The aromatic substances and bitterness contained in the root of the drug stimulates the secretion of gastric juices and digestive enzymes. Coumarins have spasmolytic effects and gently stimulate the intestinal peristalsis.
The bitter substances especially contained in the root of the drug stimulate a salivation and reflexively increase the production of digestive enzymes and gastric acids. It simultaneously improves the intestinal peristalsis. Glycosides might stimulate your appetite.
The bitter substances contained in the stems of the wormwood significantly stimulate gastric secretion. As the salivation increases once our tongue touches a bitter substance, the secretion in parts of the digestive tract, where the substances pass, also increases. The herb also has spasmolytic and antiseptic effects and promotes the secretion of bile.
Bitter substances contained in the stem of the herb do not have reflexive effects via the taste receptor but act directly on the gastric mucosa, promote secretion and peristalsus of the intestines. Bog-bean has cholagogue effects. It promotes your appetite and speeds up digestion.
Lemon balm leaves contain active essential oil, which are recommended during dyspeptic disorders related to colic, flatulence and biliary dyskinesia of the gall bladder tract. It has anti-bacterial effects in the digestive tract. There are also potential tannins and polyphenolic acids.