Friday, May 4, 2007

Digest better

There is a plant for each type of digestion problem.

· AIGREMOINE is useful when the stomach problem is
accompanied by enteritis, diarrhea and/or chronic liver infection. It
helps tone a lazy digestive system. And it also helps regularize acidity
and soothe ulcers by improving metabolism. 3 or 4 cups a day. 3 1/2 to 4 tablespoons per quart of water.

· ANGELICA is a digestive, an aperitif, a stimulant, a tonic. It
decongests and soothes stomach pains and swelling.
Prepare an infusion (tea) preferably using the fresh plant: 3 1/2
tablespoons of roots per quart of water. If your stomach is very
swollen, prepare and drink 3 cups per day made of 5 tablespoons of
seeds per quart of water.

· ANISE is a soothing digestive. It aids digestion and the
elimination of intestinal gas, it soothes stomach cramps, aerophagy,
dyspepsia (contractions of the digestive organs, dizziness and a heavy
feeling after eating). 2 or 3 cups per day, after meals: 2 tablespoons of seeds per quart
of water.

· CAMOMILE: a digestive, sedative, anti-inflammation agent
and tonic. It helps painful or difficult digestion, stomach cramps,
gastro-intestinal spasms, loss of appetite, and it helps expulsion of gas
(carminative). Particularly recommended for persons who suffer from
stomach cramps (and/or who are irritable, temperamental, angry etc.)
One cup of infusion, a half hour before meals, or one hour after.
To prepare the infusion, add 5 1/2 tablespoons to a quart of boiling
water and let stand for five minutes.

· CHERVIL: digestive, depurative and diuretic. It also acts as a
stimulant. For difficult digestion, drink 2 or 3 cups per day. Prepare
an infusion with one teaspoon of dried leaves per cup of water, and
let stand for 10 minutes.

· SAGE: The ancients had a saying - “Why die when your garden
is full of sage!” It is a digestive, diuretic, antispasmodic and helps
combat hypoglycemia.
It stimulates the appetite, fortifies the stomach and aids digestion,
especially when digestion is difficult. It is also a general tonic. 2 or 3
cups of infusion per day. 1 1/2 tablespoons of dried leaves per quart
of water. (Practical Guide No. 6, Vol. II).

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