10 plants to ease digestion

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We are only too familiar with the sensation of discomfort after a meal, proof that our bodies are having difficulty digesting what we have eaten. And this can happen to absolutely anyone. It is in fact a very common problem, but that doesn’t make it any less unpleasant. It can manifest in several ways: pain, cramps, constipation, flatulence, etc. Fortunately, Granny and her plants are ever ready to come to your rescue, and here are 10 of the best plants to help you digest your food more easily.

1) Cumin

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Cumin is a great natural antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory. If you are constipated or are having trouble with digestion, massage your tummy before the meal with a mixture made of 1 to 2 drops of cumin essential oil and honey or vegetable oil.

2) Turmeric

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In the case of vomiting (or just nausea), or if you are suffering from abdominal pain, you can turn to turmeric. Bring 150 mls of water to the boil. Add 1 to 1.5 grams of turmeric and allow the mixture around ten minutes to infuse. Drink a cup or two per day.

3) Verbena

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Verbena is good for stimulating digestion in the case of stomach cramps. You simply need to leave 6 leaves to infuse in a cup of hot water for ten minutes, to obtain a herbal tea that promotes digestion.

4) Peppermint

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Peppermint helps with digestion thanks to its ability to help the muscles relax. Add 10 leaves to a cup of hot water and wait ten minutes before drinking it (to allow it to infuse). Strain it and drink it before a meal.

5) Black radish

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Black radish is highly detoxing and can help re-establish normal functioning of the liver, in order to ensure better digestion. Over a maximum of 5 days, consume 1 teaspoon of black radish juice 2 to 6 times per day (depending on your needs).