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What are some other natural remedies that ease irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) symptoms?

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Some natural remedies for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) include:

Chinese medicine also uses herbs to treat IBS-D symptoms. These may contain mixes of things like barley, cardamom, licorice, rhubarb, or tangerine peel.

  • Peppermint oil. Some researchers say this can ease muscle spasms that lead to pain as you digest your food. It could give you short-term relief from IBS-D pain, but it can also make heartburn worse.
  • Ginger. This pungent plant can ease your nausea and make your stomach feel better. It may help calm inflammation in your gut, or even make your stomach lining stronger.
  • STW-5 (Iberogast). This is a blend of nine different herbs: angelica, bitter candy-fruit, caraway, celandine, chamomile, licorice, melissa, milk thistle, and peppermint. It may help reduce gas and stomach acid. It can also improve digestion.

From: Alternative Treatments for IBS WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders.

The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians: “Natural Elimination of IBS Symptoms.”

British Acupuncture Council: “Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).”

Mayo Clinic.org: “Irritable Bowel Syndrome.”

Wilkins T, et al. . September 1, 2012. American Family Physician

Canadian Society of Intestinal Research: “Iberogast: Product Review.”

Liu, CY. , 2004. Neurogastrogenterology and Motility

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 25, 2018

SOURCES:

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders.

The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians: “Natural Elimination of IBS Symptoms.”

British Acupuncture Council: “Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).”

Mayo Clinic.org: “Irritable Bowel Syndrome.”

Wilkins T, et al. . September 1, 2012. American Family Physician

Canadian Society of Intestinal Research: “Iberogast: Product Review.”

Liu, CY. , 2004. Neurogastrogenterology and Motility

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 25, 2018

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