After a holiday, you suffer from heartburn; acidic and bitter regurgitations. These may be acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux. If this happens to you occasionally, the consumption of herbal teas could soothe those pains.
A benign condition can be treated with plants, in addition to a healthy lifestyle. In addition to the need to take the time to chew food, replace, at least for a time, black tea and coffee with herbal tea.
Bring half a liter of water to the boil and add one to two teaspoons of dry or fresh leaves. Remove from the heat, cover and let the leaves steep for ten minutes. On average, five grams of leaves per cup are used. Here are 7 teas you can make right now to improve your health:
It is known to aid digestion while lemongrass verbena relieves kidney and liver diseases. For its virtues, verbena has been given the name “sacred grass or grass of blood”. It is recommended for:
- relieving stomach cramps and spasms, it also improves appetite;
- calming indigestion and intervene in the treatment of stomach aches such as bloating or flatulence. It would also be effective in the case of nausea and vomiting.
“Whoever has sage in their garden does not need a doctor,” the saying goes. You can drink a herbal tea of sage, with verbena, after a hearty meal to benefit from their digestive properties. Sage relieves stomach cramps and digestive pains. It has a stimulating action on the liver and stomach.
3. Roman chamomile
It is recommended for the prevention of digestive disorders, stomach upset, colic, diarrhea. Renowned protector and purifier, a herbal tea of feverfew is beneficial:
- to calm inflammations;
- reduce acidity in the body;
- eliminate digestive spasms or muscle contractions;
- prevent the proliferation of bacteria causing ulcers, according to a 2008 US study.
4. Lemon balm
Its lemony scent earned it the nickname of “lemongrass”. This plant, a cousin of mint, is ideal to calm and facilitate digestion. It will:
- reduce stomach cramps and gastric reflux;
- help digest fats;
- relieve bloating and flatulence;
- to facilitate the biliary function of the liver by its antispasmodic properties.
It goes well with lemon balm. In her book “The Intelligence of the Belly”, Dr. Irina Matveikova reports the opinion of researchers that “Peppermint is among the first-line drugs in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, if, however, that it does not come with diarrhea or constipation”.
6. The nettle
Nettle leaves and their stinging hairs contain acids, flavonoids and chlorophyll. These active ingredients provide astringent, depurative and diuretic properties. Nettle is suitable:
- to calm the digestive disorders;
- soothe the symptoms of irregular intestinal transit or gastric ulcers.
Hildergarde de Bingen, a naturalist and visionary of the twelfth century, advocated it against intestinal worms.
Angelica contains one molecule, the archangelic, which guarantees aperitif (appetite stimulating), stomachic and diuretic properties. This plant is suitable for the moment of difficult digestion and you could appreciate it associated with lavender. It is effective against:
- gastric acidity;
This list represents only a non-exhaustive list of herbal teas to prepare at home to reduce acidity and remains subject to your own experience.