Teas to Treat an Upset Stomach
Most people know that teas have a variety of potential health benefits, some more researched than others. One of the best medicinal uses for tea is to treat minor gastrointestinal issues. Acid reflux, abdominal cramping, bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, and nausea can all often be treated by choosing the correct tea.
Chamomile is actually a flower, not a tea. It is one of the oldest known medicinal herbs. Chamomile has anti-inflammatory properties and best to treat acid reflux, cramping, bloating, gas, and diarrhea. Our Chamomile is organic and comes in a box of 20 pyramid sachets or in loose leaf.
Ginger is, of course, a spice and also not a tea. Ginger has long been used around the world for medicinal purposes. Ginger tea is best known for treating mild nausea, but can also be used for bloating, cramping, and constipation. Our Ginger Fresh tea is part of our Ayurvedic collection.
Peppermint tea is best for relieving constipation, bloating, and gas, but can make acid reflux worse. Our peppermint tea is organic and comes in a box of pyramid sachets or in a loose leaf tin.
What about "real" teas for my stomach?
Green teas have historically been used to treat diarrhea and are probably the most researched of all teas. Some studies indicate that green teas can provide relief from gas and bloating. However, green tea includes caffeine, so may not be the best idea before bed. Black tea has also been shown to reduce the prevalence of diarrhea probably because it has many of the same properties as green tea since both come from the same plant
Of course, please check with your doctor before using these teas to address stomach issues, especially if you are taking medication or have other underlying health issues.