IBS Herbs & Extracts

Remedies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Herbs for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Food Extracts For IBS:
Many foods and food extracts are natural remedies for irritable bowel syndrome and certain IBS symptoms, such as bloating, flatulence and belly cramps.  These herbs for irritable bowel syndrome should be used under SUPERVISION of a health care professional familiar with these remedies for IBS because even though they are ‘natural’ side effects and allergic reactions can (although rarely) occur.
Examples of Herbs for Irritable Bowel Syndrome & Naturopathic treatments for IBS:
  • enteric coated peppermint Oil for ibs (peppermint oil for ibs decreases spasm of the gut by relaxing the smooth muscle that lines the gut/intestines)
  • Tumeric extract.  (Tumeric is a powerful antioxidant.  Research has proven improved overall quality of life and symptoms of IBS of pain, indigestion and bloating with turmeric)
  • Fennel oil, leaf and tea (improves bloating)
  • Artichoke Leaf (improves ‘indigestion’)
  • Glutamine (inproves gut immune function and overall gut function)
  • Sangre de Drago (may decrease diarrhea–needs more testing for IBS)
  • St. John’s Wort (serotonin receptors in gut bind to it, similar mechanism to serotonin drugs for IBS but less side effects)
  • ginger root and tea (soothes ‘upset stomach and cramping)
  • specific combination herbal formulas from TCM (chinese traditional medicine) and natural botanical medicine

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