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Crohn's disease - also known as ileitis - and ulcerative colitis affect the bowel. Medical practitioners refer to both conditions as inflammatory bowel disease.
SYMPTOMS Swelling in any part of the bowel as a
result of ulceration or inflammation is characteristic of Crohn's
disease. The deum1 the final part of the small intestine1 may be
particularly affected. Sometimes the passage of feces is
obstructed. In ulcerative
the large intestine is inflamed and there may be copious
diarrhoea. These conditions require the attention of a qualified
Try meadowsweet, chamomile. And licorice as a tea or mixture of tincture.
Slippery elm as tablets or a drink is soothing.
Lemongrass massaged over the ABDOMEN is helpful when there is gastric infection.
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Eat foods that are high in fibre, such as wholegrain cereals, pulses, fruit. and vegetables.
Take natural yoghurt, sweetened with a little honey, several times a day.
Keep a record of foods that appear to aggravate the condition and avoid them in future.
Caution Avoid licorice in pregnancy or if you have high blood pressure.