Try Gentian Tincture For Heartburn, Acid Reflux & GERD

Gentian-Tincture

Millions of people around the world suffer from acid reflux, heartburn and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD). People often resort to antacids and if these don’t work then they may be prescribed proton pump inhibitors and acid blockers. These drugs are not without side effects and the most common one is depleting the body of many vitamins and minerals, referred to as nutrient malabsorption.

The herb Gentian, when used regularly,can help decrease the incidence and severity of the above concerns. Gentian is one of the best herbs for digestion as it enhances the body’s natural digestion process and does not work against it.

The digestive process begins with the secretion of saliva in the mouth to start the digestion of carbohydrates, as well as proteins to a lesser extent. The stomach produces hydrochloric acid to further break down proteins; the body, through its other glands, secretes various digestive enzymes from the gall bladder, liver and pancreas to further assist in the breakdown of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. The stomach and the intestines engage in peristalsis, a rhythmic movement that ensures that every bit of food is in contact with digestive enzymes in order to maximise the nutrient availability from food. Read More…