Herbs for Digestion
In Ayurvedic thought, when your digestive system isn’t functioning optimally, your body isn’t able to absorb all of the nutrition and energy from what you eat. This can lead to you feeling tired and lethargic.
Certain herbs work exceptionally well to help warm up the digestive tract and support healthy digestion. Think black pepper, for starters. This herb is a pillar of digestive health in Asia and has been a longtime favorite in Yogi tea formulas.
Delicious, warming ginger is another traditionally used herb for supporting digestion. In Ayruveda, ginger is known as the wonder herb, and it’s no wonder, since Ayurveda uses ginger for a wide variety of conditions, including digestive support.
Lemon also holds a special place in Ayurveda and is the most used and favored healthy fruit in India. With its pleasant sour taste, lemon peel can pep up a delicious tea and stimulate your tummy juices. This tart fruit is Ayurveda’s premier home tonic for soothing heartburn and indigestion.
Maintaining our toasty digestive fires is one of the most important things we can do to stay healthy. Keeping your digestion all fired up can be as easy as cooking with some delicious spices, sipping some tasty teas and using a few effective herbal remedies.
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Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa