Care for Your Digestion with 6 Healing Plants

08 January, 2019
If you have digestive problems, you can try these plant-based remedies. They help you both to prevent and to alleviate stomach problems. They do this thanks to their many properties.

The digestive process is what lets your body get nutrients from foods. And later, it gets rid of the waste that you don’t need.

It’s more important than you think for it to function properly. This is because, among other things, it influences your metabolism, hormonal activity, and your emotions.

The problem is that people don’t always worry about keeping this system healthy. Due to bad food choices, people slow down their digestive system and start accumulating toxins.

This triggers inflammatory reactions in your body. And, you also start to have gas, constipation, and other digestive issues that reduce your quality of life.

Fortunately, we have some natural remedies. Because of their interesting properties, they help to promote proper intestinal function.

In this article, we want to share 6 healing plants that are a good supplement for taking care of your digestive health.

Don’t wait to try them!

1. Lemon balm

Lemon balm is an anti-inflammatory and gas reducing plant. This helps you to improve your digestion and especially when you eat large or irritating dishes.

Its organic compounds help you to reduce stomach cramps, gas, and other symptoms of a slow digestion.


  • 1 teaspoon of lemon balm
  • 1 cup of water


  • Boil a cup of water and add the teaspoon of lemon balm and cover it.
  • Let it rest steep for 10 minutes, then strain it.

How to drink it

  • Drink a cup of this tea after each meal.
  • Drink it when you have digestive problems related to stress.

2. Mint

Mint leaves have essential oils, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory compounds. These help to boost your digestive process.

Using it in a tea is a traditional, natural remedy for gas, constipation, and heartburn.


  • 1 tablespoon of mint leaves
  • 1 cup of water


  • Heat a cup of water, when it starts boiling, take it off of the heat and add the mint leaves.
  • Cover the tea and let it rest at room temperature for 10 minutes.

How to drink it

  • Drink the tea when you feel digestive problems.
  • As a preventative measure, drink it before large meals. You can drink it up to two times per day.

3. Ginger


Ginger has been used in natural medicine as a supplement that fights gastrointestinal infections and constipation.

Its active ingredient is gingerol. This helps to reduce abdominal inflammation and fights the production of excess gases.


  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fresh ginger
  •  1 tablespoon of honey


  • Bring a cup of water to a boil and add the fresh ginger.
  • Cover the tea and let it steep for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Then, strain it and sweeten it with honey.

How to drink it

  • Drink a cup of this tea after each meal.

4. Marshmallow

Natural marshmallow tea is an old digestive remedy.

It reduces inflammation, heartburn, and uneasy stomachs.


  • 1/2 tablespoon of marshmallow
  • 1/2 tablespoon of chamomile florets
  • 1 cup of water


  • Add the plants to a pot with the water. Then, let them boil for 5 minutes.
  • Cover the tea and let it steep for 10 more minutes.

How to drink it

  • Drink 2 or 3 cups of the tea per day when you have digestive problems.

5. Meadowsweet


Meadowsweet is a digestive aid. This is especially true when you have gas, heartburn, and peptic ulcers.

Its calming and anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce abdominal pain, acid reflux, and gas.


  • 1 teaspoon of meadowsweet
  • 1 cup of water


  • In a pot, put a cup of water on to boil.
  • When it starts boiling, add the meadowsweet and turn the heat down.
  • Let it simmer for 3 minutes. Then remove it from the heat.
  • Let it steep for 10 minutes then strain it

How to drink it

  • Drink a cup of meadowsweet tea for breakfast. If you think it’s necessary, drink it again in the middle of the afternoon.

6. Lemon verbena

Lemon verbena is a healing plant with anti-inflammatory and gas-relieving properties. These are attributed to its content of linalool.

This is suggested for relieving abdominal pain, gas, and boosting slow digestion.


  • 1 teaspoon of lemon verbena
  • 1 cup of water


  • Add the lemon verbena to a cup of boiling water. Let it steep for 10 minutes.
  • Strain the tea and drink it.

How to drink it

  • Drink 2 or 3 cups of lemon verbena tea per day.

Do you have a feeling of heaviness in your stomach or slow digestion? If some of these digestive symptoms are plaguing you, keep the remedies we mentioned in mind. Fight these problems naturally.

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