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Plant to Treat Colitis

Colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease that causes symptoms of pain, inflammation, diarrhea and rectal bleeding. The large intestine includes the area of ​​the caecum (where the attached appendix / appendices), ascendant colon, transverse colon, Descendent colon, sigmoid, rectum, and anus.

The cause of colitis:

  • Viral, bacterial or parasitic.
The infection is caused by food, drink or dirty hands. Common bacterial cause is Shigella, E. Coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter. In addition amoeba can also cause colitis. The bacteria can cause blood diarrhea, fever and dehydration. Parasites such as Giardia can enter the body of raw water as it swam in the river, lake or pool. C. Bacteria defficile can grow in the colon on the use of antibiotics. Colitis is called pseudomembranous colitis, especially in children. Antibiotics are often leading to amoxicillin and clindamycin. Virus that can cause colitis is Cytomegalovirus (CMV).
  • Ischemic colitis (inadequate blood flow)
Ie in the case of atherosclerosis, volvulus, hernia and Henoch-Schonlein inkarserata purpura (HSP). These cases are usually accompanied by fever, diarrhea, blood, anemia, dehydration and shock.
  • An autoimmune reaction.
This reaction is commonly referred to as inflammatory bowel disease (inflammatory bowel disease) include ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Ulcerative colitis is more predominant symptoms of abdominal pain, whereas Crohn's disease involving the gastrointestinal tract to another, not only the large intestine and is accompanied skip lession.
  • Microscopic colitis.
Disease is classified here and colitis lymphocytic colitis kolagenosa. Colon wall occupied by collagen or lymphocytes. Diarrhea is mostly like water and without blood. The disease is more common in elderly women. The cause is unknown, the possibility of autoimmunity.
  • Chemicals.
Harsh chemicals that stimulate the colon, such as enemas, can cause colitis.
  • Radiation-induced colitis in the colon.

Symptoms that appear on the colitis.

To understand the symptoms of colitis we must first understand the function of the colon. The colon is part of the digestive organs in charge of collecting and storing while the rest of the digestion of food. After digestion of nutrients absorbed in the small intestine, then the rest will enter the large intestine digestion. Food waste will be mixed with mucus and digestive bacteria and colon mucosa will absorb water and electrolytes to form feces. Inflamed mucous membranes will cause symptoms of colitis. Supply oxygen and nutrients to the colon by a specific artery. Diseases that interfere with the arterial supply can also cause inflammation of the colon.

Some other symptoms that occur in colitis:

  • Bloating and improved bowel air.
  • Bleeding during bowel movements. Must be distinguished from a bleeding hemorrhoid.
  • Tenesmus or pain due to stretching of the bowel movement.
  • Abdominal pain can become heavy and reduced. Pain increases and then decreases as diarrhea.
  • Pain can be continued indefinitely
  • Fever, chills and other signs of infection according to the cause of colitis.

There are some plants that can be used to treat colitis, among others

6-10 grams of dried leaves of Eucalyptus - Melaleuca leucadendra L, boiled with 2 cups of water until remaining 1 glass. After chilling filtered, drinks 2 times a day 1/2 cup.
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