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SETTLE digestive upset with this calming ‘tea trick’

You could seem cool, calm, and collected on the OUTSIDE…

But on the INSIDE… it’s mutiny!

If you’re not experiencing “smooth sailing” with your digestion

And it’s more than your stomach that’s upset

There’s a soothing herb you need to know about.

It might appear to be just a humble flower

But LOCKED inside of it is more power than meets the eye.

SUBDUE a raging gut

If you’ve ever experienced any anxiety… or had trouble sleeping… you may have turned to a calming cup of chamomile tea.

But this “tea trick” can do more than settle you down for the night.

I can also settle your upset stomach!

I’m talking specifically about German chamomile (Matricaria recutita, a.k.a. Matricaria chamomilla).

A member of the daisy family, this flower was originally native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa… and has been cultivated at least since 500 BC.

It’s been incorporated into the ancient medicinal practice of Ayurveda

And it’s considered to be one of the 9 sacred herbs of the Anglo-Saxons

German chamomile has now spread throughout the world…

And DOZENS of countries have included it in their official lists of medicines (a.k.a. pharmacopoeias)…

From France and Italy… to the Netherlands and Switzerland… and even Hungary and Russia.

In Germany, it’s one of the most important medicinal plants — one that’s been approved by that country’s Commission E.

And not just for digestion.

In fact, Germans consider chamomile a cure-all… calling it alles zutraut, meaning “good for everything.”

Now, German settlers did bring chamomile to THIS country… where its status as natural medicine THRIVED in the 19th century…

But most American docs have COMPLETELY forgotten about it!

That’s a shame… because chamomile has CENTURIES of traditional use showing how it can help relieve digestive complains.

And not just indigestion and gas… but also irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)!

It serves MULTIPLE functions to support healthy digestion, including…

  • antispasmodic, to ease cramping
  • mildly laxative
  • antioxidant, which helps calm diarrhea
  • anti-inflammatory, and
  • antibacterial, as it can inhibit pylori infections.

The key seems to be in its content of the flavonoid apigenin

As well as the anti-inflammatory compound known as bisabolol.

Besides BANISHING inflammation, bisabolol also works by decreasing pepsin, a digestive enzyme that works with hydrochloric acid in the stomach to break protein molecules into smaller pieces.

Now, you need SOME pepsin in order to digest your food…

But EXCESS amounts of it can contribute to reflux and the resulting tissue damage to your “food tube.”

You can find chamomile in prepared tea form… or dried flower heads that you can steep in hot water.

Look also for chamomile flower liquid extract (called “Kamillenblüten-Fluidextrakt” in Germany) and capsules.

You can find German chamomile in such European over-the-counter products as Diarrhoesan and Iberogast, available in some specialty stores and online.

The good news is that German chamomile is gentle enough to be given to children

But there is a word of caution.

It can thin the blood… so beware combining it with any blood-thinning medications or supplements you may already be taking.

Otherwise, it has an incredible safety record

And you can even experiment with combining it with other digestive support herbs, like peppermint.

To putting a lid on digestive complaints,

Melissa Young

P.S. Another herbal ingredient found in the product Iberogast is angelica… which, as I shared with you recently right here in eAlert, can help REIN IN stomach upset and other belly blues. Click here to find out how.

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