Digestion & Gut Health
Teas for improved digestive function
To help improve your digestive function try these following teas and herbs.
While black tea is oxidized, Pu-erh goes through an extra step where fermentation is allowed to take place. This chemically changes the tea into a new type and introduces some unique health benefits. Specifically, Pu-erh has been known to help 'cut the grease' and improve digestion after a heavy meal. Combined with modest caffeine, it also makes the body more efficient at digestion.
Kombucha Pro-biotic tea
Kombucha is a fermented tea beverage. It is produced by bacteria/yeast culture which consumed a diet of sugar and tea and converts it into a slightly acidic, sparkling beverage with trace amounts of alcohol(usually under 1%). It contains a wide variety of beneficial bacteria that will improve your gut function. Kombucha is available at most grocery store shelves, and you can also make your own with a little practice. There are a lot of Youtube and how to videos to get you started.
Peppermint is often the primary ingredient used in the relief of gastrointestinal disorders.It helps calm the stomach.
This herb has been used for indigestion, acidity, bloating, nausea and gastritis.
Ginger helps stimulate saliva, bile and gastric juice production. Drink before or pair it with a meal.
A popular use of this herb is for digestive upsets and settling stomach pain
Another tea that has been used for over 2,000 years to treat a variety of digestive issues
Glycyrrhetic acid has been isolated and shown to kill bacteria, especially Gram-negative and those resistant to antibiotics, as well as some viruses and yeasts. Another chemical, hispaglabridin, was also found to be potent against bacteria