19 Jan How to help digestion
I have always struggled with digestion and for centuries, people have used various herbs to naturally improve their digestive health. To understand why, you must know the importance of digestion.
It all begins when you take your first bite of food. As you’re chewing, enzymes from your saliva begin to break that food down. From there, the food travels to your stomach. While in the stomach, acids and more enzymes continue the breakdown process. Next, it’s off to the small intestines, where absorption takes place. The body takes the nutrients it needs and sends the rest (wastes) to the the large intestine for elimination. This is a very simplified version of the digestive process.
While we all want good digestion and healthy bowel movements, for many of us this isn’t the case. A poor diet filled with refined sugars and trans-fats is one of the biggest offenders that can lead to digestive problems. Recurrent digestive problems can have some devastating health effects.
– Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
– Crohn’s Disease
It’s pretty clear to see why healthy digestion is crucial. So what can we do to improve digestion? Let’s get back to the herbs I mentioned earlier.
– Dandelions are full of vitamins and minerals, improve digestion, and act as a laxative.
– Chamomile can be ingested as a relaxing tea that aids digestion and helps relieve stomach cramps, IBS, and colitis.
– Slippery Elm helps when you experience IBS, Crohn’s, or Lupus.
– Lemon Balm helps ease gas and bloating.
– Ginger Root is a spicy root that enhances digestion and relieves nausea.
– Orange Peel aids digestion, relieves gas, and increases the secretion of natural digestive juices.
– Peppermint provides relief for IBS, calms digestive spasms, relieves gas, and eases stomach pain.
– Fennel Seed relieves bloating, gas, constipation, colic, and irritable bowel movements.
I hope this helps:)