stomach

Three herbal teas that can aid digestion and treat stomach problems


Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
BACK INTO THE CLOSET: Why U.S. reporters are not allowed to write about rainbow events in nations where being gay is still condemned
Depopulation test run? 75% of children who received vaccines in Mexican town now dead or hospitalized
A family destroyed: Six-month-old dies after clinic injects baby with 13 vaccines at once without mother's informed consent
Biologist explains how marijuana causes tumor cells to commit suicide
U2's Bono partners with Monsanto to destroy African agriculture with GMOs
Companies begin planting microchips under employees' skin
BAM! Chipotle goes 100% non-GMO; flatly rejecting the biotech industry and its toxic food ingredients
ECONOMIC SLAVERY FOR ALL: While we were distracted with the Confederate flag flap, Congress quietly forfeited our entire economic future via fast-track trade authority
NJ cops bust teenagers shoveling snow without a permit
Russia throws down the gauntlet: energy supply to Europe cut off; petrodollar abandoned as currency war escalates
McDonald's in global profit free fall as people everywhere increasingly reject chemically-altered toxic fast food
March Against Monsanto explodes globally... World citizens stage massive protests across 38 countries, 428 cities... mainstream media pretends it never happened
Chemotherapy kills cancer patients faster than no treatment at all
600 strains of an aerosolized thought control vaccine already tested on humans; deployed via air, food and water
Italian court rules mercury and aluminum in vaccines cause autism: US media continues total blackout of medical truth
The 21 curious questions we're never allowed to ask about vaccines
Vicious attack on Dr. Oz actually waged by biotech mafia; plot to destroy Oz launched after episode on glyphosate toxicity went viral
Orthorexia Nervosa - New mental disorder aimed at people who insist on eating a clean diet
Delicious
(NaturalNews) According to the American Nutrition Association, over 70 million people across the United States regularly suffer from heartburn, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal pain, bloating and other gastrointestinal problems. (1) Many of these problems are linked to food sensitivities (especially gluten and dairy), consumption of processed foods and gut flora imbalances, while others are often simply the result of eating too quickly. Regardless of their cause, gastrointestinal problems are almost always uncomfortable to endure, and most people want to eliminate them as soon as possible.

While it's important to isolate the root causes of recurring gastrointestinal problems for long-term relief, effective short-term relief is available from a surprisingly humble source: herbal teas. The three herbal teas listed below are particularly effective in this regard.

Ginger tea

The gastrointestinal benefits of ginger have been known for centuries, and contemporary studies are beginning to prove them. For example, one review published in Food & Function in June 2013 noted that ginger root is "of immense value in treating various gastric ailments." The researchers ascribed these benefits to the root's high concentrations of antioxidants, which help scavenge the destructive free radicals responsible for countless stomach conditions. (2)

Ginger tea is far more agreeable to consume than raw ginger. This tea, which can be made at home by soaking ginger root (or dissolving ginger powder) into a cup of hot water, is particularly good at settling upset stomachs, treating nausea and motion sickness, and easing indigestion and acid reflux. Moreover, emerging evidence -- such as that published in Obstetrics and Gynecology in April 2005 -- suggests that ginger could help treat pregnancy-induced nausea and vomiting. (3)

Peppermint tea

Like ginger tea, peppermint tea is another time-honored favorite for treating gastrointestinal problems. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, peppermint has properties that soothe the muscles of the stomach and improve the flow of bile, which is the bitter-tasting fluid that aids the digestion of fats in the small intestine. This, in turn, helps the food to pass through the stomach more quickly. (4) Consequently, peppermint tea is particularly good at treating IBS, bloating, gas and other issues that stem from sluggish digestion.

To make peppermint tea yourself, add 1 or 2 teaspoons of dried peppermint leaves, or 1 tablespoon of fresh leaves, to a cup of hot water and let them soak for between 5 and 10 minutes. For maximum benefits, drink the tea first thing in the morning and/or after eating.

Chamomile tea

Chamomile is one of the gentlest and safest medicinal herbs to consume, and its reputation as a stomach aid certainly rivals that of ginger and peppermint. According to a report featured in Molecular Medicine Reports in November 2010, chamomile is "used traditionally for numerous gastrointestinal conditions, including digestive disorders, 'spasm' or colic, upset stomach, flatulence (gas), ulcers, and gastrointestinal irritation." (5)

The researchers also noted that chamomile is "especially helpful in dispelling gas, soothing the stomach, and relaxing the muscles that move food through the intestines." In this sense, the gastrointestinal benefits of chamomile closely resemble those of peppermint, suggesting that a tea made from both herbs could make an ideal post-meal digestion aid.

Sources for this article include:

(1) http://americannutritionassociation.org

(2) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

(3) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

(4) https://umm.edu

(5) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

http://science.naturalnews.com

http://science.naturalnews.com

http://science.naturalnews.com

About the author:
Michael Ravensthorpe is an independent writer whose research interests include nutrition, alternative medicine, and bushcraft. He is the creator of the website, Spiritfoods, through which he promotes the world's healthiest foods.

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.