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Healing Tea: Herbs that Naturally Heal & Treat Diverticulitis

Posted Sep 13 2008 11:47pm

Diverticulitis is a painful condition that occurs when small sacs form in the colon and become inflamed. Although diverticulitis is most common and most serious in the elderly, it can afflict anyone. Susceptibility is greater for people who take prescription drugs with side effects that affect the immune system and increase the chances of developing an infection.

The first indication of diverticulitis is usually pain in the lower left area of the abdomen. You may also develop a fever from the infection, but do not rely on these symptoms to diagnose the condition yourself. You must see a physician to rule out the possibility of several other disorders that have similar symptoms and, if you do have diverticulitis, to judge how serious it is, since bad cases can land you in the hospital.

Doctors believe that the primary cause of diverticulitis is a diet containing littlefiber and lots of processed foods. The obvious way to prevent or treat diverticulitis is to improve your diet, although shifting too quickly to a high-roughage menu can irritate your colon even more. Once the problem has cleared up, you must slowly make dietary changes to prevent its return.

My Grandmother suffers from diverticulitis and I have found thatwild yam can help decrease the pain and inflammation of diverticulitis and promote relaxation in the colon.Chamomile,cramp bark andpeppermint are other good additions to your formula. Eatinggarlic or taking it as pills will directly attack the infection.

The best natural remedy or natural therapy for Diverticulitis:

Diverticulitis Tea

2 teaspoonswild yam root

1 teaspooncramp bark

1 quart water

1 teaspoon eachchamomile flower andpeppermint leaf

Putwild yam andcramp bark in water and bring to a boil. Turn down heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. Turn off heat, addchamomile andpeppermint, cover and steep for at least 15 minutes. Strain. Drink 2 or 3 cups a day. You can use the same proportions of these herbs to make a tincture.


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