The appendix is a small outgrowth of tissue forming a
lube-shaped sac attached to the lower end of the large
intestine. Inflammation of the appendix presents itself in acute
and chronic forms and affects both the sexes equally. This
disease accounts for about half the acute abdominal
emergencies occurring between the ages of ten and thirty.
Appendicitis usually begins with a sudden pain in the centre of
the abdomen The pain may be preceded by general discomfort
in the abdomen, indigestion, diarrhea, or constipation.
Gradually, the pain shifts to the lower right side, and is usually
accompanied by a fever varying from 38 C to 39 C. Nausea is
common and the patient may vomit once or twice. In the
chronic state of appendicitis, the patient may suffer from
recurrent pain in the right lower abdomen, constipation, loss of
appetite, and mild nausea.
Appendicitis is initialed by the presence of an excessive amount
of poisonous waste material in the caecum. As a result, the
appendix gets irritated and inflamed. Inflammation and infection
are caused by certain germs which are usually present in the
using Green Gram
Green gram is a proven home
remedy for acute
appendicitis. An infusion of
green gram is an excellent
medicine for treating this
condition. It can be taken in
a small quantity of one
tablespoon three times a day.
using Fenugreek Seeds
Regular use of tea made from
fenugreek seeds has proved
helpful in preventing the
appendix from becoming a
dumping ground for excess
mucus and intestinal waste.
This tea is prepared by
putting one tablespoon of
the seeds in a liter of cold
water and allowing it to
sunnier fur half an hour over
a low flame and then
strained it. It should be.
Allowed to cool a little
before being drunk.
When pains as described above are experienced, the patient is
advised to consult a doctor immediately. This remedies should
be taken only in consultation with a doctor.
Certain vegetable juices have been found valuable in
appendicitis. A particularly good combination is that of 100 ml
each of beet and cucumber juices mixed with 300 ml of carrot
juice. This combined juice can be taken twice daily.
Buttermilk is beneficial in the treatment of chronic form of
appendicitis. One liter of buttermilk may be taken daily for this