Diverticular Disease Overview:
Diverticulosis involves the development of pockets (diverticula) forming in the wall of the large bowel. When these pockets become inflamed and infected, the condition is termed "diverticulitis". This condition can be serious if left unchecked, leading to systemic infection.
Diverticular disease is generally caused by poor intestinal motility and constipation. When diverticulosis occurs, faecal matter can become lodged in the out pockets, resulting in infection, inflammation, and abdominal pain. .
Other factors involve age-related weakness and stiffness of the colon. .
Abdominal pain (Left Sided)
1. Reduce Bowel Stagnation
Increase fiber and water intake, and use mucilaginous herbs to tone the bowel wall.
- Demulcents (Althaea officinalis, Ulmus fulva)
- High Fiber Diet
2. Improve Connective Tissue Strength
- Astringents (Calendula officinalis)
3. Treat Any Constipation
It is important to be gentle during the treatment of constipation with this condition. use gentle laxitives only.
- Laxitives (Rhamnus purshiana)
4. Improve The Immune System To Prevent Infection Of Diverticula
- Gastrointestinal Antiseptics (Calendula officinalis, Hydrastis canadensis, Berberis vulgaris)
- Immunomodulators (Ganoderma lucidum, Andrographis paniculata)
- Antinflammatories (Curcuma longa, Boswellia serrata, Calendula officinalis)
Herbs For Diverticular Disease
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Updated: June 2018
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