Top 10 Herbs Useful For Your Digestion


Herbs Useful For Your Digestion

If you are suffering from sleepless nights, because of poor digestion, then its time to try something natural to get relief. Natural herbs are the secrets to improve digestion. Before knowing the remedy for improper digestion, you should know what the signs of it are? Improper digestion is caused because of many reasons, like bad lifestyle, stress, poor eating habits, ageing, ulcers, Stomach infections, Irritable bowel syndrome, Thyroid disease, Chronic pancreatitis, stomach cancer, GERD, and pregnancy etc. the signs of poor digestions include, Burning in the stomach or upper abdomen, pain in the abdomen, Belching and gas, acidic taste and bleaching and gas etc. most of them go for pain killers to get relief from the abdominal pain, which in fact doesn’t help but aggravate the problem by increasing acids in stomach. Hence, using natural and household herbs is one of the best choices to get instant relief. They absorb gasses and help you to relieve from digestive problems. So here are some useful herbs which help in improving your digestion.

Here Are Some Top Herbs Useful For Your Digestion:

1. Coriander Seeds

Coriander is famous for its leaves, but the seeds have a miraculous power to improve digestion. Generally people use these seeds as a medicine [1] . Coriander is used in problems like upset stomach, bowel spasm, hernia, intestinal gas , loss of appetite etc. in some places coriander is also used in bacterial and fungal infections. It is also said the coriander leaves were used by Hippocrates, and other Greek physicians for medical reasons. These seeds are used in Indian, Chinese and European medicine to treat digestive problems. The aromatic oil of coriander contains linalool and other terpinoids which act as a digestive stimulant. Coriander also contains antioxidants and anti inflammatory compounds hence is considered as a safe herb to use.

Coriander Seeds

2. Carom Seeds

Carom is used as a medicinal plant in traditional ayurvedic medicine and also for culinary purpose [2] . Carom seeds are also called ajwaine. They are useful in stomach disorders and flatulence. The seeds are also useful for its, antispasmodic and carminative properties. The plant is mainly cultivated in the parts of iran and india. They are bitter to take and look similar to anise . The leaves, fruits and seeds are useful components of the plant which are consumed.

Carom Seeds

3. Cumin

Cumin is the dried seed of the herb Cuminum cyminum which belongs to the parsley family [3] . Cumin has been used since ancient times for medical purpose. It originates from south east Asia. The most important quality of cumin is its ability to aid digestion. The seeds contain an aromatic organic compound called Cuminaldehyde which helps to stimulate the salivary glands and in turn helps in primary digestion. The other important component present in cumin is thymol, which helps to stimulate glands to secrete acids, bile and enzymes in the intestine and stomach. Thus helps in the complete digestion of food.


4. Mint Leaves

Commonly called peppermint has a wide variety of benefits like proper digestion and weight loss, relief from nausea, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, pain relief, skin problems, allergies etc [4] . Mint is considered as a good appetiser and also palate cleanser. Mint also has miraculous benefits in case of nausea. If you are travelling long distance and are suffering from travel sickness, carry some fresh mint oil which can give soothing effect of nausea. Mint leaves also give quick relief from headache and migraines.

Mint Leaves

5. Lemon Balm

the traditional herb is used by Greeks 20000 years ago [5] . It has wonderful medicinal has mild lemon aroma and looks like mint leaves. Lemon balm is effective in almost all digestive problems like stomach upset, flatulence, vomiting, colic pain etc. it is also used as an effective remedy for menstrual cramps. Lemon balm leaves are used to top drinks, dress salads and the dried leaves are used in tea. You can also eat fresh lemon balm leaves as it is from the plant as they carry good taste and very good aroma.

Lemon Balm

6. Ginger

Ginger is a very common house hold item we use in cooking [6] . It has amazing health benefits. One advantage of ginger is you can grow it in yourr back yard or in a small pot in your apartment. Ginger is a the most common ingredient suggested by grand mom for digestive problems. It also acts as a mood Rejuvenator if added in tea. Ginger helps in toning the intestinal muscles and stimulates the breakdown of food particles. Ginger helps in soothing gas pains and helps in the metabolism of fats . it is also helpful in relieving morning sickness.


7. Fenugreek Seeds And Leaves

Fenugreek seeds are used for cooking and also in medicines [7] . The seeds have excellent health benefits starting from, stomach disorders to diabetes. The seeds are useful in loss of taste, inflammation, improving digestion and many more. Is is said to be an effective herb for constipation and gastritis.

Fenugreek Seeds And Leaves

8. Artichoke

The leaves of artichoke work well with stomach disorders and indigestion problems [8] . This is due to a compound called cynarin which is present in artichoke. This component helps in increasing the production of bile and also helps to speed up the movement of food in the intestine thus avoiding bloating. The major source of fibre in it is inulin, which is a probiotic which is helpful to increase the quantity of good bacteria in the gut.


9. Flax Seeds

Flax seeds are commonly used to help digestion and relieve constipation [9] . A tablespoon of flax seeds can make a difference in your health. ypu can include flax seeds in you sandwich spread or yogurt. You should always take flax seeds with plenty of water as it is a rich source of fibre.

Flax Seeds

10. Cardamom

Cardamom is a rich fibre food helps in digestion. It is helpful in restricting constipation [10] . The aroma of cardamom helps in stimulating salivary glands and produces saliva. It is also helpful in proper bowel movements and thus cleanses the intestine. A component called Cineol present in cardamom is helpful in stomach ulcers by acting against bacteria Helicobacter pylori, which is the main cause of ulcers. Apart from this it is used in healing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), intestinal gas, constipation etc.


Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.