Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) treatment recipes

Ayurvedic Digestive Tea (India):

Traditional Kombucha Elixir (China):

Peppermint and Lemon Balm Tincture (European):

  1. Herbal Rice Porridge (Korea):
    • Ingredients:
      • 1/2 cup cooked white rice
      • 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth
      • 1 teaspoon dried chamomile flowers
      • 1 teaspoon dried dandelion root
      • 1 tablespoon chopped scallions
      • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Instructions:
    • In a saucepan, combine the cooked white rice and vegetable or chicken broth.
    • Add the dried chamomile flowers and dried dandelion root to the mixture.
    • Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    • Remove from heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
    • Stir in the chopped scallions and season with salt and pepper to taste.
    • Serve the herbal rice porridge warm.
    • This Korean-inspired herbal rice porridge combines the soothing properties of chamomile and dandelion with the comforting and nourishing qualities of rice. It can help ease digestive discomfort and provide a gentle meal option for individuals with IBS.
Urinary Infections

Herbs: Buchu (Barosma betulina), cornsilk (Zea mays), marshmallow (Althaea officinalis)

Remedy: Make an infusion with 5 g of each herb to 3 cups (750 ml) of water. Divide into 4 doses and drink throughout the day.

Option: Substitute juniper (Juniperus communis) or goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea) for buchu.

Herb: Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)

Remedy: Make a decoction of the berries and drink 1 2/3–2 1/3 cups (450–600 ml) a day.
Tip: Cranberry juice may be substituted for bilberry decoction.


Herbs: Garlic (Allium sativum), echinacea (Echinacea spp.)

Remedy: Take either or both herbs in capsule or tablet form.

Note: Take in addition to other remedies.
Caution: Do not take juniper or buchu during pregnancy.


General Remedies
Herbs: St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum), lavender (Lavandula officinalis), clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)

Remedy: Apply neat St. John’s wort infused oil to painful areas, or add 20 drops each of clove and lavender essential oil to 2 tbsp plus 2 tsp (50 ml) of St. John’s wort infused oil and then apply every 2–3 hours as required.

Herb: Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)

Remedy: Make an infusion with 25 g of herb to 3 cups (750 ml) of water and bathe the affected area. Alternatively, dilute 20 drops of essential oil in 2 tbsp plus 2 tsp (50 ml) of carrier oil and gently massage into the painful area.

Caution: Do not use on children under 5.


Head Pain
Herb: Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)
Remedy: Mix 1⁄2 tsp of powder with water to make a thick paste and apply to the head.


Herb: Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)
Remedy: Chew a clove or rub 1–2 drops of neat essential oil onto the affected tooth 2–3 times a day for up to 3 days.

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