As we get older and deal with the many stresses of life, there is a tendency for some of us to suffer from stomach and digestive problems. While there are many traditional, western remedies on the market to deal with these problems, most contain harsh, unnatural chemicals that stress our bodies in unnatural ways. Fortunately, there are ample Chinese herbal remedies that are available to sooth your upset stomach. Below, we tell you about some of them.
Lophanthus Rugosus: This is a flowering herb of Asia that is scented like licorice and is an attractive option for butterflies, birds and bees. It is considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs in Chinese medicine. It is thought to be a ‘warming’ herb, and it is often used when it is thought that ‘dampness’ exists in the digestive tract. The leaves of this plant are used to boost appetite, boost the strength of the digestive system, and to relieve some of the most annoying digestive problems, such as bloating, nausea, vomiting and indigestion. Lophanthus rugosus also has been used by women for centuries to combat morning sickness.
Orange Peel: The bitters that are found in the peel of this delicious fruit are thought to stimulate appetite in those that have been in bed for long periods. Also, the peel is a good source of pectins that will help to nourish the bacteria in your large intestine that help to break down food and eliminate waste from the body. Also, herbalists use orange peel to deal with belching, bloating and flatulence.
Codonopsis Root: This is a perennial plant that originated in Asia, and it has lovely purple flowers with deep green leaves. In ancient China, the codonopsis root was provided to those who had problems with vomiting, loss of appetite or nausea. Also, it was given to people who were believed to have general problems with their digestive system. In modern uses, herbalists choose this root to improve the function of the spleen and to reduce secretion of pepsin in your stomach. This will cause your food to slow down in the digestive system. Therefore, codonopsis root can help to prevent peptic ulcers that may occur when you have a loss of appetite, diarrhea or vomiting.
Cardamom Fruit: This is an herb that is related to ginger and was originally grown in India. This fruit has long been thought to aid in hypertension, but it also is thought to be useful to aid in digestion. And, some herbalists use it today to stimulate the appetite and to deal with the symptoms of many stomach disorders.
If you are suffering from any sort of gastrointestinal problem, we do not recommend that you take any traditional over the counter medicine that you will find in most western drug stores or supermarkets. These drugs have many harsh, unnatural chemicals that can actually cause more problems in your body than they help. We recommend Siang Sha Yang Wei Pills, which will help to support optimum function of your digestive system. Please take 7-8 pills three times per day with warm water.