If you’ve gone through the cramping, bloating, diarrhea, and gas that are symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, you’ll do almost anything to get rid of it. Instead of jumping straight to medications which often have side effects, consider simple, safe supplements first. Below I have listed two natural supplements you can probably pick up at your local grocery today.
Peppermint Oil. This oil can be added to coffee, teas, and taken in pill form. One study concluded, peppermint oil is a safe and effective short-term treatment for IBS. Future studies should assess the long-term efficacy and safety of peppermint oil and its efficacy relative to other IBS treatments including antidepressants and antispasmodic drugs.
Turmeric. Turmeric is a yellow/orange spice often found in the dishes of India. Turmeric contains a substance called curcumin that has both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Studies have shown significant IBS symptoms improvement from taking two capsules of Turmeric a day.
Peppermint oil for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Turmeric extract may improve irritable bowel syndrome symptomology in otherwise healthy adults: a pilot study
What is the best way to take peppermint oil and turmeric?