Tea has been drunk for centuries and it has many health benefits that have been used to help treat anything from headaches to cancer. Tea from the Camellia Sinensis plant and herbal teas are often used to treat digestive problems from an upset stomach to indigestion and cramps. Below we take a look at some of the best teas for digestion.
What Tea is Good for Digestion
Green tea - Green tea is known to be good for digestion. Green Tea contains catechins. Catechins are antioxidants that help the body to produce pepsin, this enzyme breaks down proteins in the stomach aiding digestion. We recommend our Tai Ping Hou Kui Green Tea.
Chai Tea - Chai tea is usually a black tea mixed with milk and spices. Originating in India, chai can contain different herbs and spices depending on the area it comes from, although chai tea typically contains cinnamon, ginger, and pepper. Ginger and cinnamon are often used as herbal remedies to help calm an upset stomach. We recommend our Nepal Masala Chai Tea
Hibiscus tea - Hibiscus is known to have many health benefits including, helping with high blood pressure, lowering cholesterol and aiding in loss of appetite. Hibiscus tea can also help treat upset stomachs. We recommend our Rosehip and Hibiscus Tea Bags and Hibiscus tea bags.
Peppermint tea - Peppermint Herbal Tea is well known as a digestive aid. It can help settle upset stomachs, stop nausea, help with indigestion, trapped wind and stomach cramps. We recommend our peppermint leaves and peppermint tea bags.
Chamomile tea - Chamomile Tea has been used for centuries to treat a range of digestive issues such as indigestion, trapped wind, stomach cramps and diarrhoea. It is equally effective when taken as a tea and due to the relaxing properties of chamomile tea it can help as a sleep aid. We recommend our Chamomile Flowers or our Rosehip and Hibiscus Tea Bags.
As with all herbal teas, it is best to check with your doctor before taking them, especially if you are on any other medication or have suffered with stomach ulcers.