IBS Herbs - irritable bowel syndrome treatment
Angelica root * Anise Seed * Artichoke, Globe * Black Pepper * Blessed Thistle * Boldo * Camphor * Caraway Seed * Chamomile * Cinnamon * Clary Sage * Coleus Forskohlii * Dandelion Root * Dill * Fringe tree * Gentian * Ginger Root * Holy Basil * Hyssop * Jasmine Flower Oil * Lavender * Licorice Root * Mugwort * Papaya * Peppermint * Pineapple * Rosemary * Schisandra * Spearmint * Wormwood *
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), is a debilitating disorder of the intestines that comes with abdominal pain, cramps,gas and bloating, and irregular bowel movements.
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Colitis, and ulcerative colitis are an inflammation of the colon. Herbal remedies for IBS are based on bitter herbs that support digestion such as chamomile and gentian combined with gentle laxatives: chicory , dandelion , and psyllium .
The aromatic oils of peppermint and caraway are also used to calm nervous spasms and reduce the pain and bloating that makes IBS sufferers so miserable.
Hepatorestorative (liver supporting) and cholerectic (increasing bile) herbs such as St. Mary's thistle (Cnicus benedictus), fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus) and schisandra (Schisandra chinensis) are an important part of treatment for IBS.
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- American Botanical Council. Bone, Kerry. Phytotherapy and Irritable Bowel Syndrome British Journal of Phytotherapy. " HerbalGram
- Maud Grieve. "Modern Herbal Vol 1" Harcourt, (1931) Roasted dandelion is a gentle laxative, helping the liver and kidneys to do their work and keeping the bowels in a healthy condition, so that it offers great advantages to dyspeptics (Irritable Bowel Syndrome/indigestion) and does not cause wakefulness.
- Marlene Ericksen. "Healing with Aromatherapy" McGraw-Hill, (2000) Studies has shown that peppermint oil capsules reduce the pain and bloating that accompanies irritable bowel syndrome. Enteric coated capsules should be used to bypass the stomach.
- Capsaicin may stimulate the bowel and is not generally considered appropriate for people with irritable bowel syndrome or chronic bowel inflammation.,