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Herbs Good for the Stomach

Dr. Gulneer Puri    31-12-2019 Consult


Stomach aches, ulcers and other digestive upsets can occur to anybody and could be due to the growth of bacteria in the stomach or perhaps can be a result of something you ate. No matter what the reason of your stomach problem is, going for herbs can provide relief to your stomach. However, make it a rule of thumb to check with your doctor if you are using herbal remedies.


1. GARLIC

This herb has been used for medicinal purposes for a long time. It's helpful in treating stomach bacteria due to its antimicrobial activity, parasites and fungi. Its properties may also help in protecting against cancer and decreases high blood pressure and cholesterol.



2. TURMERIC

Turmeric is a wonderful herb that aids in relieving upset stomach caused by bacteria as it has anti-inflammatory properties that may treat digestive and reproductive disorders as well. It's also used as an agent to cleanse the toxins and parasites that cause flatulence, constipation, and other stomach problems.


3. GREEN TEA

Another quick home remedy can be a cup of green tea. Green tea contains compounds that may help to settle your stomach and relieve bloating and gas. Add few drop of extract of the green tea bag to a glass of water may also help you relax and digest the food more efficiently.

 

4. PEPPER MINT

Pepper mint is one of the most popular herbs from the mint family. It makes an excellent addition to your herbal tea and is helpful in treating almost all types of stomach problems. It soothes the stomach and esophagus by triggering the body to release mucilage. You can prepare the herbal tea by adding dried or fresh peppermint to the boiling water and stepping and straining.


5. GINGER

Whenever a stomach virus lays you down, add ginger to your diet or drink ginger tea to fight against the variety of stomach ailments. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center ginger rhizome has been used as a home remedy to calm the stomach. Ginger can be used almost in any form to soothe the upset stomach.


6. ALOE VERA

Aloe vera has so many benefits that it is used widely as a natural remedy for several problems. It can also be very effective in relieving stomach problems. Drink aloe vera juices for quick relief.

 

7. BASIL

Basil can relieve gas and soothe stomach upsets. The wonder herb from your kitchen contains an amazing compound called eugenol, which has been shown to help ease muscle spasms. All these herbs can provide relief to your upset stomach.

 

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