Raw miso paste has helped to improve my symptoms of ulcerative colitis. I noticed a big improvement after the 1st couple of days. I also take slippery elm as well. I take mesalimine enemas daily. I take hydrocortisone enemas when I get a bad flare but I am not taking them now. I have had UC for 13 years which extends into the sigmoid colon. Just an FYI on the Miso. I have tried everything under the sun over the years and Miso paste is by far the best supplement I have taken.