[toc]Colitis is an inflammatory condition of the body, which tends to affect the color and rectum mucosa and submucosa of the colon and rectum. It results in severe inflammation of the digestive tract and it is a very common problem that tends to impact millions across the world. Some of the common symptoms include bleeding from the rectum or even in stool along with weight loss and improper bowel movements.
There are various kinds of medicines available for treating the problem but it has been seen that a mix of natural medicines and treatments works the best. In most cases, the lack of a good diet and natural treatments helps in faster healing. Here are some of the most natural remedies for the same-
Natural Cures For Colitis
Omega 3 Acids
Omega 3 fatty acids are your best friend when it comes to treating colitis. Even the most acute forms of the same can benefit from these acids, which are available in nuts like walnuts, flaxseed oil and even cod liver or fish oil. In this reference, you can add flaxseeds to your diet like salads or even just have a spoon of the same. If you are consuming the oil of these acids then you should consume a spoon of the same. This helps in smooth bowel movements along with clearing the digestive tract.
Those who are suffering from long term or acute problems of colitis or even ulcerative colitis, you should have at least15 grams of proteins in your diet everyday. This can be any lean form of protein like fish, egg, dairy based products or even lean meats. Avoid the red ones because they cause more damage in the long run.
Aloe Vera is a great way of treating colitis.It also contains natural or liquid chlorophyll, which has been very beneficial in treating the problem of colitis. It should be remembered here that you should try and have the gel in natural forms. Taking out the gel from the leaf would be the best way to treat the problem. If you don’t have access to the fresh gel then you should try and consume the juice of the same, preferably organic versions. At least 2 ounces of the juice should be consumed on a daily basis to get relief. If you have are having fresh gel then have at least 2 spoons of the gel on a daily basis.
Over the years, researches have been conducted on how beneficial honey is for the digestive tract. Taking honey on a regular basis, especially manuka or raw honey has been proven highly beneficial for both colitis and the other irritable bowel syndromes related to the same. The honey consumption on a regular basis helps to reduce inflammation of the internal organs along with improving oxidants in the body. Try and have honey in teas, on its own or even in salads or whatever food you like.
Again, there are various kinds of herbs that will help you get respite from colitis. Some of these are available freshly while others can be consumed in dried forms like in teas. Demulcents are there in herbs like Slippery Elm that helps in soothing the mucous membranes, which is around the colon and thus produces more mucous. This helps to reduce the irritation along with the other symptoms related to the problem. The same is available in marshmallows too. Boswellia is another herb that is found in India that helps to treat the problem of colitis. It too reduces inflammation and provides relief from the pain along with improving bowel movements.
Drumsticks And Coconut Water
Drumsticks are one of the most suggested remedies for treating the problem of colitis. It has been seen that in ancient times, it was consumed in boiled forms to provide respite from the constant problem of colitis. You can also mix this with some coconut water and honey to get respite. For this you need to boil around 4-5 of these drumsticks in about a pot of water. Once boiled, peel the skin off and then crush them and make a course paste. Then sieve the paste through a muslin cloth or strainer and extract the juice. To this mixture, add a glass of coconut water. You can add a spoon of raw honey to this too for added benefits. Drink this mixture at least once a day.
Avoid Sugars And White Products
You should avoid all kinds of white breads and products when suffering from colitis. Sugar, bread and all other white based products should be avoided. What happens here is that these further block the tract and this leads to worsening the problem.
There is enema in wheat grass that helps in detoxifying the body and cleanses the walls of the colon. This grass tends to grow when wheat grains are sowed in the soil. You can start off with a warm water enema and then after about 15-20 minutes, add the wheat grass. Though the juice of the wheat grass can be consumed as it is also, it is suggested to have the same in earthen pots for added benefits.
Cabbage And Papaya Juice
The juice of cabbage and ripe papaya is highly suggested to get rid of the problem of colitis. It has been seen that both of these juices help in flushing out toxins and help to cleanse the colon. The diluted juices of both can be mixed along with some carrot for added benefits. However, do avoid the juices of orange and other citrus fruits.
All kinds of probiotics help in treating and managing the problem of colitis. You can have a lot of yogurt and curd to enjoy the benefits of the same. Make sure that at least a cup of either is included in your diet. The good bacteria helps to control and reduce inflammation and also aids in protecting the lining of the gut. All of these come without side effects and provide instant relief.
There is a lot of pain caused by colitis because the pathways of the body are blocked. Using acupuncture needles, these blocked pathways are opened and this benefits in smoother bowel movements. Acupuncture provides relief via its opiods and releases hormones that aid in treating this problem.