Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Teas and Juices that Improve Your Health

· August 20, 2014
To ease the effects of an irritable colon, we should drink plenty of water, avoid alcoholic drinks and tobacco, and eliminate fatty and fried foods from our diet.

Irritable bowel syndrome (also known as irritable intesine syndrome) is a digestive condition that affects many more people than you might think. It greatly affects the daily life of those who suffer from it, produces abdominal pain and general physical discomfort, can cause chronic diarrhea and, worst of all, there is a high probability that it turn into a chronic sickness that we must learn to live with. 

Naturally, having an adequate and proper diet can alleviate the effects of irritable bowel syndrome, but here first and foremost we would like to orient you as to the symptoms of this condition, in order to then be able to provide you with some examples of juices and teas you can turn to in order to clean your bowels in a natural way once you have a proper diagnosis from your doctor and a prescription that you are to follow.

Always keep in mind the importance of consulting with your doctor regarding any and all symptoms. We can really only give you tips to improve your daily routine, but your doctor’s advice comes first.

Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome

  • Weight loss (although not in all cases).
  • Blood in the stool (although also not in all cases).
  • Abdominal pain, general discomfort, and gassiness that generally passes once you have gone to the bathroom.
  • A sensation of incomplete evacuation of the bowels.
  • Alternating diarrhea and constipation.

We must insist once again that should you be experiencing any of these symptoms you should consult directly with your doctor. There are people who feel fear thinking that they may have cancer and this panic can actually make the sickness worse. Awareness in the face of any illness or condition is a big step for your health, so don’t let the opportunity pass you by.

Healthy juices for irritated bowels

Juice to regulate intestinal flora: Apple and wheat bran.

Blend or juice two apples until liquid and then add a tablespoon of wheat bran. Drink immediately and repeat three times per week.

Apple, pear, and mango juice for constipation.

Remove the mango seed and skin, wash the apple and pears and blend in a blender (you can include the apple and pear skin). This juice makes a wonderful breakfast.

Carrot juice

Carrots are an ideal digestive system regulator, both for constipation and diarrhea. They eliminate cramps and alleviate the gases that form in your gut.

To make this easy juice, you can just grab two (washed) carrots and throw them in the blender, mixing in a little water once they are fully blended. This juice is perfect to have before meals.

Pear juice

In addition to being absolutely delicious, pears are rich in pectin and water, which can provide maximum benefits for normal bowel movements. One washed pear blended with water makes a truly delicious beverage. It is not necessary to peel the pear, as many of the fruit’s beneficial nutrients are in the skin.

Blueberry juice

The incredible benefits of this fruit for the digestive and urinary systems are extremely well-known, and let’s not forget about its incomparable effects in the intestines: it protects the intestine and prevents toxins from clinging to it, thus also preventing the growth of the bacteria Helicobacter pylori.

Healthy teas for an irritated bowel

Fennel seed tea

Fennel stimulates the digestive system, helping to reduce cramps and simultaneously eliminating swelling of the abdomen and flatulence.

Add half a tablespoon of the seeds to a cup of boiling water and let sit for a few minutes before consuming.

Mint tea

This one is refreshing and alleviates abdominal spasms. To prepare, all you need to do is throw a tablespoon of fresh mint into a cup of boiling water and consume.

Lemon balm tea

In addition to alleviating your nerves, lemon balm helps in the digestive process, eliminates nausea and the formation of gases and aids the absorption of food by the intestine.

For this one, you’ll one to take one tea each afternoon. It is perfectly simple and will also help to eliminate the possibility of diarrhea. All you need to do is add a tablespoon of dried leaves to a cup of boiling water and let sit for a few minutes before consuming.

Don’t forget that when when it comes to irritable bowel syndrome, you should be drinking a lot of water and avoiding foods that can affect your sensitive digestive system, such as those with high fat content, lots of seasoning or spicy food, fried food, and dairy products with a lot of cream or an otherwise high-fat content. You should also be avoiding alcoholic beverages and tobacco products. While this may be a complicated condition to treat, you can always alleviate its effects and enjoy a better quality of life through taking care with your diet.