A recent analysis of all the available scientific evidence found that 3 simple remedies were effective in this difficult-to-treat condition.

They were:

  • Peppermint oil. Relieves bowel spasms.
  • Ispaghula husk, also called psyllium. (Wheatbran – ‘bran’ – was not effective)
  • Antispasmodic medication, such as hyoscine.

All these treatments are well tolerated and are available over-the-counter. Speak to your doctor for more information.
British Medical Journal article


Please note this information was correct at time of publication.
For up to date information, speak to your doctor.

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