Gut-Supporting Herbs and Supplements for Optimal Digestive Health

Our gut is a complex ecosystem, and maintaining its health is crucial for overall well-being. Nature, with its abundance of healing properties, provides us with an array of herbs that can play a pivotal role in supporting and nurturing our digestive system. In this blog, we'll explore the world of gut-healing herbs and supplements, unlocking the natural remedies that can contribute to optimal gut health.


Understanding the Gut's Importance

Before we delve into the remedies, let's briefly understand why the gut is often referred to as our "second brain." A healthy gut not only aids in digestion but also influences our immune system, mental health, and overall vitality. Incorporating gut-healing herbs and supplements into our routine can be a proactive step towards a thriving digestive system.

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Gut-Supporting Herbs

Goji berry leave

Goji berry leaves reverse dysbiosis in the gut microbiota by enhancing the presence of beneficial bacteria such as Bifidobacterium and Muribaculaceae, while reducing the prevalence of harmful bacteria like Bilophila and Lachnoclostridium.


Ginger's anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties are a powerhouse for digestive health. It can help alleviate nausea, reduce inflammation, and support a healthy gut.


Traditionally, dandelion has been used to improve appetite, soothe minor digestive ailments, and possibly alleviate constipation.


Did you know that R's KOSO contains all these herbs? 


Gut-Supporting Supplements


Probiotics are live beneficial bacteria that contribute to a balanced gut microbiota. They aid in digestion, and nutrient absorption, and support a robust immune system. There are hundreds of probiotics supplements out there. Choose a probiotic that uses natural foods as the growth medium and that contains all probiotics, prebiotics, and postbiotics.

R's KOSO is a fermented drink that contains all probiotics, prebiotics, and postbiotics. It is fermented over a year and is made of more than 100 kinds of foods such as Japanese herbs, seaweeds, mushrooms, vegetables, and fruits. 

Digestive Enzymes

Digestive enzymes assist in breaking down food into absorbable nutrients. Supplementing with digestive enzymes can be particularly helpful for individuals with digestive disorders or enzyme deficiencies.


Incorporating Gut-Healing Remedies Into Your Routine

Herbal Teas

Enjoy herbal teas like peppermint, ginger, and chamomile throughout the day. These teas not only provide hydration but also deliver the healing benefits of the herbs. You could add R’s KOSO to naturally sweeten your tea and for the extra support for your gut. 

Smoothies with R’s KOSO

Blend up a gut-friendly smoothie by incorporating probiotic and prebiotic-rich R’s KOSO. Add fruits and vegetables for an extra boost of fiber and nutrients.

*Consult with a healthcare professional to determine the right supplement for your specific needs.



Nature has bestowed us with a treasure trove of gut-supporting herbs, offering a holistic approach to digestive health. By incorporating these natural remedies into our daily routine, we can proactively support and nurture our gut, paving the way for optimal well-being. Remember, a happy gut often leads to a happy and healthier you.


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Written by Eriko Shintani

Certified holistic nutritionist/Holistic nutrition advisor


1. Yu, C., Chen, Y., Ahmadi, S., Wu, D., Wu, J., Ding, T., Liu, D., Ye, X., Chen, S., & Pan, H. (2023). Goji berry leaf exerts a comparable effect against colitis and microbiota dysbiosis to its fruit in dextran-sulfate-sodium-treated mice. Food & function14(7), 3026–3037.

2. Li, Y., Chen, Y., & Sun-Waterhouse, D. (2022). The potential of dandelion in the fight against gastrointestinal diseases: A review. Journal of ethnopharmacology293, 115272.

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