5 Herbal Remedies for Active Digestive Upset

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5 Herbal Remedies for Active Digestive Upset

Sometimes the time for prevention is long past. Our top five herbal remedies to help calm an upset stomach!

It's inevitable. Every now and again we're going to experience some form of tummy trouble, whether it's from over eating, eating something that didn't agree with us, or a "bug".

Fortunately, Mother Nature has been providing powerful and effective remedies to relieve common digestive ailments for thousands of years and there are plenty of herbal options, both in food form and in supplement form, that can help:

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1) Ginger

This power house helps relieve nausea and general stomach upset. A little fresh ginger just before a meal can also help restore your appetite and activate your digestive juices after you’ve been sick.

Ginger can also help improve the absorption of essential nutrients in the body from food - crucial for recovery after illness or trauma.

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2) Peppermint

Peppermint is great for easing constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, and indigestion. Also great for morning sickness and motion sickness, peppermint helps relax nerves and improves circulation.

Try it as a naturally caffeine free tea, or add it to a bath to help gently bring down a fever without compromising your immune system.

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3) Thyme

This pretty little herb packs a punch - because of its antiviral properties, thyme can be added to meals to help you weather a stomach virus. These same properties can also help to decontaminate foods, lessening your chance of food poisoning, and that stomach ache in the first place!

As an added bonus, carvacrol, found in thyme, has mood boosting effects!

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4) Sage

In addition to treating inflammation and being an excellent remedy for helping to dispel gas, sage can also help strengthen your immune system. Chewing the leaves isn’t the most pleasant experience due to its strong flavour, but this is the fastest way to feel its stomach-calming effects.

5) Digestive Enzymes

Digestive enzymes are natural, plant-derived enzymes that help your body breakdown the different nutrients in your meal, available in both capsule and tablet form. They can be used as a preventative for those with chronic stomach issues, but they also come in handy for those times when you’ve overindulged and want to give your digestive system some additional support!

Talk to a health professional about the best type and brand for you!

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