Home > Daily-tips 25 September 2013 Aid your digestion Feeling a little sluggish after meals? You could do with some peppermint. 0 Shutterstock Feeling a little sluggish after meals? You could do with some peppermint.Take action:Ease occasional indigestion by sipping a cup of peppermint tea after your meal, or suck on a breath mint. Peppermint is a wonderful digestive aid for heavy meals because it contains essential oils that stimulate the gallbladder to secrete its store of bile, which the body uses to digest fats. It also improves the function of the muscles that line the stomach and intestines, relieves diarrhoea and has a calming, numbing effect on the entire gastro intestinal tract.Visit our Digestive Health Centre More: Daily-tips advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news News SEE: Eating 3 healthy meals on a budget Medical You won't believe how far tattoo ink can travel in your body Parenting Should young children own cellphones? Medical How to dice an onion without crying your eyes out Lifestyle Substance abuse? There's an app for that Lifestyle Large percentage of ER visits preventable From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Great skin is just a click away! WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Symptoms differ from person to person, identifying what triggers your IBS Live healthier Beware! » 7 steps for surviving the flu 'I nearly died at an Adele concert’ How to tell if your doctor's a quack Your health is precious, so you need to be sure your doctor's the real deal. Bathroom etiquette » Less salt may lead to fewer nighttime bathroom trips SEE: 9 more funny bathroom signs Which office bathroom habits are the most important? Can you maintain your professionalism in your bathroom cubicle?