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Treat Diverticulitis Naturally with Homeopathy

Diverticula are small bulging pouches or pockets that can form in the lining of the large intestine or colon. Diverticula develop when weak spots in the intestinal walls bulge out. Diverticula don’t cause any symptoms, but if the pouches of diverticula get infected or inflamed, the condition is known as diverticulitis. Homeopathic medicines for diverticulitis help reduce inflammation of diverticula and symptomatically manage cases of mild to moderate diverticulitis. Colocynthis, Magnesium Phos, and Nux Vomica are the top homeopathic medicines for diverticulitis.

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Homeopathic medicines for diverticulitis.

One or more pouches can be inflamed in diverticulitis. The cause for diverticulitis is not exactly known, but there are certain risk factors associated, like aging (it is common after age 40), a low-fiber diet, a sedentary lifestyle, history of constipation, smoking, obesity, lack of exercise and family history of any similar complaint. Apart from these, certain medications like NSAID’s and steroids also raise the risk of diverticulitis.

Homeopathic Treatment of Diverticulitis

Homeopathic remedies for diverticulitis help treat symptoms like abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, and blood in the stool. But in case of severe diverticulitis where peritonitis (a fatal condition) has developed, it is necessary to seek urgent medical care as homeopathy does not offer any help here.

Homeopathic Medicines for Diverticulitis

Colocynthis – For Abdominal Pain in Diverticulitis

Colocynthis is a natural remedy prepared from the pulp of a fruit of a plant named Citrullus Colocynthis. This plant is commonly known by the name of Bitter Apple of the natural order Cucurbitaceae. Colocynthis is used to manage the complaint of abdominal pain in diverticulitis. The pain is present in the lower part of the abdomen. The pain may be colicky, cramping, griping, sharp, cutting in nature. The pain from abdomen may radiate to thighs or small of the back. The abdomen may also be distended, sensitive and painful to touch. Eating and drinking make the pain worse. Relief appears by bending over double or on lying on the abdomen. Passing flatus may also relieve the pain. Above symptoms may be attended with nausea, vomiting and frequent loose stool.

Magnesium Phos – For Diverticulitis when Abdominal Pain is Relieved by Warmth

Magnesium Phos is a homeopathic medicine for diverticulitis where there is abdominal pain. It is indicated in cases where abdominal pain is relieved by warm applications and by applying pressure. The pain is cramping in nature and there is a lot of flatus present. People needing Magnesium Phos also feel better in abdominal pain by pressure. The abdominal pain may be accompanied by watery diarrhea.

Nux Vomica – For Treating Constipation in Diverticulitis

Nux Vomica is a homeopathic remedy for constipation arising in cases of diverticulitis. People needing Nux Vomica have a frequent, ineffectual urge to pass stool. Every time the person goes for stool only a little is passed, and the urge is renewed again. The stool is dry, scanty and always unsatisfactory. It may also be blood streaked sometimes. Abdominal pain may be felt before passing stool that gets better after passing stool.

Bryonia – For Constipation in Diverticulitis

Homeopathic medicine Bryonia is prepared from the root of a plant named Bryonia alba, White Bryony or wild hops. This plant belongs to natural order Cucurbitaceae. Bryonia is also helpful to treat constipation in diverticulitis. For using Bryonia the key feature is a hard, dry, tough, large stool. Sometimes stool is so dry and dark that appears to be burnt. The stool is passed with difficulty only after much straining. Burning at the anus may be felt. A pinching abdominal colic may also be present. Motion tends to worsen the abdominal pain where Bryonia is indicated.

Arsenic Album – For Diverticulitis with Nausea and Vomiting

Arsenic Album is an effective homeopathic medicine diverticulitis where nausea and vomiting are marked. In cases needing Arsenic Album, vomiting appears soon after eating or drinking. Vomiting consists of ingesta or yellow-green liquid and sometimes clear water. It is attended with excessive nausea. Along with these features, abdominal pain with anxiety and restlessness may be present. Sometimes watery and offensive diarrhea appears. Marked fatigue and weakness arises with the above symptoms

Ipecac – To Manage Constant Nausea in Diverticulitis

Homeopathic medicine Ipecac is prepared from the dried root of A plant Cephaelis ipecacuanha that belongs to natural order Rubiaceae. Ipecac is an excellent remedy to manage constant nausea in diverticulitis. Nausea is extreme, distressing, persistent in nature. Vomiting of white glairy mucus or watery fluid may arise, soon after which nausea reappears. Cutting and pinching colic in the abdomen is mostly present. The tongue is clean.

Nitric Acid – For Diverticulitis Where Blood in Stool Appears

Nitric Acid is an effective homeopathic remedy for diverticulitis where there is blood in the stool. The blood is bright red. The stool is hard, dry, difficult and irregular and may alternate with thin, liquid stools. Splinter-like pain may be felt in the rectum during stool. The lower part of the abdomen is distended and painful to touch.

Aloe – For Managing Diarrhea in Diverticulitis

Aloe is prepared from the gum of leaves of plant Aloe Socotrina of the natural order Liliaceae. Aloe is a significant medicine for managing complaint of diarrhea in diverticulitis. The stool is frequent, thin, yellow and may have undigested food particles. An urgency to pass stool is marked. In most cases, urge to stool appears soon after eating. A constant bearing down in the rectum is felt. There is abdominal pain with bloating (especially left side abdomen). There is also a discharge of much offensive flatus that relieves the abdominal pain.

China – For Diverticulitis with Abdominal Pain and Flatus

Homeopathic medicine China is prepared from the dried bark of a plant Cinchona officinalis that belongs to natural order Rubiaceae. Use of China is considered in cases of diverticulitis where there is abdominal pain, bloating and excessive flatus. The abdomen feels tight with rumbling and moving of flatus. Bending over double gives relief in pain. Along with this profuse, watery, offensive stool may appear frequently. A marked debility arises due to frequent loose stool.

Symptoms of Diverticulitis

The symptoms of diverticulitis include abdominal pain usually on the lower left side, abdominal tenderness, nausea, vomiting, changes in bowel habits (mostly constipation and less commonly diarrhea), blood in the stool and fever. Some complications may appear in cases of diverticulitis. The main ones include abscess formation, peritonitis (most serious one that can be fatal thus require immediate help from conventional mode of treatment), fistula (between bowel and bowel or between the bowel and urinary bladder ) and stricture/blockage in the colon from scarring.

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  1. Leonora Mansell says:

    Dear Dr. Sharma I am 92 years old and I have had a bout of diverticulitis before, many years ago’
    At my age do I have a chance of recovering again with one of the remedies you recommend?
    I am on Warfarin (blood thinner) and a mild diuretic.
    Many thanks for your advice. Leonora Mansell

  2. Jeannie Sands says:

    Dr. Sharma, Thank you for your wonderful articles. How does one know when diverticulitis has caused an abscess formation, peritonitis, or a fistula? Are there certain symptoms to watch for? Thank you!

  3. Rajib Mukherjee says:

    Dr. Sharma,

    I suffer from several maladies, principally IBS and Atrial fibrillation, and would like to consult you. I live in Delhi.

    Thank you and best regards.

  4. jean l Padman says:

    when i drink water or have smoothis or ltquids it seems to just lay on my stomach what can i do

  5. January Roberts says:

    Dr, Shama – I have Temporal Arteritis. Is there a homeopathic med for this? For inflamation? Thank you – January Roberts

  6. Hello,
    I have been dealing with what they keep referring to as “mild diverticulitis “ however since mid year 2020 I have done several rounds of Antibiotics and have been presented with elective “Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Sigmoid Colectomy” as an option.. and told it’s an eventuality. This is all very strange to me as within hours of taking the antibiotic I feel worlds better and seem to do fine after the course until diet comes into play. None of these dr’s can tell me the same thing when it comes to what I can eat and what diet to follow.. liquid, low fiber high fiber, probiotics, Mira lax .. in fact they all contradict each other and all that I read online does too..
    I feel as though “diet” is the root cause and the most likely solution with or without surgery seems the most important.
    I have been scheduled twice for this surgery and twice rescheduled due to assisting surgeon availability. Is the a better approach to my diet that will promote healing and flare ups? These guys don’t even know.. literally. They can’t say yes or no.

  7. hello Dr, I have diverticulitis, diagnosed some years ago I managed to be without pain but now i start to have pain and pressure in the low left side of the abdomen. I have a terrible amount of gas and constant burping for the last 6 years and eat only cooked food mainly vegetarian. Unfortunately unable to tolerate any bean protein so I eat fish. and sometimes chicken. I have a history of lung cancer and big lob of the lung was removed 4 years ago. As well I have a history of the back problem with a pressure to the nerve root. I’m 68 years old, female, Buddist practice, lived for many years in Nepal and India. I use homoeopathy and helps me a lot. truly saved my life… ossccilicocinum is like a magic for the cold and flue. For a long time I am alone and this may be not very healthy for me and I am terribly sensitive to damp weather and cold I have sinuses infection immediately after exposer to cold.

    • Hi Dr,
      I been diagnosed with diverticular disease,i have wide pockets in sidmoid,Dr told me there is no treatment for this problem.Is there any homeopathic medicine for treatment of these pockets.Is there any treatment with Homeopathy.
      I used have constipation,bit ok now
      after taking Homeopathic and herbal medicin.
      I been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism since 1995 .
      At present I am taking NUX vomica ,
      I also tried Thuja and Alumina/
      All these proscribed by Homeopath from india.

    • ewa neeson says:

      hi, I never get a reply. What do I do for you to answer? Thank you.

  8. My mum is 95….hospital release says diverticulitis….very frail, weak….eaten and drunk very little over several weeks. At home for stability/ care now
    What treatment might ease

  9. Monika Rajpal says:

    My child is 1 nd half years and he has diverticula near bladder bcz of which drz is swelling in his left kiddney n urinary bladder..
    Is there any treatment

  10. Badarinarayana says:

    I am diagnosed divrticuli pl advise

  11. I have diverticulitis and I am convinced I found a miracle drug for it. Bromelain. An enzyme I believe is from papayas. Take two a day with meals and drink aloe and slowly introduce fiber. Solved.

    • Romharsh A Joshi says:

      I have diverticulitis and I am convinced I found a miracle drug for it. Bromelain. An enzyme I believe is from papayas. Take two a day with meals and drink aloe and slowly introduce fiber. Solved. is this true?
      where can I get this medicine? I am suffering from diverticulites and have lower abdomen pain.
      Please help.

      • Jeani padman says:

        Hi dear dr. Sharma I have diverticulitis, but no pain because of use the voxx insoles. I didn,t have a bowel movement for several days but had diahrrea. It feels like what i eat wants to stay inside. Can you help me know what to do naturally? Blessings to you Jeani Padman

  12. Pankajam says:

    Hello Doctor,

    My mom is 81 years old. Since Dec 2018 she has been having blood in stools ( clots and maroon coloured stools) on and off. Though the blood clots are passed only with stools once or twice, the blood loss is very high. Her HB drops from 9 to 6 within one or two bowel movements. She responds to IV antibiotics and blood transfusion and the bleeding stops in 4 or 5 days. She passed normal stools ( occasional difficulty in getting a bowel movement) for about 4 to 7 weeks and gets the same blood clots again . All tests have not shown any source of bleeding ( endoscopy, colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, CT scan, CT angiography etc) she has no blood clotting disorders. No cancer or hpylori infection. Her latest diagnosis is grade 2 hemmorroids and acute erosive gastritis. She was perfectly healthy until Dec 2018. She is not diabetic, not hypertensive and not obese. She follows regular rice based veg diet and minimal spices since childhood. She doesn’t eat outside food. Please guide.

  13. Nasima Khan says:

    Hi mum has constipation and Diverticulosis
    Can you help
    She 71 age.

  14. martha slater says:

    I have symptoms of diverculitis which has started from having too much flatus in bowel which has caused bleeding and varied bowel movement from regular formed once or twice daily to several times to very hard and constipated now with more flatus than ever.Ive been taking Aloe Vera juice,cider vinegar capsules ,digestive enzymes aswell as Organixx Detox capsules for colon and lymphatic cleanse which helped to calm and clear it up last time I had this in 2017.Ive read that you recommend Nux comical,China and Nitric acid which will help my symptoms.Funnily enough I don’t have any pain.Please explain what dosage should I take 3,6,12,30 ch for acid nitricum,6,30,200 for China and 6,30,200 ch for nux vomica.Do I take all of these together or separately and any side effects as I have taken this type of homeopathy before and the symptoms get worse before getting better and clearing up its only I don’t want to experience problems at work.Please advise,Thank you

  15. Madeline Arciola says:

    Dr. Sharma,

    I had a resection 3 years ago due to Diverticulitis and was told that it is all over. I get problems every 2 or 3 months, bloating, diarrhea, pain, nausea not to mention depression. I stop eating for 2 days, only liquids. Do you recommend a specific diet to control this horrible disease.

  16. Parminder Lail says:

    My name is Parminder,I’m 48 and suffering from severe diverticulosis from last 8 months having constant pain and tenderness fullness in lower left portion of abdomen…in sigmoid..Itried so many medicines but no results.
    No constipation….but heavy smelly gas problem from yrs.
    Can you help me please.
    I’m very sensitive,caring,emotional always ready to help others kind of person.

  17. Sudhir Singh says:

    Sir I am suffering from diverticulitis

  18. maruti jadhav says:

    sir i am suffering from diverticulum pouch pain since two years.its happen in piles operation.
    in homeopathic treatment it is curable.or not please reply me on my email id

  19. My wife has onset symptoms of pain in left side; takes one each metronidazole 500 mg & ciprofloxin 500mg every 12 hours. For 10 days. This reoccurs every 30-40 days. She had a colonoscopy in April; Physician didn’t indicate a severe tissue disorder. We’re in a wait and see as she had three flare ups before the colonoscopy and two after the procedure.
    Any recommended homeopathic remedies?

  20. Hi Dr Sharma

    Can you advise of a remedy for a lipoma on the shoulder?

    Thank you

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