irritable bowel syndrome

Peppermint oil eases IBS, even in kids

After an independent review of several well-designed clinical trials, it is clear that peppermint oil (PO) is an excellent choice for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients with non-serious constipation or diarrhea. For these patients, PO can alleviate general symptoms and improve quality of life. Researchers at the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, University of Missouri-Columbia, gave [...]

Peppermint oil eases IBS, even in kids 2018-02-15T15:52:55+00:00

IBS patients find hope with turmeric

IBS affects an estimated 20% of North Americans, with symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, flatulence, heartburn and fatigue. A recent study from the University of Reading in the UK has found that an extract of turmeric can help relieve symptoms of IBS. In this study, 207 volunteers were divided into two groups and [...]

IBS patients find hope with turmeric 2018-02-15T15:52:55+00:00

Artichoke leaf aids digestion, IBS

Two recent studies from the University of Reading in England found that artichoke leaf extract (ALE) could significantly benefit both mild dyspepsia (indigestion) and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The first study investigated the effects of low-dose ALE on symptoms and quality of life of 454 participants with dyspepsia. Participants were randomly given 320 [...]

Artichoke leaf aids digestion, IBS 2018-02-15T15:53:17+00:00

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