Top 10 Herbal Teas That Will Work Wonders On Your Digestion

Top 10 Herbal Teas That Will Work Wonders On Your Digestion
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If you don’t want to feel heavy after a meal, it is recommended to drink herbal infusion to improve digestion. Infusions and mixtures of herbs have several advantages when it comes to digestive problems: they adsorb gases, reduce stress, help blood flow to the digestive system and eliminate various pollutants. Using herbs is recommended for those suffering from constipation or diarrhea, intestinal infections, irritable bowel and ulcers.

Drinking herbal teas is also one of the 70 habits featured in my e-book 70 Powerful Habits For A Great Health which will guide you how to take positive steps to improve your wellness and overall health.

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I have already written about fruits that can improve your digestion such as mango and papaya. In this post I am going to present you the best herbs for improving your digestion. You can use these herbs by making your own herbal infusion.

To prepare herbal infusion cover the herb or herb mixture with boiling water and cover tightly. Steep  for 15-20 minutes or up to 4 hours for gentle infusion, or overnight for a stronger infusion. Keep in mind that the longer some herbs steep, the more bitter the infusion can taste. To sweeten the infusion add honey, stevia or maple syrup. It is recommended to do this at least three times a day.

Herbs that improve digestion:

1. Chamomile – prevents or relieves stomach cramps, calms the nervous system (including stress and anxiety), anti gas and bloating, helps nausea, heartburn and headaches.

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2. Lemon balm (Melissa) – calms the digestive system, contains many vitamins and minerals, helps abdominal pain, gas and bloating.

3. Ginger – improves the digestive system, stimulates, helps in the absorption of nutrients, absorbs gases and toxins and helps the skin to release toxins. Also read my article how to use ginger as a medicine.

4. Fennel seedsrelieve nausea, anti-flatulence, relieves stomach cramps, helps indigestion and bloating.

5. Lemon verbena (Louisa)- helps digestion, eases gas, and stomach and intestine cramps.

6. Dandelion root and leaf – improve digestion, and act as mild laxative agent.

7. Burdock root –¬† stimulates digestion. The tincture or tea will best aid digestion if taken 15 to 30 minutes before a meal. While burdock aids digestion, it does so by increasing intestinal secretions and digestive acid, so it isn’t recommended if you suffer from excess stomach acid, or have ulcers or an irritable bowel. You should also avoid it when you have heartburn or diarrhea, which burdock can even cause, in rare cases. Finally, you shouldn’t take burdock when pregnant.

8. Yellow dock – stimulate bile production and act as mild laxatives. The herb is used to improve overall digestion and liver function.

9. Gentian root – stimulates the secretion of digestive juices, and enhances gall bladder function.

10. Peppermint – relieves irritable bowel syndrome, calming digestive spasm, relieving gas and reducing pain and discomfort.

If you are interested in herbal remedies, you can find more useful information in my e-book the Herbal Remedies Guide. This e-book will teach you how to treat common ailments using herbs:

Herbal Remedies Guide

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9 Responses to Top 10 Herbal Teas That Will Work Wonders On Your Digestion

  1. Edna May McBride says:

    It all sounds good to me I am 62 and unhealthy and I am trying my best to get healthy. God Bless You

  2. Helen J Reuter says:

    Is the twinings green tea with lemon flavour just as good?

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Helen, I’ve seen quite a lot of references about the benefits of green tea for digestion, so I guess it’s a good thing to try it.

    • THEO GREENBERG says:

      TO HELEN, NO , I AM NOT YELLING, AND I AM NOT A MILENIA, A BABY BOOMER… I AM VERY SICK TOO FROM NYC 911 AND THE DOCTORS IN VA ARE not DOCTORS, I WOULD SUGGEST YOU DO ONLY ORGANIC TEAS NO GMO’S OF ANY KIND, BUT THATS YOUR BUSINESS… I AM A HOLISTIC PRACTITIONER AND WISHED I COULD GET BETTER AS WELL, BEST TO YOU ALL……

      • Linda says:

        I agree with you about the doctors in Va. You just have to find answers on your own and that is tough to do.

  3. Jeanetta says:

    Hello, can you mix any of the above together in an infusion to assist with digestive issues? More along the lines of nausea and bloating.
    Thanks

  4. Helen Hogan says:

    Helen wants to know if peppermint is the only tea for flatulence.

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