Herbs Fight Thanksgiving Bloat
We’re in the home stretch, guys!
Thanksgiving is on Thursday and we are gearing up our tummies for some epic holiday deliciousness! We understand that sometimes our eyes are bigger than our stomachs, and that leads to tummy troubles. Simply remedies to add to your feast this holiday season are herbs for digestion. Here is a list of our favorite gas-fighting and stomach cramp-trampling, digestion focused herbs.
It prevents or relieves stomach cramps and calms the nervous system. Chamomile is known for its anti-bloating effects and significant calming qualities.
Lemon Balm is a wonderful calming herb that is used to ease the stomach and encourage healthy digestion.
A warming herb, ginger helps in the absorption of nutrients in the stomach. Ginger is a perfect herb for after your Thanksgiving feast, if your stomach can handle the heat. Some people can’t hang with too much ginger because its warming qualities can be overwhelming for some.
Known to help relieve nausea and stomach cramps, fennel seeds are also in the digestive calming category. The best thing to do for this holiday feast is to add fennel seeds to your delicious dishes! Easy dishes to add fennel to are breads, salad, brussel sprouts, and even the turkey!
Grown around the world, lemon verbena is a versatile herb that has been used to remedy muscle damage to dehydration and intestinal problems. For our holiday feasting festivities, lemon verbena is especially perfect for helping ease a gassy stomach and intestinal pressure.
Dandelion is a common-known diuretic. It is a wonderful herb for easing tummy troubles from gas to cramping and, of course, that “I feel like I might pop” feeling. Dandelion is a great herb to use post your celebration.
This root stimulates digestion, aiding the stomach in its digestive activities. This herb is best when taken 15 to 30 minutes before you devour.
Quite common for aiding digestion, hence restaurants giving you mints after your meal. Hint hint. Peppermint, in all forms, are great for helping your stomach and easing any stress or difficult foods you may have indulged in. Did you know that the reason parsley, a member of the mint family, is placed on your plate at restaurants (besides adding a little “oomph” to the plate) is that it was traditionally used to calm the stomach after meals?
The leaf stalk of this herb is used in salads, the root is used for its traditional medicinal properties. This herb has been used for constipation and other uncomfortable stomach problems.
Last, but not least, Chinese Rhubarb is a tonic for the digestive system and supports the gall bladder and helps remove toxins from the digestive system.
Do you use any of these herbs when you eat too much during the holidays? Keep the conversation going: Tweet us @BioTerraHerbs #tummytroubles
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