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 Herbal Actions: Carminative 
Carminatives' main action is to soothe the gut wall, easing griping pains and reduce the production of gas in the digestive tract. This is usually due to the complex of volatile oils present, which have a locally anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic and mildly anti-microbial effect upon the lining and the muscle coats of the alimentary canal.

Although the carminative action is directly upon the intestinal tract, this leads to a more generalized effect on body systems. For example, carminatives may occasionally ease apparent heart symptoms through removing the pressure of flatulence and digestive pain.

Herbal Carminatives

Celery Seed

Carminatives that are also Alternative : Garlic

Carminatives that are also Anti-Catarrhal : Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Garlic, Peppermint, Sage, Thyme

Carminatives that are also Anti-Inflammatory : Angelica, Balm, Celery Seed, Chamomile, Peppermint, Wintergreen, Wormwood

Carminatives that are also Anti-Microbial : Aniseed, Chamomile, EucalypTus, Garlic, Hops, Peppermint, Sage, Thyme, Wormwood

Carminatives that are also Anti-Spasmodic : Angelica, Aniseed, Balm, Caraway, Chamomile, Dill, Eucalyptus, Garlic, Motherwort, Peppermint, Sage, Thyme, Valerian, Wormwood

Carminatives that are also Astringent : Caraway, Cinnamon, Hops, Sage, Thyme, Wintergreen

Carminatives that are also Bitter : Chamomile, Hops, Wormwood

Carminatives that are also Cholagogue : Garlic, Wormwood

Carminatives that are also Demulcent :

Carminatives that are also Diaphoretic : Angelica, Balm, Garlic, Ginger, Pennyroyal, Peppermint

Carminatives that are also Diuretic : Angelica, Celery Seed, Juniper, Mustard, Parsley, Wintergreen

Carminatives that are also Emmenagogue : Caraway, Motherwort, Parsley, Pennyroyal, Wintergreen

Carminatives that are also Expectorant : Angelica, Aniseed, Caraway, Eucalyptus, Parsley, Thyme

Carminatives that are also Galactogogue : Caraway, Dill, Eucalyptus, Wintergreen

Carminatives that are also Hypotensive : Balm, Garlic, Valerian

Carminatives that are also Laxative :

Carminatives that are also Nervine : Balm, Celery Seed, Chamomile, Hops, Motherwort, Peppermint, Valerian

Carminatives that are also Rubifacient : Eucalyptus, Garlic, Mustard, Parsley

Carminatives that are also Tonic : Chamomile, Garlic, Wormwood

Carminatives that are also Vulnerary : Chamomile

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David Hoffmann BSc (Hons), MNIMHWhilst working in conservation and lecturing in ecology and the eco-crisis for the University of Wales, David Hoffman became convinced that to heal the world, to embrace planetary wholeness and responsibility for it......more
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