“Meta-analyses suggest that peppermint oil is both efficacious and well-tolerated in the short-term management of IBS. A number of Western herbal medicines show promise in the treatment of IBS. With the exception of peppermint essential oil, Aloe vera, and asafoetida, however, none of the positive trials have been replicated.”
The director of Cedars-Sinai Inflammatory Bowel Immunobiology Institute says the severity of the condition may depend on genetic markers and the effects of the gut microbes on your immune system. The most prevalent indication of both IBS and IBD is diarrhea. IBD may also present with anemia, fever, bloody stool and extreme weight loss.