Got Stomach Aches and Pains? We Have 12 Herbal Solutions that Work!

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4. Coriander

Coriander, also known as cilantro, is the super tasty herb that is a relative of the parsley family. Coriander has powerful effects on the digestive system and can relieve bloating, gas, heartburn, nausea, and upset stomach. Coriander is also believed to promote better bowel movements. Coriander is often used in other countries, such as Germany, as a treatment for mild gastrointestinal pain, excess gas, and dyspeptic problems.


5. Lavender

You might only think lavender is a pretty scent for sachets, but lavender has potent healing compounds as well. The two main active ingredients in lavender, linalyl acetate and linalool, are what give this flowering herb its gastro protective properties. When ingested, lavender oil was found to protect the stomach from ulcers. When used in aromatherapy, lavender has been shown to have strong analgesic effects. It can also stop menstrual cramps and diarrhea.


6. Thyme

This delicate herb can help relieve gas, stomach pains, gastritis, and upset stomachs with ease. It is also known to promote improved digestion. Consumed regularly, thyme can help reduce irritable bowel syndrome symptoms and colic. Thyme relaxes the stomach muscles, which helps to stop problems such as chronic gastritis and indigestion. Thyme also has beneficial nutrients such as chromium, calcium, iron, and vitamin K.

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