The cause of IBS is almost alway the same. Eating quickly, not chewing, food overloading and eating the wrong kinds of foods, are usually responsible for the bloating and the digestion troubles.
What you need to do is immediately abandon the bad habits to effect a good remission. Remember there is no medicine that can chew the food for you, or stop you from overeating, or stop you from eating things that are hard to digest.
Herbal aids for IBS
The Skin Herbalist uses a number of combination herbs to help clients with their IBS symptoms. Some of the more popular herbs are:
Peppermint: It calms the muscles in the colon. It is useful for symptoms of diarrhea and tummy discomfort.
Meadowsweet: This helps to relieve indigestion, reflux, and gas. This useful herb has anti-inflammatory and antacid properties and it can help regulate digestive function and calm down an overactive colon.
Chamomile flowers: This herb helps clients who suffer bloating, wind, and abdominal cramps.
Fenugreek: This is excellent for dispelling excessive gas. It is also successful to help dissolve excess mucus.
Marshmallow root: A soothing herb that helps the gastrointestinal tract.
Yerbamansa: This herb has excellent anti-inflammatory properties. It is also an astringent and anti-bacterial herb. It helps to reduce mucous production and stop diarrhoea.
Slippery elm bark powder: This herb helps clients to reduce digestive tract irritation. It therefore protects the mucus membranes from excess stomach acid and it can ease cramping, wind, and digestive inflammation.