Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease of the bowel that leads to ulceration. This in turn can cause a whole host of symptoms such as loose bowel movements and diarrhoea, bleeding, pains and cramping. Nutritional deficiencies, low energy levels, dehydration, muscle loss and poor immunity can all result in ulcerative colitis. Most people with ulcerative colitis feel generally unwell due to the constant inflammatory processes that are taking place in their digestive tract. Naturopathic treatment has a lot to offer ulcerative colitis patients. There are many well researched herbal and nutritional medicines which are used to reduce inflammation in the digestive tract lining and others that can aid in the healing of ulceration.