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 The purrfect diet for your fat cat Medical When do kids need to go to the orthodontist? Lifestyle 6 solutions to common problems you have with your doctor Lifestyle Can crocodile poo and olive oil prevent pregnancy? Parenting 7 ways to take care of your mental health during pregnancy Mental health Did Robin Williams' suicide spur 'copycat' acts? From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Fact or myth? » Clearing up the confusion around coconut oil Coconut – the 'fruit of life' Can coconut oil really help you lose weight? Experts dish on the high-cal weight-loss tactic. Sobering perks! » 5 tips to avoiding a hangover Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Is giving up booze for a month actually worth it? Many people commit to "Dry January" – but does it do your body any good?