The Five Most Soothing Teas for Stomach Upset
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The Five Most Soothing Teas for Stomach Upset

A list of five teas known for their soothing effect on the stomach with suggestions for which kind of tea to drink for varying stomach complaints from heartburn to nausea.

There are a number of teas that are known for their soothing effect on the stomach.  The five teas below are widely used for stomach complaints varying from heartburn to nausea.

 Chamomile Tea

 Chamomile tea has long been known for its soothing effects on both the nerves and the stomach.  This mild tea, which is brewed from chamomile plant flowers,  is well-tolerated by most.  It is the best all-around choice for a stomach-soothing drink, especially before bedtime.  Chamomile also helps calm the nerves and promote good sleep.

 Ginger Tea

Ginger tea is known to relieve nausea and vomiting. It also aids digestion and helps with a number of other stomach discomforts.  Many travelers drink this tea to prevent travel or motion sickness. Ginger tea is also used to relieve the nausea experienced during pregnancy.  However, a doctor should be consulted about its use.

 Peppermint Tea

Peppermint tea is commonly used to relieve heartburn.  Peppermint in any form is often taken after a meal to soothe symptoms of gas and heartburn.  Drinking peppermint tea may also may help with other stomach ailments such as irritable bowel syndrome.  Because it calms and reduces spasms in the intestinal tract, peppermint tea may relieve stomach cramps.

Fennel Tea

Fennel tea is often recommended for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) sufferers. Fennel is an aromatic herb with many medicinal uses. Tea, made from the seeds of the fennel plant, has an antispasmodic effect that alleviates stomach cramping. It may also have a mild laxative effect. Fennel tea is usually not found in the grocery store and may have to be purchased from a health food store or online.

Lemon Balm Tea

Lemon balm tea is not made from lemons, but a mint with lemony scent. This plant has long been used for medicinal purposes. Lemon balm tea contains oils that are believed to calm the nerves and relieve stomach ailments. Many people get indigestion relief from mint-based teas such as this one.

Deciding Which Tea is Best

The teas listed above can be used alone or a blend of tea ingredients can be brewed together.  Peppermint and lemon balm is one example.  Chamomile is often mixed with green tea.  Davidson's carob mint dessert tea is another mild tea that is easy on the stomach. 

The best tea varies depending on the type of stomach upset.  A jumpy stomach caused by stress may be relieved by chamomile tea while those suffering from heartburn might be best aided by a cup of peppermint tea.  What brings comfort to one may have little effect on another. Often, a person needs to experiment a little to see which tea or combination of teas brings the most relief.


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Comments (2)

Awesome article. I have been a non-tea drinker, because of the perception that tea only helps boost your brain artificially. However, your article has proved me wrong. I have decided to try peppermint tea whenever I have a heartburn. Thanks for the article.

Very informative. I like ginger tea a lot .thanks for sharing.