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Minty Relief for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: This Herb Can Bring Ease

Aug 31, 2011 10:09AM

Research published in the journal Pain validates peppermint—an herb commonly prescribed by naturopaths for stomach ills—as a natural and effective remedy for irritable bowel syndrome; IBS is a gastrointestinal disorder that causes abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea and/or constipation. The researchers report that the mint activates an “anti-pain” channel in the colon and soothes inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract.


Source: University of Adelaide (Australia) Nerve Gut Research Laboratory

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