Diverticulitis Treatment
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Diverticulitis Treatment: Natural Remedies

| Modified on Sep 17, 2023
Multiple Remedies
Posted by Donnna64 (TX) on 07/27/2023
4 out of 5 stars


Having a flare up. I had two days worth of Levoflaxin and several days of Metronozole leftover from last bout. The Metro makes me dizzy and I already have vertigo, so I only take it twice daily instead of three times. I added aloe capsules, slippery elm, Irish Moss and Oregano oil. My doc office hasn't called back with more antibiotics, and I really don't want to go that route so I'm good at this point.

One question I have is that I recently started eating walnuts for anti-parasite properties. Is there a liquid form of walnuts? Nuts do not generally cause me gut issues. I eat Brazil nuts most days, but when I'm in an active flareup, I try to avoid.

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Ahlam (Abu Dhabi) on 06/30/2023

Could you please let me know the brand name of the chemical free GSE. Thank you

Grapefruit Seed, Oregano Oil, Olive Leaf
Posted by Holly (TX) on 06/16/2023

Hey Steve! Thanks for your tips. I went out and bought these supplements for my hubby today who is having a huge flareup. We aren't sure what he should eat and drink. Any advice?

Posted by Amethyst (Asheville, NC) on 05/19/2023
5 out of 5 stars

I was having an acute diverticulitis attack. In the past I've taken oregano oil for the infection, but I wanted something for the pain I was having right away.

I didn't want to take Tylenol or Advil because I've read these are not good for diverticulitis.

I heard in my spirit, “take Boswellia”. Sometimes God will speak to me like that. I happened to have some Boswellia Serrata in my supplement cabinet, so I took 1 tablet which was 307 mgs.

It's anti inflammatory and antibacterial so I thought “why not”?

Boy did it work fast! It worked better than any pain medication I've used in the past and I was actually able to sleep because the pain was gone! I highly recommend Boswellia for the acute pain of a diverticulitis attack.

Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Nancy (Los Angeles) on 04/24/2023
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I want to thank the original poster who recommended Aloe Muciliginous Polysaccharrides. I'm convinced this helped speed up the recovery for my SO who just got his second bout of diverticulitis. The first time, he got antibiotics....unfortunately, that led to c.diff, and a subsequent fecal transplant. It worked and got rid of the c.diff.... now 3 years later, the diverticulitis came back, he recognized the pain immediately.

We're convinced, after reading some of these other posts, that the cause for him was eating pumpkin seeds and popcorn, because it was literally the next day he started feeling a certain familiar discomfort that got increasingly more painful. I came on here and bought the Serovera AMP on Amazon for a crazy $143, the Physician's Choice 60 Billion 10 Strain probiotics, and slippery elm by Horbaach. The Probiotics came first, but it didn't really help with the pain. The next day, the Serovera AMP and slippery elm came...the day after that, his pain was reduced dramatically. I'm writing this post on Monday, April 24th, 2023. The discomfort began for him last Sunday, April 16th. He went to work the next day and came home unusually early. I asked why he was home early, and he said he thinks the diverticulitis came back. So within a week from discovery, it's essentially gone. I'm going to have him finish all 3 bottles. I hope this post helps someone in the future, like all of the other posters here have helped me. :)

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Diane (MN) on 04/22/2023

Hello Pay it forward, do you mean you take 20 drops of GSE on a daily basis even when you're not having a flare or only when you're having a flare? Then do you take some daily for maintenance? I have wondered whether it should be used daily nonstop in case then it wouldn't work as well when you need it, don't know if that's true though.

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Annette (Kent) on 03/27/2023
5 out of 5 stars

I initially bought diatomaceous earth as a pest control on my raspberries. I had tiny dark grey caterpillars that totally ate all the leaves, but discovered it will kill anything that walks on it. So I then looked at what else I could use it for. I have diverticulitis and I've been taking one level teaspoon on my cereal every day for years now and have had no further trouble. It is tasteless.

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Pay It Forward (PNW) on 03/21/2023
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To add to that, I recommend tapering down to a one-a-day maintenance dosage (3,2,1 dose), once you are feeling better and not before. That maybe 7,10,14, days etc. If it's an extremely harsh episode I take up to 20 drops in "00" size capsules and a glass of water, 3x daily. I've taken this dosage for many years based on a dear friend who's an RN and used this successfully with her own family, including her own children. Amazing anti bacterial healing properties in GSE. Read through The National Library of Medicine for yourself.

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Pay It Forward (PNW) on 03/21/2023

Nutribiotic's maximum GSE liquid concentrate drops provide the highest concentration of grapefruit seed extract available. Contains Citricidal (60% grapefruit seed extract and 40% vegetable glycerin), derived from the seed and pulp of grapefruit. The grapefruit bioflavonoids (polyphenolics) are converted into an extremely potent compound - Dilute 1 drop of Maximum/Citricidal GSE in a minimum of 1 fluid ounce of water. I also know others who take 2-3 drops daily for stubborn cases. But you must monitor based upon how you respond.

Their standard strength (which I use most) contains 33% GSE and 67% vegetable glycerine. Suggested doses for Adults: 10 drops of NutriBiotic GSE Liquid Concentrate into a glass of water or juice (5 oz. or more) and drink, 1-3 times daily, with or without meals. *I put our drops in empty '00' size capsules which you can buy online and drink with a glass of water.

Maintenance: I use 1 dose of 10-15 drops per day of standard strength. During an episode I take 15 drops three times per day. In extremely difficult cases (including pneumonia or viruses) I take 20 drops 3x daily. Then taper down over a few days to a maintenance dose, once you're feeling your norm.

It is truly amazing in supporting the body to heal. We won't travel without it in our first aid kit.

Oregano Extract
Posted by Nancy (Grand Rapids MI ) on 02/12/2023
5 out of 5 stars

When having a bout with diverticulosis which is giving me symptoms of infection, I take oregano extract capsules. It has saved me from going on antibiotics. Aloe Vera, both juice and gel pills have also helped a great deal.

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Waggles (Uk) on 02/06/2023

I've had pain for well over a, month and cannot shift it! So frustrating

Pink Himalayan Salt
Posted by Arlene (Florida) on 01/22/2023

Just to clarify. Her name is Saifon Chang and her YouTube channel is Jesus Harvest Life.

Swedish Bitters
Posted by Madelyn (Idaho ) on 11/24/2022

Thank you so very much! I am excited to make it and take it! I'm sure I'll be using it topically as well. With 6 kids in the house, there should be plenty of opportunities that will arise :)

Swedish Bitters
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 11/23/2022

I make my own. You can buy the herbal packet already put together on Amazon or other sources. It's called:

Original Zwerenz Schwedenbalsam 22 verschieden Krauter and Wurzeln

Swedish Bitters by Maria Treben 22 ingredients 7.4oz dry weight.


Pre-made ready to consume. Original Austrian Swedish Bitters Extract (Schwedenbitter) (8.45 fl.oz) by Opas Soap

Swedish Bitters
Posted by Madelyn (Idaho ) on 11/22/2022

Hi Rob, what a fascinating read that was. Thank you so much for sharing! Of course, now I have to take Swedish Bitters! Do you have a favorite brand or do you perhaps make your own?

Swedish Bitters
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 11/17/2022
5 out of 5 stars

I have always recommended Swedish-Bitters to people suffering from diverticulitis. Every one of them was cured of this illness within 5 days of taking this elixir 3x/daily.

Swedish Bitter is a panacea remedy from herbs created during the 16th century by famous scientist and alchemist Paracelsus, who wanted to create a mighty elixir from plants for longevity.

There are two preparations of Swedish bitters: A small version containing 11 herbs and a large version containing 22 herbs. Maria Treben (the famous herbalist from Germany and author of the book Health through God's Pharmacy) favored the small version as she could find no difference in efficacy between the two. However, I favor the 22 herb formula and had great success using it.

Note by Rob: There is a reason why Paracelsus and Samst used 22 herbs. It may not be apparently clear as to why but there was a reason.

When taken internally, Swedish Bitters does a remarkable job of healing and cleansing the digestive system. It assures maximum assimilation of all the nourishing things you eat and helps cope with the elimination of the less desirable elements you ingest. Bitters help to soothe the nervous system, your blood, muscles and organs. When you feel better, you think smarter and are ready to engage in constructive activities.

To maintain optimum health, take a teaspoon of Swedish Bitters in tea, juice or water 3-4 times a day.

Source: https://johnrothacker.org/downloads/SwedishBitters_ebook.pdf

Dietary Changes
Posted by Richard (Augusta, Georgia ) on 11/17/2022
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I want to update my post, I suffered for 6 months following my doctors recommendation of eat more fiber, which is the quickest way to destroy your gut, I also tried every remedy on here and nothing worked, after weeks of research, the solution is to go to a carnivore diet, yes that's right, more red meat. You see meat is digested in the small intestines, so when it gets to your colon it's a soft liquid, fiber on the other hand doesn't get digested at all, you might as well swallow a Brillo pad. And another thing is your bowel movements will be half the size as before. I've never felt better and just a couple weeks ago I was utterly help and depressed and suffering immense pain. Gob bless

Sea Salt, Baking Soda
Posted by Richard (Augusta, Georgia ) on 11/14/2022
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I had my first bout of diverticulitis 6 months ago, went to er thinking it was appendicitis, had a colonoscopy to confirm, mine is on the right side.

one thing about this dreadful condition is there seems to be no consensus on cause or treatments, I just read a medical paper from 1975 which claims it is from holding in poop and gas for too long. Which makes sense to me because I have bad hemorrhoids and have been clenching my butt cheeks together trying to hold it in. I've just had my 2nd attack, and was constipated with terrible bloating, I've tried every remedy on here and nothing worked, I also keep a food journal and it's not diet related (for me).

Well last night around midnight I'd had enough and drank a warm glass of water with pink sea salt (1 tablespoon). 30 minutes later I had a bowel movement and the solids were as hard as rocks, but the bloating was still there and very painful, so this morning I tried a spoonful of organic baking soda in water and my gas and bloating finally exited and I feel 100% better. Good luck everyone

Oregano Oil
Posted by Donna (Pennsylvania) on 10/22/2022

What mg are the pills and what brand do you use?

Dietary Changes, Supplements
Posted by Janet (SAN DIEGO) on 10/07/2022

I've lived with IBS-D for over 20 years...without relief...Some weeks are better than others, but for the most part I've had ongoing attracts ...up to 10 times a day...often for many many weeks on end...without any help..other than the oddest thing....Sunkist Tuna in water with light mayo and a little Frenchs mustard just a few tbl spoonfulls every few hours seems to work...I eat nothing else...other than plain water and in the morning, 1 small banana...that works for me to keep it under control...but it doesn't let me eat anything else....so this gets rather boring after a while... but it works when you need to leave your home for a few hours.

A few days ago I started a new supplement for another problem...and guess what..... it totally stopped my IBS-D and I have been able to eat several different things with no problems. You might want to give it a try...it's Astaxanthin by Sports Research...I bought it on Amazon. 1 small cap a day is working wonders for me...so far.. I know this supplement is known for strengthening muscles and it occurred to me that maybe it strengthened the internal muscles in the colon...just a thought...but the main thing is that I'm happy about is it's the only thing that's worked for me in 20 years and I've been to the best expert Dr.s and had tons of tests and tried several RXs! Wishing you all the best...I know how hard this is to deal with!

Dietary Changes, Supplements
Posted by Art (California) on 10/04/2022 1842 posts

What supplements have you tried for the diverticulitis?


Dietary Changes, Supplements
Posted by GertJr (Madison) on 10/04/2022

I eat carefully. Nothing raw, mostly bland. Very few carbs, mostly soluble fiber. When in a flare, I don't eat. Most of the things people say to eat cause me problems. When I finally got serious about treating it myself, I started a food diary. Record everything that goes in your mouth, make notes about time of day, how you feel, etc. Eventually, a pattern emerges and I was able to isolate foods that were really bad (chocolate, yogurt!, tomato in anything) and what foods were safe (any white fish, roasted/grilled chicken w/o any additional sauces, well cooked carrots and other 'mashable' veggies) No corn or peelings. That sort of thing. Everyone is different, so you need to figure out what works for your system.

Dietary Changes, Supplements
Posted by Art (California) on 10/04/2022 1842 posts


What do you use that helps your IBS-D?


Oregano Oil
Posted by Lisa (AZ) on 10/04/2022
5 out of 5 stars

I have used wild oil of oregano for flare ups. 2 times a day and it works almost everytime..

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Lisa (AZ) on 10/04/2022
5 out of 5 stars

I had a bout with diverticulitis that lasted 3 months. I have learned to follow a clear liquid diet until I see and feel improvement. Then go to a liquid diet. I take 2 grapefruit seed extract pills a day. If I get too sick, I take wild oil of oregano 2 x a day.

Dietary Changes, Supplements
Posted by GertJr (Madison) on 10/03/2022

I won't need to check with my doctor because I have enough experience to know this won't work. What a crock. If this worked for you, then I'm happy for you. But I know this won't work for my IBS-D. I've tried a lot of fly-by-night approaches, but this one takes the cake.

Dietary Changes, Supplements
Posted by JJ (USA) on 10/03/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Stomach, Diverticulitis, IBS, ulcers,

Check with your doctor before starting.

Get rid of Diverticulitis and IBS in 1 to 7 days and also prevents it. , Typical Diverticulitis Symptoms: Pain 4” below belly button, gas and mucus. Ulcers fix in 2 weeks, Relief in 2 to 4 days. Do #4, #5 and #8 as a long term cure or prevention for multiple stomach issues. Do #4 for 2 weeks to 4 week for a good short term fix.

1. For diverticulitis: No nuts, seeds, strawberries, blueberries, popcorn or corn, as well as foods that have small seeds such as strawberries cucumbers, oats and tomatoes.
2. Pepto-Bismol or another brand 2x day, for short term relief. Do not take with tinnitus.
3. Take one time. ¼ of a pill, any of antibiotic you have to prevent infections. As needed.
4. Juice 1 or 2 carrots and 10 oz Cabbage juice 3x a day for a total of 32 to 50 oz daily.

5. Take L-glutamine (see below). Start with About 500mg. Natural Factor brand or any good brand.

6. PepcidAC or Rolaids for short term acid reflux problems.
7. Tylenol for pain if required.

8. Take 2 per day of Zinc L-Carnosine (Doctor's Best brand PepZinGI) as a plan for treating and preventing ulcers and Diverticulitis, IBS, etc.

9. An Apple a day helps in not getting Diverticulitis.

10. No wheat, acid foods, citrus, vinegar, Tomatoes, etc for ulcers.

L-Glutamine is an amino acid found in the body that helps the intestine function properly and it may be beneficial for overall intestinal health. DO NOT take glutamine if you are diabetic or have seizures, liver disease, or a history of mania or manic episodes. The University of Maryland Medical Center suggests a dosage of 400 mg, 4 times per day, between meals. Only 500mg a day works for me.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by dee (NH) on 08/05/2022

GSE = Grapefruit Seed Extract. Found in any store that sells vitamins, etc., or an Amazon, of course. It comes in drops or pill form.

GSE and N-A-G
Posted by Hessy (atlanta) on 06/15/2022 3 posts
5 out of 5 stars

Thanks so much Peter - did exactly this and good to go in 48 hours, with relief of pain at first use of GSE.

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by hessy (atlanta) on 06/15/2022 3 posts
5 out of 5 stars

Came back from vacation- eating too much BBQ and got hit with an acute case of Diverticulitis/pain in abdomen, upper left Quadrant, right below my ribs/under my ribs a bit. Read some posts and the editors pick post was very helpful and followed it and my pains were all gone in 2-3 days with now maintaining if I feel anything.

I took 200-300 mg of the Grapefruit seed extract 2 x a day - about 500 mg thruought the day total-

I got it quickest in a capsule form - so I opened up the capsules and poured the content into water with some electrolyte flavored power (I use Ultima powder)

Also I used Jarrow NAG - 2 x a day

Drank Aloe Vera Juice as recommended - about 2 ounces, 3-4 x a day

1-2 Dropperful of Slippery Elm Bark liquid

Almost immediately after using the 1st round of GFSE, I felt relief a bit - within 48/60 hours of starting this regimen I am pain free and eating again. Was doing mainly liquids, fruits and cooked veggies. Now after 4-5 days of no pain, I'm back to fairly normal with chicken and other foods. Haven't had any Beef, Brisket or BBQ yet! Def feel like the GFSE was the main component that helped but all 4 things played a part. I also take digestive enzymes daily as a routine and a variety of supplements Wow! Gotta thank this thread and EarthClinic - My go to place anytime I have health related issues!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Angie C (West Va. ) on 06/01/2022

What is GSE? Where do you find it? How long been without symptoms? That is great!

Posted by Madelyn (Idaho) on 03/02/2022

Hello Marsh,

What have you found that the aloe does for diverticulitis? Does it soothe the intestines or does it actually help get rid of the infection? Thank you :)

Posted by Marsh (Colo) on 03/01/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Have several in-laws who suffer from diverticulitis attacks. I have them keep George's aloe vera juice on hand. It was recommended on a special diet for me after suffering from a parasite that damaged my intestines. It's distilled and tastes like water. It can cause loose stools so 1/4 cup in the AM and another before bed should be good for most. It's also important to stay hydrated (with electrolytes) if the diverticulitis medications cause diarrhea. Slippery Elm and Licorice help coat and calm stomach cramps. I hope EC allows the brand of the aloe as we've found other brands taste foul, or are too rough on the stomach.

Castor Oil
Posted by Hilldy (NC) on 02/19/2022
5 out of 5 stars

I used castor oil on my stomach where I was diverticulitis pain, and the pain is about completely gone! I just put it on a small rag over the spot where I was hurting and then covered that with a washcloth. Then I pulled my underwear up over that and left it on most of the day. I wasn't moving around much so it stayed in place. If anyone has suffered diverticulitis pain, or any pain like kidney stones etc. This stuff is amazing!

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Hidee (USA) on 02/19/2022

It's NOT grape seed extract. It's grapefruit seed extract that you want for the infection.

i noticed people are getting this confused.

Grapefruit Seed, Oregano Oil, Olive Leaf
Posted by Hilly (USA) on 02/19/2022
5 out of 5 stars

I too used Olive Leaf Extract plus Oregano oil. I use the capsules. I personally like the Gaia brand because they are good quality. At the first sign of a flareup, I alternate 2 olive leaf extract capsules and then 2 oregano capsules two hours later, the first 2 days. Do it every couple of hours around the clock while not eating anything. It gets rid of my fever when I have a bad infection.

Steve is correct. You have to do this around the clock. A few capsules here or there are not going to work. You have to take them consistently around the clock the first sign you may be having a flareup. Like say every two hours. Even if you get up to pee at night, take either 2 olive leaf or 2 oregano initially. Alternate them.

This really works to get rid of the infection.

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Rick W. (Munster, IN) on 02/10/2022
5 out of 5 stars

I found out about GSE after stumbling upon this site. I was originally diagnosed with acute Diverticulitis at the beginning of January, and was placed on a 10-day regimen of Levaquin and Flagyl- of which I completed. It took a good 7 days on both antibiotics for the pain to go away. After the cycle, I switched to a high-fiber diet, per recommendations from the Dr. I thought I was free and clear, and finally in "maintenance mode."

Fast-forward almost a month after my first flare up, I had a second- and more severe, flare up the first week of February. Since I had just completed a cycle of two strong antibiotic/antifungal, I did not want to go through a second cycle, at the risk of developing C-Diff. So I purchased some GSE, Slipper Elm extract, and Aloe Vera juice to try instead.

I've been taking 12 drops of GSE mixed with 1 full dropper of slippery elm into 8oz water- 3 times daily. In addition, I am drinking 5 oz. of aloe vera juice once in the morning. Just as the antibiotics, it took a good 7 days for the pain to completely resolve. But as I already mentioned, this flare-up was MUCH worse than the first one. As far as I can tell, the natural combo of GSE, Slippery Elm, and Aloe Vera juice works AT LEAST as well as the antibiotics; and they won't mess up my gut like antibiotics will.

I'm planning to stick with the aforementioned dosage until I've completed 10 days; then I will decrease to just one dose of GSE and aloe vera juice per day for maintenance. I think I've found a winner to keep this under control moving forward!

Pink Himalayan Salt
Posted by Adrien Mitchell (Richmond, VA) on 01/07/2022

Hi there Ellen, how much salt do you use?

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Intanet (Bronx, Ny) on 10/21/2021


Were you using the maximum strength or the regular strength?

Thanks for your help.

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Intanet (Bronx, N.Y.) on 10/20/2021

I have read many posts of people finding relief from diverticulitis by using Grapefruit Seed Extract and, I am grateful to learn of their experiences with it but, it's the Type of GSE that needs to be clarified when posting dosage. Example: Nutribiotoic makes a Maximum GSE Liquid concentrate and also, a regular strength one. I have the Max strength one. The Max strength bottle says only one drop, but, the Regular strength bottle says 10 drops so, very different potency.

If someone who had had diverticulitis and found relief from GSE, would be kind enough to mention the dosage but ALSO, whether it was Maximum strength or the Regular strength version that they used, that would be great. Thanks.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Nicole (Green Bay, Wisconsin) on 09/18/2021

What is the diverticulitis step?

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Kari (Colorado) on 09/13/2021

Do you use it everyday for preventative measures? I had a diverticulitis attack about 3 years ago, and I think I'm having another one. I used to use the grape seed extract everyday but I haven't for about a year, I think it really did keep the diverticulitis at bay. I just went and bought some more, hopefully I can get through this without going to the ER.

GSE and N-A-G
Posted by Diane Martinson (MN) on 08/07/2021

Also, my GSE drops are the same brand as your pills which I also have but they are only 125mg, are you sure yours are 250mg or do you mean you take 2 pills to equal 250mg so you take 500mg a day?

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Rebecca P. (Georgia) on 08/07/2021
5 out of 5 stars

GSE totally and completely healed diverticulitis by using it 2-3 days straight 8 drops 3 X day .. I suffered for years and found this on EC and started that night then for 2 days. That was in 2012 and I have never had another attack since and today is 8-7-21 .. no one believes me but that is the truth.

GSE and N-A-G
Posted by Diane (MN) on 08/07/2021

I use the liquid GSE drops with aloe juice when mine flares but always interested in other treatments, what is N-A-G?

EC: NAG = N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Peter (CO) on 08/05/2021

As someone that has struggled with this for over 10 years, I sympathize with you. I have have every symptom you listed. All at the same time, when it is at its worst. The bladder part is the one that tells me that I am in trouble. I wonder what your MG dosage of GSE is in liquid form? All I can say is that it should do more for you than just hold you over. Within a day or 2, you should note a pretty positive change. After a week or so, you should be mending quite well. I actually just posted my dosage today, but for simplification purposes, when I am in your condition, I take 2 - 250mg dry capsules twice a day. This brings me out of the woods quite quickly. All I can say is that when the pain gets to my bladder, I am one poor choice from ending up in the hospital. I cut ALL solid foods and cut right to broth for at least 24 hours, and if you can make it longer, do so. Fruits, vegetables and fiber are TERRIBLE for you at the state that you are in. You are actually aggravating your intestines with the vey things that are supposed to help you in the first place. Fiber is the enemy during infections. It causes your bowels to inflame and irritate more. Putting stress on already weak areas.

Once you are out of the woods, then you can cut back to porridge and eventually solids.

I know that I did not answer your question on GSE, because I think that you will find many subjective answers. What I can tell you is that the state that you say you are in is very close to the state that puts me in the hospital and at very high risk of sepsis. IMO, you cannot worry about how long you can take GSE (albeit, I feel that low doses daily is totally fine for me. Something like 125mg GSE.). You are trying to avoid permanent damage as well as toxic shock.

Probiotics are fine for the most part. Just know that some people, including myself sometimes get constipated from certain types. Find the one that works for you. I find that Visbiome and culturelle work best with my body.

One more thing to try: N-A-G. When I am in the woods, I add N-A-G to the mix. While I know that most of my issues alleviated from GSE alone. I've read quite a bit on N-A-G and it should definitely help. I find it more effective than slippery elm and agrees with my body more.

Good luck.

GSE and N-A-G
Posted by Peter (Castle Rock, CO) on 08/05/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I don't usually make many posts, but after years of use of this life changing supplements, I felt like it was time to put in some positive reinforcement for the use of GSE and N-A-G for diverticulitis treatment.

I have had diverticulitis bouts for years. I have been in the hospital 2 times, and bedridden many more times. I have tried many, many remedies. Some of these remedies showed a bit of promise, but never really gave the feeling that they directly addressed my issues. Notably, probiotics for preventive. Oil of oregeno for symptoms was my most effective combatant against my issues, until one day I stumbled on a huge string of posts about using GSE as well as NAG to combat Diverticulitis. That day I ordered NutriBiotics GSE and Jarrow N-A-G. 2 days later, during one of my worst infections I started taking both of these products. By the next morning, the difference was night and day. So much so that I was intending on going to the hospital if I wasn't better. Since then, I have used GSE and N-A-G to address Diverticulitis infections with 100% success for years!

I should note that Both the hospital resident, as well as my primary care told me that I would likely need surgery "Due to the progression of my Diverticulitis". Not the clinical version of what they said, but you get the point.

My personal treatment:

During infection/flare up: 2 250mg GSE pills twice a day, 1 700mg N-A-G twice a day.

When I feel a weird pain in my gut that may lead to something worse: 1 250mg GSE pill once a day for 3 days

For me, I feel that N-A-G is less important. GSE is the big player here. But I swear by the combo when I need to stamp out the issue ASAP.

Just thought I would share something that has changed my life and IMO needs much more visibility in the world of diverticulitis treatment!

Pink Himalayan Salt
Posted by Charity (faithville, Us) on 07/09/2021

I was reading aloe could be harmful to diverticulosis on long term basis.....in the diverticulitis section in here. So strange you have this pattern. Patterns like this would have a root cause along the same pattern occurring. You might like, Eric Berg link below. I use desiccated beef liver to keep my body calm, while my body attacks the supplement my liver can heal. Also I feel led to add that msm the sulphur our body uses and has less as we age, need vitamin c to repair our tissues and the gut is one long muscle and magnesium is the mineral for muscles. Plus your collagen may be under attack and it would make the gut sluggish in flexibility. GSE is a good choice, might try some coconut water and Himalayan salt to hold water in the gut to keep it from congestion. Blessings to you, charity

Aloe Vera Juice

Posted by Alyson (Leesburg, Va) on 02/15/2016

Better But With Side Effects

I have been taking Aloe Vera Juice (Whole Leaf) for over two years for diverticulitis. I was just in the ER twice in one week with heart issues, low potassium and electrolyte imbalances. The cardiologist suggested it could be the Aloe Vera juice and had me read a few articles, including one from the Mayo clinic, that have severe warnings about internally taking it which described almost all of my symptoms. I'm wondering if anyone has heard any dangers about it? I was happy taking it and really thought it worked; now I'm not so sure.

Reply 6 Replied by Robert H.
(Mount Pleasant, Sc)

Look for Aloe that is made from the fillet and NOT "Whole Leaf" The latex lining of the green outer skin contains laxative ingredients and the side effects listed by the Mayo Clinic. Almost all Aloe on the market is processed with activated charcoal to remove the latex component.

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Pink Himalayan Salt
Posted by Ellen M. (NY) on 07/09/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I have been using Aloe AMP by Serovera it's helped quite a bit. I have had gut pain about every 5 to 6 days now for months. My last test showed I had diverticulitis. I also used grapefruit seed extract drops about 7drops into George's Aloe liquid. It all helps the symptoms but I was still having pain. I cut out nuts and high fiber foods for now because it would seem to bring on pain. I know the Aloe AMP can take a few months to heal my diverticulitis so I will continue with that, it's expensive but I found the brand mentioned for under $90. on Amazon. There's a book called Bible Salt by Saifon Ching that Really is making a Big difference, I didn't buy the book but she explained that pink Himalayan salt can heal the gut if you add water to a a few chunks of the salt in a jar, filled with water. I used a mason jar 8 to 10 oz. of filtered water do not use a metal lid top. I take a sip 3xs a day followed by a gulp of water. WOW what a difference it has made it's about two and a half weeks now and the pain is very slight almost gone and happening less frequently. You can find her video on u_tube, she explains how to and how much. I just had to tell you all the good finds I made guided by prayers for help from the Lord. I believe our body can heal itself given the correct natural remedies.

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Geoff (PA) on 06/28/2021

Karin - please give us an update on whether you feel DE is still keeping your diverticulitis attacks at bay?

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Michael (AZ) on 06/17/2021

Good morning and thank you for your post on this nasty disease. I pray all is still well for you!

Unfortunately, my mother-in-law is in the hospital as we speak having already gone through the medical world's surgical process. However, having seen her pain etc., I want to make sure we are well armed to prevent any such attack on other family members. Would be so grateful if you could advise on what you did.


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Joanne (Washington) on 03/26/2021

Nuts and seeds is what brings on my diverticulitis and sends me to the Dr office every time...Everyone is different...The foods that cause me a flare up are popcorn, any type of nuts or seeds, strawberries, blue berries, raspberries, jerky and pepperoni. All of these foods have caused me flareups.

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Eileen (Lancashire) on 03/07/2021
4 out of 5 stars

Hi everyone.

I have had pain in my left side on and off for a year and sometimes felt like I had a fever, shaking, nausea, bowel problems, and now affecting my bladder. etc. My G.P had only ever done urine tests but they have been normal. I think I have diverticulitis and I'm waiting for a scan to be done to confirm or not.

After reading the comments here, I have been taking Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) @10 drops x 3 times a day plus aloe vera high strength and slippery elm for 3 weeks, which I feel is just keeping me stable until I get a diagnosis. I'm now just taking the GSE and each time I reduce it to twice a day I start to feel not well again. ( infection symptoms)

I have changed my diet. I am eating porridge, some fruits and lots of veg. I can tolerate fish if not oily, but not meat. I only drink water or herbal tea. I take probiotics

How long is it ok to take the GSE for at full dose and is there anything else I need to do, please?