6 pure cures that basically relieve


Also sometimes called irritable bowel syndrome or functional colopathy, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is accompanied by abdominal pain and numerous digestive disorders (bloating and flatulence, episodes of constipation or diarrhea, etc.). And very often, the urge to defecate is felt as painfully as suddenly. To soothe stomach aches and transit problems, there are fortunately not only drugs (laxatives, etc.). We can also overcome the discomfort and cramps with natural solutions. Here are some natural remedies to effectively relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

1) Take care of your diet to prevent or relieve irritable bowel syndrome

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The absorption of certain substances can promote intestinal contractions and accentuate your hypersensitivity. The consumption of alcohol, caffeine, refined sugar and fat in large quantities can for example irritate you. In addition, certain types of food can lead to intolerance, which may increase pain and diarrhea. Whether dairy products, citrus fruits, soy, tomatoes, etc. do not hesitate to identify these foods to limit them (without stopping everything at once, at the risk of depriving yourself of certain foods that you actually tolerate very well!). To prevent constipation and diarrhea problems such as muscle spasms, also put dietary fiber in the spotlight : legumes, whole grains, etc. Rich in soluble fiber, the blonde psyllium regulates intestinal transit, restores the normal functioning of the colon and improves peristalsis while treating the intestinal flora.

2) Peppermint essential oil, the best against irritable bowel syndrome

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Peppermint essential oil has antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties. By helping to relax the muscles of the intestine and colon, it helps relieve abdominal pain. It also allows, like the plant from which it comes, to improve digestion. If you are not a pregnant or breastfeeding woman, a child or an epileptic, you can dilute two drops maximum in a teaspoon of vegetable oil 3 times a day (during meals). Your pharmacist can also prepare enteric-coated capsules for you to take 1 to 4 times a day in case of painful spasms. If you do not tolerate it well, consider using it in massage diluted to 10 or 15%.

3) Massages to relieve symptoms

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A well-executed self-massage can relieve pain in the lower abdomen, especially in the event of an abundance of gas. In fact, the massage will allow toimprove colonic motricity to promote the expulsion of stagnant gas and stool. To do this, simply make a firm “smoothing” movement that follows the course of the colon using the thumbs or the flat of the hand. In a lying or standing position, start by relaxing your stomach. Start from the right side of the lower abdomen and go up to under the ribs. Then, make a transverse movement to the underside of the left ribs and down to the lower left belly. Repeat 4-5 times, using an oil if necessary.

4) Infusions of plants that relieve

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Using Ceylon cinnamon as an infusion or in dishes can provide relief, but many herbs can also be very effective. The fennel digestive and antispasmodic herbal tea is excellent against digestion problems and stomach aches. It will indeed fight excess gas in the digestive tract and stimulate the production of gastric juice. In herbalism, you can also ask for a mixture based on equal quantities of green anise, marshmallow, chamomile, blueberries, savory, liquorice, rosemary and loosestrife. That’s a lot of plants, but in a cure of three weeks, it allows to make a basic treatment to prevent and treat seizures. Boil 1 tablespoon of this mixture for 30 minutes in ¼ liter of boiling water then 10 more off the heat before straining. Your sensitive intestines will appreciate it!

5) A background treatment based on probiotics

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Probiotics in yogurts or food supplements are live microorganisms that help restore the intestinal flora. However, its imbalance favors the appearance of pain and intestinal disorders. This is the reason why a cure over a month and then two capsules per week for maintenance can help calm irritable bowel syndrome. Painful episodes then become less frequent. However, do not hesitate to test different strains if you do not notice any improvement after 10 to 15 days. And above all, stop if it increases the pain and the phenomenon of flatulence.

6) Other essential oils to know

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In times of painful crisis, slip under your tongue 1 drop of essential oil of Roman chamomile, tropical basil and coriander. These essential oils can also be diluted in a teaspoon of vegetable oil or honey. Without exceeding 3 doses per day and 5 days of treatment in a row, you can renew the dose one hour after the previous one. And to avoid recurrencestake these oils as a basic treatment once a day 3 times a week for 1 to 3 months.

Warning :

All the remedies and advice given here should not prevent you from consulting a doctor. In particular, he can refer you to specialists (gastroenterologist, dietician, etc.) for effective long-term relief. For example, osteopathy and its visceral massages can relieve pain and functional intestinal disorders while combating biliary disorders. And since stress and tension can increase the intensity and occurrence of crises, also consider hypnosis, sophrology or methods to combat anxiety (yoga, meditation, etc.). Practicing regular physical activity is more than advisable.

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