Each year millions of Americans diagnoses various digestive problems ranging from stomach upset to colorectal cancer. 90 million people in United States get affected with digestive problems, which comprises disorders of liver, gastrointestinal tract, gallbladder as well pancreas. The daily digestive problems people suffering from daily quality life include heartburn, IBD (irritable bowel disease) andIBS (irritable bowel syndrome).
The main reasons causing digestive problems are consumption of alcohol, stress, fatigue, smoking, dietary changes, eating solid or high fiber foods and intake of fatty foods.
Natural Remedies For Digestive Treatment
Digestive problems are common among people suffering from diabetes affecting nearly 60% of people. Symptoms of digestive problems include heartburn, nausea, lack of appetite, constipation, vomiting, abdominal bloating, high and low blood glucose levels, weight loss due to poor absorption of nutrients or pain in the upper abdomen and these symptoms may be mild or severe depending on the individual. Listed below are a few natural herbs helping to treat digestive problems.
Chamomile is an excellent herbal remedy sometimes referred as “mother of gut” helping to stimulate relaxation and treats digestive aids. This herb helps to treat chronic gastric distress such as cramps of digestive organs.
Chamomile contains anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory actions, thereby providing an overall soothing effect on digestion. Chamomile tea works like a charm to treat digestive problems, simply pour one tablespoon of dried chamomile flower over boiling water and drink this tea three times a day for valuable results.
Peppermint belongs to the mint family and the oil of this peppermint is very useful in treating digestive aids such as irritable bowel syndrome. Coating on the capsules allow the peppermint oil to pass more caustic upper regions of GI tract to lower intestines, where it has a effect of smooth muscle relaxant, inhibiting GI contraction, calming digestive spasm, reducing pains, relieving gas and thereby helping to treat digestive problems. Pregnant women should avoid using this herb.
Aloe vera is a perennial plant belonging to lily family and contains a gel that has a long history of use in medicinal purpose.
Aloe vera juice containing anthranoids, flavonoids, 2-alkylchromones are responsible for the effects on digestive tract. Aloe vera juice if consumed in the early morning on empty stomach, it can help indigestion problems.
Fennel is an excellent herbal remedy helping to cure your digestive disorders. The seeds and leaves of fennel help in preventing and treating heartburn, stomach upset, abdominal bloating and constipation, which are all the main symptoms of digestive disorders. Not only this, it also helps in improving a weak appetite and promoting secretion of digestive enzymes. Fennel works best if taken in tea form and pregnant women should avoid using this herb.
Turmeric is a perennial herbal plant and an awesome folk remedy helping to promote healthy digestion through stimulation of bile production.
It reduces bloating and gas in people suffering from digestive problems containing anti-inflammatory properties helping to reduce acid secretion in the stomach. Turmeric is a natural and safe remedy in treating many digestive disorders.
Herbs such as licorice, milk thistle, green tea, lemon balm, bitters and ginger, also help in treating digestive problems.