Do you have a bloated tummy? Do you frequently suffer from tummy aches or discomfort? Some teas can help you relieve the symptoms of digestive upset. In this blog, we've compiled a list of the top six teas proven to help reduce the effects of digestive problems.
Number one on the list is peppermint. It's very well known for helping with stomach problems, you may have heard people recommending it to those with an upset stomach. You’ll also notice that many products aimed towards digestive health problems are mint flavour or contain peppermint extract. Peppermint not only has a nice minty refreshing flavour, but studies on animals and humans have shown that menthol - a compound in peppermint improves digestive issues. That is why peppermint oil is sometimes used to improve symptoms of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), which is an inflammatory condition that affects the large intestine causing stomach pain, bloating, gas, and other symptoms. Aside from helping you with these symptoms’ peppermint is delicious and can be enjoyed hot or cold.
We recommend Minty Grass
Number two is ginger. You may know ginger as a spice that is used a lot in cooking, particularly in Asian cuisine. Or perhaps you know it from eating gingerbread men or biscuits. Either way, ginger is very versatile and can be used in different types of savoury and sweet foods. But what makes it good for indigestion? Well, compounds found in ginger can help to stimulate stomach contractions and emptying, therefore ginger-based teas could help with nausea, cramping, bloating, gas, and of course indigestion. Ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and has been used for centuries in a medicinal context.
We recommend Wild Apple (this tea contains ginger pieces and has subtle ginger notes, so you can really enjoy the cuppa while you recover from digestive upset)
3. Black Tea
Next on the list, we have the classic black tea, which is a favourite of many. Many people will be delighted to hear that this is made the list, as many drink this tea regularly in the UK and worldwide. Black tea has several compounds which may improve digestive indigestion, protect against stomach ulcers and act as antioxidants. Research done on mice showed that black tea improved delayed gastric emptying, which relieved indigestion.
We recommend the black tea bundle - It's hard to pick just one, so why not try all our black tea best sellers?
4. Chamomile Tea
Next, we have chamomile tea which is naturally soothing and well known to help send you to sleep. Chamomile has been shown to reduce symptoms of acid reflux which is a common problem many people experience at some point in their lives. Chamomile can also help to fight off bloating and gas. So, if you’re experiencing a small amount of stomach discomfort before bedtime, this may be the tea for you.
We recommend Hero BRUU
Pu’erh tea is next on the list. It is an artfully aged black tea that originates in China and undergoes partial fermentation during its ageing process. It is known to have several health benefits including antimicrobial and anti-obesity properties. Many people that swear by Pu-erh also say that it keeps your skin youthful if you drink it often enough! Traditionally this type of tea is consumed after eating rich or fatty foods, to improve digestion and soothe the stomach. Pu’erh can often be found in Chinese medicinal treatments – and the benefits clearly show why!
6. Green Tea
Lastly, we have humble green tea. Green tea is famous for having several significant health benefits when consumed regularly, including aiding digestion and soothing the stomach. It's also rich in antioxidants and can help soothe the symptoms of cardiovascular and gastrointestinal disorders. Additionally, it has also been suggested that it can help boost your metabolism. Ultimately green tea is light and refreshing which aids digestion and soothes stomach problems alongside other numerous health benefits. What a fantastic drink.
We recommend the green tea bundle - again, it's hard to pick just one when we have so many great options!