Herbs That Can Facilitate Digestion

Herbs have used by human for hundreds of years for treatment of several diseases. Among all reasons that people use herbs to maintain their health, one important reason is that regular consumption of some herbs can facilitate digestion, Even today, some classic herbs are still used as common prescriptions to treat digestive problems in many areas in the world. Some examples of these herbs include wormwood, mint and baogeguo (Pau d’Arco). There are a number of herbs can be used in home herbal remedies for digestion improvement. Most of them can be used alone or be used in combination with other herbs.

Chinese herbalist always recommend Aloe Vera and rosehip for treatment of digestion disorders. Also, flax seed is usually used to maintain the normal physiological process for the human body to eliminate the waste as quick as possible. Sometimes people just use these herbs to maintain proper functions of their digestive system. For example, ginger roots are always used to suppress nausea. Mint family is a group of herbs which are used widely in a variety of ways including healthy food, tea bags etc. As a member of the mint herb family, regular consumption of peppermint can relieve bloating and inhibit the over-production of gastrointestinal bacteria in the body. It can also be helpful for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.

Absinthe has been used by humans for a long time to fight against intestinal worms and liver diseases. It can help aid digestion as well. Thujone and isothujone are two natural ingredients contained in this herb which can help to stimulate the digestive functionality. Absinthe is typically consumed in the form of tea drinking or similar ways. However, you should not keep drinking it for a long time for safety concerns. Pau d’Arco is another kind of herb which can stimulate and maintain the functionality of the digestive system. It can be used to protect against colitis and other gastrointestinal diseases such as stomatitis. Moreover, lemon balm and red clover are herbs which can help to protect the liver from damages from alchocols.

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