How to deal with Ulcerative Colitis

How to deal with Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is the disease of the digestive tract. It causes chronic inflammation in the large intestine and rectum. Joint pain, eye inflammation, skin rashes, lesions, mouth ulcers, abdominal pain, are the various symptoms of ulcerative colitis. This article will let you know natural remedies for this disease. These include-



1.      Probiotics:

The friendly bacteria or probiotics are among the popular treatments for ulcerative colitis. The natural microorganisms of the digestive tract control the production of harmful bacteria, reduce inflammation and improve the mucus lining of the gut. These probiotics have no side effects on the body.


2.      Omega-3 Fatty Acids:

These are known to have a significant anti-inflammatory role in ulcerative colitis. However, the use of these fatty acids is still under research for their efficiency.


3.      Oral Aloe Vera Gel:

The Aloe Vera gel is known to reduce the inflammation caused in ulcerative colitis and is completely safe without any harmful effects.


4.      Boswellia:

Boswellia is a native Indian herb which is actually a resin obtained from the bark of the tree. Boswellia reduces the chemical reactions associated with ulcerative colitis. Unlike conventional painkillers, this herb does not cause irritation inside the gut.  However, in some cases, it may shoe side effects such as diarrhea, nausea and skin rashes.


5.      Diet:

Diet plays an important role in the occurrence of bowel inflammatory diseases. Higher intake of sweets increases the risk of the disease whereas, intake of red and processed meat and alcohol may cause relapse of the disease. Intake of food rich in Vitamin C, such as red bell peppers, parsley, strawberries and spinach has a protective effect against ulcerative colitis.


6.      Folic Acid:

Chronic ulcerative colitis patients are more prone to colon cancer. Dietary folate supplements are significant in reducing the chances of colon cancer resulting from ulcerative colitis.


7.      Acupuncture:

Acupuncture needles tend to unblock the energy pathways of the body and relieve pain. Opioids that are the natural painkillers signal the trigger of the sympathetic nervous system and release neuro chemicals and hormones.


8.      Bromelain:

It is a mixture of protein-digesting enzymes that reduces inflammation and severity of ulcerative colitis.


9.      Mind-body Therapies:

These therapies include improvement of body awareness, breathing movement and meditation through proper exercise, diet and behavioral techniques.


If you use home remedies under the guidance of qualified practitioner, they will provide you comfort and relief from Ulcerative Colitis.

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