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10 GUT SOOTHING HERBS AND SPICES

7th April 2016
Anthia Koullouros

Herbs and spices have the ability to transform beautiful ingredients into delicious and therapeutic dishes. As a herbalist, I recommend herbs and spices in a tea or tonic form but did you know they offer the same benefits in food?

Herbs and spices soothe the gut by acting as:

Carminatives – these relieve flatulence or wind, by relaxing the intestinal muscles;
Anti spasmodics – these reduce muscular cramping, spasms and tension;
Anti inflammatories – these reduce inflammation, which is a response to gut infections, and irritations often characterized as swelling and pain; and
Demulcents – these soothe inflamed mucous membranes of the gut along side anti inflammatories.

The following herbs & spices are my kind of edible medicine. Read the rest of the article written by Anthia Koullouros, author I Am Food for The Juice Daily