As the BBQ season approaches, it's time to enjoy delicious grilled foods and outdoor gatherings. However, heavy meals and indulgences can sometimes leave us with digestive discomfort.

Fortunately, nature provides us with wonderful herbs and natural remedies that can support healthy digestion and keep you feeling light and comfortable.

Chamomile: A Calming Aid for Digestion


Chamomile has long been celebrated for its calming properties, but it's also an excellent herb for digestion.

It can help soothe the digestive system and relieve symptoms such as bloating and indigestion.

Enjoy a cup of chamomile tea after a meal to support healthy digestion and promote relaxation. We recommend Napiers Chamomile Flower Tea, which is a delicate and refreshing tea made rom chamomile flowers.

Fennel: Promoting Digestive Comfort

Fennel seeds have been used for centuries as a digestive aid. They contain compounds that can help relax the muscles of the gastrointestinal tract, reducing bloating and gas. Chew on a few fennel seeds or enjoy fennel tea to ease digestion and support a healthy gut.

Ginger: A Digestive Powerhouse

Ginger is renowned for its digestive benefits. It can stimulate the production of digestive enzymes, which aid in breaking down food and improving nutrient absorption. Ginger also helps reduce inflammation in the gut, alleviating symptoms of indigestion and nausea. Incorporate ginger into your diet by adding it to meals, sipping on ginger tea, or enjoying ginger-infused beverages.

Friendly Bacteria: Balancing the Gut


A healthy digestive system relies on a balance of beneficial bacteria. Probiotics, also known as friendly bacteria, can promote proper digestion and support a healthy gut microbiome. Consider incorporating probiotic-rich foods such as yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, and kimchi into your diet to maintain a healthy digestive system.


For those considering supplementing, we recommend Napiers Happy Gut, a complete blend that contains 10 strains of bacteria as well as 3 digestive enzymes, inulin, FOS and vitamin D. This makes it a unique, synergistic, high-performance formula that provides all the building blocks to achieve an optimum microbiome in your gut. 

Peppermint: Cooling and Soothing

Peppermint has a cooling effect on the digestive system and can help relax the muscles of the gastrointestinal tract. It can ease symptoms of indigestion, bloating, and stomach discomfort. Sip on a cup of peppermint tea or incorporate fresh peppermint leaves into your meals to experience its soothing benefits.

Digestive Enzymes: Enhancing Digestion


Digestive enzymes play a crucial role in breaking down food and facilitating nutrient absorption. However, sometimes our bodies may not produce enough enzymes. Taking digestive enzyme supplements can support the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, promoting better nutrient absorption and reducing digestive discomfort.


We recommend Napiers Best British Bitters. This delicious herbal digestif which helps to stimulate the appetite, getting saliva and bile flowing to improve digestion.

Remember that maintaining a balanced diet rich in fibre, staying hydrated, and practicing mindful eating habits are also important for supporting healthy digestion. Additionally, if you have chronic digestive issues or concerns, it's always best to consult with a healthcare professional.

Embrace the summer season and enjoy your BBQ gatherings with confidence, knowing that these natural remedies can assist you in maintaining optimal digestion. Take care of your digestive system, and it will take care of you!