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Current Trends in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Research Article(ISSN: 2641-1652)

Therapeutic Potential of Aqueous Extract of Carob in Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Volume 2 - Issue 4

Ahed J Alkhatib*

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    • Department of Legal Medicine, Toxicology of Forensic Science and Toxicology, School of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan

    *Corresponding author: Ahed J Alkhatiib, Department of Legal Medicine, Toxicology of Forensic Science and Toxicology, School of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan

Received:June 19, 2019;   Published: July 03, 2019

DOI: 10.32474/CTGH.2018.02.000141

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Abstract

Introduction: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a prevalent disease worldwide without curative and successful treatment. Its etiology is not fully understood. Study objectives: The main objective of the present study was to report the experience of treating patients with IBS using the aqueous extract of carob.

Methods and subjects: Aqueous extract of carob was prepared through roasting and grinding carob seeds to prepare the hot aqueous extract. A total of 9 patients with IBS drank 2 cups of the extract daily for 10-15 days.

Study findings: At the end of the experimental schedule, patients reported positive health impacts. They were more comfortable from medical, psychological, and social aspects.

Conclusion: The aqueous extract of carob can be used successfully to ameliorate the symptoms of IBS.

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