Antispasmodic herbs are used to prevent spasms and cramps of the back, stomach, intestine and bladder by helping to suppress or smooth muscle contraction.
Drug and chemical type of antispasmodics are used for smooth muscle contraction, especially in tubular organs of the gastrointestinal tract. The effect is to prevent spasms of the stomach, intestine or urinary bladder. Two of these, dicyclomine and hyoscyamine, are antispasmodic due to their anticholinergic action, yet bothoth of these drugs have general side effects and can worsen gastroesophageal reflux disease. One solution is long used natural herbal remedies.
Antiseptics help to prevent and counteract infection and the formation of pus by inhibiting the growth of the infectious organisms.
One example is Peppermint Oil. Peppermint oil has been traditionally used as an antispasmodic and a number of studies on the topic have concluded that it "could be efficacious for symptom relief" in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and showed it is an effective antispasmodic. Most forms of Cannabis Indica are considered a highly effective antispasmodic as well as the flower Liatris, (blazing star).
Antispasmodic herbs that act on the respiratory system may be useful to treat asthma. Many herbs with sedative or hypnotic effects are also antispasmodic.
Some Antispasmodic Herbs used are