Turmeric and Other Herbs to Increase Gut Bacteria

The gastrointestinal tract, or gut, is a complicated system that digests, absorbs nutrition, and eliminates waste. It contains the stomach, small intestine, colon, and anus.

The gut microbiota—trillions of bacteria, fungi, and viruses—lives in the gut. Gut bacteria help digest complex carbs, fibers, and other substances that the body cannot assimilate. They aid vitamin and mineral absorption.

Herbs and nutrition dramatically affect gut bacteria makeup and diversity. Many plants include prebiotic or antimicrobial chemicals that feed healthy gut bacteria or suppress dangerous bacteria. Turmeric has been touted for digestive health.

Curcumin, turmeric's primary ingredient, is antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Chronic gut inflammation can upset gut bacteria equilibrium, causing health problems. Curcumin may enhance gut microbiota health by lowering inflammation. We include some gut-healthy herbs below.

Ginger helps the digestive tract and produce good gut flora.Garlic supports gut microbes with prebiotic qualities. It may also support gut flora with its antibacterial capabilities.

Oregano includes antibacterial carvacrol and thymol, which support a healthy gut microbiota.Peppermint reduces gas, bloating, and indigestion. It may also inhibit intestinal pathogens.

Cinnamon has antibacterial effects and may modulate blood sugar, supporting a healthy gut microbiota.Fennel seeds improve digestion and relieve gas and bloating. They may support intestinal health with antibacterial capabilities.

Chamomile may calm digestion and reduce inflammation. It also aids intestinal health by relaxing.Traditional use of licorice root supports digestion. It may lower intestinal irritation and boost healthy microorganisms.

You can eat these herbs in numerous ways for intestinal health. These herbs can be eaten fresh, dried, as supplements, teas, or as prescribed by your doctor. A doctor or dietician can make personalized health advice.

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