Many people looking for a natural treatment for IBS turn to homeopathic remedies. These remedies work under the assumption that certain dilutions of plant substances have a demonstratable effect on living organisms under laboratory conditions.
Homeopaths believe that flower essences, distinct strains of bacteria and fungi, and other substances from nature can treat conditions like IBS by training the body to slowly recognize a harmful substance and ultimately know how to fight it if it’s introduced in large quantities.
For treating IBS, homeopaths recommend specific essences that they think will train the gut to recognize substances that might harm it, which will then place the gastrointestinal tract in a better position to fight off the harmful intruder in the future. Homeopathy works on the physical body and on the emotional body, according to many homeopaths. This is good for people with IBS because stress, and other emotions, are thought to lead to an irritable bowel.
Each case of IBS is different, which means each individual will have different needs when it comes to homeopathic treatments. The following, however, are some of the most common substances recommended natural treatment and homeopathic for IBS.
Sulphur is a common homeopathic remedy, and it’s used to treat a range of gastro-intestinal disorders, including IBS. This remedy has various effects on the body, including a positive effect on the gastrointestinal system, the skin, the respiratory system, and the urinary system.
This homeopathic remedy comes from a plant call wind flower. It’s also known as weather cock among homeopaths because the symptoms associated with the natural medicine change drastically from one person to the other. Pulsatilla is deep acting and has a broad range of effects. It’s used to treat the gastrointestinal tract, skin, urinary tract, reproductive organs, and the respiratory system.
Along with these two homeopathic remedies, homeopaths prescribe nux vomica, phosphorus, lycopodium clavatum, and silicea as natural treatments for IBS.