Last Modified on Jul 22, 2014
What is Diverticulitis?
Diverticulitis is a digestive tract condition involving the presence of little pouches called diverticula anywhere between your esophagus and large intestine in a process called diverticulosis. Diverticula are common and do not normally cause trouble, but when one of these pouches becomes inflamed or infected it can cause severe pain and intestinal trouble. Diverticula usually develop in weaker parts of the colon under a lot of pressure, but how they become infected or inflamed is still an area under a lot of medical scrutiny; some theories involved trapped fecal matter causing infections, obstructions causing reduced blood-supply and leading to inflammation, and increased pressure weakening diverticula walls.
Symptoms of diverticulitis are sudden and severe pain on the lower left side of the abdomen, changes in bowel habits, abdominal tenderness, fever, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and rectal bleeding. It was once believed that diets high in nuts, seeds, and corn were associated with diverticulitis risk, but research has shown no association.
Find a Natural Diverticulitis Treatment on Earth Clinic
On this page you can find a number of natural and home remedies for diverticulitis submitted by Earth Clinic readers. Some of our popular treatments include grapefruit seed extract, aloe vera juice, sea salt, apple cider vinegar, and even an acid/alkaline diet for diverticulitis. Let us know what you use from Earth Clinic to cure diverticulitis. Know of a remedy not yet listed here? Please don't hesitate to share it with us!
|Grapefruit Seed Extract||9 YEAS|
|Aloe Vera Juice||7 YEAS|
Table of Contents
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Acid Alkaline Diet
- Aloe Vera Juice
- Aloe Vera Juice, Papaya
- Aloe Vera Juice, Turmeric
- Aloe Vera, Papaya, Carrot Juice
- Aloe, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Papaya Enzymes
- Aloe, Papaya, Grape Seed Extract, Probiotics
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne Pepper
- DGL Licorice
- Dietary Changes
- General Feedback
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Grapefruit Seed Extract, Oregano Oil
- Lemon Water Enema, Activated Charcoal
- Magnetic Belt
- Multiple Remedies
- Noni Juice
- Oregano Oil
- Psyllium, Coconut Oil, Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Remedies Needed
- Salt Water Cleanse
- Sea Salt
- Warning About Colon Cleanse
[YEA] My mum has been following an acid alkaline diet which has really helped heal not only her diverticulitis but ulcers too. She no longer takes any medicine and is can even eat foods that she couldn't tolerate before - though in moderation!
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[YEA] Diverticulitis: Fourteen years ago I had terrible pain in my intestinal tract. I could not go to the hospital because of no insurance and I praise the Lord to this day that he sent me to the computer where I discovered a site, do not remember which one but they all had serious problems with their intestines, ulcerative colitis, bleeding etc. One of the common things that was working for many of them was an aloe product which was a fortune but supposedly was better because they had elilminated things which could be harmful to you. I could not afford the two hundred they were charging and decided to go and buy regular aloe. I had been suffering for about a week or more with horrible pain. I went and purchased the aloe capsule in herb form not gel, the gel did not work for me. Within a day my pain had gone. I stayed on this everyday and have not stopped. It has been fifteen years and I still take it and will not stop. I praise the Lord for showing me the way to healing.