Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s, IBS, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease are all being calmed and rendered mostly asymptomatic by the herb kratom — the leaf of a jungle tree, used in Southeast Asia folk medicine for centuries to treat diarrhea. Imagine that!
Here’s a good article for those who are curious about the cause(s) of these dysfunctions in our digestive tract.
Kratom is an herb with a natural tendency to slow the movement of food through our digestive tract. As we learn more about the 40+ alkaloids and compounds contained within this versatile tree leaf, we are finding much that might be beneficial for protection of this delicate and extremely important organ of our body.
In the interest of brevity, I’m going to let the sufferers of Crohn’s Disease, IBS, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and Ulcerative Colitis tell their own stories of how the herb kratom has helped them in ways that modern medicines and even surgery could not.
One of my testimonials actually comes from an Osteopathic physician. After learning about kratom by accident, and doing some reading to learn about the safety and uses of it, he tried it. Read his comments below.
Teresa Ra: “After taking dicyclomine (bentyl) for 30 yrs I discontinued taking them 3 yrs ago when kratom changed my world.
During all those yrs I had several emergency surgeries to remove incarcerated bowel, a life threatening situation which normally would have left me with a colostomy (sp). My surgeon, knowing my level of activity, decided, just a narrowing of my intestines would work for me. The inches of intestines removed caused daily episodes of excruciating pain for so long, accompanied with extreme weakness.
All of that was left behind when kratom entered my world, no more bentyl, no more surgeries which totaled 9 times my abdomen was incision opened.
No more pain meds, no more procedures to freeze (cryo therapy) the balls of nerve endings left from my surgeries!
What a true relief kratom has been for me. One of the side effects of taking bentyl (because it is taken to depress bowel activity) is a deep depression, happily all that is in my past because of kratom!”
Diane Clarke Butcher: “I have severe IBS with the possibility of Crohn’s. Crohn’s has been found, but for some reason the doctor says she doesn’t want to diagnose me with it. I’ve had symptoms for the last 4 years, have been in and out of the ER, doctors offices, time off work, and a continuing reduction in my quality of life.
“One year ago, I was introduced to Kratom and within a week of taking it, I saw improvement with my IBS/Crohn’s. I take 1 teaspoon twice daily. The intestinal spasms diminished, the many trips to the bathroom reduced to two per day, the gallbladder attacks stopped, and I felt healthier. I came off all of the meds that weren’t working and have continued to take Kratom daily. To me, it was and still is, a lifesaver.”
Kelly Fitzsimmons: “I have IBS but that wasn’t why I am using kratom. It has helped alot, though, for my IBS. When I don’t drink enough water, then I have problems. Which has only been a few times. I use reds (red vein strains of kratom). They are great for all my chronic pain!”
Eric Morris: “I was diagnosed with C.diff in 2012 and had it for a while. After vancomycin treatment 2nd time it was gone..The post effects caused me to get onset Crohn’s. I had tried everything from Acidophilus to probiotics to you-name-it. Started taking Kratom about a year ago and have finally been leveled out. Get to go number 2 once a day, maybe twice. It has helped on my Mind, Degenerative discs and stomach issues… truly a miracle.”
Amanda Lewis: I was diagnosed with chronic colitis. Colitis effects the colon, where Crohn’s affects the large intestine, but it’s the same thing. I have intense stomach pains and cramping. The first time it flared, I had diarrhea for THREE WEEKS STRAIGHT!!! I went to the dr, they did the ct scan, and then gave me meds to calm it down. Then I got a sinus infection, and the antibiotic flared it right back up. I have had moments that I’m just sitting, all calm, and no urge to go to the bathroom, and yes, explosive diarrhea happens. No warning, no urge, nothing. Just comes out. I also learned to never trust a fart.
I started taking kratom for chronic pain: Fibromyalgia, neuropathy, and a few other reasons. I noticed that with the kratom, it calms diarrhea down immensely. It’s only flared once, since starting kratom in December. No more embarrassment, no more fear of “it” happening in public. And when it does act up, it’s not as urgent. there’s frequent movements, but nothing explosive, no running to the bathroom, and the cramping is really minor.”
An Osteopathic Physician from Michigan: “I was diagnosed with Crohns in 2011. Pretty severe GI bleed. So of course my bowel habits changed dramatically. I was unresponsive to meds so I had surgery summer 2012. Very complex, had bowel perforation, ended up with an ostomy.
Well after removing a portion of my colon as well as terminal ileum, I started having a lot of diarrhea. Literally 3-4 times a day was a good day.
Tried all the normal meds and nothing helped. I actually heard about kratom by accident. I was reading an article (about something else) and it mentioned you could buy Kratom on amazon. Kratom? Never heard of it, I thought. So I thought I would research it.
I only found two deaths associated with its use and the deaths were caused by the kratom being laced with very strong narcotics. I had more surgeries for adhesions and hernia, but the colon wasn’t doing what it should do,absorb the water that was a waterfall out of my rear end. I saw it (kratom) was used for abdominal issues as well for pain (having Crohn’s disease, I am not a stranger to chronic pain and narcotic meds).
Found a shop in Michigan and tried kratom. I’m sure it did something for my pain but the biggest thing was I no longer had diarrhea. The amount of dehydration I had with my ostomy and after it was removed left me with chronic kidney disease. Kratom helped with that.
I was down to an actual normal stool once a day! This hadn’t happened in two years! In fact my kidney function had improved as what’s left of my colon had an opportunity to absorb water. So kratom has definitely helped the quality of my life. I’m sure my pain is better as well, it could also be just healing over the past couple of years. My mood also seems better, so it is something I am glad I have in my life.
People talk about the pain relief and detox (from opiates and opioids) benefits from kratom, but I definitely think GI applications should be explored as well.”
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