Which complementary medicines work in IBS?

A number of alternative therapies are worth trying in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, according to a new review of the evidence.

Probiotics, synbiotics, psyllium and some herbal medicinal products, in particular peppermint oil, show efficacy over placebo in easing IBS symptoms, the review found.

Synbiotics – dietary supplements that combine prebiotics and probiotics – also seem to be helpful in