6 BEST DIGESTIVE HERBS
Periodically, each of us face with such symptoms as abdominal pain, heartburn, bloating, flatulence and stomach cramps. Eliminate these unpleasant feelings with the help of herbal infusions. They improve digestion and as a consequence – our health.
Peppermint is one of the oldest medicinal plants. Dried leaves of this herb are used to make oil. They contain a valuable ingredient – menthol, which has cooling, disinfectant, analgesic, antispasmodic properties. Peppermint infusions can be used against spasms of the gastrointestinal tract.
Keep in mind that those who have gallstones should use mint infusions and extracts only after having consulted with a doctor.
Ginger is the most popular among Asian plants. Its root contains ingredients that stimulate the secretion of saliva, gastric juice, bile and thus is ideally used for digestion problems. Ginger also helps to relieve nausea and has antioxidant properties.
To prepare the drink, pour fresh grated root with boiling water and infuse for 5-10 minutes. A piece of ginger can be added to the black or green tea, during the brewing .
Rosemary is a very popular aromatic spice in Mediterranean cuisine. Its leaves contain essential oils, which include: tannins, bitterness, alpha and beta-pinene, cineol and camphene. Rosemary helps to relieve abdominal spasms.
Dandelion is often associated only with common weed. This plant, however, contains a number of valuable components such as bitter substances, flavonoids, amino acids and minerals. Dandelion root and herb act as a choleretic and slightly laxative remedy. Due to these properties, dandelion infusions help with digestion.
Caraway is also known as cumin or meridian fennel. Its fruits are used as a spice and as healing components. The essential oil obtained from the fruits (seeds) of cumin stimulates the secretion of gastric juice and has relaxing effect. Cumin is one of the best plants that helps with bloating.
These fruits of flowering dill contain substances that has relaxing effect and help your digestion. To prepare the infusion with dill seed, mash thoroughly the fruits, then – pour them with boiling water and leave for 10 minutes. When it’s ready – filter the infusion.
Be healthy! :)