Herbs and Spices to Aid Proper Digestion

Herbs and Spices to Aid Proper Digestion

Anise – is good for problems of flatulence and colic.

Basil – is used for indigestion, cramps, nausea and vomiting.

Bay – is helpful in preventing gas and indigestion when added to soups or beans.

Caraway – can be taken for indigestion, gas and colic. It prevents griping.

Cardamom – is used as a carminative to treat indigestion and gas.

Cayenne – is a carminative and an antispasmodic. It helps to prevent indigestion.

Cinnamon – is a demulcent and a carminative which makes it effective in relieving indigestion, gas, diarrhea and dysentery.

Cloves – improve digestion, treat flatulence, vomiting and nausea.

Coriander – is a carminative which prevents griping when used in laxative formulas.


Cumin – prevents and relieves gas.

Fennel – is a carminative and an antispasmodic used to prevent griping when used in strong laxative formulas.

Garlic – is a good general antispasmodic and carminative.

Ginger – benefits the stomach and the intestines. It is used for indigestion, cramps and nausea.

Marjoram – is an antispasmodic and a carminative that can relieve severe abdominal cramping.

Nutmeg – is a good aid to digestion and can relieve nausea.

Rosemary – is useful for indigestion, colic, nausea and gas.

Thyme – is helpful in instances of diarrhea, chronic gastritis, and lack of appetite.

More can be done, however, than simply adding bay leaf and thyme to a pot of beans; or adding garlic, anise and basil to some spaghetti sauce. Herbs can be used for direct relief of acid indigestion, gas, and heartburn—and to promote good digestion, in general.

(Source: Jude’s Herbal Home Remedies)

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