Home Remedies for IBS

You are searching for some home remedies for IBS and at the same time are probably asking yourself the question. What is this mysterious disorder commonly known as a spastic colon or medically as Irritable Bowel Syndrome which is causing me so much discomfort?





In answer to your questions, and in simple terms we are going to list

  • the series of symptoms affecting the large and small intestines (bowel).

  • the causes of this ailment which is one of the most common digestive disorders around.

  • and lastly give you some home remedies to help ease the symptoms.


Symptoms of IBS

  • Diarrhea - especially with urgency first thing in the morning.

  • The bowel is so active it goes into a spasm causing constipation and bloating.

  • A dull ache in the lower abdomen which can become quite severe.

  • Gas - back firing exhaust systems LOL.

  • Mucus in stools.

  • Bloating and an uncomfortable feeling of fullness.

  • These symptoms may interfere with daily activities thus affecting quality of life.



Causes of IBS

  • Nobody really knows what causes this, but it is well documented as to what aggravates it.

  • Stress.

  • Increased sensitivity of nerves in the digestive tract.

  • Food reactions are considered as the prime cause.

  • Abnormal balance of bacteria triggered by eating certain foods.




Home Remedies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome No. 1.

Mix together a 1/4 lb of the following:

  • Cloves
  • Allspice
  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon


Then add the mixture to a quart bottle of the very best brandy you can find.

Allow to stand for a few days.

Dosage

1 teaspoon in a wineglass of water once a day.




Home Remedies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome No. 2.

Make an infusion using Buchu Leaves, and drink three times daily.

Buchu is indigenous to South Africa. The leaves contain herbal oil glands releasing an aroma similar to black current and mint, and is an excellent stimulant tonic for stomach problems.


In the olden days in Africa these leaves were soaked in Brandy and given as an aid for tummy problems.


Folklore says that there were many men who had continuous tummy problems that had to be treated on a daily basis with this medication and that an important part of the cure was to gather in groups to take the medication together.



Because food reactions are believed to be the prime cause of IBS, Medical experts believe that one of the best and most natural home remedies for IBS is to check what foods you should be avoiding as possible triggers for IBS flare-ups.


Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Foods that Harm

  • Cereals with wheat and corn.

  • Dairy Products.

  • Coffee and Tea.

  • Chocolates and sweeties.

  • Potatoes.

  • Onions.

  • Citrus Fruit.

  • Alcohol.

  • Beans - especially the musical variety.

  • Sugar and sweeteners like those used in bubblegum.

  • And one of the biggest culprits for causing flare-ups is FAT, the bowel will start contracting following a high fat meal.

  • And lastly beware of spicy foods.

And then there is another one of our natural home remedies for IBS - and that is that you should take a very good look at what herbs can be helping your symptoms.


Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Foods that Heal.


  • Fennel - has anti-spasmodic qualities useful for colic and flatulence.

  • Cinnamon - is well known as been very useful for indigestion, nausea and bloating.

  • Ginger is well known for stimulating the digestive system.

  • Nutmeg - has anti-spasmodic qualities which helps prevent spasms of the stomach and intestines.

  • Peppermint - is carminative which means it prevents or promotes the expulsion of gas in the digestive system.

  • Thyme - is very good for heartburn and indigestion.

  • Chamomile - Relieves stress, believed to be one of the main culprits for causing IBS Flare-ups.




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