Carminative:Herbs For Gas, Bloating And Indigestion
Herbs that help to dispel gas and prevent bloating are called carminatives.
Many familiar culinary herbs like dill and fennel are good examples of carminatives; they add taste to foods as well as preventing and curing gas, bloating and indigestion.
Biennial/Tender Perennial herb :
Angelica is a good herb to add to treatments for colds, congestion, and fevers. Angelica root is warming and stimulating to the lungs, helping to ease chest congestion...
Subtropical tree :
Avocados are a favorite food because of the high fat content that gives them
such a creamy, luscious flavor. This puts some dieters off, however, most of
fat is monounsaturated fat,...
perennial herb :
This species of mint has an aroma similar to the citrus Orange Bergamot, but the two are not related. A safe herb to use in both animals and humans. Like most mints, bee balm has a special affinity towards the digestive tract. Bee balm has excellent antib...
Caraway, source of the crunchy seeds atop dark rye bread, is also one of the best carminative herbs, acting to prevent gas and bloating. Caraway is a good remedy for colds and congestion and helps to relax the muscles that cause coughing spasms....
Galanga, lesser galangal, Blue ginger, Chinese ginger
Tropical perennial :
Galangal is a sub tropical Asian member of the Ginger family. Herbalists consider the galangal root antispasmodic and antibacterial, and recommend its use in cases of dyspepsia (upset stomach or indigestion) and l...
Oregano has a very ancient reputation and has been used in both the kitchen and the sickroom since the time of the ancients. Many would be surprised to learn that oregano
is ranked first among the culinary herbs in antioxidant power. Many of the
Perennial Herb :
Peppermint has an antispasmodic effect that soothes stomachaches and relieves gas. Peppermint oil is cooling and analgesic, relieving heat and inflammation while it increases blood flow to the painful area....
rhizomatous herbaceous perennial :
Spikenard root has a mild, pleasant licorice like flavor, often used as a substitute for sarsaparilla, though unrelated botanically, Spikenard is a relative of ginseng....
Herbaceous perennial :
Wild ginger is a native American plant whose medicinal qualities were known to many Indian tribes....
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