Digestive Herbs is our star blend for helping to clear out phlegm and damp. But ‘what on earth are phlegm and damp’ we hear you say… good question. This is certainly venturing into Chinese Medicine terminology territory, so we’ve asked TCM Dr. Lauren Curtain to explain these conditions in further depth.
“Phlegm and damp are seen as turbid substances in Chinese medicine that arise from weak Spleen and Stomach function. The Spleen and Stomach are in charge of our digestion and assimilation of nutrients from our food.
The Stomach ‘rottens and ripens’ the food and drink we consume, like a compost, it prepares the food to be used by the body. The Spleen has the function of transforming and transporting the Qi of the food we consume around the body. The waste is then sent to the bowel to be eliminated.
When our Spleen and Stomach are functioning optimally, our body is thriving and balanced, and no symptoms arise. When the functioning of our Spleen and Stomach is compromised, nutrients can’t be extracted optimally, our absorption is lowered and the waste and fluid builds up in our body. Signs and symptoms start showing up like weight gain/fluid retention, swelling, bloating, constipation and/or loose stools/diarrhoea, fatigue, headaches, and emotional symptoms like excessive worry and anxiety. When these types of symptoms show up it is a clear sign our digestive systems need some attention! Digestive Herbs contain a specially formulated blend of herbs that aim to target the underlying functioning of our Spleen and Stomach to help improve their functioning, whilst also doing some damage control helping to clear out any retained fluid and waste to help effectively restore order and balance to the body”.
If you think your body may be laden with some phlegm or damp, then Digestive Herbs (tablet or teabag option) are our most suitable blend in our Your Tea range for you.
Yours in breaking it down,