TOP 5 ULCERATIVE COLITIS HERBS
IN LABORATORY TESTS, wormwood inhibited TNF-alpha, an inflammatory chemical. It was also noticed that wormwood had a steroid sparing effect and a positive effect on the quality of life of patients
Wormwood herb (3x500 mg/day)
Almond mushroom may have a beneficial effect in the pathogenesis (the mechanism that causes the disease) of UC.
Doses for the commercial formulations would be specific to the product, and the correct therapeutic doses for the raw mushroom as an herbal remedy for ulcerative colitis are not readily available.
Boswellia serrata gum resin showed improvement on stool properties, microscopic examination of rectal tissue and various clinical chemistry values.
In summary, 82% of patients who received Boswellia serrata gum resin went into remission, compared to 75% of patients in the sulfasalazine control group.
The scientific literature seems to indicate that the appropriate dose of Boswellia serrata gum resin as a medicinal herb for the treatment of ulcerative colitis is 300 – 350 mg, three times daily.
The investigators concluded that curcumin has the potential as an herbal remedy to prevent relapses of UC.
Studies suggest that a dose of 400-600 mg should be administered 2-3 times daily.
Investigators found a significant clinical and endoscopic improvement in these patients. The treatment was found to play a beneficial role in moderating gut bacteria as well as treating and maintaining the remission of UC.
It appears that a daily dose of 20-30 grams of germinated barley foodstuff may be effective in the treatment of UC.