Crohn's Disease Remedies

| Modified on Jun 21, 2023
Aloe Vera, Slippery Elm
Posted by MarVelous (USA) on 06/20/2023
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I am 71 years old and vividly remember taking kerosene with a teaspoon of sugar for sore throats or colds. My grandmother gave that to all of us when we got sick. Turpentine was a seasonal remedy for colds and parasites. We survived and even today I use it. A good remedy for acid reflux or indigestion is to take 1/4 cup of aloe vera juice immediately before eating each meal and 1/4 cup after each meal. This neutralizes the acid and if there is irritation in the gastrointestinal tract, a tbsp of slippery elm bark powder will help to heal the irritated membranes in the tube. This is also good for those suffering with Crohn's disease. I have found that vinegar and baking soda irritates the digestive tract. The aloe and slippery elm soothes and heals. I hope this helps.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Mike (South Carolina) on 12/23/2022

Hi...I have been using Colloidal Silver for about 20 years . I am not a medical doctor, but have read it destroys both good and bad bacteria. That said, it can leave the intestinal lining open to attack from bad bacteria without enough good bacteria to help. Another source recommended using Kefir to rebuild good bacteria and protect the lining of the intestine. It makes sense and I have found it helps reduce diarrhea. I make my own from the Kefir grains. Maybe a thought for some to try?

Removing Mercury Amalgams
Posted by Angelina (Usa) on 09/07/2022

Can you share a little bit more about how you discovered your bowl was filled with mercury? I suspect I'm suffering from this as well. My problems may have begun with having amalgams removed without using the proper procedures. What did your detox diet look like?

Dietary Changes
Posted by Pam E. (SouthWestern California) on 08/14/2022 109 posts

Personally, I drink broth, but he says that he eats it, so I surmise he means to eat the cooked cabbage leaves. IDK whether there's any reason to pour out the broth, or if it's better to drink it. He doesn't say.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Sharon (Florida) on 07/12/2021
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Crohn's can be cured with colloidal silver. It worked for my friend. Go to and see the article on Crohn's and milk. Studies prove that Crohn's is caused by the tuberculosis virus from cows that have it. If you drink milk from cows that have TB it can cause Crohn's. Studies also show that it is curable with an antibiotic. Colloidal silver is a natural antibiotic available at any health food store and it won't give you a yeast infection since it only kills the bad bacteria, not the good.

Removing Mercury Amalgams
Posted by Eve (Sydney, Australia ) on 07/05/2021 15 posts
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I was very ill and dying in hospital from what was eventually diagnosed as Crohn's disease. I was released from the hospital when I was allowed to have high doses of probiotics that got my bowels working again.

After searching for a cure over many years, I found an orthomolecular practitioner who did some hair analyses. She found that my bowel was saturated with mercury, likely from my amalgam dental fillings.

I went on a strict mercury detox including lots of lemon water (quarters of 1 lemon in a large bottle of Evian water daily) and a special diet. I also had my amalgam fillings replaced by resin fillings.

I eventually rid my body of the mercury and was totally cured of Crohn's disease. This was 20 years ago. Since then and today, my bowels are perfect.

White Fish Supplement
Posted by Brenda (WA) on 10/29/2020

Pleae add K2 with your Vit D3. I would seek advice form your PCP before doing so.

Smooth Foods, Acidophilus
Posted by Eve Z. ( Sydney Nsw) on 07/20/2020 15 posts

When I had Crohns about 20 years ago, thankfully no longer, I had very smooth foods. I slow cooked oily tuna with a variety of vegetables until very soft. I then strained it before eating. The idea was to give me good nutrition and allow the bowel to heal without being disturbed.

I also had large doses of Acidophillus, I had many mercury teeth fillings removed, I drank lots of lemon water (1 organic lemon cut into quarters placed in a large bottle of Evian water). Expensive but it all worked. Questions welcome.

Posted by Nadia (England) on 11/05/2018

How do you take the turmeric... is it in capsules

Removing Mercury Amalgams
Posted by Norm (Gold Coast ) on 09/18/2018
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Like Eve from Sydney (2015), I also had mercury fillings removed and found a huge reduction in flare ups with my Crohns disease symptoms.

Barley Grass, Slippery Elm
Posted by Macky M. (Louisiana) on 04/07/2018

At the time, I think I took 6 barley grass by Natures Way. I also took acidophilus then added zinc. I didn't learn about Slippery Elm til later.

I pray your husband gets well from this. I drink Almond milk now instead of soy.

Posted by Julie (Vietnam) on 11/30/2017

Curcumin is a naturally occurring chemical compound that is found in the spice turmeric. The two words are sometimes used interchangeably, but the technical difference between the two is that turmeric is the yellowish powder used to flavor foods, while curcumin is a chemical contained within turmeric.

Barley Grass and Pau D'Arco
Posted by Vernon (Philippines) on 09/30/2017

Hi Kelly! When do you take Pau, before or after meal? Thanks so much!

Barley Grass and Pau D'Arco
Posted by Anka (Usa) on 07/08/2017

Are you talking about Pau d'arco or the barley grass? What exactly did you give to your dog? Thank you

Pau D'Arco
Posted by Jorge N. (Miramar, Fl) on 12/28/2016
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I have been using Pau De Arco tea since I was diagnosed with Crohns back in 2008, it was recommended by a friend. After about a month of drinking the tea my symptoms started to disappear, since then I have had three colonoscopy and endoscopy, and even the camera pill you swallow, and it has disappeared, even my gastroenterologist is perplexed. I still drink it to this day and swear by it, I have recommended it to everyone, it can't hurt to try it.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Sarah (Arizona) on 10/19/2016

Hi. After you cook it, do you eat the cabbage, drink the broth, or both?

Barley Grass, Slippery Elm
Posted by Sneha (Marysville) on 06/27/2016

Hi your article was really helpful my husband is also suffering from crohn and I know flare ups are so horrible. In this disease he is also on some steroids - its part of treatment. Just wanted to know could you please tell me when and how much barley capsule you take in day with slippery elm herb thank you.

Dangers of Bacteria in Milk
Posted by Natalie (St Lazare, Quebec ) on 03/25/2016

Do you have any experience with soil based organisms? Or gallium nitrate?

Dangers of Bacteria in Milk
Posted by Ben (Bremerton, Washington ) on 03/04/2016

How many times have we heard it said "drink your milk, it's good for you ". Our mothers said it, our doctors said it, television commercials said it even our schools said it. we fill our children's bellies at nearly every meal and insist that they drink up. you need the calcium to grow strong bones we tell them. but what we don't tell our children is the hidden danger that may be lying in every drop of the milk we so highly trust.

Cattle have an infectious disease called Johnes that produces horrible bloody lesions in the intestines. These lesions swell shut and frequently interfere with passage of stools. The pain is agonizing. The diarrhea never ending. Well, that pretty much sounds like Crohn's disease in humans.

After extensive scientific analysis researchers have found the organism mycobacterium avium paratuburculosis causes the same bloody lesions in cattle as it does in humans. Http://www.Crohn' see also greger/Crohn's

So what it the problem? Milk gets pasteurized right? Well, consider this before you drink another drop. The USDA standards for milk pasteurization require the milk to be warmed to 165 degrees for a mere 15 seconds. Researchers working with the map bacteria have found that mycobacterium avium paratuburculosis can easily withstand 194 degrees for one minute. It is one of the highest heat tolerant organisms known. In other words, it goes right through the pasteurization process unscathed to be poured out intact right on top of your cereal.

There is a dramatic rise in intestinal disorders worldwide including Crohn's in most countries where they accept USDA guidelines for milk pasteurization. However, in India they drink huge amounts of milk but have low incidence of Crohn's. What could be the difference? They boil their milk for more than 1 minute, we don't.

So if we are being exposed to a dangerous mycobacterium why don'/t we all get sick? The answer to that would be the strength of our immune system and the presence of good bacteria continually fighting against it.

The scientific community treats Crohn's disease by giving antibiotics like candy and trying to reduce inflammation with steroidal anti-inflammatory. This avenue of approach is like putting gasoline on a fire. Map bacteria are intracellular organisms (mycoplasma) that feed off of preformed sterols. They actually get a break when you take ineffective antibiotics which serve to kill off their enemies the good beneficial bacteria in the intestines.

So what do you do with this bug to get rid of it? You work with the immune system not against it. And you take specific forms of bacteria that once were commonly found in the soil. You kill off the map with friendly bacteria of rare species.

A young man named Jordan Rubin once was a very healthy young man in the prime of life. After developing Crohn's disease at age 19, he lost more than half his body weight. He became bed ridden suffering excruciating agony from bloody intestines, excreting diarrhea so frequently he could seldom ever sleep. He looked like a walking skeleton and grew close to death actually praying to god to take him home or help him find the answer.

That was his moment of discovery. he found a scientific article about a research group working with rare types of soil organisms that once had been present in crop soils but now are long gone. These bacteria when tested exhibited types of antibacterial compounds lethal to map.

Today Jordan Rubin has fully recovered from Crohn's and become a doctor. He has developed his recipe of soil organisms into a probiotic freely available at any health food store. You can read about his journey from disease back to wellness in his book "patient, heal thyself".

Sorry, I won't mention the name of the probiotic as it might be considered spam. But realize soil organisms are indeed our primal defensive system

Now, one more bit of advice on healing Crohn's disease. A chemical exists which has an affinity for killing mycoplasma intracellular organisms, such as map and mycoplasma fermentans, both extremely hard to kill. It's not actually an antibiotic drug, It's gallium nitrate, a solution of gallium metal. Look up George Eby research/Crohn's disease. This is a new method of dealing with Crohn's you might not see for many years in the future.

Removing Mercury Amalgams
Posted by Eve (Sydney) on 12/26/2015
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I had Crohns Disease about 17 years ago. I was finally cured of this when my orthomolecular practitioner discovered that my bowel was saturated with mercury she said was most likely from my amalgam dental fillings. I had the amalgam removed and replaced as well as went on her prescribed detox. The treatment took about 2 years. I have since been tested and found to be completely free of the disease. When I was ill in hospital with my bowel not functioning, what they started again was large doses of Metagenics brand Bifidus in water. Sorry, but I don't remember the dose but will look for it and post when found.

My advice is to get rid of amalgam fillings asap.

Barley Grass and Pau D'Arco
Posted by Debbie (Ga) on 11/30/2015

All in know is that my dog had this huge tumor on his neck. I could not afford to have it seen about. I read up on tumors & after a month of one capsule a day that tumor shrunk & disappeared & never came back.

If it cures a tumor I think it would help heal crohns. It has many uses.

Every one is different, so use your discretion.

Barley Grass and Pau D'Arco
Posted by Dd (Olympia, Wa) on 10/26/2015

In regard to Pao d Arco; it is an amazing herb and has healed my daughter's irritated eyes when she places a warm tea bag on her eye externally and lets it soak. It has helped me with my lupus as well as immune support. Another herbal combination that could help Chrone's is the Anti-bio or Immune Support put out by Crystal Star. It has helped my fibromyaglia and lupus, which has affected joints, nerves, muscles in my body along with my bowels being affected. It has relieved my symptoms.

Barley Grass and Pau D'Arco
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 10/26/2015

Dear Gerry,

I am not sure that Pau D'arco capsules will work. That herb needs a good bit of heat and time to draw out the healing properties from the bark. When I have used it, I have steeped the bark on low heat for about an hour.

You mentioned curcumin in another post. Personally, I think regular turmeric is better. Curcumin is only part of what is in turmeric.

Have you tried slippery elm bark? It is very gentle and healing to the digestive tract. Milk Kefir would be another thing to look into for healing.

Also, have you read, "The Maker's Diet?" The author cured himself of Chrohn's with diet.

I hope you fine some solutions to give you relief!

~Mama to Many~

Barley Grass and Pau D'Arco
Posted by Gerry (Pr) on 10/26/2015

Hi!! I bought Pau D'arco capsules. The ones that are really dark green. I have Crohns. Can you tell me when and how does he take them? With food? I read it can increase bleeding, so I'm kind of scared. Do you know how does the Pau D'arco work? I've had Crohns since I was 7 and when I was 17 I had part of my distal ileum and part of my descending colon resected :(. I'm using humira and its kind of not working anymore

Posted by Gerry (Pr) on 10/26/2015

Hi!!! Are they turmeric pills or curcumin? I bought curcumin and they didn't work for my Crohns :(. Plus they had a weird taste.

Barley Grass and Pau D'Arco
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile , Tn.) on 10/12/2015

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Barley Grass and Pau D'Arco
Posted by Emrol (Virginia) on 10/12/2015

I would like to know how much of the Pau D Arco tea have you been drinking daily. What strength? I started taking it today.

Barley Grass and Pau D'Arco
Posted by Martin (Philippines) on 10/08/2015

Hi Linda,

What are the side effects you found out about barley? Would you share it with us?

Posted by Pam (Austin, Tx) on 09/05/2015
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About a couple of weeks ago, I started taking Turmeric supplement pills to help my memory issues. In the two weeks of taking the Turmeric I noticed my stomach swelling was shrinking. I have Crohn's and my stomach usually stays bloated with gas and pain. I'm on Humira and other medications, as my Crohn's is hard to treat. Now, after taking Turmeric for a couple of weeks I feel much lighter in the stomach and noticed my Crohn's symptoms are much better and don't seem to need as much of the prescribed medications. Today, I'm on the web site to see if others have experienced what I have. Will definitely continue taking the Turmeric for my Crohn's issues because it has made a big difference!

Barley Grass, Slippery Elm
Posted by Martin (Philippines) on 08/31/2015

I also took barley but made my condition worse. At first I felt relief but after a month, I feel bloated. I had itches and hives. I also had blepharitis and eczema. I only took barley and Apple Cider Vinegar so I think I got this from barley.

Barley Grass and Pau D'Arco
Posted by Martin (Philippines) on 08/31/2015

Be careful with barley. It made my condition much worse. Now I have totally intolerance in every food I eat. I'll try pau d' arco

Barley Grass and Pau D'Arco
Posted by Linda (Ohio) on 08/07/2015
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I have been using just the Pau D'Arco for 3 months now and my Crohn's is all but gone. Thank you for the advise. I did not try the barley after looking up the side effects.

Barley Grass and Pau D'Arco
Posted by Martin (Philippines) on 07/17/2015

Are you sure this is safe? I also took barley pills after reading your comment. At first I felt relief from my symptoms for the whole month. I can take any food I want. But then when I increased the dosage to 4 pills every meal I developed urticaria and keratosis pilaris. I'm also taking some blackstrap molasses, baking soda, chlorella, and Apple Cider Vinegar pills. I started to take Blackstrap Molasses and Apple Cider Vinegar pills almost 2 weeks ago. I don't know what's happening. Kindly enlighten me. I read somewhere that barley is gluten but the pills I'm taking are gluten free. The brand I'm taking is pines barley grass. USDA organic and gluten free. When I also take some Apple Cider Vinegar pills, my body starts to itch. I can't get any relief from antihistamines. The only thing that helped me lessen my hives is vitamin a. I'm also now taking flaxseed oil. I stopped taking Apple Cider Vinegar pills, blackstrap molasses and barley. I don't know if I'm going to stop taking chlorella. I'm taking chlorella because of my problem with my hormones and hyperthyroidism for one year on and off. I can testify that chlorella made my thyroid back to normal. It is almost a week since I developed urticaria. It's rainy season in our country I don't know if it has connections. There are a lot of small insects too and mosquitos. Maybe it's an infection in the blood or hexheimer's?

General Feedback
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 07/11/2015

Dear Lara,

There are some stories of success with herbs like slippery elm, barley and turmeric here.

Activated Charcoal Powder may be of help also. There is a story on the website of a man drinking charcoal water daily for his Crohn's Disease with great success.

Charcoal for Crohn's Disease

I hope you find a good solution for him soon.

~Mama to Many~

General Feedback
Posted by Lara (Taylor, Mi) on 07/11/2015

My husband has Crohn's, and has had surgery once already.. All his pain and diarrhea has come back. Food does not digest comes straight out.. If anyone can please help!

Thank you.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Deb (Florida, USA ) on 07/11/2015

Regarding the Vegetables on a Paleo Diet: You can lightly steam or saute them. Just rember the more you cook them, the less nutrition. Try to get free range meat.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Amber (Ca) on 07/10/2015

I have questions about the Paleo diet because I was told to not eat raw fruits/veggies and nuts. Isn't that what the Paleo diet mainly consists of? I'm afraid to try it....

White Fish Supplement
Posted by Myway (Delaware, Us) on 02/25/2015

There is a product called "Seacure" That is hydrolyzed white fish that is very economical. It is used for many reasons - see the reviews on I hope this helps! MyWay, :

General Feedback
Posted by Kent (Fort Lauderdale, Fl) on 02/24/2015

This has been trying and so far the flare ups have pretty much stopped. Through all of this I have remained pretty well off; last 4 days symptom free. My method of cure is 10,000 iu vitamin d3 daily with 1,000 mg vitamin c, 1200 mg fish oil, a good multivitamin such as men's health one a day, 2 caps of cayenne pepper 450 mg (do not take if you are allergic to capsicum and if you are uncomfortable with the idea) with a vitamin b complex taken every other day (the b is the one every other day). The cayenne was added after taking 2 500 mg black walnut hull capsules twice a day for 22 days to detox the intestines. After the black walnut caps were completed I felt a lot less desire to imbibe alcohol... no physical pain or anything, just less desire. After adding cayenne I have noticed my circulation getting better, my appetite better controlled, and a lot more active.

I am the closest I have ever been to feeling like I beat this thing without having to restrict my diet. Things are coming out normal, and I am happy again. Another treat I found that is very good for you along the way is mulberry juice (no specific quantity required... I could drink a liter of the stuff and not bat an eye). A good source for this is vitacost; they are inexpensive and have a good reputation. As far as the supplements you can pretty much get them at the dollar store and not spend a ton. I order cayenne on line through Walmart. I have not had a resection or surgery for the Crohn's as of yet.

Posted by Meredith (Greensboro, North Carolina) on 08/27/2014

Update 8/27:

Blood volume came back great again, this time at a 13.4!

Posted by Meredith (Greensboro, North Carolina) on 08/05/2014
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Hi all! I wanted to write in with a discovery of mine; Kratom for diarrhea symptoms.

I am 24 years old, was diagnosed at 8 and have been in "remission" since a small bowel resection since I was 17. I haven't had any flare-ups since then, but I have had to deal with constant diarrhea and the occasional bout of weirdness that my doctors don't know how to deal with. (for example, over the course of several months last year somehow I lost 2/3 of my total blood volume, zero pain, zero injuries, zero idea how it happened*. Isn't this disease full of wonderful surprises?)

I stumbled across Kratom while looking for natural cures for depression. Kratom is a plant from Southeast Asia that has been used as a medicine for centuries.

After a little trial and error with different varieties, I eventually discovered that taking 2 tablespoons a day of kratom powder COMPLETELY CURED my diarrhea. I think it's helped with my depression as well, though that might just be because now I can actually function like a real person. I usually take it in the mornings with fruit juice (f you get powder don't try and take it with water, it tastes disgusting and seems much harder to swallow). I also take it with breakfast, but haven't noticed anything bad taking it on an empty stomach.

From what I've read, dosage can vary a lot from person to person taking into account the strength of the variety you're using and body weight (I'm 120 lbs), things like that. I did take too much once, though I only experienced some nausea that cleared up after a few hours.

I will add that if you search for Kratom on the web, you're likely to come across a few scare articles about it. From what I've read and experienced, this is complete bunk.

*Also, I don't know if kratom had anything to do with this, but the three months I started taking it were also the three months after my weird blood volume incident. I had received a transfusion at the hospital, which raised my number from a 4 to an 8 (I don't know what they call this scale, but normal blood volume is between 16 and 12). Three months after the transfusion, I got some labs to measure it again, and my lab work came back great (at a 12). My Hematologist was ecstatic, she was expecting my numbers to be dropping again. Kratom was the only supplement I added.

Barley Grass and Pau D'Arco
Posted by Kelly (Pinconning, Michigan) on 07/21/2014
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Was at the Health Food Store picking up more Barley Grass for my boyfriend's Crohn's disease when I overheard a man looking for Pau D' Arco tea for his Crohn's. Apparently after many years of suffering from this disease, he only had 18" of his intestine left and after that was going to have to wear a bag. But he discovered this tea and has been drinking it every day and hasn't had any problems since. My boyfriend doesn't drink tea but I found capsules for him and he takes two a day along with the Green Barley Grass (two a day 500 mg each) and he swears this changed his life. He hasn't been sick since December of '13. We do not run out of the Pau D' Arco or Green Barley Grass anymore.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Health Coach (Toronto, Ontario ) on 03/05/2014

Try reading the book "Reversing the vicious cycle" by Elaine Gottschall. I follow a vegan version of the diet mentioned in this book. Although not in remission at the moment, turmeric, mineral drops, probiotics and the most magical thing, boiled cabbage (about 7 minutes) in a vegan broth and eat before I go to bed. The boiled cabbage makes most (95%) of my pain go away!!

Dietary Changes
Posted by Ed2010 (Canada) on 09/05/2013

Stopping GMO foods will do wonders for Crohn's Disease. The gmo foods are treated as foriegn bodies and our body starts the immune response. Milk Kefir is the best for any type of Auto Immune disease. Good Health

Paleo Diet
Posted by Kim (Kaukauna, Wi, Usa) on 09/05/2013

I have had crohns disease for twenty five years. My change came with food - go back to what your ancestors ate. I started a garden. I eat lots of veggies and some fruit, minimal fruit doesn't agree with me. I use every thing all natural every ones genes r different but flare ups are minimal.

Paleo Diet
Posted by Janet (Usa) on 09/04/2013
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Anyone suffering from Crohn's might want to try the Paleo diet (primarily NO grains or dairy). I have been on this diet for four months and have not had a flare-up during this time. May be too soon to tell, but have read posts by other Crohn's sufferers saying that they were cured by following a Paleo diet plan.

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