CBD For Diverticulitis

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One of the things that cannabidiol is becoming well known for is its anti-inflammatory effects. This is a huge win for hemp oil considering the many diseases and disorders caused by inflammation, including diverticulitis.

What Is Diverticulitis

Along your colon and digestive tract, you can develop these little pouches called diverticula. These pouches form when there are weak spots in your intestine, and they balloon outward. These pouches become diverticulitis when they become inflamed, or bacteria gather inside and cause an infection.

Symptoms Of Diverticulitis

  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Increased need to urinate
  • Burning sensation while urinating
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea

 How Do You Get Diverticulitis?

There are several different risk factors involved in developing this illness and not all of them you can control.

  • Hereditary
  • Smoking
  • Low fiber diet
  • Not enough exercise
  • Certain medications
  • Lack of vitamin D
  • Being female above the age of 50

How CBD Oil May Be Able To Help

What Is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) interacts with your body’s endocannabinoid system. This interaction is the reason that CBD hemp oil has such a long list of potential healing benefits. By elevating chemicals already existing in your body, CBD hemp oil has the ability to make your body do all of the work.

A part of the endocannabinoid system is the cannabinoid receptors. Something that is really cool about our bodies is that it has specific receptors that react to cannabis use to improve health. Both the CB1 and CB2 receptors have shown to be beneficial in both pain and inflammation, making it a possible treatment option for diverticulitis.

CBD For Inflammation

The CB2 receptor in your body is in charge of regulating your immune system. When taking CBD, you elevate an endocannabinoid called 2-AG which mainly binds to the CB2 receptor. It sends a message to this receptor telling it to stop sending so many attack cells to an affected area. Studies have shown that in diverticular samples, the CBD oil was able to help reduce the inflammation.

CBD For Pain

Inflammation causes the pain, but reducing the inflammation can still leave your intestines feeling sore. That is where the endocannabinoid anandamide comes in. Anandamide binds to your CB1 receptors which are in control of your neurological functions. By binding to the cannabinoid receptor, anandamide is able to send a message telling the receptor to stop sending out pain signals effectively numbing the pain.

Talk To Your Doctor

If you have been diagnosed with diverticulitis, talk to your doctor about taking CBD. If you are on any other medication, they can help determine whether or not the CBD hemp oil will interact with your medicine. They can also help closely monitor your condition to make sure you are taking the right route for your own personal healing. You can stop by our shop and check out the wide variety of products we have that fit most comfort levels.


Sarah Potts

Sarah Potts has been writing about the wonderful benefits of cannabis for CBD Instead since 2017. Medical cannabis has changed her life and her goal is to show others how it might help them as well.


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  • I’ve been taking CBD oil for a year now since my mini stroke in March 2018. (Hugh help for Strokes by the way) Last Thursday I was rushed to ER and diagnosed with diverticulitis. My question is, why did the CBD oil not prevent this diverticulitis? And should I continue on my CBD journey? Is there 1 CBD oil better then the next for this particular ailment? Thank you in advance for your words if health and wisdom.

    Debro on

  • Hey Marie!
    We would love to hear how it works for you if you don’t mind and have the time!! Thank you for letting us know you are giving it a go!

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  • hi I suffer from extreme diverticulitis over the last 3 years tried cutting out all wrong foods painkillers no good I had a laprascpy done and due for colonoscopy in 4 weeks I started cbd oil last Tues so hopefully it will help

    marie on

  • Wow, Shawnee! Thank you so much for sharing your story, that is incredible! Congratulations on your health!!

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  • Hi Norma,
    I was diagnosed with diverticulitis in September 2018 and had never had it before.My doctor said that at 40yrs old, it wasnt common. I started taking CBD oil for my anxiety at the time and had a scheduled colonoscopy for November. When I had my procedure done, my doctor was amazed that he saw Nothing when he went in. Ot was completely gone. It did’nt dawn on me that it could have been the CBD oil that helped at the time. Now i’m convinced that it was.

    Shawnee M. Hunter on

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