Stomach & digestion

Stomach and digestion – natural help against constipation, heartburn or flatulence

Health is our most precious asset, and we tend to take it for granted.

Healthy digestion plays a special role for our well-being. It is not without reason that many sayings exist in common parlance, such as "not being able to stomach something" or "having to digest something."

The digestion system works tirelessly every day and supplies our body with vital nutrients. The digestion process involves many organs, such as stomach, small and large intestine, liver and gall bladder which all mesh together like gears in a machine. As long as this interaction works, our digestion goes more or less unnoticed.
However, there are factors, like a high-fat diet, lack of physical exercise or stress that can lead to digestive disorders. Nearly everyone knows from experience:
Indigestion, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea or unpleasant flatulence can impair our life quality significantly. There are phytonutrients, for instance, that can be helpful against constipation or for an active fat digestion.

Tips for good digestion:

  • Abstain from stress, alcohol and cigarettes
  • Chew your food slowly and thoroughly
  • Drink a glass of warm water in the morning on an empty stomach
  • Eat fiber-rich foods including fruits and vegetables
  • Avoid flatulent vegetables, such as cabbage and onions
  • Eat small, frequent meals during the day
  • Observe regular toilet times
  • Avoid eating raw vegetables in the evening
  • Exercise regularly

Castor oil – natural help for constipation

It is a fact that many people have to contend with a product of civilization called sluggishness of the bowels. Lack of physical exercise, an unbalanced diet,
stress or a change of diet are possible causes for sluggishness of the bowels or even burdensome constipation. Castor oil can help if they occur occasionally.

The ricinus, or castor oil, plant originates from the tropics and subtropics,
but today is found in the entire Mediterranean region. In our gardens, the ricinus plant is popular by the name of "wonder tree" or "Palm of Christ." Precious castor oil is extracted from the spiky capsule fruits through gentle cold pressing. Castor oil has a very sharp flavor that you can avoid by taking it in capsule form with 100 % natural ingredients. The precise dosing makes the laxative capsules with castor oil a comfortable digestive. Depending on the amount of castor oil consumed with the capsule, the laxative effect sets in sooner or later.

Laxative capsules Rizinol 1000 mg. Active ingredient: Refined castor oil.
Application: For short-term use in case of constipation. If constipation lasts longer than one week, a physician should be consulted.
Refer to the package leaflet for risks and side effects, and consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Turmeric – root with digestive properties

The turmeric plant (Curcuma longa L.) belongs to the ginger family and is a perennial herbaceous plant with thick, fleshy tubers requiring a hot, humid climate
and a considerable amount of water to thrive. Its distribution extends from India through Indonesia and Thailand to China. The main cultivation area today is in India.
There, the plant has been used as a spice for more than 4000 years and is considered holy. Turmeric is also used in ayurvedic medicine.

To us, the herbaceous plant is also known as "yellow root". It is used as a spice or dye, as an alternative to expensive saffron. Turmeric is what lends curry powder its typical yellow color, but also mustard or some meat products are dyed this way.

But turmeric is not only appreciated for its dying properties. The aromatic plant is particularly known for its digestive properties for fatty meals.

Artichoke – for active fat digestion

The artichoke belongs to the thistles family and is a useful plant from the Mediterranean region with a very long tradition. Even back in the ancient world, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans relished this vegetable as a delicacy.
Many tales are told that the ancient Romans used to resuscitate their digestion – after their infamous feasts with fatty foods and alcohol – with the help of artichokes.

Nowadays we know the precise effects of the artichoke. The natural ingredients of the gourmet vegetable have a positive impact on the cholesterol level
and active fat digestion. The cynarin contained in the artichoke stimulates the liver to produce more bile. Bile is involved in the digestion of all fats.
It breaks down fats in small bits easy to digest. It promotes gastrointestinal movement and prevents digestive disorders, such as constipation or indigestion.
Our tip: Try the pleasantly bitter tasting artichoke as a starter or in a salad.