[YEA] I'm 20 and I'm very active and healthy, but about 4 years ago I started struggling with IBS. I had IBS for 3 and a half years. Being a firm believer in natural remedies I tried everything on earth clinic from Aloe Vera to ACV to VCO, everything you can think of, but to my despair nothing worked. Eventually I started taking Aloe Vera laxatives, and it seemed to work, although it made me extremely bloated and uncomfortable the entire day. I seeked medical help and spent a lot of money on medication, but nothing worked except for the laxatives. My house doctor then recommended that I take these pills every day to get things going and she said that that would hopefully eventually cure it (Bad doctor! Lol). I drank 1 laxative every single day for a year, and when I skipped a day I literally wouldn't go to the bathroom for 2 weeks!
About a month ago I got fed up with this and decided that I'm going to throw the pills away and that this issue would just have to resolve itself. That same week I got a cold and my sister told me that I should try drinking ginger tea as this helps. I decided to give it a try and to my surprise it cured my cold and my IBS all at once! I haven't had a laxative in more than a month and not a day has passed that I haven't had a normal bowel movement. It's simply amazing. I have made ginger a part of my daily life now. I cut up a few pieces of ginger and boil it in water for a few minutes - You can drink it just like that, or to make it a tasty cup of tea I add a cinnamon stick, some honey and a bag of earl grey tea. I don't drink it with milk at all and it's delicious. I definitely recommend everybody to try it, as it literally helps for everything! It has so many health benefits. This is only one of them! Saved-by-ginger!
[YEA] I discovered by accident that ginger took away my mild cramps. I wanted to eat something sweet, but healthy, and picked up some ginger candy in the international foods section in the grocery store. I just let the candy dissolve in my mouth. After eating it, I noticed that my cramps were gone! I looked up some info on web & noticed that it does have anti-inflammatory properties. I do take less ibuprofen than I usually do if I can pop a piece in my mouth every now and then around the time my cycles start.