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Natural remedies for poor digestion, how to survive the holidays
Artichoke herbal tea, coriander and cardamom seeds, chamomile and nettle tea, here are some quick remedies to help digestion.
Sense of fullness, stomach cramps and nausea can be the unpleasant consequences of Christmas’s and New Year’s day dinners and lunches, sometimes too abundant and rich in fatty foods. Fortunately, we can count on good natural remedies to deal with these symptoms. The plants that are the most beneficial and able to improve and support digestion essentially belong to three groups, bitter plants, such as artichoke and dandelion, aromatic plants, for example chamomile, mint, coriander or cardamom, an...
Wild fennel, herbal tea and cosmetics
Digestive, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and antioxidant action, useful in case of stomach ache, cramps, intestinal swelling, cough, it is possible to use fennel seeds also as an exfoliating scrub ingredient for the skin.
Fennel, scientific name Feoniculum vulgare, is an aromatic plant of the Apiaceae family. There are two variants of fennel, the first, of which we will speak in the post, is wild fennel, a spontaneous variety, while the second is the sweet or cultivated fennel. Fennel, properties - Compared to sweet fennel, the wild one shows a stronger antioxidant activity thanks to a higher quantity of phenolic and flavonoid compounds (Faudale et al, J Agric Food Chem, 2008). The main active ingredient of wil...
Digestive, carminative, antioxidant, painkilling, thanks to its essential oils is able to soothe the pain in case of arthritis and results useful in case of PCOS.
Moroccan mint, scientific name Mentha spicata var crispa, is a perennial plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family and is a cousin of the well known peppermint. Moroccan mint has a sweeter taste than peppermint and, for this reason, can be used for cooking as a scented and healthy dressing but also to prepare the famous Moroccan mint tea. Moroccan mint, properties – For what concerns the properties, the leaves of the Moroccan mint, rich in essential oils, result, like peppermint, antimicrobial a...
Blood orange essential oil
Calming and relaxing action, useful to counteract acne and oily hair, digestive and carminative action.
Blood orange, scientific name Citrus sinensis, belongs to the family of Rutaceae. From the peel of the fruit an essential oil is extracted with calming and digestive properties and also able to treat skin problems such as acne. Since this essence is photosensitizing avoid, after its application, sun or sunlamps exposure. Let’s see the possible uses. Anxiety, bad mood, nervousness – Scientific studies (Rashidi-Fakari et al, Iran J Nurs Midwifery Res, Nov 2015) have demonstrated that inhaling th...
Essential oil blends against pot belly and poor digestion
According to scientific studies, able to act against abdominal fat and to reduce waistline and body weight, helpful in case of poor digestion and nausea.
Visceral fat, swollen belly and poor digestion are very common problems and may be the result of several causes, for example a stressful life, a diet rich in refined sugars and omega 6 fatty acids with just a low intake of precious omega 3 fatty acids, fast foods or sedentary life. For this reason, in order to do something against the so called pot belly and trapped wind you should act on both the diet and the lifestyle, with patience and perseverance. But also the essential oils may give a big ...
Vitamins and mineral salts, carminative and digestive properties, useful against inflammation of the intestine and flatulence, antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and even anticancer action.
The caraway, also called cumin, scientific name carum carvi, is a plant of the Apiaceae family whose seeds are widely used, especially for cooking in northern Europe, to flavor different dishes thanks to the taste that reminds that of anise and fennel. These seeds are also characterized by interesting healthy properties, in fact they contain proteins and fibers and are also a source of mineral salts, such as phosphorus, copper, magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron, and vitamins, such as A, B, ...
Coriander essential oil
Antibacterial action demonstrated by scientific studies, useful after a long illnesses, able to regenerate and tone the body, improves blood circulation, helpful in case of problems of stomach, abdominal cramps, poor digestion, fermentations, but acts also in case of rheumatism, muscle pain and joint pain.
Coriander, Coriandrum sativum, also known as Chinese parsley, is a plant belonging to the Apiaceae family. From the fruits of the plant, through steam distillation, an essential oil with interesting healthy properties is obtained, however, this essential oil is contraindicated during pregnancy and breastfeeding, in small children. Useful to bring relief in case of problems of stomach and intestine, it is antibacterial according to scientific studies (Silva et al, Journal of Medical Microbiology,...
Nutmeg essential oil
Anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic properties, soothes joint pain and relaxes the muscles, can be used against back pain, useful to treat poor digestion, flatulence, trapped wind and abdominal cramp, able to regulate the sebum production and for this reason it is useful in case of oily hair and scalp, against apathy, tonic for the nervous system and concentration.
Myristica fragrans is a tree native to the Indonesian Moluccas from which a very scented spice is obtained, the nutmeg, that is the seed of the plant. The essential oil is made from the nutmeg through steam distillation, it is anti-rheumatic, anti-inflammatory, it is helpful for the health of the gastrointestinal tract and acts as a tonic and stimulant for the nervous system and the brain activity, it improves concentration and counteracts asthenia. Nutmeg essential oil is strong and it is contr...
Cardamom essential oil
Tonic, digestive and carminative action, useful in case of intestinal fermentations, digestive problems, sour stomach, helpful in case of bad breath and headache, for a more serene vision.
Cardamom, scientific name Elettaria cardamomum, is a spice belonging to the Zingiberaceae family. From cardamom, through steam distillation of the dried seeds, an essential oil with tonic, digestive, carminative and antiseptic properties is obtained. Let’s see the main applications more in detail. Avoid the essential oil during pregnancy and in small children. Problems of stomach – Cardamom essential oil is useful to soothe digestive problems, sour stomach, flatulence, vomit and swollen belly....
Diuretic, antispasmodic, analgesic, digestive properties, helpful in case of water retention, edema, poor digestion, flatulence, gravel or inflammations of the kidney, activator of sirtuis that is the molecule that mimics calorie restriction.
Lovage, Levisticum officinale, is a plant belonging to the Apiaceae family. This perennial plant has leaves that are very similar to that of celery. The lovage has diuretic, anti-rheumatic, tonic, digestive and carminative properties and, above all, according to recent studies, it is able to mimic the calorie restriction thanks to the presence of substances that promote the production of sirtuin, a protein that helps to speed up metabolism. Why this latter property is so important? Researchers h...
Bitter root from Socino
Digestive, carminative and diuretic properties, promotes the absorption of iron and results very helpful in case of anemia, it contains inulin.
The bitter roots from Soncino are a type of chicory, Cichorium intybus, of the family Astaraceae, the same plant family of dandelion. These bitter roots are grown near Soncino, province of Cremona, Italy, they have an elongated shape, a white-beige color and are characterized by a bitter taste. The most important property of the bitter root of Soncino is its ability to purify the liver, kidneys and blood. These roots have also a carminative effect, that results very helpful in order to remove b...
Digestive properties, against abdominal bloating, diuretic, purifying, antioxidant and anti cancer action, helpful to control cholesterol levels, vitamins and mineral salts, able to prevent bone demineralization.
Chives, common name of Allium schoenoprasum, are an aromatic plant of the Liliaceae family. The herb contains mineral salts such as potassium , magnesium, iron, calcium, selenium, zinc, and vitamins, vitamin A, group B, C, E, K, that prevents bone demineralization, and J. Chives contain also antioxidant substances such as lutein and zeaxanthin and its sulphur compounds are able to induce the apoptosis, that means the death, of cancer cells, as reported in the book “Anti-Cancer” written by dr. D...
Antiseptic and anesthetic properties, digestive and anti-fermentation action, useful in case of intestinal fermentation as well as nasal congestion and respiratory diseases, bronchitis, cough and catarrh, relieves pain and joint stiffness in case of arthritis.
Spearmint, also known as Mentha viridis, is a plant of the Lamiaceae family. It has tonic, antiseptic, anesthetic, refreshing, decongestant, digestive and carminative properties. The spearmint is therefore useful to treat bronchitis, catarrh, flatulence and digestive problems but also joint pain and joint stiffness. The latter application is demonstrated by a Canadian study published in December 2014 on the scientific Journal of Medicinal Food. Thank to these properties a brew of spearmint is t...
Beneficial properties in case of inflammation of the airways, cold, sore throat, a help for the digestion, swollen belly and flatulence, remedy for inflammation of the mouth and gums, speeds up metabolism.
Cardamom is a spice whose scientific name is Elettaria, we know two varieties: green cardamom and black cardamom. Known since the time of Ancient Greeks and Romans, cardamom looks like a capsule containing the seeds, that are very fragrant. To use this spice the capsule should be broken and the seeds, once collected, can be used for flavoring food but also as a basis for herbal teas with beneficial properties in case of toothache, gum problems, poor digestion and inflammation of the respiratory ...
Carminative, digestive, antispasmodic and anti-fermentation properties, help in case of colic, stomach cramps, indigestion, flatulence and a swollen belly, diuretic properties useful for kidney function and urinary tract health, protects the liver function.
Tanacetum balsamita, also known as balsam herb, costmary or mint geranium, is a plant of the Asteraceae family, already known by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, nowadays is widely spread in Europa, Africa and America. It can also be called the Bible leaf, because flowers and leaves of this plant were used in the past as a bookmark in bibles. The plant is known for its balsamic properties, it has indeed a mint-like fragrance, it has also carminative, anti-fermentation, digestive, antispasmodic ...
Digestive action, helpful to restore and improve gut bacteria, remedy to treat diarrhea, meteorism, irritations of the intestinal mucosa, detox properties useful in case of acne, oily skin, anti-inflammatory and cicatrizing action for external use in case of wounds, eczema, dermatitis, aphthae.
The walnut tree has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, disinfecting, cleansing and digestive properties, it results able to purify and regenerate the intestine. Internal use, glycerine macerate – You can use the walnut glycerine macerate to treat disorders such as meteorism, flatulence, diarrhea and intestinal mucosa inflammation but also to help in case of skin problems, such as acne, dermatitis, eczema, oily skin thanks to the depurative action that acts from the inside of the body. Take 30 d...
Digestive, carminative and antispasmodic action, helpful in case of difficult digestion, It gives relief in case of abdominal or menstrual cramps, remedy in case of coughs or bronchitis thanks to the balsamic action.
Anise is a plant from the East and it includes three main varieties: the green anise, the most used for cooking or as natural remedy, in this article we’ll refer to this type, star anise and peppery anise. Anise has antispasmodic and stimulating properties for the digestive system: it is in fact a remedy used to relieve disorders related to difficult digestions such as headache or dizziness or to give relief in case of abdominal cramps and painful menstruation. In addition to this, thanks to its...
Digestive properties, calms intestinal and menstrual pain, remedy in case of flatulence.
Clinopodium nepeta, also known as lesser calamint, thanks to its very similar aroma to that of mint, is used to make meat and fish dishes more tasty, but also to flavor salads and vegetable dishes. This aromatic herb has also beneficial properties in case of digestive and intestinal problems. It soothes the intestinal pains and used as an infusion it is helpful in case of flatulence and menstrual pain. Fresh in salad – you can add fresh lesser calamint leaves in salads and vegetable dishes lik...
Against stress, remedy in case of bellyache, stomach pain, diarrhea, flatulence, painful menstruation, useful in case of migraines and neuralgias, able to heal wounds, skin irritations, remedy in case of toothache, can lighten and strengthen hair, useful in case of conjunctivitis and inflammations of eyelid.
Chamomile is a well known natural remedy. There are different types of chamomile but the most used are common chamomile and Roman chamomile, with very similar properties but Roman chamomile is very rich in essential oils. Let’s see the possible applications of chamomile. Herbal tea – In case of stress, stomach pain, bellyache, diarrhea, flatulence but also painful menstruation you can try the chamomile herbal tea. Boil water, then remove it from heat and leave to brew one tablespoon of dry cha...
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