There are a number of digestive supplements that help people relieve discomfort after meals. Taking digestive enzymes is a way to help break down fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Many enzyme products also have hydrcholoric acid to assist with fat break down. Complex carbohydrates that cause gas and bloating can be relieved by an enzyme supplement called Beano.
Ginger tea is useful for gastric acid (whether it needs stimulation or there is an overproduction). Ginger is used for seasickness, nausea and early pregancy illness as well. Peppermint tea is also useful for digestion and gas or bloating problems. In Indian restaurants in the US there are often anise and fennel seeds as a tasty licorice desert based on it’s digestive support properties.
Because many of us have taken antibiotics, we may have diminshed the good bacteria. For those who have stomach upsets due to infections that required antibiotics, acidopholous, live cultures and bifidus can restore the proper bacteria balance.
Probiotics are also used for those suffering with yeast infections. Most probiotics require refrigeration so if you are travelling look for those that are not temperature sensitive.