Eight effective herbs to alleviate your digestive problems


Good digestion is the key to your health, but unfortunately most people these days suffer from innumerable types of digestive disorders. While modern medicine offers a number of over-thecounter drugs to counter such problems, often such disorders resurface to leave you in the lurch of a permanent solution to your problems. Alternative medicine can be useful in such cases, though you need to be more patient with them and not only need to change your medicine but also your lifestyle along with them. Below we list some well-known herbs to counter your digestive disorders.


Fennel Seeds
Fennel seeds stimulate secretion of digestive and gastric juices. A rich source of Vitamin A, C and
minerals, fennel is particularly useful in treatment of renal colic. It can reduce bloating, improve
appetite and prevent constipation. It can be ingested as a powder or you can boil with water and add
it to your other ingredients of herbal tea.
Ginger is extensively used herb in making tea in eastern countries, especially India and China. Ginger
can solve your indigestion, colic, irritable bowel and appetite problems. This widely known antiinflammatory herb can also be used for treating dyspepsia.
Bishop’s weed
The seeds of this plant have been tried and tested in the east for centuries to relieve abdominal
discomfort that can be triggered as a result of dyspepsia, diarrhoea, etc. Bitter in taste, it is well
known to improve digestion and quell gas related problems.
Japanese have been using Rikkunshito as an herbal medicine for chronic gastritis and dyspepsia. A
combination of eight different herbs, Rikkunshito has been tried and tested for centuries.
Peppermint can help relieve irritable bowel syndrome and can be ingested as peppermint oil
capsules or added it to other herbs in your tea. The unique fragrance would just give a whole new
flavor to your herbal tea.
Licorice root
Also known as Glycyrrhiza glabra, Licorice root is effective in relieving gastritis problems. It helps in
healing gastric ulcers and is a rich source of anti-oxidants anti-inflammatory compounds. It is also
widely used to relieve inflammation of mucous membranes.
Triphala is a combination of three different herbs (that’s why tri-phala, phala means fruit) i.e. haritiki,
amalaki and bibhitaki. Triphala can be used to relieve abdominal pain and bloating, while it can also
be used as a laxative. It is also known for its detoxifying properties.Turmeric
Turmeric can help in alleviating bloating or gas from the body. It controls stomach acid and can be
useful in colitis and inflammatory bowel condition.
Using herbs to alleviate your digestive disorders is an inexpensive and natural way of healing. It
requires some amount of perseverance on your part as these herbs don’t work like modern drugs
prescribed by doctors and take some time to show results. At the same time, they don’t have many
side-effects and are good for your overall health.

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