4 Remedies for Appendicitis
Posted on July 17, 2018 | Author and Reviewed by: Mark Ernest Del Rosario, RPh
What are the best remedies for appendicitis?
- Castor oil
We’ve talked about a lot of things such as medicine for diabetes and pregnancy test in the Philippines, but we haven’t yet touched upon appendicitis and the different remedies to this common bodily condition. There are two types of appendicitis—acute and chronic—and for the sake of this article, we will only be talking about the latter. The reason for this is because acute appendicitis is almost impossible to remedy with natural treatment. The only way to stop the pain is to undergo surgery where the organ is completely removed.
Chronic appendicitis, on the other hand, is a mild but longer lasting form of appendicitis. What this means is that people with chronic appendicitis will deal with dull to sharp abdominal pains every now and then until the condition is remedied or the appendix is removed. If you’re one who doesn’t want to undergo surgery, then best try these remedies that should help you deal with the condition:
Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, so you should be able to relieve the pain with castor oil, which is great for removing blockages and reducing inflammation. You can use castor oil in two ways—one is through application while the other is through oral consumption.
In order to take castor oil orally all you have to do is make sure that you purchase it from trusted manufacturers who make edible castor oil. If you’re worried about taste, then cool it in the fridge for a couple hours and mix with a drink of your choice. As for actual application, you need only to make a castor oil pack. You can do this first by folding a large clean cloth, pouring at least two tablespoons of castor oil on it, and placing it directly over your abdomen.
Another substance that has great anti-inflammatory properties is ginger. Not only will it help reduce pain and inflammation, it can also help relieve other possible symptoms such as vomiting and nausea. Like castor oil, you can use ginger in one of two ways.
The first is to make ginger tea and consume it two or three times a day. All you need for this is a teaspoon of grated ginger and a cup of boiling water. There are also ginger capsules that you can take, but you may want to ask for the doctor’s approval before doing so. Aside from direct consumption, you can apply ginger oil a couple times a day on the affected area—in this case, your abdomen.
Lemon, although lacking anti-inflammatory properties, is a great remedy for appendicitis because its natural citrus juices help relieve pain and prevent symptoms such as indigestion and constipation. On top of this, it is rich in vitamin C which is ideal for boosting the immune system and preventing infection.
There are surely many ways to consume lemon, but the best way is to make fresh lemon tea or juice. You can do this by mixing extract from a whole lemon with equal parts of raw honey. You are free to add a bit of water if you find it too sour for your taste, as long as you drink the mixture a few times a day for a couple of weeks.
Turmeric is a popular ingredient in traditional medicine especially when there is a need to ease swelling from inflammation or boost the body’s immune system. It has now transcended that line between traditional and modern medicine and is considered a great natural remedy in both fields.
As with most of the things listed here, there are many ways to prepare turmeric for consumption with the most popular one being tea. It can be simmered in coconut milk and mixed with honey in order to create a comforting beverage that will warm and heal the soul and the appendix. You can also add it in your power smoothies, frittatas, soups, rice, and greens.
What we’ve listed here are simple remedies for appendicitis, so they should not be treated and expected to act as medicine for diabetes or other illnesses. Moreover, if symptoms continue to persist and worsen, then we highly suggest that you have your appendix checked by a professional.
Remedies and medicine may not be able to relieve you of your pain and it may be time to remove that vestigial organ. Don’t be surprised, though, if after your surgery you are advised to take one of the things listed above because they also offer great benefits during the healing process!