Posted by: naturalfastweightloss | January 19, 2010

herbs for digestion

There are many herbs for digestion which can help us digest our food.

There are many herbs for digestion, which help us assimilate our food better, allowing us to absorb more nutrients then regularly.

When we decide to lose weight and start to change our diets, from eating junk and low quality food to higher quality organic food, taking some herbs for digestion is a good way to help our bodies build a stronger digestion.

Herbs are not the only thing which can help our digestion; there are also some different types of herbal supplements out on the market which help for building a better digestive environment.

Here is a great list of before and after stomach helpers for our digestion, to help in the task of breaking down food into nutrients we can properly absorb.

Lemons Lemons. Drinking a little lemon juice in hot water 20 minutes before a large protein meal will help our digestion in breaking down the food properly. Lemon juice squirted on some foods like rice or in soups is good, also.
Sweet fennel Fennel. Taking a pinch of fennel seeds after every meal helps the digestion in its process of assimilation. It helps stomach gas be dispelled and gives a good smell to our breath.

Peppermint. This plant is used primarily for treating indigestion, flatulence (gas), and colic. It is usually taken in a warm tea prepared from the leaves. One cup slowly sipped brings prompt relief. Peppermint can also be used as a pleasant flavor for after eating.

American peppermint oil contains from 50 to 78 percent of free menthol and another 5 to 20 percent of various combined forms (esters) of menthol. These components are also responsible for peppermint’s ability to stimulate the bile flow and promote digestion.

Digestive aids: We can also take a number of different types of digestive aids listed below, these are not herbs for digestion but different types of roots or enzymes.
Acidophilus Acidophilus. This is the friendly bacteria which lives in our intestine and keeps the harmful bacteria in check. If we use antibiotics, drugs, many times or drink chlorinated water and eat too many processed foods our bodies number of friendly bacteria in our intestine start to reduce. This paves the way for harmful bacteria to increase in number and cause disease.

Some people also have an intolerance to lactose, or dairy products. Acidophilus produces the enzyme lactase, which corrects this lactose intolerance problem. Acidophilus also produces B vitamins in the body, helps to cure bad breath, reduces cholesterol and also inhibits Candida albicans and prevents yeast infections.

Aloe Vera Aloe Vera juice. These plants are great herbs for digestion. The juice is rich in sulphur and 200 other nutrients. Aloe Vera juice aids the digestion and absorption of nutrients, helps control blood sugar, increases energy production, promotes cardiovascular health, improves liver function, and boosts the immune system.
Ginger Ginger. This plant aids in digestion from beginning to end. It is known as a sialagogue which promotes the secretion of saliva and thus, stimulates appetite. Ginger has been used for upset stomach and nausea. It aids in the digestion of proteins due to its high content of protease, an enzyme that helps break down proteins. The aromatic qualities of ginger also assist the digestive process.

Ginger stimulates the gastrointestinal mucous membranes, expels gas from the stomach and bowels. It increases the tone of the muscles and stimulates peristalsis. It is often added to laxative formulas to prevent gripping.

Green Papaya Green Papaya Digestive Aid. This aid is grown in the lava fields of Hawaii. Papaya is picked in a mature, green state because it is rich in two important enzymes that break down proteins, called Papain and Chymonpapain. The enzymes have a very powerful digestive action.

The enzymes are stable in the same range of acidity as the human gastric environment (1.0 to 1.8 pH). These enzymes are most concentrated when the fruit is picked green. After a Papaya is picked, its enzymes start to dissipate as the fruit ripens and are not found at all in ripe papaya.

Therefore, to offer the best concentrate and benefit of these enzymes, the papayas are picked green, cleaned, dried and processed before the fruit is allowed to ripen. Green Papaya taken regularly can also minimize the formation of ulcers in the human stomach.

Garlic Garlic. This plant is a very good food for the digestive system. Garlic exercises a beneficial effect on the lymph. It aids in the elimination of toxic waste matter in the body. It stimulates peristaltic action and the secretion of the digestive juices.

Garlic is an excellent agent as a worm killer. And also has a soothing effect on different forms of diarrhea. In addition, problems such as colitis, dysentery and many other intestinal upsets can be successfully helped with fresh garlic or garlic capsules.

Garlic has the ability to destroy harmful bacteria in the intestines without affecting the beneficial organisms which aid digestion.

Parsley Parsley This plant is in the category for herbs for digestion. It is great for odor absorbing and oxygenating chlorophyll. It is diuretic and is used in herbal formulas to build internal organs including kidney, thyroid, liver and prostate.

Parsley is a great digestive aid. It improves digestion and reduces cramping and gas after meals. Parsley also is a diuretic that helps get rid of excessive water. It provides plenty of potassium to balance the frequent excess of sodium in salt users.

This list of herbs for digestion is only a small part of many different kinds of herbs, roots, minerals and more which can help us with our digestive systems, allowing us to lose weight fast naturally.



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