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IBS Natural Treatment

Author : Gurnam Saini  

Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS Natural Herbal Ayurveda Treatment Melbourne Australia


Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Specialist with Ayurveda in Melbourne



Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is primarily a gastrointestinal disorder, which is often characterised by stomach pain and often cramps as well.


There is no specific organic cause for this disease and the diagnosis of the same has to be done on the basis of the symptoms.


Mainly, in this disease; the bowel movement of a person is irregular and intends to alter significantly. In few cases, people may experience alternate diarrhoea and constipation as well. One who is exploring IBS natural treatment, should consider ayurvedic medicine. 


Symptoms of IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome


The symptoms of IBS can differ from one person to another. Here are some of the commonly shown symptoms among people who are suffering from this gastrointestinal disorder.


  • Irregular abdominal pain and cramps all throughout the day.
  • Alternating episodes of diarrhoea and constipation
  • Flatulence
  • Bloating and abdominal distension


There can be a lot of other secondary symptoms as well. Some of which may include disturbance in sleep pattern and even spotting of blood in stools. Sometimes stools can take up a black colour too.


Natural Remedies for IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Ayurvedic Medicine in Melbourne


As per the principles of ayurveda medicine, the problem of IBS arises because of the malfunctioning of the digestive tract. When the digestive fire also known as Agni is impacted because of lifestyle factors or other reasons, it impacts the process of digestion.


There are three doshas or body humours Vata, Pitta and Kapha that aid in smooth digestion. One of them with Digestive fire (agni) is responsible for breaking the larger food particles into smaller ones. The second dosha acts like the mucosa layer, which lines the stomach.


Further, the third dosha also aids in moving the nutrients across the walls of the small intestine. When there is an imbalance in either of these doshas in mind and body, it impacts both. so IBS can sometimes originate from stress and then sometime lead to stess. So, looking after person's mental health can also be an integral part of IBS natural treatment.


As per ayurvedic medicine details, IBS or Irritable bowel syndrome occurs when any of these doshas get impacted and they fail to carry out the regular functioning.


Natural Remedies for IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Melbourne


Every person has his own Ayurvedic unique body type and an ayurvedic consultation can help the ayurvedic practitioners to decide which herbs are best suitable to one.


Ayurveda can help in big deal for those who are after natural remedies for IBS. Ayurveda guide by correcting the life-style, food habilts. Moreover ayurveda consider using of yoga to manage stress and emotional health. There are many ayurvedic medicines and panckakarma detox, which has been used traditionally for IBS natural treatment.


Natural Ayurveda Herbs used traditionally for Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS 


Following herbs have been used traditionally in ayurveda medicine for IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome Natural treatment:


Bilva (Aegle marmelos):


Dried Bilva in its immature form is used for treating IBS naturally. The tannin contained in it acts like an astringent that can helps in regulating the bowel movements. Owing to its astringency properties, it can prevents the downward flow of vata. The high mucus, which is generated because of aggravations of kapha, can be dried with the use of bilva.


Vacha (Acorus calamus):


It can be one of the most important ayurveda herbs for natural remedies for IBS, that is also mentioned in the ayurvedic medicine texts. It finds its use even in treating problems of central nervous system as well. It may offer immediate relief from stomach related problems. Half teaspoon of vacha powder mixed with one teaspoon of honey may help in clearing the digestive tracts and can offer relief from cramps and pain as well.


Mulethi (Liquorice):


It is one of those ayurveda herbs that offers multiple benefits. It can helps to enhance the mucosal digestion and thereby comes in handy in natural treatment of IBS. Dried mulethi root powder taken with a cup of water can help in treating lot of stomach related problems.


Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia):


It is versatile ayurvedic herb, which has a lot to offer. It has liver protection properties and also possess anti bacterial properties as well.


Panchakarma for IBS Natural Treatment 


Panchakarma detoxification has been used as natural remedies for IBS. Below panchakarma thearpies are quite useful in IBS.


Basti karma (Herbal Enema):


Basti is part of panchkarma detox therapy and can helps to stabalise vata humour. It aims to cleanse the toxins and help to get relief from stomach disorders, it also helps in rejuvenation of the body in general.


Virechan (Herbal Purgation):


Virechan is also called as the ayurvedic purgation therapy. The main aim of this ayurvedic treatment is to alleviate the pitta toxins, which tend to accumulate both in liver and gall bladder. 


Yoga for Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS Natural Remedies 


Some of the best asanas or postures, which may help with digestive disorders  like IBS are :


  • Vajrasana: Sit down on your knees while keeping them together. Keep both your toes together and sit on them. Keep your spine straight and breathe normally. Now relax and repeat the exercise.
  • Pawanmuktasan: Lie down back straight on a mat. Lift the left leg and bend it all the while bringing it to your stomach. Let the knee touch the chin. Now press down the leg such that pressure is exerted on your stomach. Next try to lift your neck and place your chin on the knee. Try to hold on to this position for as long as it is possible. Make sure to hold on to your breath as well. Now, breathe slowly and release your leg. Repeat.




If you wish to enquire more information on IBS Ayurvedic Natural Treatment, you may contact us at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic, an Ayurvedic clinic in Melbourne. Dr Saini, is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Specialist with Ayurveda in Melbourne. 









Disclaimer: The information on ayurvedic products and medicines on our website is for educational purposes only. One should not buy these products over the counter. These should only be taken after ayurvedic consultation with an ayurvedic practitioner. The uses and indications of these herbal products are based on Traditional Ayurvedic text books. These herbs should be supplemented with appropriate diet and lifestyle to get beneficial effects. Although there is a lot of research done on Ayurveda these days, yet these herbal products might not hold enough current research based evidence.



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Author Bio:

Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More