8 Natural Remedies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a common disease of the large intestine. A 1/3rd population of the USA is suffering from IBS. Here, we are enlisting various symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • IBS pain
  • Depression and Anxiety

IBS-Diarrhea is the most common type of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Besides IBS-D, there are more types of IBS (a) IBS-C (b) IBS with Constipation and Diarrhea.

Causes of IBS

With the technological advancement in Biology field, it is very easy to know the exact causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. There can be various causes of IBS.

  • Bacterial Overgrowth in Large intestine
  • Changing the numbers of Microflora
  • Disturbance in Digestive system
  • Irregular movement of Bowel

Triggers of IBS

In daily foods, many triggers of IBS are present which are very dangerous to worsen the symptoms of IBS more. These triggers may change from patient to patient. For example, some patients of IBS are intolerant to Banana (Low FODMAP) meanwhile others are not.  We are mentioning some common triggers of IBS here.

  • Alcohol
  • Chocolate
  • Caffeine
  • Fried food
  • Fatty Foods
  • Carbonated Drinks
  • Dairy Milk
  • Many other foods which are present in high FODMAP table.

 Natural Remedies for IBS

After an overview about IBS now we will try to find out the natural remedies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. There are several natural remedies for IBS which help to relax the disturbed gut and we are to write these natural remedies one by one.

Green Tea

Caffeine is one of the main triggers of IBS. But green tea is good for the patient. Green tea helps to maintain regular movement of Bowel. It is equally beneficial for IBS-D and IBS-C. There is no caffeine in Green Tea that is why is safe to use for patients. Moreover, one cup of green tea in morning is very effective to mitigate the symptoms of IBS.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar helps to relieve constipation. So, it can be used for IBS-C. In addition, overdosage of ACV has side effects. Try to use diluted Apple cider Vinegar in water. Diluted ACV has fewer side effects than pure Apple Cider Vinegar.

Essential Oil

Essential oils are available in the market. You can buy and use it for the IBS Cure. Several essential oils have very good results on patients, but Peppermint oil has magical effects in case of IBS. Try to use peppermint oil. Peppermint oil is very easy to use nowadays. It is available in capsule form which can be used easily.

Plenty of Water

12 to 18 glass in a day can protect you from a severe IBS attack. Make a habit to drink more water in a day. Drinking more in a day is equally helpful in both cases IBS-D and IBS-C. In IBS-D, drinking more water helps to overcome the reduction of water in your body. Similarly, drinking more water helps to relieve constipation. Enjoy the most amazing blessing of God.

Lemon Water

Lemon water can be used in different ways to relax the bowel movement. In water, lemon might be used. Lemon would rather use in green tea than water. It is more beneficial than in water. Lemon in green tea has magical results than lemon in water.


Exercise is very essential for the patient with IBS. Many people waffle to do exercise. They waffle because they are not aware of the benefits of exercise. Exercise helps a lot to digest your food. There are many types of Exercise but the following are very useful for IBS.

  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Daily Walk
  • Yoga
  • Plank

All these exercises are very effective in the morning. Moreover, yoga is considered a blessing to cure IBS. Yoga helps to heal Irritable Bowel Syndrome in two ways. Firstly, Yoga reduces the stress which is the main triggers of IBS. Secondly, it maintains the regular movement of Bowel.

So, you should reserve 15 to 20 minutes a day for exercise, if you want to live an IBS Free life. Do exercise daily for a quality life.

Stress-free Environment

Stress is the main cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. More than half of the patient with IBS are the patients of depression also. If you are working in stress, there are very few chances to heal IBS. So, you should try to reduce stress in your life. Create a stress-free environment in your office and in your home also. Make friends of a positive attitude.

Alternates of Dairy Milk

Dairy milk and its products are very perilous for your large intestine if you are suffering from IBS. Try to use alternates of dairy milk like almond milk. Almond Milk is the choice for IBS Patient.

  • Almond Milk
  • Milk of Rice
  • Milk of Coconut

Soy milk is also another option but be careful while using it. It has some side effects also.

Summary: You can spend a quality life by following the above mentioned natural remedies if you are a patient of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.


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