Suffering from poor digestion? Try these five herbsLast updated on Sep 30, 2019, 07:20 pm
A well functioning digestive system is crucial for overall good health.
But modern lifestyle and unhealthy dietary choices take a major toll on our digestive well-being.
And poor digestion is a virtual invitation to many health issues such as bloating, irritable bowel movements and weight gain, among others.
Although medicines are easily available, here are five herbs that can help boost your digestion.
Ginger: Provides relief from digestive issues, fights hangovers
Popular for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and soothing properties, ginger is a herb that can't be missed out on, as far as digestion is concerned.
The wonder herb helps remove build-up of toxins, eases indigestion, gas, nausea, and food allergies.
It's also a great remedy for morning-sickness and even hangovers.
Add ginger slices to salads, or sip on some ginger tea to reap its benefits.
Turmeric: Relieves inflammation and bloating, boosts digestion
Turmeric is a commonly found ingredient in Indian kitchens.
Rich in antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, this famous yellow herb is known to reduce inflammation and relieve bloating, thus enhancing digestion.
Not only that, studies have shown that a compound in turmeric called curcumin may help lower risk of dreadful health issues like heart disease and diabetes.
Try preparing healthy turmeric milk regularly.
Fennel: Eases heartburn, indigestion and upset stomach
Fennel has so many digestive health-boosting benefits that one simply can't say no to it.
It can help relieve heartburn, indigestion, nausea, upset stomach and diarrhea.
It can also normalize blood sugar levels and fight off sugar cravings.
Apart from that, consumption of fennel is known to purify blood, regulate blood pressure, improve eyesight, enhance skin health and even aid in weight loss.
Chamomile and Peppermint: For enhanced digestive health
Chamomile: The calming nature of chamomile can help reduce heartburn and acidity, thereby improving digestion. Moreover, it can also help heal ulcers. So, sip on chamomile tea regularly and see results.
Peppermint: Refreshing and soothing peppermint is yet another herbal remedy for better digestion. It can help provide relief from stomach-ache, indigestion, gas, bloating, and Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), among other issues.