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Poor Mom and her Digestive problems.....oh my. Chamomile is a renowned and well-researched herb, which helps in the treatment of many medical conditions. It is a wonder herb whose benefits range from preventing digestive disorders, cramps, the flu, and even asthma.

Here are some facts about the herb:

1. Chamomile serves as a nerve tonic and stress buster. A daily cup of tea infused with chamomile leaves helps sooth tense nerves and anxiety.

2. Chamomile helps with many digestive conditions. The essential oils present in chamomile serve as an anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcerative, and anti-microbial agent. During stomach infections or digestive complaints, chamomile helps heal the irritated stomach lining, relieve inflammation, relax overactive nerves of the stomach, and stimulate the production of stomach juices needed for the proper digestion of food. Chamomile should be taken after every meal and at bedtime for acute conditions and about two to three times a day for less serious conditions.
Here’s how these powerful little seeds reduce gastrointestinal problems and flatulence, a few potential precautions to be aware of and two ways to use fennel seeds to help prevent or treat intestinal cramps, bloating and embarrassing gas.

How Fennel Seeds Help Digestive Problems

In India, dried fennel seeds are incredibly popular as an aid to digestion and have been used for this purpose for thousands of years. A small amount of the seeds are routinely chewed after a meal, both to freshen the breath and to stimulate digestion.
Modern scientific studies on the properties of fennel seeds are showing that their rich volatile oil content is primarily responsible for these digestive benefits and ability to clear intestinal gas so effectively. Compounds like anethole, fenchone and estragole appear to have anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties that relax contracted intestinal muscles and allow trapped gas to dissipate.
The volatile oils in fennel seeds are also believed to stimulate bile for better digestion, thus preventing these problems from happening in the first place. A great tasting fennel tea, or chewing half a teaspoon of the fresh seeds is a simple way to prevent or treat many digestive problems like gas, bloating and cramps.

Regular fennel seeds or fennel seed tea has even proven effective for many people with more serious digestive disorders like IBS.


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