A MIXTURE OF VEGETABLE EXTRACTS (CHAMOMILLE, PASSIONFLOWER, CARAWAY, FENNEL), AND ENZYMES (BETA-GALACTOSIDASE) FOR IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (ibs): AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY ("BIOVES")

Vincenzo Davide Palumbo, Francesco Carini, Emanuele Sinagra, Giovanni Tomasello, Provvidenza Damiani, Emanuele Sinagra, Monica Pellerone, Benedetto Di Trapani, Margherita Mazzola, Andrea Busalacchi, Simone Tomasini, Gianluca Bonetti, Giuseppina Di Gaetano, Salvatore Sardo, Paolo Pirrotta, Bartolo De Luca, Simona Cusimano, Claudia Corallo, Antonio Ciulla, Giulia TomaselloAgostino Accardo, Salvatore Sardo, Vincenzo Davide Palumbo, Antonio Ciulla, Benedetto Di Trapani, Provvidenza Damiani, Simone Tomasini

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Abstract

Summary. Aims: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional intestinal disorder. This syndrome may creates psychological disorders in patients who are affected and severely limits daily activities and lifestyle. Methods: We investigated the effect of the natural product consisting of chamomile, fennel, caraway, passionflower and melissa (Spasmicol®), on IBS patients. For the study, 187 patients with IBS, enrolled by primary care doctors, were treated with Spasmicol® (Aristeia Farmaceutici s.r.l.), two tablets/daily, for 30 days. At the end of the study, patients were re-evaluated to analyse the effects of therapy. Results: After 30 days, patients showed a marked reduction of symptoms (abdominal pain, abdominal distention, stool habit changes). Conclusions: Due to to the combination of chamomile, fennel, caraway, melissa, passionflower and beta-galactosidase, the product Spasmicol® turned out to be remarkedly effective in treating IBS symptoms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)526-531
Number of pages6
JournalProgress in Nutrition
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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