Supplements for Digestion

Monday, 14 Mar 2011 04:21 PM

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Natural supplements for digestion can be used for indigestion symptoms like loss of appetite, belching, flatulence and nausea.

Papaya contains an enzyme called papain which is one of the best enzyme supplements for digestion. It is beneficial for aiding digestion, relieving heartburn, and for inflammatory bowel disease. Out of many enzyme supplements for digestion, this is the most efficient for treating digestive problems. Enzyme supplements for digestion act as catalysts that speed up chemical reactions in the digestive system.

Whole grain cereals, wheat bread, and brown rice are common natural supplements for digestion that prevent constipation.

One of the commonly used vitamin supplements for digestion is Emblica officinalis (Indian gooseberry), rich in vitamin C. It helps reduce acidity and improves immunity.

Raw Garlic (Allium sativum) re-establishes the natural population of beneficial bacteria in the gut and may cure indigestion.

Licorice (Glycirrhiza glabra) and Devil’s claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) are two commonly prescribed supplements for digestion. They produce a protective lining over the stomach and food pipe and protects them from excess acid.

Blessed thistle (Carbenia benedicta), one of the best supplements for digestion, has traditionally been taken for enhancing appetite and digestion. It is believed to stimulate stomach acid secretion and relieve gas.

Some other supplements for digestion include fresh fruits and vegetables. Five servings of fruit and vegetables provide adequate vitamin B complex and prevent constipation.

One of the oldest supplements for digestion in American medicine is Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) to treat upset stomach and heartburn. It is also useful in liver and spleen ailments.

Other supplements for digestion are the Peppermint (Mentha piperita) plant
and turmeric (Curcuma longa), a common house hold spice,


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