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Home Remedies for irritable bowels syndrome IBS | Irritable bowel syndrome treatment



Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), also called spastic colon and mucous colitis, is a functional gastrointestinal disorder caused by irritability and irregularity in the movement of both the small and large intestines.
Home Remedies for irritable bowels syndrome IBS | Irritable bowel syndrome treatment 2015
Some of the most common symptoms of IBS are abdominal cramping or pain, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas, mucus in the stool, nausea, headache, depression, and fatigue.
Home Remedies for irritable bowels syndrome IBS | Irritable bowel syndrome treatment 2015
One in five Americans suffer from IBS. In fact, IBS is one of the most commonly diagnosed disorders. Women are more prone to IBS than men and it usually begins around age 20.
Home Remedies for irritable bowels syndrome IBS | Irritable bowel syndrome treatment 2015
The exact causes of irritable bowel syndrome are unknown, but it has been found that feelings of nervousness, frustration, or anger may contribute to it. Drinking too much coffee and eating raw fruits, cruciferous vegetables or dairy products can aggravate the problem.
Home Remedies for irritable bowels syndrome IBS | Irritable bowel syndrome treatment 2015
If you are having a hard time dealing with IBS, you may find relief using some easy and natural home remedies.
1. Yogurt
Yogurt that contains ‘live cultures’ is a popular remedy for IBS-related diarrhea. Live cultures are friendly bacteria that provide a layer of protection in the intestines and help generate lactic acid to flush out bacterial toxins from the body.
Home Remedies for irritable bowels syndrome IBS | Irritable bowel syndrome treatment 2015
You can eat yogurt as it is or make a smoothie. Have some several times a day until you notice improvement in your condition.
Alternatively, mix one-half teaspoon of psyllium husks or Isabgol (available at drug stores) and one cup of yogurt. Eat it one hour after your lunch and dinner. Repeat daily until there is improvement.
Home Remedies for irritable bowels syndrome IBS | Irritable bowel syndrome treatment 2015
2. Flaxseed
Flaxseed is a good source of dietary fiber required for the swift and comprehensive passage of waste products. Plus, flaxseed is a good supplier of omega-3 essential fatty acids that are known to support the immune and digestive systems. Both constipation and diarrhea can be treated with flaxseed.
Home Remedies for irritable bowels syndrome IBS | Irritable bowel syndrome treatment 2015
Take one tablespoon of freshly ground flaxseed with water, once daily.
Alternatively, add one teaspoon of flaxseed to one cup of boiling water. Steep for five to 10 minutes and then drink this herbal tea before going to bed. Drink daily to keep your stomach clean and free from gas.
Home Remedies for irritable bowels syndrome IBS | Irritable bowel syndrome treatment 2015
You can also mix one tablespoon of flaxseed in a glass of water and allow it to rest for two to three hours. Drink the water daily before going to bed to promote smooth bowel movements.
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3. Peppermint
Peppermint can reduce IBS symptoms like cramping, bloating and diarrhea. A study published in the British Medical Journal found that fiber, antispasmodics and peppermint oil are all effective in the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Home Remedies for irritable bowels syndrome IBS | Irritable bowel syndrome treatment 2015
Peppermint contains menthol oil, which has an antispasmodic effect on the smooth muscles of the digestive tract. This helps relieve bloating, gas pain and intestinal spasms. Plus, peppermint can help food pass through the stomach easily.
Home Remedies for irritable bowels syndrome IBS | Irritable bowel syndrome treatment 2015
Add two or three drops of peppermint oil to one-fourth cup of warm water. Drink it three or four times a day. Continue until there is improvement in your condition.
Also, you can add one teaspoon of dried peppermint to a cup of boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes. Drink this tea two or three times a day.
Home Remedies for irritable bowels syndrome IBS | Irritable bowel syndrome treatment 2015
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