What Teas To Drink For Your Upset Stomach
When you have an upset stomach or stomach cramps all you want to do is to feel better. Tums and other stomach aids can only help so much.
If stomach aids are not working for you and you want to keep it holistic here are a few suggestions.
Ginger root, Chamomile, Peppermint, and Green tea are all fantastic holistic remedies for an upset stomach that are very effective.
Whip up a hot cup of these teas and they are sure to help alleviate your tummy aches and pains, plus more!
For thousands of years people have turned to ginger as a cure-all for everything from pain to nausea.
It is one of my favorite drinks for an upset stomach or if I need some extra help in the sick department.
Ginger root tea is great for the digestive system, helping to ease nausea, motion sickness, and of course an upset stomach.
It acts as a natural anti-inflammatory and can be consumed in many forms. There are ginger chews and supplements which are easier on the palette, while others prefer it in a beverage form.(that’s me!)
Slice a one inch piece of fresh ginger root into 4-5 pieces.
I will warn you that ginger is not an easy thing to cut. Make sure you have a sharp knife handy to cut safely and easily!
Then, combine your water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce to a simmer and cook, partially covered, until mixture is a dark color and smells strongly of ginger.
This should take 10-15 minutes total.
Stir in some honey to taste and enjoy.
Green Tea that which is a true tea helps alleviate stomach pains and helps alleviate chronic stomach diseases.
The reason for this is
due to it’s catechins (a type of natural phenol and antioxidant).
In particular the Epigallocatechin gallate. The epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG for short is a unique plant compound that gets a lot of attention for it’s potential positive impact on health, as well it’s the most abundant and powerful antioxidant in green tea.
Drinking green tea also helps to stimulate the production of gastric juices including bile, which can help to break down food more efficiently, this can also can lead to less bloating. (Bile is a fluid that is produced by you liver and stored in your gallbladder.)
If you are having stomach aches it is best to drink green tea after a meal or in-between meals due to another component in green tea called tannin. (Tannin helps increase acid in your stomach.)
When consuming green tea for your stomach ache don’t go overboard with consuming it.
Drink it more moderately; about 1 to 2 cups a day because drinking large quantities of tea may result in increased gastric acid secretion, irritable stomach, decreased appetite, constipation or diarrhea and you definitely don’t want that.
Another thing green tea being a true tea that it is has natural producing caffeine so don’t drink it if you are about to go to sleep because it will keep you up.
One of the world’s most popular flower for tea.
The chamomile flower contains anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic (relieves
involuntary spasms of the muscle) and carminative properties (relieves flatulence), which are perfect for relieving an upset stomach.
It is also very effective when it comes to alleviating menstrual cramps. This cute little daisy like flower is such a lifesaver!
Chamomile soothes the walls of the intestines, easing sudden sharp and intense pains, relaxing the nervous system.
A cup of warm to hot chamomile tea is an easy and effective way to relieve digestive distress.
It is best steeped and covered for 10-15 minutes.
Chamomile is very flavorful by itself but if you would like to add a bit of honey, YOU DO YOU HONAY. 😉
Ahhh peppermint tea, a herbal tea with it’s fresh, cool minty smell and taste. Also, sometimes referred to as “the stomach healer” because it helps with so many stomach problems.
The various oils in peppermint help aid the stomach in the digestive process. The leaves of peppermint tea have also been known to relieve pain associated with menstrual cramps and nausea.
But it is best to avoid peppermint tea if you have acid reflux issues as
it can result in negative side effects.
While this tea is great for alleviating stomach discomfort associated with
pain, it also relaxes the muscle that prevents stomach bile from
entering the esophagus, making heartburn worse.
Peppermint tea is not good for people that have Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD for short. GERD is a chronic condition in which the stomach’s contents sometimes flow backward, up into the esophagus.
If you are deciding to self diagnose on the internet and are suffering from a chronic disease or stomach misalignment please consult your doctor before you start self treating yourself.
We at MatchaforMe care about our readers and subscribers. We do not want you to further your sickness or make it worse.
Now if you are suffering from a minor or typical stomach ache, then yes we highly recommend you to try some of these teas to help alleviate your stomach ache.
These aren’t the only teas to use to help with your stomach ache there
are others. These were the teas we recommend from us to you.
Try some of these teas out and see if they help.
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