One of what I call “adjuncts” to the therapy (not treatment, per se) of IBS is peppermint. Another is teas, which I’ve talked about before. This week’s Newsweek has a short article on the researched benefits of smelling peppermint, and, when it comes to IBS, ingesting peppermint. Here is the IBS part of the article:
In this post I will try to outline the basics of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) therapy. The harsh truth is that there is no magic pill or potion. IBS is a condition rather than an illness. I know, when you are in the middle of the current round of bodily “wrongness” that is IBS, you […]
On Sunday night, following Saturday’s three-tea night, I also fixed myself three teas. This time I had one fennel tea using fennel seeds, one anise tea made from tea bags, and one fennel-anise mixed tea, also using tea bags. They were spaced out over four hours, instead of concentrated into one.
I thought, on Sunday morning, when I was feeling better, “How do I know it’s from the teas? Maybe I
Tonight, Saturday night, is what I’m calling a “three-tea” night, remembering the Beatles’ song “Three Dog Night.” Thursday I had dental surgery; today my nicely controlled tummy feels like someone is sharpening knives in it! The antibiotics and pain killers together make for a painful evening. The three teas I took, in sequence, are Galil’s anise tea (available from Amazon), mint tea (there’s a story to this one), and then