[toc]“Irritable bowel syndrome” known also by other name of “spastic colon” generally shows the kind of symptoms that can be both uncomfortable as well as embarrassing. For this IBS condition, no available sure cures are there.
Due to this sole reason, people have come up with their own ways to combat with this condition naturally. Significant relief can be seen by easy stress-relief tactics and dietary changes. When combined with alternative therapies, they show wonderful results. Some of the home remedies are given out here.
5 Useful Home Remedies For IBS
When a person suffers from diarrhea then all good bacteria gets drained away. These bacteria help in prevention as well as controlling of harmful bacteria.
Therefore, it is advised to a person suffering from IBS-related diarrhea to consume yoghurt in abundance. It has active bacteria in it like acidophilus. Taking acidophilus supplements also helps. These pills have living organisms in number of 1-2 billion. It advised to have it on only empty stomach.
For reduction of spasms, relief from gas pain and intestine relaxation, it is necessary for people to have 1-2 peppermint tea cups on daily basis. However, one should make sure that tea bought by them has real peppermint instead of mere flavoring.
If not willing to, sometimes people can also alternate it with peppermint-oil enteric-coated capsules. This coating is there for making sure that oil breaks in intestine and not in stomach. Between meals these capsules can be taken on daily basis.
Ginger is available in almost all households. Ginger tea helps a lot in condition of IBS. For effective results, it is advised to people to have at least 5-6 cups on daily basis. Take fresh tea and ginger of about half-teaspoon in cup. Next let it boil in it for nearly 10 minutes. In market nowadays, one might also easily find tea bags containing ginger.
Soluble Fiber’s Positive Intake
For prevention of diarrhea, it is necessary for people to intake as much of soluble fiber as possible. This soluble fiber in natural sources is present in oatmeal, apples, grapefruit, strawberries and beans. One should thus make sure that he/she intake all these vegetables on daily basis.
If by any chance, it seems difficult for a person to suddenly take this much fiber amount in their diets then another way is to gradually increase amount. One can start by adding two pears in his/her diet.
Having Smaller Meals
Diet has to be monitored in order to bring down the symptoms of this condition successfully. Larger meals should be completely avoided and one should start taking smaller meals. Digestive system gets over stimulated after consumption of heavy food.
Along with all these do’s, there is a list of effective don’ts attached too. Fried food, dairy products, fatty foods, margarine, oils etc have to be avoided at all costs. Cutting down on spicy food is also necessary. As caffeine initiates IBS, its consumptions too should be stopped. Smoking and artificial sweeteners containing products like candies and chewing gums have to be stayed away from too.