To relieve inflammation:
Slippery elm â€“ this herb will coat the inside of the colon, soothing the inflammation. Take 1 teaspoon slippery elm powder in 1/4 cup water and drink 3 times a day before meals.
Chamomile â€“ this herb soothes the inflammation and irritation of the colon. Drink 3 cups a tea before meals.
Marshmallow root â€“ this herb is soothing to the bowels. Take a cup of marshmallow root tea three times a day for two weeks. To fight infection & promote healthy bowels
Caraway â€“ the tincture or infusion can be used to treat diverticulitis and relieve cramping pain.
Echinacea â€“ take this herb to fight infection and boost the immune system to help fight this disease. Garlic and ginger may also be useful.
Linden â€“ take linden tea to sooth stress and ease the bowels. Alternate with oatstraw tea to support the bowel.
Goldenseal â€“ this herb is antibacterial and helps in all cases of infection. Take 250 to 300 mg two or three times a day for a week.
Pau d'arco â€“ this herb is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Take a whole extract in a dose of 500 mg three times a day for six weeks.
To regulate bowel movements:
Aloe vera â€“ drink the juice to resolve constipation and help heal the mucous membranes of the colon. Take Â¼ cup twice a day.
Schisandra â€“ this Chinese herb is good for regulating the digestive system. Take 100 mg twice a day for a month to help regulate the bowels.
Castor â€“ packs of castor oil can be applied externally on the abdomen to ease the pain and discomfort.
Peppermint â€“ apply chopped leaves externally as a poultice to ease the tenderness caused by diverticular disease.