Monday, 19 June 2017

6 Herbs To Support Your Digestive Health

Is indigestion affecting your ability to go about your day normally? Well, you’re not alone. Many people struggle with poor digestion. The most common problems include being gassy, too full, acidic stomach and diarrhea.
The good news is, you can eliminate most digestive problems using herbs. Below are 6 herbs you should consume regularly to improve your digestive health.
Ginger
Ginger has been used for centuries to relieve indigestion. In fact, research shows that it can help treat nausea and vomiting. And unlike most artificial meds, ginger doesn’t cause drowsiness or any other side effect.
Add fresh ginger to your meals when cooking. Or sprinkle ginger powder on foods before eating.
Chamomile 
According to Reader’s digest, this is one of the safest herbs. It has potent anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties that can alleviate common gastrointestinal problems. Some of the digestive problems it can treat include bloating, stomach cramps, heartburn and nausea. I may also note that this herb calms anxiety.
You can take chamomile in capsule form (400 to1600 mg a day) or make chamomile tea. Just buy chamomile tea bags in the supermarket.
Dandelion
Studies show that dandelion leaves or roots are great for digestion and stimulating appetite. Dandelion promotes the release of stomach acid and bile which consequently improves digestion.
This herb also has nutrients which cleanse the liver and improve its functionality. Add dandelion leaves or roots in water to make tea. Or you can add fresh leaves to your salad.
Peppermint
This study found that patients with irritable bowel syndrome experienced 40 percent reduction in abdominal pain and 50 percent reduction in bloating after taking peppermint-oil capsules. And in a Germany study, peppermint was found to relieve stomach upsets in people with chronic indigestion.
Peppermint can be taken in capsule form or use peppermint tea bags to make hot infusions.
Lemon balm
This herb has been used to years to improve digestion. It has potent antioxidant properties which help relieve bloating, stomach pain, and gas.
Making lemon balm tea is one of the easiest ways to enjoy these benefits. Simply add dried leaves to hot water. Or take lemon balm capsules.
Garlic
Did you know that garlic can kill intestine parasites? It can also treat other digestive problems like colitis and diarrhea.
Other benefits include better circulation, improved skin health, and lower cholesterol levels. Remember to add a few cloves of garlic to your ingredients.

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