Turmeric for IBS
I wanted to talk about turmeric for IBS because it has a lot of amazing benefits even beyond IBS.
I like to use natural remedies when possible because it’s much safer and healthier.
Turmeric can have the effects of an anti-inflammatory drug and it contains antioxidants.
This amazing herb can ease constipation, diarrhea and many aches and pains.
What Is Turmeric?
Turmeric is an herb that is similar to ginger and is commonly used in many Asian dishes.
But this spice has many more uses than just a delicious ingredient to flavor food.
Turmeric is a medicinal plant and it can help treat an array of problems, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (not advised to use if you’re pregnant).
You can visit livestrong.com for in-depth information on the safety and research of using Turmeric for IBS.
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information “The use of turmeric dates back nearly 4000 years to the Vedic culture in India, where it was used as a culinary spice and had some religious significance.”.
Later, this herbal spice reached other areas of the world.
Today, turmeric has many names and many uses including the flavoring of dishes and medicinal uses.
I don’t know about you, but I feel really good about using turmeric, given its long line of history!
There are lots of great turmeric options!
Great Turmeric Capsules
Taking turmeric for IBS can be simple with daily capsules. Take one with water and be on your way!
Here are my top three Turmeric supplement choices:
Turmeric Powder For Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Turmeric powder is great for using in recipes and reaping all of the benefits of Turmeric.
This is very affordable and great for your health!
Great Turmeric Recipes
Get creative with turmeric by trying some amazing recipes!
Turmeric pairs well in so many dishes, dishes I wouldn’t come up with on my own.
These books on amazon, below, are straight up AWESOME!
Turmeric: 15 Health Benefits of Turmeric for Disease Cure, Prevention and WellnessTurmeric Curcumin: Superfood for Optimal Health: 18 Quick and Tasty Turmeric RecipesAnti Inflammatory Diet [Second Edition]: Recipes for Arthritis and Other Inflammatory Disease
Tea Time with Turmeric
A cup of hot tea can be so soothing and relaxing, I absolutely love teas.
Just the warmth alone from the tea is very soothing for the lower abdomen.
Turmeric tea is great for treating IBS symptoms.
Turmeric can reduce inflammation and pain.
Simply heat a cup of water or a kettle and add a tea bag to your cup!
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Why Turmeric Helps with IBS
Health professionals on WebMD state that “Turmeric is used for arthritis, heartburn (dyspepsia), joint pain, stomach pain, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, bypass surgery, hemorrhage, diarrhea, intestinal gas, stomach bloating, loss of appetite, jaundice, liver problems, Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gallbladder disorders, high cholesterol, a skin condition called lichen planus, skin inflammation from radiation treatment, and fatigue.”.
Turmeric helps to detox the body through the liver.
Toxins can create IBS symptoms or make IBS symptoms worse.
Many people believe that Irritable Bowel Syndrome is caused by an overgrowth of bacteria or what is known as SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth).
Turmeric is also an anti-inflammatory and an anti-oxidant.
I personally believe that there are multiple factors that can lead to IBS, including bacterial overgrowth.
There is no one miracle treatment for IBS.
It’s different bodies with different symptoms, therefore some of us may not benefit as well from turmeric as others do.
If this isn’t the herb for you, I highly recommend checking out Fennel for IBS.