Herbal teas have mostly been used to prevent and cure common ailments like indigestion, bloating, nausea, cold and fever. They have a tranquilizing effect on the body, in addition to reducing your stress and helping you sleep better at night.
Herbs that people drink in the form of tea have many of the medicinal properties that herbal extracts have, and such herbal teas are often preferred by herbalists to treat disorder and diseases.
Mentioned below are herbal teas that help in digestion and soothe an upset stomach, besides the other added benefits they are good at.
Chamomile Tea – It’s made from flowers and helps you sleep well at night. Its mainly soothing to the stomach, has a calming effect on the nerves, and alleviates cold symptoms. It’s also used as a gargle to reduce inflammation in the mouth. It boosts the immune system, fights infections, relives back pain, improves liver function, and relives rheumatism. Besides, it relives muscle spasms and menstrual cramps in women.
Cardamom Tea – It helps treat indigestion, relives flatulence, and prevents stomach pain. It even helps fight pulmonary disease where lots of phlegm is present, works as a good expectorant, and relives cough.
Dandelion Tea – The bitter compounds in the leaves and roots of Dandelion helps stimulate digestion and are mild laxatives. They also increase the production of bile in the gallbladder and bile flow from the liver, which help the digestion process.
Green Tea – It eases abdominal cramps, helps circulation, and is a powerful antioxidant. It’s an antiviral against the flu, and has antibacterial properties. Besides, it even helps lower high blood sugar and cholesterol.
Ginger Tea – It helps in digestion and combats stomach discomfort, helps in circulation, and alleviates cold and flu symptoms, allergies, and other respiratory conditions. Used by the Chinese for thousands of years, ginger tea reduces motion sickness, relives nausea, and helps control chronic pain.
Fennel Tea – It helps soothe a sore throat and coughing, besides alleviates stomach cramping, and stimulates the appetite.
Licorice Tea – It helps digestion, and is helpful during menstruation as well. It also relives cough and sore throats.
Lavender Tea – It’s known to soothe and treat flatulence, colic, bowel infections, and an upset stomach. It even soothes your mind and body, induces sleep, and uplifts your spirits. It helps reduce cough asthma, bronchitis, and other respiratory issues. Lavender is used to reduce body temperature during fever, and even helps heal wounds, cuts, ulcers, and sores.
Lemon Balm Tea – It relives stomach problems, calms the nerves, and lifts the spirits. Cold lemon tea bags help relives cold sores, or genital sores caused by herpes. Lemon balm when mixed with peppermint can calm an upset stomach, soothe the digestive tract, and reduce flatulence. Drinking lemon tea helps strengthen memory and brain function, besides uplifting your mood.
Peppermint Tea – It soothes an upset stomach, acts as a relaxant, and treats headaches and sinuses. It is a fragrant herb that makes a soothing drink, and even relieves bloating and muscle spasms. Peppermint is prescribed to people with irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS and gallstones in capsules. Besides, it’s also used to detoxify because it helps to heat the body to promote sweating, so that the toxins can be released from the body. A cup of peppermint tea eases nausea and vomiting, though if you have heartburn, don’t drink it as it aggravates the condition. This tea even brings down the severity of herpes outbreaks.
Rooibos Tea – It’s mainly grown in South Africa, though can be purchased anywhere worldwide. It’s high in antioxidants and contains essential minerals, vitamins, and nutrients. It helps with hypertension, headaches, insomnia, hay fever, nervousness, boosts the immune system, and relives stomach cramps.
Rosemary Tea – it helps muscles to relax, and is an effective digestive aid. It helps relieve the symptoms of gall bladder and liver problems, besides reliving cough and mild asthma.
Saga Tea – It helps in digestion, calms the nerves, relieves cough, and congestion in the lungs.
Valerian Tea – It eases stomach cramps, acts as a relaxant, and soothes the nerves.
Yarrow Tea – It helps digestion and improves the appetite. It even relieves congestion and symptoms of hay fever, and might even help reduce your blood pressure.
Herbal teas may interfere with certain medications, thus it’s always good to check with your doctor before taking any kind of herbal tea if you are on medication.