One herbal combination formula that has been studied in IBS contains the bitter candytuft (Iberis amara), a cholagogue (celandine [Chelidonium majus]) leaf and flower, carminatives
(caraway [Carum carvi], peppermint [Mentha piperita], chamomile [Matricaria recutita] ): an anti-inflammatory (licorice [Glycyrrhiza spp.
--Aloysia citriodora: les tiges feuilletees en decoction sont utilisees contre les douleurs des regles, contre le froid et sont considerees aussi comme carminatives
include spearmint, anise, caraway, and coriander.
Spasmolytic action of herbal carminatives
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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 .
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.
(1978) studied in an apparatus specially designed to assess foams in digestive fluids in vitro the antifoaming effect of various carminatives
. The effects of caraway, cinnamon, dill, orange and peppermint oils on gastric and intestinal foams were examined.
Further supportive actions of turmeric, including hepatoprotective, hypolipidaemic, antioxidative (11) and carminative
actions, were also desirable.
Chamomile is what herbalists call a carminative
, that is, a stomach soother, and it's especially good for indigestion.
* Positively influencing infant feeding behaviour through altering the taste or exerting carminative
actions via constituents transferred to the breastmilk.