Sooth Diverticulitis With Marshmallow Root
|Sooth Diverticulitis Marshmallow Root||Darrell Miller||09/27/16|
September 27, 2016 05:11 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Sooth Diverticulitis Marshmallow Root
Diverticulosis occurs when pouches form along the wall of the gastrointestinal wall, especially in the colon. Diverticulitis refers to the inflammation or infection of the pouches. The cause of diverticulosis is not yet clear, but medical experts suggest that it may result from the lack of sufficient fiber in the body. Due to insufficient fiber, the colon has to strain to push its contents forward, the pressure from the strain results in weak spots in the colon wall. The bacterial growth in the weak spots is thought to be the cause of the inflammation and infection.
Management of Diverticulitis with Marshmallow Root
Marshmallow root is obtained from Althaea Officinalis. It has both demulcent and emollient effects. The herbal remedy works by gelling and soothing the inflammation experienced in the colon wall.
Marshmallow root also has several other health benefits including:
- It is used in the management of respiratory conditions such as asthma and bronchitis.
- It is used for external topical applications due to its anti-inflammatory effects. Several skin conditions such as burns boils and other skin irritations can be managed using the herb.
- It is employed in the formulation of beauty products such as cosmetics. It is also included in shampoos due to its ability to detangle hair.