by Hilary Quartner
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Link to Chamomile
Chamomile is an antispasmodic herb, meaning it can calm the digestive tract by relaxing the muscles in the intestine. Chamomile relieves gas and occasional heartburn by sedating and soothing the mucous membrane of the digestive tract, while the natural sedative properties can also help relax the body, which helps digestion as sometimes discomfort is caused by stress.Read More about Chamomile
Link to Licorice (DGL) Extract
Licorice (DGL) Extract
Read More about Licorice (DGL) Extract
In traditional use, Licorice has been used more broadly for hormonal issues, gut and throat issues, respiratory support, and fatigue. However, Licorice shines in particular for soothing inflammation in the digestive tract and suppressing acid.Deglycyrrhizinated (DGL) Licorice has been well-studied to promote digestive comfort. DGL means that the glycyrrhizin has been removed, which makes it safe to consume. Scientific investigation into the mechanism of DGL shows that it is an antispasmodic (i.e, helps to relax the intestinal wall) to provide relief of indigestion symptoms, while it also repairs the mucosal lining of the digestive tract to promote its overall integrity.