Digestion Support Powder Blend
Digestive system feeling a bit "compromised"
by spicy food
(or perhaps a
poor food choice)? This blend is especially soothing for that “fire-in-the-gut” feeling!
Digestion Support Blend
Marshmallow Root. Very soothing to the digestive lining due to its mucilaginous properties, which means it morphs into a thick, sticky substance that coats membranes. Containing healing flavanoids that are anti-inflammatory, this stickiness keeps it in place and protects the membranes from further damage. Marshmallow root has been used for centuries, even being mentioned in Homer's Iliad 2800 years ago! Good enough for Homer — good enough for me.
Slippery Elm Bark. The "slippery" refers to the mucilage content of this root, which contributes to its healing and soothing action, from entrance to exit (physically speaking). Within this coating, it contains powerful antioxidant phytonutrients that reduce inflammation on a local and systemic level. It is also very nutritious, making it a wholesome food for the weak and convalescent, from infants to the elderly.
Ashwagandha Root. Excess stress can play havoc with one's digestive system, so the stress-reducing properties of ashwagandha are helpful in this blend.
Fennel Seed. One of my favorite flavors, along with licorice root which follows. Fennel is well known for relaxing the smooth muscles of the digestive system to help relieve bloating, gas, and stomach cramps.
Licorice Root. Long used to help with gastrointestinal problems as it can help repair the stomach lining and restore balance. In coating the stomach lining, along with the other herbs in this blend, it helps heal and protect it from the stomach acids, thus helping with mild acid reflux. One caveat —
it has been known to raise blood pressure, so avoid (or at least use with caution) if you have high blood pressure or hypertension issues.