IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) or you call it the spastic colon and mucous colitis is a disturbing condition a person experiences when there is some difficulty or irregularity in the movement of his small and large intestines. This condition causes bloating, gas, cramps and pain in the abdomen, constipation, diarrhea, depression, and fatigue, mucus in stool, nausea and headache. IBS syndrome is quite common among people and women are more prone to it.
Coming to its treatment, as there is no sure shot cause of this syndrome, so usually doctors prescribe medicines to cure the symptoms through medication. However, if you follow a better lifestyle, you can escape this syndrome and even if it affects you, the following DIY measures would help ease those symptoms and the natural treatment and herbs would prevent its coming back again.
Those little cute flowers that grow anywhere have some solid health properties. An herb is a superb antioxidant, and is highly effective in curing all sorts of intestinal disorders. The anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties of this herb cures majority of the IBS symptoms.
Eat smaller meals
Eat small meals and eat slowly, as too much of food at a time and gulping it down fast over stimulates the digestive system. One who eats fast, swallows too much of air that makes gas inside and gives rise to IBS and other digestive disorders.
A simple yet extremely effective DIY trick you can do is to have one tablespoon of flaxseed powder with water once every day. Flaxseeds improve and enhance smooth bowel movement, thus, curing IBS.
Ginger reduces inflammation in the intestines, and takes away bloating and prevents gas formation. A very effective IBS tool, but people suffering from high blood pressure should avoid ginger.
Foods to avoid
Forego spicy foods, alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine, chocolate, and foods high in sugar and fats, as they are difficult to digest and cause numerous IBS symptoms.
A superb solution that cures constipation, as cabbage is a rich source of sulphur and chlorine. It gently cleanses the mucus membrane and the intestinal tract, thus, making bowel movement smooth.
More fiber intake
Eat more and more fiber, as it soaks all liquid from intestines and prevents diarrhea.
A few changes in lifestyle and the use of herbs can help one deal with IBS more comfortably.