Diverticulitis, inflammation of small pockets within the digestive tract walls, can require medications or surgery. If the condition remains fairly mild, however, it is possible to ease symptoms and even eliminate inflammation with at-home remedies found in the cupboard or an aisle of the health food store. In addition to soothing symptoms during a flare-up, home remedies can help reduce the occurrence of diverticulitis episodes in the first place.
Probiotics are good bacteria, and our stomach and intestines need them to stay healthy. When we experience periods of extreme stress or take antibiotics, the number of good bacteria in our bodies decreases. This can cause many issues including allowing inflammation-causing microbes to collect in the diverticula. Eating fermented foods such as yogurt, sour cabbage, and buttermilk can replenish depleted stores of probiotics.
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