Whether stress-related stomach pains or stinging stomach cramps after a greasy meal, it is often the healing effect of herbal supplements such as herbal teas, which can relieve gastrointestinal discomfort. Many natural medicinal herbs and medicinal herbs from the home garden can help with stomach upset. We have put together for you a small healing plant science with the ten most effective herbs for stomach problems.
1) Bitter Loopflower: Regulates the stomach muscles
This medicinal plant has a relaxing effect on the stomach muscles, but also stimulates the mobility of the stomach. That's why Bitterness is a proven herbal remedy for stomach cramps, flatulence and bloating. In addition, it protects against gastric ulcers, inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract and has a preventative effect against gastritis and heartburn.
2) Angelica root: Dissolves stomach cramps
Those who suffer from bloating and light flatulence can calm their stomach with the help of the healing properties of the angelica root. The essential oils and bitter substances of the healing angelica root dissolve intestinal and stomach cramps, thus alleviating bloating and feeling of fullness and also have an antimicrobial effect.
In the form of teas or as part of herbal supplements, the angelica root can develop its anti-inflammatory effect and prevent stomach ulcers. In addition, the medicinal plant serves as an appetizer, if the feeling of hunger due to stomach problems should fail once.
3) Chamomile flower: The classic medicinal plant for the stomach
Chamomile is probably the most tried-and-tested herbal home remedy for inflammation of the stomach and to soothe the gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, it is recommended to drink camomile tea for diarrhea and gastrointestinal diseases.
The mild and healing plant extract of chamomile has a relaxing and soothing effect on the stomach and nerves. In addition, it regulates the production of stomach acid, has an anti-inflammatory effect and prevents stomach ulcers.
4) Caraway fruit: Helps with stomach cramps and flatulence
Many digestive remedies contain caraway. And not in vain, because the healing spice from the Far East regulates gastric acid production and also prevents stomach cramps and colic. The essential oils in the seeds of the medicinal plant reduce the formation of fermentation gases in the intestine and thus counteract flatulence.
If excessive stomach ache and stomach cramps occur after excessive consumption of fatty and flatulent diets, cumin tea can help.
5) Milk Thistle Fruit: Protects against stomach ulcers
The milk thistle has a very special healing effect: it protects the cells and prevents the development of gastric ulcers. In addition, the milk thistle regulates the production of stomach acid and helps with stomach cramps.
6) Balm leaves: For a troubled stomach
In irritated stomach leaves of lemon balm can help. The ingredients of the balm leaves have a relaxing and pain-relieving effect on the stomach. A freshly infused tea from the leaves of lemon balm also stimulates the bile juice and brings a sluggish digestion back to life.
7) Peppermint Leaves: Aromatic freshness for the stomach
Due to its refreshing taste, peppermint is a miracle remedy for nausea and stomach cramps. The enjoyment of peppermint tea prevents inflammation in the stomach and stomach ulcers.
In case of gastritis, the minty medicinal plant should be enjoyed only in moderation, because their high menthol content could additionally irritate the stomach.
8) Celandine: Get a lethargic stomach going
This herb, also called wart, promotes the activity of the stomach. Its bitter substances, alkaloids and flavones have a soothing and antispasmodic effect, but at the same time stimulate the entire digestive system.
But beware: Because of its alkaloids, celandine is one of the domestic poisonous plants. It should therefore not be consumed directly, but only in the form of ready-made medicinal plant preparations, for example as globules, to be taken.
9) Licorice root: Soothing herb for the stomach
The healing plant extracts of licorice root can solve stomach cramps and counteract the development of stomach ulcers. In addition, the medicinal herb root regulates acid formation in the stomach. Also known is the medicinal plant as part of liquorice. However, the bitter-tasting candy is said to have no healing effect.
10) Fennel: For stomach cramps and flatulence
The cultural and medicinal plant from Central Europe has a high content of potassium and essential oils, which have a calming effect on the gastrointestinal apparatus. Because of its mild taste, fennel tea is also often served as a herbal medicinal drink for the relief of flatulence and bloating in babies and toddlers.