When your digestive system is not working properly, your entire body will resent it.

Surely you have felt that discomfort of having to unbutton your pants because out of nowhere your abdomen swelled to disastrous levels. When that happens sporadically, there is not much to worry about. It may be for a small ups digestive and ready, but when it is frequent it is necessary to investigate more.

Especially since, believe it or not, you digestive system It is in charge not only of digesting food, but of absorbing its nutrients. Nutrients that help create hormonal balance, mineral and vitamin. That balance is what helps your body stay healthy and well. If your hormones are not communicating properly, your body is going to complain in all the ways you can imagine and not: pain, rash, malaise, indigestion, acne, hair loss, mood changes, poor concentration, just to mention some .

When you digestive system it is not working properly your whole body will resent it. You may experience headaches, abdominal pain, indigestion, constipation problems, irritable colon, inflation (bloatness) or gastroensophageal flow among others.

The detail is that these are only symptoms and it is not until you work the root that causes them that you don’t see real relief and the root tends to be in your intestines and your liver. But that’s another post … Still, I understand the discomfort you can feel with all these symptoms. Nobody likes to feel like a balloon or have an acidity that does not even leave you breathing.

So as you work the root that may be causing those symptoms, you can support your body with herbal teas or essential oils. Because with pain or discomfort it is impossible to take action.

What can you do?

1. Chamomile and fennel tea for digestion – Chamomile not only induces sleep, but calms your nervous system thus helping the movements of the stomach and intestine to coordinate and to digest better. If you add fennel, a wonderful spice that helps eliminate gases, you have a perfect combination.

2. Peppermint essential oil – helps reduce gases and inflation o bloatness It relaxes the spasms in the muscles of the colon. It also relieves the symptoms of gas and indigestion. The best way to use it is to apply directly to the abdomen – always check on a small area of ​​your body that you have no reaction to the oil – or put 2-3 drops in coconut oil and massage the abdominal area. You will feel the cold area and it may feel strange, but in a short time you will feel much better.

3. Ginger infusion – Ginger is wonderful to support digestion. Reduces nausea and relieves discomfort caused by gases. An infusion of ginger with or after food can help you digest much better. You can also use it in essential oil, that does use 1-2 drops in a base oil as it can be abrasive to the skin because it is warm.

4. Infusion of spice cloves – This was one of the most used remedies by my grandmother when she had what she called “it’s a heavy stomach”. It helps to relax the nervous system and supports the digestive system. Spice cloves are small but powerful. An infusion with only 2 or 3 cloves will be enough to feel its effect.