The result of overindulging is often headaches, hangovers, constipation, stomach problems or diarrhea. Over time it can cause you to add unwanted pounds, damage your digestive system, cause you to be tired .The most affected organ is the liver because of it’s role in metabolizing fats, wastes and detoxifying the body. Anything that is not natural, in the food we eat, is removed by the liver. If the liver is overwhelmed the toxins end up being stored as fat. Other organs that can be damaged by overindulging are the lungs, gallbladder, heart, pancreas

Here are some herbs that can help with some forms of over indulgence :

Ginger –Ancient chinese cultures have been using ginger for its medicinal properties for more than 2,000 years. ginger root can help alleviate some gastrointestinal symptoms and might reduce inflammation.It protects the liver and stomach , is a great herb for indigestion.

Peppermint –It is also used for digestive problems including heartburn, nausea, vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), cramps of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract and bile ducts, upset stomach.Peppermint is also used for the common cold, cough, inflammation of the mouth and throat, sinus infections, and respiratory infections.

Cinnamon – relieves diarrhea and nausea, counteracts congestion, warms the body and enhances digestion. Studies show that cinnamon reduces serum glucose, triglyceride, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes.

For some conditions, Chinese herbs combined acupuncture would get better result.

For more information such as the dosage and which herb suits you, please consult Sunny Chen