Diverticulitis is a disease that affects the digestive tract. When pouches form along the lining of your digestive tract called diverticula, diverticulosis ensues.* Although there are antibiotics available to treat this condition, there are several home remedies that can help as well. We’ll examine three methods and how they can be applied to treat diverticulitis.
Liquid Diet-Liquids such as broths, gelatin, and water can be very beneficial in terms of giving your digestive system a break and allowing it to heal before switching to a low fiber diet.* It is extremely important that you follow your doctor’s instructions as to how long to stay on the liquid diet.*
Low Fiber Diet-Eggs and poultry, fish, and cooked and canned vegetables without skin are the next step to the digestive system’s recovery process.*
Garlic-Studies have shown that garlic has antimicrobial/antiviral effects and can also be used to help promote better digestion.* Aged black garlic is garlic that has undergone a fermentation process and contains the antioxidant S-allyl cysteine which increases the potent nutritional benefits of garlic.
These three home remedies can hopefully greatly assist in the healing of diverticulitis for you or anyone you know who has it. As always, please consult your healthcare provider before making any changes to your medicinal, dietary or exercise regimen.