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 Lifestyle Would you ride a motorcycle knowing these shocking facts? Lifestyle Man with new face meets donor's widow Lifestyle 5 period symptoms that might signal a serious health problem Partner Content Bringing life-changing tech to SA healthcare countrywide Medical 'Fountain of youth' gene discovered in Amish community Mental health "I was trapped in a car hanging off a cliff" - panic after crash on R44 From our sponsors Discover treatments that can help reduce acne Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Fill in our quick and easy survey and stand a chance of winning a R2000 voucher! What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Watch out! » Gross fungal infections you can pick up at the gym You go to gym to exercise. But make sure the only thing you pick up is a dumbbell and not one of these gross fungal infections. Holiday health » Your 10-step asthma holiday checklist Don’t let asthma ruin your summer holiday. Whether you are travelling or embracing the summer at home, make sure you plan ahead.