In Germany camomile is recommended by mainstream medical practitioners for internal and external use. Human studies have shown it has anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic action on the stomach and duodenum.
It assists in the management of gastrointestinal complaints such as minor spasms, flatulence, belching, colic, epigastric distension (enlargement of the abdomen over the stomach), and the relief of gastritis and enteritis symptoms.
Dandelion is classified as choleretic, a herb that improves bile flow and hepatoprotective, a herb that protects liver cells.
It is taken to help regulate liver and gallbladder function, to assist in the management of dyspepsia (gastric discomfort after eating), to stimulate appetite and the flow of bile from the gallbladder, and to aid in the treatment of fluid retention.
Peppermint is strong-scented, well-tolerated and a cost-effective alternative. The therapeutic effect of peppermint leaf is mainly due to its essential oil content that has been investigated in many clinical trials.
It is taken to assist in the management of digestive disorders such as dyspepsia, flatulence, colic and the relief of symptoms of gastritis/enteritis.
St John’s wort is a native European plant with a long history, dating back to the times of Dioscorides and Hippocrates. It is also called hypericum and has been used to treat nervous disorders since the time of the Swiss physician Paracelsus (1493-1541).
Take to assist in the management of mood swings and to relieve symptoms of anxiety, nervous unrest, restlessness and sleeplessness.