Boost Your Digestion With These  Herbs & Spices 


M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics

Navneet Kaur


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It is vital to have a healthy digestive system, as a healthy gut supports our immunity and energy levels. Several herbs, spices, and condiments have been shown to support better breakdown and absorption of nutrients. 

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Cumin or jeera seeds have anti-inflammatory properties and stimulate the secretion of digestive enzymes. 

1. Cumin Seeds 

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Fenugreek or methi seeds are a good source of dietary fiber and antioxidants. They soothe our stomach lining and promote the removal of toxins from the body. 

2. Fenugreek Seeds 

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Ginger is one of the best herbs for digestion as it exerts a protective effect on our gastro-intestinal tract. It can also help ease motion and morning sickness. 

3. Ginger 

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Turmeric has an anti-inflammatory effect, anti-bacterial, and antioxidant effect on the body because of the presence of a compound called curcumin. 

4. Turmeric 

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Cinnamon or dalchini has a calming effect on the body, due to which it supports better digestion and assimilation of nutrients.  

5. Cinnamon 

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Black pepper has been shown to stimulate the secretion of digestive juices. It is also carminative in nature and prevents acidity and gas formation in the stomach. 

6. Black Pepper 

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Giloy has been shown to provide relief from constipation, acidity, and bloating. 

7. Giloy