Herbs in the Pantry
Herb in the Pantry – Herbs that Heal
If you feel like you’ve over indulged already this year, then herbs in the pantry can be just what you need. Gaining Health has some great news for you – it’s never too late to give your body a bit of a clean-up! I’m not talking about going on one of those juice diets; Naturopaths, Nutritionists and in particular GAPS Practitioners work on rebalancing your gut bacteria with delicious ingredients from your kitchen, supplements and even lifestyle and environmental toxicities that may get in the way.
Gut health has long been on the forefront of natural medicine for Naturopaths, Herbalists and GAPS Practitioners as the place to start for a healthy body. In herbal medicine we talk in more technical terms for healing the gut; we like to employ the healing actions of:
- Bitters: Stimulate digestion
- Demulcents: Heals and Sooth
- Carminatives: Relax intestinal muscles and relieve flatulence
- Anti-inflammatories: Reduces inflammation
- Spasmolytics: Reduce muscular cramping
But that’s enough of the technical stuff… Did you know that some of the herbs and spices you have in the kitchen panty right now, including tea infusions and culinary spices, have digestive healing powers?
Here are 6 favourites that are key to achieving a Happy Healthy Gut!
FROM THE PANTRY
So there you have it!
Not surprisingly these herbs and spices are food medicines that heal. Use organic ingredients as much as possible and always store your herbs in a dry, cool and dark place for longer shelf life. More importantly, start using your herbs and spices to heal your gut and importantly your body today!
If you need to fine tune your gastrointestinal system, have digestive health concerns, feeling bloated and lethargic? Book in for a consultation with naturopath and GAPS Practitioner, Karen Green.
See her profile on NHAA website: Board Director Karen Green