Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI

Mesenteric lymphadenitis is an infectious disease characterized by the enlargement of three or more lymph nodes in the mesentery (membrane connecting small intestine with the abdomen). The infection can be caused by bacteria, virus, parasites or other microbes after a respiratory infection, stomach flu or consumption of infected pork.

The symptoms of mesenteric lymphadenitis include pain in the lower abdomen towards the right side and flu-like symptoms. It resolves by itself in a few days in many cases. It can be treated with conventional or natural ways as discussed below.

Natural Ways To Treat Mesenteric Lymphadenitis

Some of the natural ways to treat mesenteric lymphadenitis are-

Raw Garlic- garlic especially raw one has antiviral, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties to fight against infections. Many research studies reveal that garlic contains a chemical compound called allicin which can effectively kill microorganisms causing infections. It is recommended to consume 2-3 cloves of raw garlic daily till the mesenteric lymphadenitis ends.

Apple Cider Vinegar- it is a natural antibiotic against bacteria (especially dangerous one) to strengthen the immune system. It acts as a lymphatic tonic that clears the detoxifying agents from the body through lymphatic drainage. It is advisable to drink 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water for three times a day or you can apply a clean cloth soaked in the apple cider vinegar on the inflamed lymph node directly.

Colloidal Silver- it possesses antibiotic action that kills the bacteria by producing a respiration-blocking effect on the bacteria through its attachment on the cell membrane. However, it does not boost up immunity, it just kills the bacteria. It reduces swelling and pain in mesenteric lymphadenitis.

Honey- according to an article published in Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine it has bactericidal activity against antibiotic-resistant bacteria as its low pH and high sugar content interferes with the growth of bacteria.

Vitamin C- it plays an important role to stimulate the immune system to fight against an infection. Its regular intake during and before infection improves your immune system. It also minimizes the chances of development of complications from mesenteric lymphadenitis. Mega dose of vitamin C equivalent to 4000 milligrams or vitamin C rich foods like orange, papaya or pineapple can enhance your immunity.

Oregano Essential Oil- it also possesses bactericidal activity against many strains of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. Consumption of oregano oil with water or coconut oil for two weeks can control the enlargement of lymph nodes in mesenteric lymphadenitis.

Astragalus Root- it can also reduce the swelling of lymph nodes in mesenteric lymphadenitis by its antiviral or antifungal or antimicrobial activity. It can boost your immune system. It is usually used as a tincture, capsule or dried product to be consumed with hot water.

Oil From Tea Tree- many research studies show that oil extracted from tea tree is effective against bacteria to combat infections. It produces an initial immediate effect on the cells to fight an infection. It is only for external use; to be applied to the affected part when mixed in equal proportions with coconut oil.

Moist Heat- you can apply a clean cloth soaked in warm water on the affected side as it assists a lot to reduce swelling caused by mesenteric lymphadenitis.

Conventional Treatment

Many patients recover from mesenteric lymphadenitis without treatment as the condition can resolve by its own in a few days. Painkillers and anti-inflammatory medicines are helpful to reduce pain and swelling. Adequate rest, lots of fluid consumption and moist heat is recommended to control symptoms. Antibiotics or antiviral medicines are prescribed in severe cases to prevent complications.

Conclusion

Mesenteric lymphadenitis is an infection of the lymph nodes present in the mesentery. It can be effectively treated with natural ways such use of garlic, apple cider vinegar, honey, and other things, as discussed above, but it requires time to resolve.

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Pramod Kerkar

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, MD,FFARCSI

Pain Assist Inc.

Last Modified On: October 30, 2018

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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