5 Herbs that Aid Healthy Digestion

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One of the most important components of your overall health is your digestion! Without healthy digestion, you can’t absorb the energy and nutrients from the food you consume, and this can lead to a wide range of symptoms and conditions. Furthermore, from the perspective of Eastern medicine, your digestive system and the organs within it are all interconnected with each other and the rest of your body, therefore, when your digestive system isn’t working properly the rest of your body may also develop complications.


In Eastern medicine, the most important organs of your digestive system are your stomach, liver, and spleen. The stomach and spleen work together and are responsible for the absorption of food, and circulating fluids to the rest of your body. Meanwhile, the liver controls the flow of Qi and blood within your body.


Here are 5 herbs you can use to aid healthy digestion:


Chen Pi

Chen Pi is made from the peel of an orange or tangerine. This herb is beneficial for the digestive system as a whole. But, it can also be used to treat specific symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, bloating, and more.


Shan Zha

Shan Zha is a herb made from dried hawthorn berries. It can be used to treat food stagnation. It is also great for those who have difficulty digesting meats and fats.


Mai Ya

Mai Ya is derived from barley. It can be used to aid in digesting carbohydrates and other starches. If you are experiencing food stagnation, Mai Ya is another herb that can help.


Ji Nei Jin

Ji Nei Jin is made from chicken gizzards. This herb is great for your digestion system as a whole, and can be used to treat nausea, vomiting, diarrhea


Geng Mi

Geng Mi is a herb made from rice. If you experience extreme thirst, fatigue, or diarrhea Geng Mi can be used to treat those symptoms and soothe your digestive system.


Unlike treatments from Western medicine, herbal medications are low risk and effective. If you’ve been having digestion issues, it’s important that you address them before your health is significantly affected. Contact us today, and we can analyze your symptoms and lifestyle to create a custom herbal treatment plan to improve the health of your digestive system.



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