Here are some tips for herbal teas useful for relieving classic stomach ailments, from slow digestion to gastritis, acidity and heartburn.
The stomach is an important organ, from there passes the food that nourishes us, it is digested and sends all the energy into circulation. Taking care of it and pampering it is important, also thanks to herbal teas .
So let’s see below a series of herbal teas that help to naturally remove certain annoying ailments such as gastritis and bad digestion , reflux or stomach acidity.
Chamomile against stomach acidity and heartburn
Chamomile , like licorice is a herb that is good for the stomach, known for their ability to protect it from annoying heartburn , as well as marshmallow and lemon balm.
They are in fact digestive, purifying, refreshing herbs and chamomile , mildly sedative, also soothes stomach pain caused by nervousness or stress .
Here they are in a simple composite herbal tea to relieve acidity and heartburn .
> 30% chamomile (flowers),
> 30% licorice (root),
> 20% marshmallow (root),
> 20% lemon balm (leaves).
Preparation : to prepare the herbal tea, put a spoonful of the mixture in a saucepan of cold water, bring to the boil and let it boil for a couple of minutes. Then cover and let it rest for about five minutes. Filter and drink.
Usage : A couple of cups a day are normally taken, after the main meals.
Properties : digestive, anxiolytic, spasmolytic, antioxidant, purifying, refreshing.
Fight reflux with sage
Sage is another very important herb for the stomach, especially for those suffering from gastroesophageal reflux .
Ingredients and preparation: after meals, drink an infusion of sage and chamomile, dosed in equal parts. Boil the water, pour over the herbs and leave to infuse five minutes before drinking.
Use : drink after main meals.
Properties : digestive, tonic, spasmolytic.
Calendula herbal tea for pain and colitis
Calendula serves to soothe gastric ulcers and stomach spasms, improves duodenal ulcers and is effective against colitis. It is a plant that is able to stimulate blood circulation, relieve gastric neuralgia, abscesses and anemia
Ingredients and preparation : preparing a calendula herbal tea is very simple, just put a spoonful of dried flowers or dried flowers purchased from a trusted herbalist for each person to infuse for a few minutes.
You will get a drink with a delicate flavor, which makes it one of the most popular herbal teas, as it acts on several fronts.
Use : to better assimilate its properties, we recommend three cups of herbal tea a day, even in the evening.
Properties : anti-inflammatory, anti-colytic, antiseptic, disinfectant.
For slow digestion you need mint
Mint is an ideal herb to activate digestion and help the body recover in case of heavy foods and intestinal gas formation. Even more effective when combined with ginger.
> about 20 grams of fresh mint leaves (2 grams per 100 ml of water if the mint is dried) for half a liter of boiling water, >
a couple of small pieces of finely chopped fresh ginger root
, > an organic lemon .
Preparation : with the flame off, leave the ginger and mint to soak in boiling water for about ten minutes. Strain and serve with honey and organic lemon zest.
Use : drink after meals or when needed.
Properties : digestive, carminative, anti-inflammatory.
Other herbs that help fight stomach problems, such as gastritis and digestive difficulties, are gentian , yarrow, anise, caraway, verbena .
In particular, the verbena-based herbal tea is recommended to be taken before meals, to combat annoying gastralgia or stomach pains.