Herbs for Digestive Upsets Part 1
Creation healing actions that are common too many herbs make them ideal for use when you are suffering from a stomach upset.
- Chamomile – This versatile herb receives anxiety and insomnia, preventing some stress related stomach conditions. Its effects are antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, sedative, tonic and antiseptic. You can drink chamomile tea whether your problems are caused by stress, indigestion or a tummy bug. Buy the tea from a store or make your own using 20g of chorale flowers in a litre of water. Chamomile, ever versatile, helps all stomach upsets.
- Peppermint – Peppermint’s anti-inflammatory, sedative and cooling properties make it ideal for stomach upsets. It releases flatulence, erases indigestion and helps soothe away tummy bugs and colic. If you feel nauseous, drink peppermint from your chemist. Using the fresh leaves in your cooking, on potatoes or in yogurt, helps to balance your digestive system. Peppermint is a soothing herb that will help to settle your stomach and ease pain.
- St. John’s Wort – St John;s wort has been found to be as effective in treating anxiety and depression as prescribed drugs, without thee side effects of synthetic chemicals. It is also useful for stomach upsets due to anxiety. Drink, two or three cups of the tea daily and, if you have trouble sleeping while you are ill, put some of the leaves inside your pillow. St John;s Wort is useful for anxiety based upsets.
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