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herbs & spices for digestion

6 herbs and spices to fire up your digestion

The body digests food every time we eat something. Your body is continuously working to provide you with nutrition and energy. this process where food breaks down assimilates to provide energy to the body is known as digestion.

An individual’s digestion strength depends on the combination of the three doshas. They are The Vata dosha, the Pitta dosha, and the Kapha dosha. I have already explained their importance in my previous blogs. Ayurvedic syrups for the digestive system bring a ray of hope for those suffering from indigestion.

The fast-food available at ease is responsible for the suffering of many. With constant and easy digitization many adults and kids suffer from indigestion. Other factors that are responsible can be:

  • Daily work stress
  • A sedentary lifestyle
  • Easy access to packaged and frozen food.
  • Irregular eating habits
  • Serious eating disorders

Let us look into the symptoms of indigestion:

  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

Indigestion shrinks gut health. This further increases an individual’s uneasiness. Thus to save you from discomfort and pain associated with the same we have compiled some ayurvedic herbs and spices. Kindly go through them and incorporate them into your daily routine.

Black pepper or Kali Mirch:

Black pepper is rich in compound piperine. It catalyses the process of digestion. Not only that it also promotes stimulation of enzymes in the stomach. It helps in the digestion of proteins. It is also why all the recipes of meat all over the world use salt and pepper for marination. Generally, ayurvedic syrups for indigestion contain

black pepper.

Cumin or jeera:

This is the most common and well-known spice in India. Used in an array of dishes it has a distinct flavour to it. It is widely used in many Indian and Indo-Chinese dishes.

Not only the flavour but cumin seeds have a wide variety of benefits when it comes to digestion. Practitioners of Ayurveda claim that jeera seeds instantly relieve one suffering from bloating. The anti-inflammatory properties of cumin reduce abdominal pain and related tummy discomfort.

Drinking cumin-soaked water stimulates the secretion of digestive enzymes. It also accelerates the process of digestion. cumin helps to fight gut-related issues.

Fenugreek or methi:

It is a common spice found in most Indian households. The methi seeds are rich in fiber and anti-oxidants. They have the power to catalyse digestion naturally. Further, it flushes out all harmful and unwanted toxins out of the body.

Methi has a special lubricating property that helps the gut, stomach, and intestines. It cools down and soothes the lining of the above-mentioned organs.

An added benefit of fenugreek seeds is that they help to lose those extra kilos around the belly.

Moonseed or Giloy:

Moonseed or giloy is a glorious ayurvedic herb known for its purification properties. It is especially popular amongst Indians. Known for purifying blood and resisting the entry of bacteria into the body. The antioxidant property of giloy helps in boosting immunity and aids in the digestion process.

Fennel or saunf:

Fennel or saunf is known for its digestive properties. People consume saunf at the end of meals to aid in the digestive process. Consumption of fennel seeds relieves you from gas, bloating, and gripping. Fennel seeds aid in relieving nausea and acid refluxes in the lining of the digestive system.

Clove or laung:

Clove is composed of eugenol oil. It is popular for its antiseptic, anaesthetic, antioxidants, and astringent properties. It is also known as ‘Kaphahar’ in Ayurveda. It maintains a balance between Kapha and the dosha. Cloves are essentially carminative in nature and prevent the formation of gas in the GIT.

Take away:

Incorporating these herbs and spices can lead to better health. It is a natural way of treating the most common issues. You should also contact a physician if needed and along with those medicines, you can have these home remedies.

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