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Colitis and Crohn's Disease
Herbal Support Treatment
Dose :- 20 drops three times per day
100ml for $58
Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Antibiotic-Associated Colitis all
effect the intestines of the bowel.
Crohn's Disease is a chronic inflammation of the intestinal wall , most
commonly it occurs in the lower part of the small intestine and large
intestine but it can ocur in any section from the mouth to anus.
It has become increasingly common in both Western and developing countries
in the past few decades. Most cases start between ages 14 to 24 years. The
causes are not specifically known but it is thought to be a dysfunction of
the immune sysytem, infection and diet.
The symptoms are chronic diarrhea, crampy pain, fever and loss of
appetite. Complications can lead to obstructions and infection, with
fistulas and cracks around the anus.
Crohn's disease is also associated with certain disorders affecting other
parts of the body such as gallstones, joint pain, inadequate absorption of
nutrients, inflamed skin nodules and inflammation of the whites of the
Crohn's disease may flare up at irregular intervals in a severe from or only
Ulcerative colitis on the other hand only effects the large intestine and
may begin in the lower sections and spread higher. Again causes are not
known but hereditary and an overactive immune responses may be contributing
Attacks may be sudden and severe producing violent diarrhea, high fever,
abdominal pain with visible blood and mucus in the faeces.
The risk of colon cancer is higher in people with long standing , extensive
ulcerative colitis. Like Crohn's disease there are associated disorders
affecting the same body parts.
Antibiotic-associated colitis results from the bacteria balance of the
intestines being disturbed with disease-causing bacteria being allowed to
Symptoms may only appear after the person has completed the course of
antibiotics, maybe even up to 6 weeks later.
Symptoms range from mild to bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever.
On an emotional level you have had a "gut full" of those around you who are
over exacting. You are feeling oppressed and need lots of TLC !
The treatment for these conditions involves firstly taking 1 dessertspoon of
Slippery Elm Powder mixed with yoghurt, mashed banana or cold chamomile tea.
Slippery Elm provides a protective lining to the mucosal lining of the
gastro intestinal system and in 12 weeks will heal an irritated lining.
Secondly a herbal mixture to support the healing is made up from the
following ingredients; Agrimony, Chamomile, Slippery Elm, Rhubarb, Olive,
Echinacea, Marshmallow and Dandelion with the Bach Flower Remedies
Impatiens, Willow, Agrimony and Wild Oat.
This mix is taken at a dose rate of 20 drops three times daily in a cup of
cold chamomile tea.
The treatment must be maintained initially for at least 3 months and most
folk find that when they have finished with the Slippery Elm they generally
benefit further from maintaining the herbal tonic as a supplement for
longer, usually until their circumstances have completely changed.
This information is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment.
Herbal descriptions are examples of combinations of herbs and should not be interpreted to mean that this combination is for this condition.
Further information on Herbs and Healing: Does a Herbalist need a Medical Diagnosis?
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