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Case Study: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Written by Julia Milovanova   Posted in:Medical Herbalism   March 15, 2017

Case Study: Irritable Bowel Syndrome



Paul, 43, consulted me about his bowel problems. He was suffering from intermittent colicky and cramping abdominal pain and irregular bowel movements with alternating diarrhoea/constipation.

His symptoms were worse after taking dairy, wheat and raw fruit. He had generally been healthy in the earlier years of his life, and onset of the bowel problems coincided with a stressful job and adverse family circumstances. Paul’s doctor diagnosed Paul with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Paul occasionally took over-the-counter medicine Buscopan IBS Relief.




I made Paul a prescription of antispasmodic, digestive, nervine and carminative herbs to regulate his digestion, alleviate stress, reduce flatulence and relax gut smooth muscle. It included Valerian, Fennel, Chamomile, Meadowsweet, Turmeric, Mint, Liquorice.  I suggested Paul takes Psyllium husks before breakfast. I also suggested that he excluded wheat, dairy and raw fruit from his diet and drink Mint and Fennel tea instead of his coffee.

This treatment significantly reduced wind, bloating and abdominal pain. Paul’s bowel movements became more regular and better formed.


About Herbal Medicine –

Herbal Medicine is the use of medicinal plants to treat disease, and to restore and maintain health. Herbs can help restore the correct functioning, strength and balance of all the body’s systems where they have become weakened. High quality plant medicines are prescribed to address everyday health issues for which a patient may normally see their GP.

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