5 Herbs To Help You Fight Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Better!

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic condition that affects the large intestine (colon) causing cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation. The exact cause of IBS is not known. Scientific studies suggest that there are a few herbs that have been found to be useful in managing its symptoms, some of which have been discussed below:

1 . Anise seeds (Moti Saunf)

Anise has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties and is known to reduce gas, flatulence and aids in digestion. Recent research has also linked anise oil with reducing IBS induced stress and depression.

-Lightly crush two seeds and infuse in boiling water covered in a pan. Drink the infusion while warm before you eat your meal.

2 . Cardamom (Elaichi)

Cardamom has been used in Ayurveda since ancient times for treating digestive disorders. It helps to stimulate the digestive enzymes and hence reduces bloating.

-Mix one pod of crushed cardamom with one teaspoon each of honey and warm water. Drink this mixture after your meal.

Also Read: Cardamom Benefits

3 . Cinnamon (Dalchinni)

Cinnamon has been used since centuries for curing digestion related disorders. Cinnamon has disinfectant qualities and pain relieving properties. It is especially helpful in reducing painful cramps of IBS.

-Mix 1 teaspoon of powdered cinnamon with 1 teaspoon each of sugar and salt and mix it with a glass of warm water. You can keep sipping on this throughout the day.

4 . Fennel seeds (Saunf)

Fennel is known for its digestive properties and has anti-spasmodic properties. It also helps in relieving constipation. In a study conducted in 2016, a mixture of curcumin and fennel essential oil was seen to significantly decrease the symptoms of IBS in patients over a 30 day period.

-You can chew it raw or infuse it in warm water/cider vinegar.

5 . Amla (Indian Gooseberry)

We all know about the many benefits of Amla for improving immunity, skin and hair quality. Amla is a natural laxative and can help in relieving constipation associated with IBS. It also helps in maintaining a healthy digestive system.

-You can have boiled, raw or dried Amla.

So go ahead and try these natural remedies and waive off your dependence on drugs. Eat Healthy, Stay Happy!

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