Garlic is a natural antibiotic and aids in digestion, hence it is considered a good remedy for diverticular disease and diverticulitis.
- Remove the skin of one garlic clove and mince it thoroughly before ingesting it. Have this three times a day.
- Alternatively, you can take two garlic capsules three times daily. Consult your doctor before taking garlic supplements.
Ginger’s soothing effect on the intestine is the reason it is highly recommended for the treatment of diverticular disease and diverticulitis. Ginger can help relieve intestinal gas, cramping and nausea associated with this problem. Plus, it can reduce the risk of diverticulitis by keeping the large intestine free from harmful microbes.
- Cut a two-inch cube of ginger root into slices. Simmer the slices in one cup of water on low heat for 10 minutes and then strain it. Sip the liquid before your meal. Drink up to three cups of tea per day, one before each meal.
- You can also take ginger capsules. Take at least 2,000 milligrams three times daily. Consult your doctor before taking herbal supplements.
- To relieve mild pain and cramps, apply a heating pad to your abdomen. You can also try relaxation techniques.
- Exercise regularly for 30 minutes to promote normal bowel function and reduce pressure inside the colon.
- Avoid drinking coffee as well as alcoholic beverages.
- Try not to strain during bowel movements. Do not rush and allow sufficient time.
- Cut back on red meats.
- Drink at least eight glasses of water a day.
- Avoid tobacco in any form.
- Avoid extremely hot or cold foods and fluids.
- Include more fiber-rich foods in your diet.
- Take vitamin B-complex supplements for proper digestion.
- Take an omega-3 fatty acid supplement, 1000 mg on or two times a day after consulting your doctor.