem leaves can help kill harmful bacteria that may be the cause of the disease in certain cases. The neem powder can be mixed with water and can be consumed everyday.


  • Oregano oil has powerful antibiotic properties which can help to reduce the formation of ulcers and help in repair of the mucosal lining. Capsules are available that contain this useful extract.


  • Thyme essential oil is helpful to provide relief from symptoms as it can help ward off inflammation. For best results use it in combination with peppermint oil.


 


Tips To Manage Colitis Naturally


  • Ensure that you consume plenty of natural probiotics in the form of yogurt.


  • Eat more frequently and in smaller quantities.



  • Avoid highly spiced and fatty meals.



  • Omega 3 fatty acids from fish or as supplements are recommended.



  • Alcohol and high amounts of caffeine should be avoided as they worsen symptoms.



  • Practising yoga regularly can reduce stress and improve healing.



  • Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration from diarrhea.



Herbal remedies help  manage colitis the natural way. Talk to your doctor if the symptoms persist.


 


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