From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Diverticulitis:

  • Peppermint

Natural Cures and Remedies for Diverticulitis

Use marshmallow leaves to make an infusion that will provide a gentle, protective coating to the digestive tract. Marshmallow leaves are similar in action to marshmallow root powder, but they contain less mucilage and are more pleasant to take. Like the root, the leaves treat many digestive complaints of an inflammatory nature, e.g. gastritis, heartburn, diverticulitis.

Diverticulitis: this requires a comprehensive review of diet and lifestyle as well as the use of individually appropriate herbs.


Do not take bulking agents when lying down or at bedtime. Do not use with antiperistaltics (like, e.g., loperamide) (SHT). Do not use seed in patients with diverticulitis (WAM). Under pessimal conditions, 100 g linseed can liberate up to 50 mg HCN, enough to bring about symptoms of poisoning. But these conditions, rarely, if ever are maintained. Most HCN is metabolized via the enzyme rhodanase, which can convert 30–60 mg HCN per hour into the relatively toxic thiocyanate. Even doses of 300 g of ground linseed evoked no symptoms of poisoning in a volunteer.