Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Not meant to be an advertizment-- but I am an herbalist.

Herbal Solutions for Digestive Wellness
By Scott D. Olson, ND
November 4,2008

When you have an upset stomach, gas, bloating, pain, or really any digestive complaint, there is an herb that can help you.

While many people reach for a prescription or over-the-counter remedy, these are often not very helpful. Herbs and herbal combinations have been handed down through generations and are foods for the gut that nourish, protect, and improve the functioning of the entire digestive system.
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Let's take a look at some of the more powerful herbal aids that are used whenever you have a digestive complaint.

Licorice has been used as traditional medicine for thousands of years; it is high in sterols, flavonoids, isoflavonoids, coumarins, quercetin, magnesium, manganese, silicon, zinc, and many other nutrients. It is both a nutritive to the digestive system and a healing aid for damaged tissues. read more

What peppermint really excels at is calming nerves; this is especially true of the nerves of the digestive system. Scientists call peppermint an antispasmodic because of the calming activity it has on the entire digestive system. read more

Ginger is better known as a spice, but scientists have been surprised at just how many conditions this herbal powerhouse can benefit. It is packed full of powerful antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients. Ginger has long been known to fight nausea and is also a powerful antimicrobial and is being studied for reducing H. pylori infections, which have been shown to cause ulcers. read more

Triphala, which means "three fruits," is a health and digestive tonic from traditional Indian, or Ayurvedic medicine. Triphala has many properties that make it desirable as a digestive tonic. It works as a gentle laxative and improves assimilation of food for people with weak digestion. It improves the function of the entire digestive system. It reduces gas and can help to improve appetite. read more

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