Ulcerative Colitis
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Ulcerative Colitis Remedies

Zinc Enema
Posted by Lulu (Austin, Texas) on 05/18/2016
4 out of 5 stars

I started using my "zinc enema". It really helps with UC sometimes. This zinc enema consists of: 1 tsp of zinc gluconate powder, 1 tsp of slippery elm powder, 1 tsp of marshmallow root powder, 1/2 tsp of comfrey root powder mix well in about 3 to 4 ounces of hot water in a glass cup.

I wait until the mixture is luke warm, (or I can use half the amount of hot water then add remaining in cold water after mixing it) pour into an enema container. I use the Ready-to-Use Saline Laxative Enema bottle found in most grocery stores pharmacy area for this zinc mixture enema. I pour out the saline solution contained within these bottles and rinsed the bottle out for my zinc enema. I tried to use this saline solution on a active flared up colitis condition a couple of times, it burned like hell and caused colon spasms. Now I just dump the saline out to use this bottle. I reuse this bottle by rinsing it out each time. (There is a round paper cover on the inside top. I remove that so it doesn't restrict flow.)

I do this zinc enema before bed after I evacuated most of the bowels and attempt to retain this over night. Often, more fecal matter will get excreted in the process. I just make more of the mixture until I'm able to retain it. A bit of Preparation H at the tip helps lubricate the process. I also keep a paper clip on hand to undo the tip should the enema bottle gets plugged up by the herbal content. I sometimes use a strainer to help prevent that as well.

To insert the enema, I lay on a towel or a disposable pad and on my left side.

Note: I learned it is recommended that one takes some copper mineral with zinc. I buy mine in capsules and take it orally.