Try these teas to improve digestion
Digestion problems are quite common. Some of the causes are consuming too much processed foods, spicy foods and foods that cause bloating. Here are some herbal teas that you can easily add to your daily diet and improve your digestive health.
Dandelion is a common weed but this has medicinal properties. Steeping the yellow flowers and consuming the tea stimulates muscle contractions and facilitates the flow of food from the stomach to the small intestine. It also helps to prevent ulcers.
Black tea is derived from the Camellia sinensis plant and is often brewed with other plants in teas such as English Breakfast and Earl Grey. This is rich in thearubigins, compounds that promise better digestion and theaflavins which are antioxidants that can help prevent stomach ulcers.
Fennel is a herb that is derived from a flowering plant scientifically known as Foeniculum vulgare. It can be consumed either raw or cooked and has a licorice-like taste. It has been known to relieve constipation and improve bowel movements. Rich in antioxidants, this also helps in the prevention of ulcers.
This flowering plant grows across the globe and comes with an earthy taste, a bit like celery. It contains polysaccharide which can help prevent stomach damage by upping the healthy cells and blood vessels in the digestive tract. This also helps those affected by ulcerative colitis.
This is a well-loved tea that’s tasty and refreshing, it soothes the stomach. It has been known to relieve symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS which is an ailment of the large intestine and results in stomach pain, bloating and gas.
Ginger contains compounds known as gingerols and shogaols. These induce stomach contractions and emptying. It has been known to help with problems of nausea, bloating, gas, cramping or indigestion.