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5 herbs that help heal gut | The Indian Express

5 herbs that help heal gut

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While a healthy lifestyle is one of the factors for a healthy gut, including certain herbs in the diet may boost the overall functioning of the gut

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"If your digestive health is compromised, your body loses its ability to utilise nutrients and unlock energy," wrote Lovneet Batra, a nutritionist, in her Instagram post

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Triphala Triphala is a herbal blend of three plants: amla (Indian gooseberry), Bibhitaki, and Haritaki. Haritaki is known to support healthy bowel movements and gut health. Bibhitaki, brings a gentle laxative action, and amla helps to balance the stomach acid levels and make the gut alkaline

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Licorice root Licorice is a popular dietary herb that helps support digestion and soothe the stomach. This is because licorice contains a compound called glycyrrhizin, which maintains acid balance in the stomach for comfort and relief

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Mint Menthol, a compound in mint helps alleviate Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms through its relaxing effects on the muscles of the digestive tract

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Ginger Compounds in ginger, known as gingerols and shogaols, can help stimulate stomach contractions and emptying. Thus, it may help with nausea, cramping, bloating, gas, or indigestion

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Aloe vera Aloe vera is considered to be a natural laxative. The aloe leaf innards are rich in compounds and plant mucilage. Topically, they may help alleviate inflammation of the digestive tract

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