Diverticulitis Treatment: Natural Remedies

Aloe Vera, Papaya, Carrot Juice

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Posted by Rose Bud 3 (Ofallon, Il.) on 03/07/2013
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Diverticulitis: First I want to say, Thank you, the aloe vera juice and papaya enzyme works for me. I also found out that fresh organic carrot juice 1/3 cup twice a day also works for me.

Replied by Peteremond
(Mobile, Al)

Rose Bud, what brand and dosage of aloe vera helps your diverticulitis pain?

Replied by Rosebud

Fruit of the earth, sorry I didn't see your post earlier. It should have the dose on the jug or bottle, I think it said one third cup.


Jini at listentoyourgut.com suggests George's Aloe Vera, best refined aloe vera.

Replied by Panya

Try a coffee enema. It should help!

Aloe, Apple Cider Vinegar

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Posted by Sharon (Wesley Chapel) on 05/09/2020
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l have had diverticulitis for 4 years now, with one ER visit with a 2 centimeter perforation-icu for 10 days on a massive antibiotic cocktail. When l left, gastro doc said "see you in 5 or 10 years." Within 6 weeks, l was back to more pain and suffering, so l visited earth clinic for help. l loved that aloe vera was part of the solution, but l used the aloe growing in my garden. l cut off a large leaf, cut off half of it (about 3 inches long) and refrigerated the rest in a bag, then l blended it with some pineapple juice (real juice), no gse or anything else cause I was too sick to shop.

I took a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar (acv) in some water, then drank the blended aloe. It only took a couple days to get right again. The acv in case you didn't know, neutralizes any bacteria or germs growing in the gut. The aloe heals. l am going to try the salt cure, as l am looking for a cure for the diverticula, and tired of the diets needed to prevent the inflammation.

Aloe, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Papaya Enzymes

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Posted by Alyson (Leesburg, Va ) on 09/12/2013
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I want to thank everyone for their remedies on this site! I had diverticulus for years. I couldn't take the Flagyl and was on the Cipro constantly. I began the Aloe Vera juice, Grapefruit Seed extract, and Papya Tabs after eating. I have not been on Cirpo since May and it's now September! If I get a twinge (which, if I eat something I shouldn't, I do:), I up the Aloe and the extract, and I'm good to go. I wish I found this site years ago and I hope you all reading this have the same success that I have so far!

Replied by Peteremond
(Mobile, Al)


I'm so glad you have gotten relief from your diveritulitis. I've just finished a 10 day course of Augmentin for my diverticulitis. I'm still in pain. I'm curious what brand of aloe vera did you use and what was the dosage?


Replied by Donna
(Attalla, Alabama)

I have just found this site and wondered if someone can help me. I have had diverticulitis for years and am tired of the Flagyl and Cipro. What brands and amounts of each item do I use and how do I mix it?

Replied by Suzann

Donna, I started taking magnesium and no longer have any problem.

Replied by Tia

Donna, did you try the recommendations here? Have they helped?

Aloe, Papaya, Grape Seed Extract, Probiotics

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Posted by Diana (Defiance, Oh) on 05/24/2013
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I just want to thank everyone's post I read about aloe vera juice/grape seed extract/papaya juice combo. My man has suffered from diverticulitis for over a year and a half. After a final 3rd visit with no relief and a MD's confirmation to our suspicion we decided to take this into our own hands. With no insurance and no Dr willing to take on his case, in fact we were told that the Dr decides who he wants to see. So in a rage of desperation, I visited our local health food store and bought all the suggested ingredients. A day and a half later.... HOLY MOLY! He is back to normal. We even got to go out to breakfast and he actually enjoyed his food with no pain! So again thank you for all your input and we are most definately goin natural on the remedies from now on. -So grateful!

Replied by Alyson
(Leesburg, Va)

Hi Diane, I have been diagnosed with diverticulitis and have had eight mild attacks since August. I'm tired of the antibiotics and want to start the regime with the Aloe Vera, Papaya and Grapefruit seed extract. Could you please tell me what amounts your husband takes that made such an amazing difference? I have Cipro because I feel the pain starting again, but am holding off taking it until I can try a natural approach first. Thanks for any advice!

Replied by Trishaann
(Paulding, Ohio)

How often a day, and what are the amounts of each ingredient to make the drink? Would love to start this for relief!!

Replied by Trishaann
(Paulding, Ohio)

How often a day, and what are the amounts of each ingredient to make the drink? Would love to start this for relief!!

Replied by Sam
(Houston, Tx)

Amounts of ingredient. How often.

Aloe, Papaya, Grape Seed Extract, Probiotics
Posted by Gary (Stuart, Florida) on 02/17/2013
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After visiting this site after getting a flare up of diverticulitis symptoms 2 years after being hospitalized, I started a regime gleaned from the comments here. I used a combination of aloe Vera juice, papaya enzymes, grape seed extract, and probiotic complex. I'm sold, within 24 hrs all symptoms were markedly reduced. I am tempted to say completely, will keep this up , and definitely make the aloe Vera juice aan ongoing part of my diet.

Replied by Peteremond
(Mobile, Al)

Gary, That is amazing that you got such great results. Since your posting back in February 2013, how have you been feeling? What brand and dosage of aloe vera juice helped your diverticulitis pain? Thanks!

Apple Cider Vinegar

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Posted by Claudette (New York) on 02/03/2018
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Well, I've had diverticulitis on and off for many years. It started acting up 2 weeks ago after a trip overnight and eating different foods. My friend came over today and told me to take Apple Cider Vineger. Which I did. At first felt the sharp pain in my lower GI worsening, so I started on my way to the ER. By the time I got there the symptoms were getting better. So I turned around and I'm now feeling about 40% better.

Hot bath, warm water drink and apple cider vineger....could be a cure.



Replied by Red Salas
(Marion, Tx)

Do you drink it straight or mix it with something?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Donna W (Buffalo, Ny) on 05/18/2017
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Apple cider vinegar is a life saver. I took it on my last bout of diverticulitis. It helped. It has digestive enzymes in it. Organic acv is about the only one you should consume to get the best benefits.

Replied by Maryann

How much AVC and when?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Maisha (San Francisco Bay Area, California) on 04/01/2007
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I hope yu have a few minutes to read thru this. I've tried to keep it brief, but that's just not possible when praising ACV! There are NUMEROUS instances where ACV came to the rescue!!

1) I discovered ACV when my stomach ulcer was SO bad, every breath hurt, smoking just burned my stomach and, after eating, pain was constant. I was drinking liquid antacid straight from the bottle every few minutes.

A vegan friend told me that stuff was WORSE for me than the ulcer. He fixed an 8 oz glass of water with equal parts of ACV and honey (2 Tbs each; more honey if needed). By the time I took the THIRD swallow, I could feel the pain and pressure lessening like bubbles bursting inside. I started making it by the gallon (1/2 Cup ACV, 1/2 Cup honey and fill jug with water). Keep it in the fridge and shake before serving. I drank a glassful 30 minutes after EACH meal. In LESS than a month, I was symptom free and have had no problem since. I still smoke, I eat any/everything I want and no problems. I've fixed it for many, many people with acid reflux, chronic indigestion and diverticulitis. Every one of them was able to get off prescription meds within 3-4 weeks. (There's an additional regimen for curing diverticulitis. I'll send it in another time).

I started reading about ACV and found it balances Ph: if you're too acidic, it makes yu more alkaline and vice-versa....

Replied by Bill
(Phila, Pa)

What about grapefruit seed extract WITH ACV? Anyone ever experiment with that combination?

Replied by Nikki
(Fairview, Nc)

Yes please what is the additional regime for diverticulitis? Im 31 and have had this since I was 23, the first time in my life when I regularly ate strawberries. I can not eat them or popcorn. Lately I have back pain related to flare ups and I cant afford to go to a doctor. I am goiing to try the acv/honey but need all additional information possible. Thanks!

Replied by Juan
(San Jose, Ca)

I have diverticulitis for over a month and taking meds. Can I take the apple cider vinegar drink now and what else can I do to privent this from happening again? Pls help me

Replied by Om
(Hope, Bc Canada)

Juan ( San Jose, CA) ---If you take SLIPPERY ELM powder from the health store, make a gruel with warm water and honey and have it daily. It repairs damage to the gut, removes or relieves pain and does a lot more if you look it up on the 'net'.

For instance, if someone has a bad belly ache, it can do wonders. Be well. Ditch those meds. (Just my opinion).

Namaste, Om

Replied by Kathy
(La, US)

Please look into essential oils for Diverticulitis. I just read something about cinnamon oil helping with that pain. But research it on your own first!!! I always go to "Essential oil testimonies"

Replied by Catherine
(Post Falls, Idaho)

I would appreciate it if you could let me know your regimen for diverticulitis. My mother in law and both of her sisters suffer from this awful disease. I can't imagine the answer being as simple as Apple Cider Vinegar after all they have been through. Thank you so much

Replied by Marsha

Could you please tell me about the other ingredients for Diverticulitus. I would greatly appreciate that!!!! Thank you

Replied by Lisa
(New Boston, Tx)

I am looking for an answer to heal diverticulitis. What is the other remedy other than ACV?

Replied by Jim

Please share your additional treatment method for diverticulitis. I'm excited to hear about it. I was diagnosed about a month ago, and naturally, I would prefer to take the most homeopathic step. I'm going to try out the ACV though and see if that helps allay any symptoms. Thanks!

Replied by Linda
(Charlotte, Nc)

What is the regime for Apple Cider Vinegar with diverticulitis?

Replied by Lorraine
(Capitol Heights, Md)

Please pass the regimen for diverticulitis.

Replied by Nicole
(Green Bay, Wisconsin)

What is the diverticulitis step?

Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne Pepper

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Posted by E (Wv) on 02/22/2017
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I have had diverticulitis for years. It flares up a couple times a year BAD. I go to Dr. I get cipro and flagyl. Last few times did not help. So I read about the apple cider vinegar and cayenne pepper drink here.

2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper in 10 oz of water. (Stanley from Huntingdon, Pa)

It worked in an hour. I would have paid $100 the night before to sleep and not hurt. I just couldn't. Pepto, Advil nothing helped. Then I read this. It worked. I'm still sore from 5 days of hurting but this mix is real deal. I mean it was that noticeable that quick. It's awful tasting. But worth the $10 I spent on acv and pepper

Replied by Electa
(Marietta, Ga)

How often are you drinking this combination... and does it matter if cold or hot?

Replied by Chele
(Little Rock, Arkansas)

Advil can aggravate it. I avoid all NSAIDS. Will try this.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Stanley (Huntingdon, Pa/usa) on 11/09/2010
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Several years ago I had diverticulitis to the extent that I just wanted to die. Somewhere I read about Apple Cider Vinegar and cayenne pepper.

This is the formula I used - 2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper in 10 oz of water. In two hours I was feeling better. Using this formula for 3 days totally eliminated this problem. I have been using the Apple Cider Vinegar and cp for at least 10 years and it has fixed many other problems. Wishing you well.

Replied by Betty
(Oakville, Ontario/canada)

Thank you so much Stanley. How many times a day did you take the ACV/Cayenne pepper

Replied by Joey
(Mosselbay, South Africa)

Hi stan, read your post. Are cayenne pepper good for diverticulosis? As they say a person should stay away from spices if you have diverticulosis. Would really like to have some feedback on this. thank you

Replied by Michael
(North Augusta, Sc)

Did you get an answer to question about frequency?

Replied by Mysicqa
(Edmonds, Wa)
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ACV and cayenne worked for me within 1 hour, but only if caught early and no constipation involved.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Grapefruit Seed Extract

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Posted by Mia (MN) on 09/05/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Hi there,

I was diagnosed with diverticulitis in 2012 and I had it 3x in first 3-4 years. It was awful experience...then I started my research ...got across GSE and ACV taking that religiously every day for 3 yrs now 1tbs of ACV and 5 drops of GSE every single day ...and no diverticulitis so far...I couldn't find anywhere for how long you can take GSE...I keep taking it and I feel wonderful...good luck dear...BTW I'm from MN to...;)

Colloidal Silver

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Posted by Laura (Va) on 02/15/2016
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I have found a "big gun" for my diverticulitis. When the grapefruit seed extract and slippery elm isn't enough, and I start feeling the aching stomach signal that an attack is imminent, I have had perfect success with Colloidal Silver. Take two teaspoons and relief is within minutes. Thank God for relief from pain, because I'm a wuss and want to crawl in a hole when I'm in pain. The directions warn not to take this for more than 10 days. Hope this will help others who have suffered as I have.

Replied by Art
1051 posts


If you have a chance could you mention which colloidal silver brand you used and what was the parts per million stated on the bottle?

Thank you.


Replied by Kimberlee
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I am in the throes of healing my first bought of diverticulitis. No antibiotics for me but my this was my remedy:

Grapefruit Seed Extract (15 drops 3+ times per day), Triphala Herb (2 capsules 3x daily), Aloe Vera Juice (1/2 cup 4x daily), Restore4life (1 tsp. 3x daily), Collodial Silver (ACS200 - 10 sprays 3x daily), Probiotic (1 capsule, 1x daily), DGL (1 lozenge, 2x daily), daily vitamin & mineral supplement and clear liquid diet. Pain lessened within 24 hours; completely gone within 4 days. My bad - re-introduced a couple foods too quickly. Colonoscopy scheduled :-(


Please let us know how you make out with the colonoscopy

DGL Licorice

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Posted by Michele (Alachua, Fl) on 10/01/2012
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I'm back again, but this time I have it! I have a cure for diverticultus pain! At least it has been for me. I've probably had it all my life (that I can remember). I'm 60 now, female, have been vegetarian and "health conscious" for 40 years, but always had digestive issues. After searching this site and trying a few things, I finally ran across DGL (deglycyrrhizinated licorice). It was prescribed for my husband for "leaky gut". While in the throws of my increasingly common "pain in my left side" I thought, "Why don't I try it"? Wish I'd tried it a long time ago! Practically instantly (at least within a day or two) my symptoms had vanished! Completely gone, and they've stayed gone for several months now (they were almost constant! ). All that from just chewing 2 of these yummy tasting licorice chews before each meal! How hard is that? Please try these out if you're having problems with diverticulitus. I think it's a definite winner... And I hope others will write in with the same experience I've had!

Diatomaceous Earth

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Posted by Karin (Wilmington, Nc) on 08/11/2015
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Diatomaceous earth prevents my diverticulitis attacks. After trying a number of alternative treatments for this recurring problem, none of which helped, I discovered diatomaceous earth. I had eliminated many foods, but the problem kept getting worse until this discovery in March, 2014. Since then, I've only had one minor episode when I skipped my dosage for two weeks, and stopped the attack from getting worse by taking two doses spread a few hours apart. I can now eat anything I want with no problem!

Initially, I took one tablespoon in half a glass of water -on an empty stomach- twice a day, but after a month, it began to hurt my stomach, and I began spreading out dosages. I now take it once a week and feel cured!

It is extremely important to only use Food Grade diatomaceous earth. There is a version of this used for swimming pool filters which can be fatal! The food grade is quite safe to ingest, but be careful not to inhale the dust which can damage lungs.

The attacks, which had been worsening for years, are now history.

Replied by Robert Henry
(Ten Mile, Tn.)

HI U KARIN, , , , , , , , as all know, I's smart, jus slow. Here is my understanding of food grade DE. This is a mined product, so I buy it at our agri co-op in 50 # bags and it is all food grade. We also buy horse MSM from the co-op instead of the pharmacy and at the same quality and 1/3 the price.

Folks get hung up on this quality crap. H202 is classic. Bill Munro used the brown bottle stuff for over 25 years and cured two cancers with it.

What I get nervous about is using DMSO. There I am cautious because this solvent will take garbage and all into your body. My wife does my back where I have crushed vertebrae and she washes her hands before using the lineament and then the DMSO.

To me it's a common sense thing. I wash my hands after a bowel movement, but not when I take a pee. Your fresh urine is sterile. Why should I wash my hands? In a public restroom, all want to be PC and I get looks when I don't wash. It's an ignorance thing. Read and when you get tired, read some more.

ATS ======ORH==============

Replied by Art
1051 posts


Urine may be sterile, but people can have a UTI and not be aware of it, in which case the urine can carry the bacteria and the person not be aware of it. So with a healthy urinary tract, the urine could be sterile, however the penis and scrotum including the surrounding area can be a bacterial breeding ground, both good and bad. A good exposure to a wide variety of bacteria can be good for helping to maintain an effective immune system, but over exposure to a lot of bad bacteria can definitely have a downside.

I don't normally get urine on my hands when I urinate, but I definitely handle my penis and surrounding area at that time and I do wash my hands under those circumstances. I'm not a totally PC person, but I do wash my hands after taking care of business.


Replied by Rebecca

Then why not wash before you handle your penis, seems to make sense to wash before instead of after.

Replied by Geoff

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

Dietary Changes

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Posted by gdeal (Indiana) on 08/02/2019
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I have been thru the ringer on GI issues top to bottom. I literally hit the floor one day and couldn't walk. I had five abscesses, Peritonitis, sepsis etc. lived on antibiotics before five surgeries in a row. I had 18 inches of my colon removed and an iliostomy for awhile. I am alive but the antibiotics caused permanent tendon damage. No more surgeries or antibiotics for me!!! Some things I do for my digestion instead of scripts... drink lemon water before eating it alkalizes the stomach, great for acid reflux. I only drink distilled or reverse osmosis water. For inflammation, I make fresh ginger juice and add a bit to a 'lemon shake-up'. The lemon masks the ginger taste and has lots of vit. C.... Add more ginger for constipation, it will work better and faster than any medicine. I also take magnesium daily. My surgeon said eat nuts and such just do not get constipated ever. The ginger/lemon shake up is the best I have found. You could probably add the other remedies I read on here to the shake up. Especially the ones that do not taste good like aloe, grapefruitSE, Noni. For the shake-up honey is recommended, I use agave because i do not like honey and lemon & it mixes easily. Fresh lemon juice, water & for the ginger juice-I grind up the root with water, strain the ginger back out, freeze into ice cubes. I use one cube in a drink or more if constipated. They do sell lemon/ginger juice at the store but it is potent tasting.

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