How to Manage Ulcerative Colitis with Herbal Remedies

This will explain how to handle an Ulcerative Colitis flare up without having to head to the doctor for steroids.

Steps

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    At the first sign of an attack, take 3 30xNux Vomica[1] and 3 30x Lycopodium Clavatum pellets every 5 minutes until you feel your gut start to relax.
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    Increase electrolyte intake - generally you are losing a lot of electrolytes.
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    Start with Slippery Elm.[2] Once you are used to it, you can take up to 6 capsules three times a day, or a heaping tablespoon mixed with water twice a day. Slippery elm will help make up for the inflammation that is occurring in your intestines
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    2 capsules a day Marshmallow Root - this is to calm the inflammation of the mucosa.
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    Stop all caffeine, alcohol and refined sugars - you need to slow down and cool down your stomach. **THIS IS CRUCIAL. YOU MUST ADJUST YOUR DIET.
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    If possible, switch to a diet of soups, well cooked veggies and meats, and whole grains. Avoid all fried, processed and fatty foods, as they usually make the problem worse.
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    If the attack has not slowed down by the next day, make an acupuncture appointment. One treatment will usually stop the attack.
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    Take slippery elm at high dose for at least a week after the attack has calmed down.

Tips

  • Do not put yourself in positions where running to the toilet will be difficult. It is better to cancel plans then to go somewhere and be anxious.
  • Try hard with the dietary suggestions. They are ultimately the most important part of maintaining your digestive health.
  • Do not get frightened or anxious if you can avoid it. Remind yourself that this is just you managing your body.
  • Do deep breathing exercises - inhale for 8 counts, hold for 4 counts, and exhale for 8 counts. Do repeatedly for about 5 minutes.

Warnings

  • If you are losing a great deal of blood after the second day, make an appointment to see your specialist.

Things You'll Need

  • Slippery Elm - powder or capsules
  • Marshmallow Root - capsules
  • Homeopathic - Nux Vomica 30x and Lycopedium Clavatum 30x (these are the little blue plastic tubes at Whole Foods)
  • Fruits, vegetables, soups

Article Info

Categories: Herbal Health | Intestinal and Digestive Health