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 Medical 3 causes of a burst eardrum Medical Early treatment gets better results for rheumatoid arthritis Diet and nutrition 'Spare tyre' increases risk of early death Medical Scientists find DNA link between early puberty and cancer Medical Blood test may gauge death risk after surgery Medical Common nutrient increases blood clotting risk From our sponsors K Naomi takes a stand and shows women how to fight back WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Live healthier Are you sure? » Aid your digestion What are digestive disorders? Are you really constipated? Many people think that if they do not have two or more bowel movements every single day of their lives they are constipated. This is patently not true, writes DietDoc. True of False? » SEE: How anaphylactic shock affects your body Stop believing these 10 allergy myths Do you still believe that hay fever is caused by hay? Or that food allergies are really common? No, and no again. We bust 10 myths about allergies.