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Do you like to avoid prescription medicines for Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Herbs have the potential to keep up your gut health. The prescribed medicine might be effective and provide you with a good result within no time, but they come with various side effects. If you’d like to avoid these side effects, then natural herbs would be a better solution. Herbs can still provide you with relief from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, improving symptoms of bloating, gas, and pain. Here is a list of herbs to help minimize IBS symptoms.

Aloe vera

This magical plant can treat almost any symptom of constipation and diarrhea. The anti-inflammatory properties contained in this juicy green plant help in the reduction of gut inflammation. There is scientific evidence on how aloe vera is effective for irritated bowel syndrome. It is better to drink purified Aloe Vera juice, as the unpurified can cause side effects.


Triphala is derived from the fruit of gooseberry trees. In India, it is known as the Amalaki tree. Certain studies have found  positive effects of Triphala for patients with IBS. It can calm down your GI while reducing bloating and abdominal pain. It also provides relief to patients with chronic constipation.

Peppermint tea

Peppermint tea (see here) is another herbal remedy to various kinds of ailments. This herb somehow soothes the gut and provides relief for some irritated bowel issues. Some scientific studies have proven that the regular intake of peppermint tea helps in reducing the symptoms of IBS. It is even effective in treating the symptoms of bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation.

Slippery elm

It is easy to take slippery elm in the powdered form. It helps to alleviate mild stomach discomfort and heartburn. In addition, this herb can help to relieve constipation, as constipation is one of the symptoms of IBS-C.


You may have heard about the therapeutic effect of chamomile. It contains anti-inflammatory properties to relieve muscle spasms. Also, it relaxes the abdominal muscles while improving intestinal disorders.

You can create your own recipe by adding soothing chamomile to your everyday tea. If you take chamomile tea regularly, it helps to eliminate gas. It is more effective when combined with aloe.


Ginger helps to reduce bloating and gas, particularly for IBS-D. In addition, ginger has soothing and antibacterial properties. It can help reduce the pain and restore the gut function of IBS patients.


All these herbs can provide you with a solution to relieve the various symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Still, as IBS can be a complicated condition, it is best to use these in conjunction with a comprehensive treatment plan from your doctor to try to identify and treat the root cause.