Colitis is an inflammation of the colon (large intestine). It may be simply a mucus condition or it may be ulcerative, with blood as well as mucus showing up in the stool. Diarrhea is common, sometimes alternating with constipation. Loss of weight, anaemia, and even toxemia are common complications. Other symptoms include hemorrhoids, abscesses, and prolapse of the colon. Depression and other emotional conditions can precipitate attacks of colitis.

Recommended Action

Limit the diet to juices or pureed fruits and vegetables. Lots of steam-distilled or reverse osmosis water is beneficial, along with the following.

Single Herbs: Alfalfa, Aloe Vera juice, Boswellia, Chamomile, Echinacea, Goldenseal root,
Licorice, Nettles.

Nutritional Supplements: Vitamin A (20,000 to 40,000 IU); B complex (1 tablet, twice daily); Calcium/Magnesium (2 tablets, twice daily); Vitamin C (500 mg, twice daily), Essential Fatty Acids.