Holidays and celebrations offer us a chance to spend more time with family and friends, and drink more than usual. However, the body becomes exposed to a bit higher stress level at that time.

Our digestive organs present a large piping system which starts from the mouth and ends with the anus. The entire process of breakdown of the food includes many complex processes and the holidays are just the right time for people to have most trouble with the digestive tract.

That is the time when we overeat, the time when heartburn, flatulence, constipation and many other negative effects occur.

Thanks to the plants listed under, especially to those aromatic ones that reduce tension in the organs and improve daily functioning, you can overcome the problem caused by the excessive food intake.

plants for digestion

Effective bitter liqueurs are also helpful, as a cocktail addition or the independent drink.

We present you some beneficial plants and their useful ingredients.

Dandelion (root and leaf)

Dandelion is a traditional remedy for the liver and spleen disorders. It contains so-called sesquiterpenes lactones which stimulate appetite, improve digestion and act as a mild laxative.

Burdock (root)

It was used for the liver, kidney and bladder detoxification in Asia.

It has diuretic and laxative properties. The root contains powerful antioxidants phenolic acids, quercetin and luteolin.

Orange peel

It was used as a heartburn remedy because of the aromatic oils and synephrine alkaloids that improve the appetite and increase the natural secretion of digestive juices.

Seeds of fennel

Seeds of fennel are rich in essential oils and have been used for long in Asia as a medicine for improving digestion, reduce bloating and cramps.

This plant has a very pleasant aroma and taste and can help the breakdown of gases.

Ordinary curly dock

Ordinary curly dock is used as a traditional “elixir of health” due to the ingredients that stimulate bile function and act as a mild laxative. The plant is used to facilitate digestion and liver functions.

Gentian (root)

This plant is the inevitable ingredient of bitter liqueurs which stimulates the secretion of stomach acids and bladder function.

Ginger

Ginger is rich in many beneficial ingredients, such as gingerol and essential oils. This spicy root stimulates digestion, relieves nausea and dizziness and represents an excellent remedy for seasickness.

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