Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is also called bipolar disorder, irritable bowel syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, and irritable bowel syndrome .
Ginger is the most popular home remedy used by people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Many people report that ginger helps relieve symptoms, but most of the evidence currently is anecdotal. Since there is no cure for irritable bowel syndrome, treatment needs to target the specific symptoms you are dealing with. Treatment includes a combination of lifestyle changes, dietary changes, home remedies, and medications.
In this article, we'll look at how ginger can help treat symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, including:
- stomach ache
- abdominal bloating
We'll also look at other home remedies that can help you manage your irritable bowel symptoms.
Can ginger help relieve irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms?
Because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it is thought that ginger may relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Research has found that ginger has many potential benefits for digestive health, including:
- Reduce intestinal spasms
- Prevent indigestion
- Reduce bloating
- reducing gas
what research shows
Currently, there is not enough research to support ginger’s ability to treat irritable bowel syndrome. Because research on other gastrointestinal conditions is limited, most evidence is anecdotal or theoretical. However, researchers are continuing to study ginger’s potential in treating irritable bowel syndrome.
In one pilot study, researchers found that daily ginger intake eased IBS symptoms in 45 people, but similar results were seen in people who took a placebo.
In this study, researchers assigned participants to one of three groups. Over the 28 days, they either consumed:
- placebo (brown sugar)
- 1g ginger
- 2 grams of ginger
The researchers found that at least one-third of the participants in all three groups experienced at least a 25% reduction in symptoms.
However, a higher proportion of people who took the placebo reported an improvement in symptoms. The placebo group also reported more side effects.
An animal study found that ginger significantly reduced diarrhea-predominant symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in rats. Researchers concluded that ginger can relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome by inhibiting the body's intestinal inflammatory response.
Ginger with Ginseng and Sichuan Pepper
In one study, researchers examined the effects of an herbal supplement called Daikenchuto on bloating. Daikenchuto is widely used in Japan to treat IBS. This supplement consists of ginger, ginseng, and Japanese pepper.
Researchers found that people who took the supplement experienced less indigestion and constipation compared with placebo. They concluded that this supplement could improve the quality of life of patients with chronic constipation.