Have you ever thought of herbs for Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms?
Herbs are a natural option for IBS and have been used in medicines for centuries. They have also been used by some sufferers with success to treat their symptoms.
However, there are very few clinical trials of herbal treatments, even though anecdotal evidence would say there is a benefit.
Herbal medicines are made up from roots, leaves, flowers and berries which make them a natural alternative to conventional medicines.
A lot of sufferers swear by herbs for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and because they have been used safely over centuries they are certainly worth trying!
Let’s look at the more common benefits of herbs in Irritable Bowel Syndrome:
Peppermint definitely has a role. It can be prescribed by doctors or bought over the counter or on the internet. Its benefits are said to include reducing gas, wind and bloating symptoms. It’s also been proven as an effective pain reliever by reducing spasm and has an antacid property too. It’s often seen in indigestion products. It’s the base for so many medicinal products too. Doctors prescribe it as a peppermint oil capsule, although it can be drunk as a herbal tea too. Peppermint should be taken before food as it increases gastric juice production. If you would like to try Peppermint tea, you can purchase this at Amazon and for your convenience I have provided the link: Traditional Medicinals Organic Peppermint, 16-Count (Pack of 6)
Ginger’s long been used as an antiemetic or anti–nausea herb. It is safe in pregnancy and can be taken in various forms including ginger root, crystallised ginger, biscuits and even as a herbal tea. It is said to have anti-inflammatory properties and also thought to improve the intestinal muscle. It appears to relieve cramps and is good in indigestion too so this makes it an ideal herbs for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. For your convenience I have posted a link to Amazon so you can purchase your supply: Ginger Root By Nature's Way 550 Mg
I often recommend Chamomile to my patients as it is a relaxant and aids sleep. Part of the daisy family, it’s also thought to have antibacterial properties as well as anti-inflammatory properties. This makes it ideal particularly when taken as a tea before bedtime. It also helps to relieve spasm, cramps and nausea symptoms too. This makes it one of the ideal herbs for Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferers. You can purchase your supply by going to Traditional Medicinals Organic Fair Trade Certified Chamomile Herbal Tea, 16-Count Wrapped Tea Bags (Pack of 6)
The Senna herb has long been known for its benefits as a herbal medicine. It is obtained from Senna pods and available as tablets, liquids or the pods themselves. Senna is one of the natural and old home remedies for constipation, commonly used by doctors in mild to moderate constipation. It’s one of the ideal herbs in Irritable Bowel Syndrome particularly when constipation is the main symptom. You can purchase your Senna by going to Traditional Medicinals Organic Smooth Senna Move Herbal Tea -- 16 Tea Bags. Other constipation remedies include prunes, grape juice and figs.
Oregano has anti-spasm properties and helps to reduce bloat, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. It’s often used in cooking and makes it the ideal herb particularly as an oil. You can purchase yours by going to Source Naturals Wellness Oil of Oregano.
There are clearly health benefits of herbs for IBS sufferers and something that should be considered for your IBS symptoms.