Digestion is the method by which usually the body breaks down the food we eat into usable components. Our bodies use food similarly as a car engine uses gas- and this gives us the energy needed to live. When we put food into our mouths digestion has already started - simply because digestion would mean breaking food down into lesser molecules! As we chew with our teeth, food is already broken into smaller amounts. Saliva helps to soften the food and the tongue positions the food to move down the throat when we swallow. A tube called the esophagus then bears the food to the stomach.
There are lots of helpful herbs in the treatment of digestion problems assisting to address post meal issues such as heartburn and flatulence. By doing this, natural solutions can provide welcome settlement to after-eating problems.