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Natural remedies

Cure for the irritable colon

Home remedies for irritable bowel syndrome

NATURAL TREATMENT FOR THE IRRITABLE COLON

PHYTOTHERAPY: Herbal remedies for the irritable colon

The herbal medicine in irritable bowel syndrome involves the use of a series of preparations made with plants with the following aims:

- Plans to reduce pain.

- Plans to prevent the spasms.

- Plants for anxiety or stress.

- Plans for diarrhea.

- Plans for constipation.

The main plants for the irritable bowel syndrome include the following:

Carminative, antispasmodic, analgesic and sedative plants

- Chamomile: (Matricaria officinalis) Chamomile has carminative, sedative, antispasmodic and antiemetic properties, well suited to reduce gas and spasms and pain that affect people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. (Infusion of a spoonful of dried flowers per cup of water. Take 2 to 3 cups per day)

- Thyme: (Thymus vulgaris) It favors digestion, it avoids the gastric and intestinal spasms and prevents the formation of gas and putrid retentions in the intestines. (Infusion of a teaspoon of flowering pots per water cup. Take 3 cups a day after meals)

- Lemon balm: (Melissa officinalis) Its antispasmodic function is not only limited to the level of musculature of the external members. Internally, the sedative properties of this plant may be useful to relieve spasms of the digestive system by acting on the musculature of their bodies (one tablespoon per infusion glass of water over 15 minutes. 3 or 4 glasses a day between meals)

- Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) It can be used to diminish the spasms and to reduce pain, anxiety, vomits, bloating, or stress. (Infusion of about 15 grams of the root of the plant that is let to rest overnight)

Astringent plants

- Sage (Salvia officinalis) Its antidiarrheal or astringent properties, combined with its sedative and antiemetic values, can help combat diarrhea and cramping or vomiting that are common in people with this disorder. (Three cups spread throughout the day with the infusion of 15 gr. of leaves per liter of water)

- Plantain: (Plantago ssp.) Because its tannin wealth, it has astringent properties, suitable to stop diarrhea (infusion of one teaspoon of dried leaves per cup of water. Take three cups daily) The seeds of psyllium (Plantago psyllium) can be used for the same purpose.

- Bilberry: Its astringent properties are able to stop the excess stool. Blueberries can be eaten raw or in a "tincture with fruits of blueberries". To prepare it, macerate 40 g of dried fruit in 360 g of alcohol at 70 ยบ for 10 days. Once we have the tincture, take about 25 drops mixed in a glass of water twice daily until the rebel diarrhea is resolved.

See other suitable plants for diarrhea.

Laxative plants

In the treatment of constipation produced by irritable bowel syndrome, one should not use too aggressive laxative plants such as cassia (Cassia angustifolia), rhubarb (Rheum sp.), Sacred bark (Rhamnus purshiana) or alder buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula) that can lead to a worsening of the symptoms. These will only be used if the doctor considers it necessary. Instead we will take those who have a mild laxative effect as:

- Marshmellow: It exerts a regulating function of the intestine that can be used for the treatment of diarrhea and constipation. Tannins intervene in the former situation and mucilage in the second. (For diarrhea: 15 ml dye per day split into 3 doses - available in pharmacies and herbalists. For constipation: infusion of one teaspoon of dried flowers and leaves per cup of water for 10 minutes. Two cups a day)

- Dandelion: It has very mild laxative properties. (5 g of fluid extract a day)

- Flax (Linum ussitatissimum) the seeds of flax or flaxseed are rich in mucilages. (As a preventative, take at breakfast one tablespoon of flaxseed put to soak in a glass of water the night before. Drink all the liquid. To increase the effect, you can add a couple of prunes to the preparation and also take it at breakfast) (If you want to use it as a laxative, you must double the dose, taking the preparation twice a day) (A simple way to prevent constipation is also to add a tablespoon of raw seeds in soups, yogurt, etc)

punto rojo More information on the irritable bowel syndrome in the listing above.

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