Diverticulitis is quite a painful and uncomfortable problem in the digestive tract. It is actually a colon disease and the discomfort caused affects your daily life activities. The best and recommended way is to focus on your diet as it might be the leading cause of this disease, especially if you are above 40.
However, diet alone is not sufficient. You have to adopt a healthy lifestyle as well in order to treat this condition successfully.
Individuals suffering with diverticulitis have infection of small sacs of diverticula that lines the digestive tract. It may not cause any problems but once inflamed or inflamed or infected, it becomes very painful.
In most of the cases, people find relief by limiting flare-up foods and eating the ones that are easily digested. If you are still not sure about what really diverticulitis is, think of it as a storage sac of plaque resting in the lower part of your large intestine.
Much worse, these sacs can get blocked by fecal matter that encourages rapid bacteria growth, spreading the infection more. As this sac grow bigger and bigger, more pressure starts to build up on your intestinal walls that increases pain, gas and discomfort.
You shouldn’t leave it untreated.
Here are 5 very effective home remedies to cure this infection.
Home Remedies for Diverticulitis
1. Chamomile Tea
Drinking chamomile tea helps to reduce the inflammation due to diverticulitis. I would discourage you from buying the chamomile tea, instead, use fresh leaves, boil them and make a fresh tea at home.
If you are a pregnant woman, you should strictly abstain from drinking the chamomile tea.
Try to consume it twice or thrice a day until the discomfort is gone.
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is one of the most effective remedy for diverticulitis as it contains laxative properties that help to maintain a normal intestinal flora, remove waste products and stimulate bowel movement.
All you need to do is drink one or half cup of Aloe Vera juice thrice a day for one month and you’ll be on track to cure the infection.
3. Slippery Elm
Slippery elm has been long used for treating several stomach problems. It’s actually a very effective remedy as it helps protects the irritated tissues, reduces inflammation and pain and promotes healing.
Buy slippery elm bark powder from the market, and add one tsp. of it in two cups of boiling water. Also, mix half or one tsp. of sugar and cinnamon powder. Mix well and drink the solution twice a day.