Diverticulitis is a stomach disorder that is followed by pain and cramps in the low part of the stomach, in cases increased body temperature, constipation, diarrhea and bloody stool. Although the main cause of this disorder is not yet familiar, some believe that it occurs as a result of lack of fiber in the nutrition.

Diet that lacks dietary fiber can cause serious consequences in the digestive system, especially in the colon. When your food is poor in fiber, the digestion is slower and the food passes slowly through the colon. Small pouches appear in the colon walls. These pouches sometimes fill up with undigested food, mainly seeds, and can cause inflammation. When the pouches are inflamed they also swell and cause pain as well as other symptoms of diverticulitis.


Nature always has the best solutions for every problem. Using natural remedies is safe and risk free and can be as effective as using synthetic medication. From the other side natural remedies almost never cause unwanted side effects.  As we said before nutrition that is rich in fiber can improve the condition and relieve the symptoms of this condition.  These are some of the most effective natural remedies that treat diverticulitis.


Flaxseeds are rich in essential oils, fatty acids, protein, fiber and vitamins B17 and F as well as essential minerals like magnesium, potassium and zinc. The most important benefit and the healing property of flaxseeds is the mucus that forms when the seeds soak in water. It forms something like coat on the inside of the intestine and protects it. The seeds have amazing antioxidant power that prevents formation of cancer cells. To treat diverticulitis it is recommended to take 1-3 spoons of minced flaxseeds with big amounts of water up to 3 times a day.

Wheat bran

It is already proven that wheat bran contains even 5 times more fiber than whole grain bread. That makes the bran the best source of dietary fiber as well as safest, cheapest and most effective method to treat constipation.

Slippery elm bark

Slippery elm bark contains high amounts of dietary fiber as well as mild laxatives that can soothe and improve the digestion. You can prepare it by adding water to the powder of the slippery elm bark until you get thick porridge.


This plant has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and can soothe the digestive system. Prepare it by adding 2 teaspoons on a cup of boiling water. Leave it to rest for 5 minutes and it is ready for use. You can sip chamomile tea through all the day because it also has amazing benefits for the whole body.


Almonds are rich in fiber and it is very famous for it benefits for the human organism. It is rich in vitamin E, B complex and folate. It also contains high amounts of essential minerals like potassium, calcium, manganese, iron as well as essential oils. It is well known remedy for constipation and you can use it as a snack daily.