The appendix - this is a small sac-like protuberance from the lower end of the large intestine. Half the abdominal emergencies are attributed to this small sac-like organ and it generally happens between the ages of 10 to 30 years. Appendicitis can be acute or chronic and it affects both male and female.


1) Acute

* pain in the center of the abdomen which gradually shifts down to the lower right quadrant of the belly [can be preceded by abdominal discomfort, indigestion, diarrhea and/or constipation.

* Fever - a spike in the persons temperature varying from 38 to 40 degrees C

* nausea and vomiting - nausea is common and the patient may even vomit a few times

2) Chronic

* recurrent pain in the lower right of the abdomen

* constipation

* loss of appetite

* mild nausea


Excessive poisonous waste in the caecun [the beginning of the large intestine and basically the pouch that receives waste material from the small intestine], this usually initiates appendicitis which is caused by inflammation and infection due to certain germs that are present when a patient has this condition

Home remedies

1) Green gram [the green gram plant is one of the most wholesome among pulses] is a proven remedy, make an infusion of this plant and let the patient take 1 tablespoon 3 times a day

2) Fenugreek - make tea [one tablespoon of seeds in a litre of cold water, bring to boil and simmer for half an hour over a low heat and then strain the result], from this plants seeds and drink it daily to prevent the appendix from becoming the dumping ground for intestinal waste and mucus

3) Vegetable juice - beet and cucumber juice mixed with about 300ml of carrot juice have been found to be very helpful in the case of appendicitis

4) Buttermilk - beneficial in the treatment of chronic appendicitis, drink at least one liter per day

5) Whole wheat - including bran and wheat germ help prevent intestinal disorders which of course includes appendicitis. Try to eat foods containing theses three ingredients at least 2 or 3 times a day

Suggestions and treatments

1) Try fasting, taking in nothing but water at the first sign [vomiting, severe pain, nausea and fever] of this problem for at least 3 days, then go on to a diet of water and fruit juice for the next 3. After these six days the patient may now start eating fruit [only fruit] for a further 5 days. Now the patient may go on to a normal well balanced diet which should include fruit, nuts, seeds, lean meat and vegetables.

2) Hot compress - this can be placed over the painful area a few times a day to assist with the pain.

3) Warm water enema - if the patient can tolerate this it should be given once a day for at least 3 days on the onset of the symptoms [patient must be at bed rest for this time], this will help clean out the lower bowel.

Please remember this can be a serious condition and the suggestions and dietary advice above cannot take the place of seeing your doctor as surgery may be required in a acute case of appendicitis.

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