Information on Colitis

DescriptionColitis is an inflammation of the colon. Associated syndromes include Chron's disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The inflammation is often accompanied by diarrhea, constipation, colic, and cramp-like pains. These conditions are often auto-immune in origin, related to food allergies, or activated by stress.
Treatment PlanAn herbal program can include intestinal anti-inflammatories, anti-allergenic herbs, intestinal heat-clearing herbs for people with excess constitutions, and antispasmodics.

Herbal Remedies for Colitis

HerbTreatment SupportApplication
Chamomile, Germanintestinal anti-inflammatorytea
Marshmallowsoothing anti-inflammatorytea, tincture, capsule
Flaxsoothing anti-inflammatoryoil
Plantaindemulcent, antiinflammatorytea, capsules

Herbal Remedies for Colitis with Additional Ailments

Additional AilmentHerbApplication
Colitis, chronicPeppermintoil (diluted)
Colitis, ulcerativeChamomile, Romantea