4 plants to soften a bad digestion

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Bad digestion-Do you suffer from dyspepsia? Medicinal plants reduce the irritation of the digestive system caused by nerves or food.

The boldo is a great ally to avoid poor digestion. This plant of Chilean origin  contains an essential oil, flavonoids and tannins that deflate and stimulate the digestive tract and favor the functions of the liver and gallbladder.

It is also sedative, so it is effective when dyspepsia has to do with nerves.

The infusion of boldo, pleasing to the palate, is taken at the rate of two cups a day, replacing tea or coffee. Avoid it if you are pregnant or you think you are pregnant soon, due to its alkaloid content.

MARJORAM TO CALM THE NERVES

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The marjoram has the necessary virtues to mitigate nervous dyspepsia. It is sedative, fights the gases and helps you to digest food comfortably. It is also taken in liquid extract or infusion, alone or in combination with other digestive herbs, such as linden. This plant adds tranquilizing properties is antispasmodic and protects the digestive mucous membranes.

The essential oil of the marjoram is sedative, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic. We can infuse the flowering tops of the plant and drink a glass after meals to avoid discomfort.

MINT, ANALGESIC FRESHNESS

Another option for the mixture is mint, which combats the associated headache if it occurs.

Peppermint is very useful against digestions complicated by its analgesic effect and its stimulating power of bile juices. We use its dried or fresh leaves and we can take it in infusion (up to 3 glasses a day), in liquid extract, in tincture or in capsules.

GINGER TO DIGEST BETTER

This root stimulates our digestive enzymes and is very fresh and tasty.

To take advantage of its digestive benefits, we can infuse 3 g of powdered ginger or 10 g of fresh root in water and take the mixture twice a day.

One in five people suffer from regular heavy digestion. The causes can be diverse: heartburn, constipation, swallowing air when swallowed, or the consumption of irritating or allergenic foods, alcohol or sugary drinks and sodas. It is also caused by stress, irritability, anxiety.

Adding spices to recipes is a good way to promote peaceful digestion. The ginger stands out, with a pleasant fresh and spicy flavor. Other effective spices are cinnamon, very useful to calm gastrointestinal spasms, gas and slow digestion, as well as the aromatic cumin.

Infusion to soften complicated digestions

Heavy digestion can become extremely annoying. This infusion takes care of and relieves the annoying belly pain caused by difficult digestion.

 It is a good formula of herbalist, which houses tranquilizing, antispasmodic, carminative and digestive plants, to favor a calm digestion , to relieve the nerves and to combat some associated symptoms such as gastrointestinal spasms, gas accumulation, presence of more or less persistent headaches, nausea and stomach heaviness.

Preparation

Mix the plants on a mat or flat surface and separate a tablespoon of the mixture for each cup of water.

Put the mixture to boil for a couple of minutes. After this time, remove it from the heat and let it rest for 10 minutes. Strain the infusion and distribute it in the cups.

You can add a pinch of rosemary honey or thyme, but it is not essential. The flavor of mint and fennel is enough to mitigate the strong tone of rosemary.

How to take it

To achieve the maximum effect, take two cups a day, after meals. It can be a good option to replace coffee.

Infusion against acidity and reflux

This tisane combines plants with digestive, antacid, anti-inflammatory, antigastrálgicas and carminativas virtues to relieve acidity.

Ingredients

  • 20g of licorice root
  • 20g of salvia leave
  • 20 g of plantain sumidades mayor
  • 20g of mint leaves

Preparation

  • We mix the different plants until they form a homogenous mass. We separate 5 g of the mixture for each glass of water.

How to take it

You can drink three glasses a day, after the main meals.

6 effective ways to end bad digestion

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In Mexico, more than 80% of the population suffers from a problem related to poor digestion. How do you know that you suffer from bad digestion? Because you have abdominal swelling, upset stomach, flatulence and intestinal gas, diarrhea or constipation, these are some of the most common digestive symptoms and for some people seem normal, but they are not.

Of each and every one of us depends on saying goodbye to bad digestion. We just have to learn to listen to our body and, above all, pay attention to it. Here we tell you what guidelines you must learn to get a good digestion.

Eat fruits and vegetables

It sounds obvious, but if you do not eat them, your digestive system will take its toll sooner or later. Fresh products contain a lot of fiber, water and essential nutrients that help improve the digestive process. Experts recommend consuming five servings of fruit and vegetables a day; It seems a lot, but it is easy to reach this amount if you know how to do it.

Learn to select vegetables as a garnish for your dishes and create original salads … not only are they made with lettuce! Choose a different variety of fruit every day so you do not get bored and, if possible, buy seasonal foods, they are more beneficial for health, they are tastier and they come out cheaper.

Healthy cooking

The preparation of food also matters. Remember that the less you manipulate and condiment a more nutritious and healthy food it will be. Before frying a food, try to cook it grilled, baked or steamed, so it maintains its nutritional properties and is easier to digest. In addition, the caloric intake is lower.

Forget about capear or embouch your dishes and leave aside the sauces, so you will avoid adding unnecessary extra calories and fats.

Moderate the consumption of salt

It is important to take care of salt consumption because all foods already have their natural content. Many times, you do not need to add more salt to a food. In fact, excessive consumption is harmful because it promotes diseases such as high blood pressure. If you need more flavor add spices such as rosemary, thyme or basil.

Choose the integral version

In pasta, rice or bread, the important thing is the integral version. The integral foods contain more nutrients than the refined ones of the same group and, in addition, they are rich in fiber, indispensable element to favor the digestion and to avoid the constipation since they favor the digestive transit. Experts recommend consuming between 25 and 30 grams of fiber a day.

Drink, drink and drink

Approximately, 60% of our body weight is composed of water and all parts of the body need it to function. Therefore, to ensure the proper functioning of all biological processes of the body, particularly the digestive, we must drink plenty of fluids and throughout the day.

How much do you have to drink? Experts recommend eating at least two liters of water per day or what is the same from 8 to 10 glasses. If you are not able to drink so much, help yourself with simple tricks. For example, put a bottle of water on your desk to remember that you have to drink and get used to drinking a glass of water right after you wake up and when you go to sleep.

Prevent digestive diseases

Listen to your body. If you have frequent digestive symptoms you may have a digestive disease or food intolerance. In these cases, it is important to diagnose the cause as soon as possible in order to start treatment early. Women usually have intolerance, for example, lactose. This disorder is quite frequent and it is estimated that almost half of the world population suffers from intolerance, to varying degrees. Go to the doctor for any symptoms.

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