Traditional Herbs for Digestion

There are several wonderful herbs for mild cases of indigestion, tummy ache, or even agita.  (For those of you who are not Italian-American, agita is loosely translated as “nervous stomach.”  In other words, someone got you all riled up and now you have a stomachache.)  Here is a brief selection:

  • Anise  (hence the Italian after-dinner liqueur Sambuca)
  • Catnip
  • Dandelion
  • Fennel
  • Peppermint

Of course, as with any kind of remedy, you need to check with a practitioner first.  Some herbs will be better for you than others, especially if you are already taking prescriptions medications.  And dosage will vary too.  Remember, I’m not a doctor.

If you are interested in herbal remedies, check out Herbalist & Alchemist, Herb Pharm, New Chapter, Oregon’s Wild Harvest, and Gaia Herbs, just to name a few good companies.

Be well!