Winter cure for stomach and intestines
In winter, most people evidently eat more than in the warmer seasons. After eating fatty and sweet food, stomach and bowels often react with symptoms such as bloating, flatulence, constipation, cramps and discomfort. Here, several herbs and drugs can be helpful.
The Christmas spice anise can be very helpful in the case of gastrointestinal complaints. It has a spasmolytic and carminative effect. Similarly, with dyspeptic complaints and flatulence, combinations of fennel and caraway seeds have proved to be effective.
However, people who have an allergy against umbellifers must not use those three spices. Apart from the above mentioned qualities, the spices also have an antimicrobial effect.
In addition, cloves and cardamoms are good for the digestive system. Likewise, bitter substances and artichokes are said to stimulate the digestion.
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Regulating the digestion
Various functional disorders can be responsible for digestive problems. The medical term for this is »dyspepsia«.the patient can usually treat himself well with over-the-counter preparations under the guidance of PTA or a pharmacist.
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In winter, when we are plagued by cough and hoarseness, the first thing we think of is a cold. But possible other causes also have to be considered: for example an influenza.
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About five to fifteen percent of the population are suffering from constipation – women twice as often as men. With increasing age the number of affected persons rises significantly.