The simple home remedy for treating inflammatory bowel disease using herbal remedies and improving psychological well-being

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a common condition that significantly impacts the health and daily life of affected individuals. The following article will guide you through simple home remedies for IBD using herbal ingredients and psychological improvements. Let’s explore these methods together!

What is inflammatory bowel disease and its causes?

Inflammatory bowel disease is prevalent in modern-day life. It often results from an unhealthy diet and stress from work and daily life. Eating from unverified sources or improperly processed food can also contribute to the disease. Initially, IBD may lead to abdominal pain, digestive issues, and diarrhea. However, if left untreated, it can become chronic and severely impact one’s health.

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Colitis is a common disease that affects health

IBD affects health and well-being, emphasizing the need for dietary support and nutrition at home

Patients with IBD should focus on providing adequate nutrition and support for their digestive system, including:

  • Foods rich in Omega-3 to reduce inflammation and boost beneficial bacteria.
  • Proteins from lean meat, eggs, grains, and legumes.
  • Probiotics and beneficial bacteria to balance gut flora.
  • Foods high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

Foods to avoid: To minimize IBD symptoms, patients should limit or avoid certain foods and beverages such as:

  • Carbonated drinks, alcohol, caffeine, stimulants like alcohol, beer, and tobacco.
  • Raw foods like salads, raw meats, uncooked foods due to bacteria and parasites.
  • Milk and dairy products that could worsen diarrhea symptoms.
  • High-sugar foods like cakes, candies, and sodas.
  • High-fat foods, spices (such as chili, pepper), and fermented foods.

Other dietary advice for treating IBD at home:

  • Prioritize easily digestible soft foods.
  • Divide meals into smaller portions to reduce pressure on the bowel.
  • Ensure adequate water intake (between 1.5 – 2 liters/day) to support digestion.
  • Note that IBD patients should adhere to their doctor’s guidance in establishing and maintaining an appropriate diet to prevent disease progression and relapse.

Treating IBD at home with herbal remedies and traditional medicine

Besides medical treatment, patients can apply home remedies using herbal teas, leaves, and traditional medicines to support IBD treatment:

  • Honey and turmeric: Both possess antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, aiding in colon mucosa recovery. Mixing honey with turmeric creates a drink beneficial for IBD.

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Turmeric and honey help improve colitis

  • Aloe vera: Known for its strong anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, aloe vera effectively supports home treatment for IBD. Before use, remove the aloe vera peel and blend it with warm water or honey for consumption.
    Black sesame: With anti-inflammatory properties and rich in antioxidants, black sesame, a source of Omega-3, helps improve ulcerative colitis. Roasting and consuming it with rice is a simple way to treat IBD at home and can be combined with medical treatment.
  • Guava leaves: These have strong antibacterial properties similar to antibiotics and protect the intestinal mucosa, stimulate digestion, and reduce colonic spasms. Brewing guava leaves into a drink or using dried guava leaf powder mixed with water is helpful for IBD treatment.
  • Mulberry leaves: Known for their cooling nature and bitterness, mulberry leaves possess antibacterial properties, relieving IBD symptoms such as bloating and indigestion. Clean, chop, and mix mulberry leaves with egg yolks, then cook or steam them.
  • Ginger: A warming spice and a useful herbal remedy for treating IBD at home. Clean and chop ginger and betel leaves, then boil them with water to create a daily drink.
  • Lotus root: A fibrous food that stimulates digestion and enhances gut bacteria. Additionally, it prevents diarrhea and constipation and exhibits therapeutic properties in treating IBD. Consuming lotus root in a soup form 2-3 times a week can be beneficial.
  • Figs: High in fiber, figs aid in treating diarrhea, constipation, and IBD. Grilling figs until lightly charred and soaking them in water before consumption is an effective method.

Note that for these herbal remedies to be effective, patients need to persist in their usage as they typically support rather than cure the treatment process.

Treating IBD at home through psychological improvements

One known cause of IBD is stress. Individuals facing constant pressure and anxiety are at a higher risk of developing IBD. Thus, employing methods to improve psychological well-being can support the home treatment of IBD.

Here are ways for IBD patients to improve their psychological state, including anxiety and stress:

  • Allocate time for relaxation and adequate sleep: Balancing daily life and work to allow moments for relaxation can help alleviate stress. Ensuring sufficient sleep can reduce symptoms like headaches and improve focus.
  • Manage workload: Alongside medical treatment for IBD, efficiently managing workloads by setting plans can reduce pressure and stress affecting the bowel.
  • Practice breathing exercises and meditation: These techniques effectively improve mental well-being. When the nervous system relaxes and rests, it can enhance digestion. Spending 5 – 10 minutes practicing deep breathing or meditation after every 1 – 2 hours of work can relax the brain.

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Meditation is an effective way to treat colitis at home

These measures can aid in managing psychological stress and reducing tension while treating IBD at home.

The article provided information on treating inflammatory bowel disease at home and related information. However, note that IBD’s effects vary among individuals, and it’s crucial to discuss with a doctor to determine the best treatment plan for your condition.”

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