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Fig and Flixweed Intake Improve Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Individuals with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have bloating and abdominal pain or discomfort that can cause them to miss work, increase their spending on health care, and experience decreased quality of life. Constipation-predominant IBS (IBS-C) is defined as constipation accompanied by abdominal pain, which is usually relieved by a bowel movement. Flixweed (Descurainia Sophia, Brassicaceae) and fig (Ficus carica, Moraceae) are rich

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A Review of the Physiological and Toxicological Effects of Peppermint Oil in Gastrointestinal Disorders

A centuries-old remedy for a variety of gastrointestinal complaints, data indicate that peppermint (Mentha × piperita, Lamiaceae) may be beneficial in clinical treatment.  Peppermint is a generally sterile hybrid between water mint (M. aquatica) and spearmint (M. spicata) thought to have occurred naturally. Peppermint essential oil (PEO), obtained by distillation from fresh leaves, has been used for centuries for gastrointestinal (GI) ailments.

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Boswellia, Ginger, and Yarrow Combination Reduces Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterized by abdominal pain and alterations in bowel movements. Patients with IBS have a higher rate of depression and anxiety and have a decreased quality of life (QOL). Boswellia (Boswellia carteri, Burseraceae) gum resin has anti-inflammatory properties and antidepressant effects. Ginger (Zingiber officinale, Zingiberaceae) rhizome has antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant effects. Yarrow (Achillea millefolium, Asteraceae) aerial part has anxiolytic effects and

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The Best Teas for IBS.

Treating irritable bowel syndrome can include changing diet, reducing stress, and taking medication. Can certain herbs and herbal teas also help relieve symptoms? Tea for IBS symptoms There are many types of tea that may be beneficial for easing the symptoms of IBS. These include: Peppermint Peppermint tea may help with the symptoms of IBS. One review found that peppermint reduced

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Health Benefits of Turmeric Tea

Turmeric is a popular spice made from the rhizome or root of the Curcuma longa plant. Turmeric is native to Southeast Asia and is a member of the Zingiberaceae or ginger family. It has been used as a herbal remedy for thousands of years in Indian Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. India grows 78 percent of the global supply of turmeric. In this article, we look at a range

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