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Herbal tea for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

15 April 20

Herbal tea for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

 

Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional bowel disorder. It may have underlying causes such as SIBO, food sensitivities or abnormalities with digestive anatomy. Treating IBS should be holistic approach and may require treatment from a naturopath or other health professional.

 

Herbal medicine has been found to have a really positive benefit on symptoms of IBS including reducing digestive inflammation, bloating, flatulence; and improving tolerance to foods. Herbal medicine can also be used to improve bowel movements and normalise bowel transit time, as well as reduce stress or anxiety that may also be present.

 

Chamomile Matricaria Recutita

Reduces digestive cramping, inflammation and spasms, can improve diarrhea and constipation, and reduce stress and anxiety.

Lavender Lavandula officinalis

Relaxes the nervous system, helping to improve function of the sympathetic nervous system such as the digestive process.

Passionflower Passiflora incarnata

Helps to reduce digestive muscle spasms and improve IBS symptoms when they are associated with nervousness, restlessness, stress and/or anxiety.

Peppermint Mentha piperita

Reduces cramping and digestive pains, and helps to normalise the bacterial balance of the digestive tract.

Licorice Glycyrrhiza glabra

Licorice is one of the most affective anti-inflammatories, particularly in the digestive system. It protects and helps to heal the gut lining.

Fennel Foeniculum vulgare

Relaxes the smooth muscles of the intestines, thus relieving griping and flatulence. Fennel is also anti-inflammatory in the intestines.

Calendula Calendula officinalis

Is a great herb for reducing inflammation, balancing the balance of bacteria and reducing digestive spasms.

 

Our teas recommended for IBS support, and that contain the above ingredients are Digest and Serenity. For IBS support drink 1-2 cups of each blend daily.

 

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