Ulcerative Colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes chronic inflammation and sores in the digestive tract. Natural remedies for Ulcerative Colitis include dietary changes, pH balancing tonics like Apple Cider Vinegar, and high potency probiotics.
Holistic treatments like acupuncture are also highly recommended for this condition according to our readers with UC.
What is Ulcerative Colitis?
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an autoimmune inflammatory bowel disease that affects the innermost lining of the large intestine and rectum, forming inflammation and ulcers that can bleed and produce pus. The results are bowel symptoms consisting of bloody stools or diarrhea.
This loss of blood can lead to increased risk of anemia.
Accompanying symptoms include abdominal pain, cramping, and painful bowel movements. Severe colitis can lead to over 6-10 bloody stools a day and lead to intense blood loss. As opposed to acute colitis, ulcerative colitis is a chronic condition.
Ulcerative Colitis has no known cause but there is a believed genetic factor, it may be triggered by environmental factors, and UC can be influenced by diet. While there is no known “cure”, ulcerative colitis is treatable with anti-inflammatory drugs and immunosuppression.
Natural Remedies for Ulcerative Colitis
Below you will find home remedies for ulcerative colitis submitted by Earth Clinic readers over the past 20 years.
We have over 30 treatments submitted to us by the Earth Clinic community and are still searching for our favorites.
Recent studies are looking into ulcerative colitis as a food allergy condition, with milk-free and gluten-free diets as possible dietary changes that may reduce UC episodes.
Let us know what remedies you try or if you use a remedy not listed here yet, please share your experiences with healing ulcerative colitis.