Ulcerative colitis also known as inflammatory bowel disease is the inflammation of the inner lining of the large intestine and the rectum. This is a chronic disease in which the symptoms can persist for years and years. The colon or the large intestine stores the waste product of the food that we eat and the rectum is the lower end of the colon.
When the mucous membranes get inflamed and ulcerated it results in diarrhea, bleeding from the rectum and abdominal pain. The likeliest cause of this condition is considered to be an overactive immune system in the intestines.
The immune system which consists of cells and proteins which defend the body against harmful viruses, bacteria and fungi becomes active when these organisms invade the body and cause infection. But in this condition, the immune system becomes abnormally active in the absence of any invasion by harmful organisms causing inflammation and ulcers.
Natural Ways to Cure Ulcerative Colitis
Bananas have mild laxative properties and relieve constipation. They are easy to digest and are a powerhouse of nutrition.
Their healing properties soothe and heal the colon lining and mitigate acute symptoms. Eat two ripe bananas daily after breakfast. Daily consumption will form the stool and relieve diarrhea.
Buttermilk reduces the swelling and cleanses the colon. It promotes healthy bacteria in the gut and helps in the evacuation of stool easily. Churn curd till the butter comes up. Skim off the butter and use the buttermilk. Drink three glasses of buttermilk daily. Do not add any salt to it.
Tender coconut water has many healing properties and is commonly given to patients suffering from all kinds of diseases. Its health giving properties give a boost to energy levels in the body and quicken the healing process.
It is very effective in all kinds of digestive disorders. It not only soothes the mucous membranes of the colon and rectum but also reduces its swelling. Drink two glasses of coconut water twice daily.
Apple is considered to be the most nutritious fruit. It is a reservoir of essential vitamins and minerals. Its pectin content serves a dual role; that of a laxative and of relieving diarrhea. The acids and enzymes found in apple prevent the fermentation of food in the stomach and aid digestion. It is rich in iron and phosphorus which prevent ulcers. Pare and dice an apple. Place it in a bowl and place the bowl in a pan of boiling water. Steam till the pieces become tender. Eat steamed apples twice a day on a regular basis.
Chamomile has been used since ages for its medicinal qualities. It soothes the colon and the rectum and alleviates swelling. It has great calming properties which secure a feeling of well being.
Boil a cup of water and steep two teaspoons of chamomile leaves into it for ten minutes. Strain, add some honey and drink. Drink two or three cups daily. The pain in the abdomen will go away and ulcers will heal and stop from being developed again.
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