Appendicitis is a condition in which the appendix becomes inflamed, painful and filled with pus. The appendix is a small finger shaped structure that extends from the large intestine and it is on the right side of the abdomen. This small structure contains specialized tissue that can produce antibodies, but has no essential purpose. However it can lead to dangerous and even life threatening condition if its inflammation is left untreated. Appendicitis can affect anyone, but it often occurs in people between the ages of 10 to 30 years. The common causes of appendicitis is due to the blockage that occur somewhere along the appendix. This may be due to some hard stools that have got trapped in the appendix which makes the bacteria in the trapped stool infected the appendix. Appendicitis is caused by food waste or a hard piece of stool that can block the opening of the cavity running the length of the appendix. Appendicitis may also occur after an infection such as a gastrointestinal viral infection, or it may result from other types of inflammation.
The following are the common symptoms of appendicitis-
Symptoms of Appendicitis
The following are the common symptoms of appendicitis:
Sharp pain in lower right abdomen Coughing or sneezing increases abdominal pain
Inability to pass gas (break wind, fart)
Loss of appetite
Painful urination Severe cramps
Here are some natural and herbal home remedies for curing appendicitis:
Drinking plenty of water throughout the day is essential for a healthy appendix.
Prepare a cup of ginseng tea and have it twice daily, as it helps in curing the pain and inflammation of the appendix.
Green gram is an effective remedy for treating appendicitis. Take 1 tablespoon of green gram soaked in water thrice daily.
Mint also helps to relieve the pain caused by appendicitis. Add 2 to 3 drops of mint essence in water and drink once in every 3 to 4 hours daily.
Constipation may lead to inflammation of the appendix. Having a high fiber diet full of fruits and green leafy vegetables is the best way to avoid this condition.
Buttermilk is very effective in preventing the bacterial growth in the appendix. Consume a liter of buttermilk daily.
Mix 100ml each of cucumber and beet juices in 300ml of carrot juice and drink it twice in a day daily.
A decoction of basil leaves (Tulsi) can be given if the appendicitis patient suffers from fever.
Drink tea made from fenugreek seeds on a daily basis to prevent the accumulation of intestinal waste and excess mucus.