Tormentil aka Bloodroot is one of the best herbal remedies for IBS
USES Bowel inflammation, IBS, diarrhoea
DESCRIPTION The Tormentil herb is a member of the Rose family. It can be found all over Europe, growing in wild woods, moors and grassy pieces of ground.
HOW IT WORKS Tormentil has a high tannin content, which gives it a distinct astringent action on the digestive tract. Tannins bind to the proteins present in the irritated lining of the bowel, forming a layer, which soothes and provides a barrier against infective organisms and toxins. They also slow down the frequency of bowel motions, encouraging the healing of an inflamed bowel.