Give your tummy some TLC with these century old remedies
Humans have been using natural remedies to ease discomforts ranging from digestive issues to restlessness to decongestants for many years.
We’ve all experienced the occasional upset and unsettled tummy, which makes life rather uncomfortable. And when you’re a parent and your child has an upset tummy, it is always a top priority of how to effectively, safely and quickly ease their discomfort.
Three natural ingredients that have been used for centuries to help ease tummy discomforts are: Chamomile
. But what is it about these three ingredients that have been used for so long that make them effective?
is an excellent home remedy for an uncomplicated upset stomach, which may contribute to a lessening of abdominal discomfort. “Chamomile relaxes the muscle of the upper digestive tract, easing the contractions that move food through the stomach and small intestines; this will relieve spasms and tummy cramps” according to Dr.Weil. *
Chamomile often is combined with other natural ingredients such as peppermint, anise, fennel, and other carminative herbs to treat stomachaches, gas, indigestion, and bloating according to Pediatrics in Review
“is a digestive aid and it is highly beneficial to reduce digestive cramping, gas, and bloating. Fennel has carminative, smooth muscle antispasmodic and stomach properties.” Fennel can also be helpful for soothing a variety of other conditions including painful periods and colic, according to Medical News today and Herbal Education.
not only smells and tastes delicious but also has a myriad of health benefits. In addition to helping soothe indigestion and bloating, peppermint has also been used for nausea, diarrhea and menstrual cramps “Peppermint calms the muscles of the stomach and improves the flow of bile, which the body uses to digest fats. As a result, food passes through the stomach more quickly” according to the University of Maryland Medical Center .**
There are many recommended ways for using and consuming herbs. These forms often include, tea and tinctures. But there are now many innovative products on the market available to make taking these herbs a much tastier experience. Check out our Nature Soothie Tummy lollipop
. The Tummy lollipop includes all three ingredients; Peppermint, Fennel and Chamomile in one delicious lollipop.
NOTES TO READERS:
*Do not use Chamomile if you are allergic to related plants such as ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, or daisies.
** Do not consume peppermint if you suffer from GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease).
NOTE: Always consult your healthcare provider before taking herbs or supplements for dosage, drug interaction or possible allergies and side effects.
Pregnant or nursing women should always ask their doctors before using any herbs or supplements.