digestive aid

April 7, 2018

Digestive Aid / Nausea / Constipation

Digestive aids can be gastro-protective, anti-inflammatory, and/or improve elimination.  Key herbs include peppermint, ginger, and fennel, slippery elm, aloe, and licorice. For indigestion, sniff peppermint oil, chew fennel seeds, or drink ginger tea. For constipation, eat more fiber, stay hydrated, and exercise. For diarrhea, keep hydrated and try probiotics. For […]
April 11, 2018

Digestive Aid Dried Fruit Compote Recipe

This spicy and fruity Digestive Aid Dried Fruit Compote Recipe helps get the system moving. Packed with dry fruit and spices, it tastes delicious as well. Digestive Aid Dried Fruit Compote Recipe Ingredients: 2 Cups of dried fruits of your choice: raisins, apricots, prunes, cranberries, peaches, etc.  Prunes are especially effective […]
May 13, 2018

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) Research

Latin Name: Foeniculum vulgare Family: Apiaceae Fennel seeds can be made into a tea to reduce digestive upset and coughing.  The herb also has an estrogenic effect that may help with painful menstruation and menopausal symptoms.  Further, fennel has shown insecticidal, anti-parasite, and repelling potential.  In vitro research has found the […]
April 19, 2021
Ginger aroma

The Aroma of Ginger Essential Oil for Digestive Complaints

By Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT This article originally appeared in the NAHA Journal (Winter 2019) and it is republished here according to the NAHA Writer Guidelines 2019-20 copyright statement. You may be wondering, “How can an aroma help reduce indigestion…wouldn’t it be more effective to ingest a […]