Turmeric for IBS: A Natural Treatment

Turmeric is a great anti inflammatory and great for IBS. I never thought about using turmeric for IBS, but after some research it's now a MUST-HAVE!
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Turmeric for IBS

Turmeric is a great anti inflammatory and great for IBS. I never thought about using turmeric for IBS, but after some research it's now a MUST-HAVE!

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.


Turmeric is a great anti inflammatory and great for IBS. I never thought about using turmeric for IBS, but after some research it's now a MUST-HAVE!Turmeric History

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!


Turmeric Supplements

There are lots of great turmeric options!

It’s important to reap all the benefits from a Turmeric supplement and absorb the Curcumin properly.


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 Curcumin with Bioperine Capsules (90) 1500 mgTurmeric Curcumin with Bioperine Capsules (90) 1500 mgCurcumin Turmeric w/ Ginger and Bioperine Capsules 500mgCurcumin Turmeric w/ Ginger and Bioperine Capsules 500mgTurmeric Curcumin with Black Pepper Extract 60 CapsulesTurmeric Curcumin with Black Pepper Extract 60 Capsules

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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!

Certified Organic Turmeric Powder (1 lb.)Certified Organic Turmeric Powder (1 lb.)Starwest Turmeric Root Powder (1 lb.)Starwest Turmeric Root Powder (1 lb.)Micro Ingredients Organic Curcumin (3.88 oz)Micro Ingredients Organic Curcumin (3.88 oz)

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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: 15 Health Benefits of Turmeric for Disease Cure, Prevention and WellnessTurmeric Curcumin: Superfood for Optimal Health: 18 Quick and Tasty Turmeric RecipesTurmeric Curcumin: Superfood for Optimal Health: 18 Quick and Tasty Turmeric RecipesAnti Inflammatory Diet [Second Edition]: Recipes for Arthritis and Other Inflammatory DiseaseAnti Inflammatory Diet [Second Edition]: Recipes for Arthritis and Other Inflammatory Disease

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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!

Celebration Herbals Organic Turmeric Ginger Lemon Blend, 24 BagsCelebration Herbals Organic Turmeric Ginger Lemon Blend, 24 Bagsv tea Turmeric Spice Anti-Inflammatory Tea w/ Organic Rooibos, Curcumin, Gingerv tea Turmeric Spice Anti-Inflammatory Tea w/ Organic Rooibos, Curcumin, GingerThe Republic Of Tea Organic Turmeric Ginger Green Tea, 50 Tea BagsThe Republic Of Tea Organic Turmeric Ginger Green Tea, 50 Tea Bags

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Why Turmeric Helps with IBS

Use this all natural anit-inflammatory herb, turmeric for IBS symptomsHealth 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.


Additional Options

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.

 

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12 Comments

  1. My 10 year old son has just been diagnosed with IBS after 2 years of suffering. I find your blog to be very helpful. Thanks so much for your willingness to share your struggles and your findings that have worked for you

  2. We always have turmeric in the pantry for recipes, but had no idea of its helpful qualities for stomach ailments! I’m not sure if I have IBS yet… it’s something I’m working on with my doctor right now, but this is something that I’ll keep in mind while in the kitchen! Thanks so much for the info! 🙂

  3. Actually, I take turmeric tablets. This is no joke. With the amount of time I spend in front of the computer, arthritis or carpal tunnel is bound to happen. This helps so much with a lot of pain I have. If I don’t have tablets, I close my eyes and take a teaspoon of it in my mouth. Really helps a lot!

    • Nelu,

      A lot of IBS treatments were skeptical to me and I’m sure to many others. Unfortunately there is not one treatment that works for everyone. Each person must find what works best for them. Turmeric can be a great option for some and the research is there to back it up, but it certainly won’t be the number one treatment option for all. Luckily, there are tons of herbs that are effective in relieving IBS symptoms as well as other treatment options as well.

  4. i always take turmeric tea and turmeric capsules to relieve me of so many muscle pains and body aches. I didn’t know turemeric also cures irritable bowel syndrome. Now i realized why my constipation is gone already ha ha. thanks for sharing, i have more reasons not to stop taking turmeric teas and capsules.

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