Effect of Peppermint as One of Carminatives
on Relieving Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease [GERD] During Pregnancy.
From a Western botanical traditional approach, combining these bitters with herbal cholagogues, carminatives
, antispasmodics, antimicrobials, anti-inflammatories, astringents, nerviness, adaptogens, antidiarrheals, and aperients (mild laxatives) can possibly address the multiplicity of IBS symptoms more effectively.
Further studies on the correlation between biological activity and solubility of some carminatives
benedictus (blessed thistle) * Actions that may relate to or support its use as a galactagogue; ** Also consider other carminatives
of the Apiaceae family such as Anethum graveolens (dill) and Coriandrum sativum (coriander); tx = treatment(Amir 2006, Riordan 2010) * Many texts incorrectly quote a figure of 5% referencing a 1938 BMJ article, or a secondary reference originating from this source (Riordan 2010).
Herbal treatment employs nervines, antispasmodics, carminatives
and sedatives to deal with the symptoms of IBS (Braun 2005, Bian 2006, Bundy 2004).
Iridology indicators for herbal treatment of the gastrointestinal system reveal the iris signs for the use of bitters, carminatives
, demulcents, immune modulators, laxatives, restoratives and spasmolytics in the treatment of the GIT.
Infusion of aerial parts of a number of Sideritis species are used as tonics, carminatives
, as anti-inflammatory agents, antispasmodics, diuretics and digestives, and in the treatment of colds  and also have nervous system stimulant, sedative, antitussive, stomachic, anticonvulsant and antifeedant activities .