Most of us are familiar with the uncomfortable feeling that comes from eating too much or too fast. This tea will help combat indigestion, gas and bloating. Try a cup after your next meal to soothe your belly!
Ginger – Ginger has a long history of use for relieving digestive problems and relieving gastrointestinal irritation. Ginger aids the digestion by stimulating the breakdown of food particles and aiding the movement of food through the digestive tract. Ginger can help soothe gas pains, and helps digest and metabolize fats.
Dried fennel seeds have been used to aid to digestion for thousands of years in India. Modern-day studies reveal that the volatile oils in fennel seeds stimulate bile and relaxes the smooth muscles of the digestive tract. A simple fennel tea can prevent or treat many digestive problems like gas, bloating and cramps. Fennel seed tea has even proven effective for more serious digestive disorders like IBS.
Peppermint can help relieve cramps and spasms in the gastrointestinal tract, bile duct and gallbladder because of its relaxant and antispasmodic properties. Several studies have shown that peppermint may be helpful for those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS.
Chamomile helps relax and soothes the walls of the intestines which eases any sudden sharp and intense stomach pains. Because it relaxes the nervous system, it is especially effective at treating gas, colic pains, or even ulcers. It also has a relaxing effect which makes it a great tea for the evenings!
- 1 teaspoons dried ginger pieces (not ground)
- 1 teaspoons fennel seeds, lightly crushed
- 1 teaspoons dried peppermint leaves
- 1 teaspoons dried chamomile flowers
- Combine all the herbs in a mug or teapot
- Add boiling water, cover and steep for 10 minutes
- Strain the tea, and sweeten with honey, if desired.