Irritable bowel syndrome is a condition affecting the large intestine in which patients develop symptoms such as abdominal cramps, gas, frequent bowel movements involving loose stools (diarrhea) and in some cases constipation.
For the most part, this condition tends to be difficult to manage by western medicine (Allopathy). However, in Ayurveda, several clinically proven treatment options are available. In this video, I discuss one of the most common solutions for managing the symptoms of this illness, Peppermint Oil, as well as a suggestion for how to overcome the issue via managing the causative factor.
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Clinically Effective Remedies
This natural medicine has a long history of use for digestive complaints. Mainly for treating nausea, gas, diarrhea and poor appetite. In clinical research, Peppermint Oil has been quite effective in correcting the symptoms of IBS (see study). Peppermint Oil is also effective in the management of SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth), a condition in which bacteria which usually lives in the large intestine travels to the small intestine and overgrows.
The Peppermint Oil supplement I use with patients is this one.
Cumin Extract Oil
This spice also has a history of use for digestive troubles such as gas, indigestion, poor appetite and even obesity. Cumin essential oil is clinically proven to be beneficial in irritable bowel syndrome and improve the symptoms of abdominal pain, bloating, incomplete defecation, fecal urgency, and the presence of mucus discharge (see study). Please note, that only a very specific form of Cumin oil can be used.
The Cumin Oil supplement I use with patients is this one.
Irritable bowel syndrome is a condition with a psycho-somatic connection – meaning that the nervous system plays a role in its pathophysiology. In my clinical experience, I see that the majority of patients experience dramatic improvement with the use of certain adaptogens. It is crucial to use these under an Ayurvedic doctor’s supervision as some adaptogen herbs are not for IBS and may worsen the condition or interact with other medications that you may be taking.
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(Always use medicinal herbs under the supervision of a doctor)
by Dr. Nishal R.
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