Reducing inflammation is very important in preventing and relieving intestinal flare ups caused by digestive disorders like IBS, ulcerative colitis, or colic.
Last night in my Herbal Medicine class, we talked about healing herbs that are especially good for the digestive tract. Many of which are what we call carminatives, meaning these herbs are great at soothing and settling the gut wall, aiding digestion. Carminative herbs are also anti-spasmodic, meaning they prevent or ease spasms or cramps in the muscles.
The use of herbs are endless – as seasoning, spices, and even taken as a food on its own. But of course, we can’t forget the use of herbs in tea!