With Easter just around the corner, I’m sure many of us will be overindulging, eating and drinking a little too much and then suffering the consequences. These overindulgences can often then mean a bout of reflux and heartburn, maybe indigestion, bloating, a feeling of fullness particularly in the upper abdomen.
This is when it’s time to be prepared and bring in my favourite reflux formula containing Licorice and Indian Gooseberry.
When we think of licorice, I guess our first thoughts are of a licorice lolly. However, Licorice Root, which is the root of the licorice plant is an amazing herb which has been lauded for many centuries for its many therapeutic benefits.
One of the stand out benefits however is its ability to calm the gut. It is in fact used for many digestive problems including stomach ulcers, heartburn, reflux, bloating, colic and persistent inflammation of the stomach lining. It is often used to overcome an irritated and inflamed gut which can also cause painful stomach spasms. Licorice root lowers acid in the stomach which in turn relieves heartburn, reflux and indigestion. It is believed the active ingredient in licorice root can overcome helicobacter pylori, the bacteria known to attack the stomach lining and is generally believed to be responsible for stomach ulcers as well as gastritis.
This formula also contains Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (DGL) which as been found to be safer when used long term.
Indian Gooseberry is also a great herb for digestive problems as it has also been traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine for relief of heartburn, reflux and digestive acidity and as a rejuvenating digestive tonic to support healthy digestion.
If you suffer from ongoing heartburn and reflux as well as other digestive problems, it would be beneficial to also address the acid/alkaline balance in your gut by supplementing with barley grass powder. By alkalising the gut often many of the above symptoms may subside. I have lost count of the number of customers who have overcome reflux, heartburn and other digestive problems by supplementing with barley grass powder and alkalising their body.