Top 5 Herbs for Digestive Health

by | Updated: July 3rd, 2012 | Read time: 1 minute

As most of us can attest, occasional digestive problems can disrupt your life and make you uncomfortable! Long ago, roots and other such herbs were chosen as spices for food because of their amazing properties that could potentially support healthy digestion.

1. Ginger: an all around super herb is believed to help relieve mild symptoms such as occasional nausea, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation.

2. Fennel: a great spice that has been used for centuries for its potential to soothe minor stomach upset. Fennel may help calm occasional mild bloating and cramping.

3. Aloe: naturally contains essential amino acids, enzymes, and vitamin c which may naturally soothe the stomach.

4. Gentian:  a lesser known herb that has been used for centuries to support healthy digestive function. It works so well because of its bitterness, which may stimulate digestive juices and support the digestive system naturally, easing mild, occasional upset stomach.

5. Peppermint: this wondrous herb may help soothe mild and occasional gas, bloating, constipation, and nausea.