Teas and herbs for your digestive issues
Ginger root may help reduce inflammation. It is used to help settle sensitive stomachs especially during pregnancy. It is used as an ingredient in meals, as a tea or in capsules.
Turmeric and it’s extract Curcumin are very helpful for reducing inflammation. The bright yellow spice turmeric can be used in cooking or as an addition to hot drinks.
Pukka has tea’s called Turmeric Active and Turmeric Gold. They also contain green tea which can encourage the growth of good gut bacteria. Green tea also is rich in polyphenols, helping the body improve its digestive process.
Researchers from Shinshu University in Japan have recently discovered that there are certain gut microbes that can affect how the body’s immune system reacts to some allergens. Spearheaded by Tasuku Ogita, who also happens to be a tea expert, the team discovered that Flavonifractor plautii, which is found in the gut, is a strain of the Clostridia family of bacteria. These bacteria are known to have positive effects on the immune system and can relieve inflammation. F. plautii is found to be triggered by the catechin antioxidant in green tea and can strongly suppress a group of immune cells called Th2, the very same cells responsible for the body’s reaction to food allergies.
More studies are still needed to verify whether or not green tea can indeed fight food allergies, but this is a step in the right direction.
Fennel has been shown to help prevent stomach ulcers in animals. It may also help promote bowel movements and thus help improve chronic constipation.You can make fennel tea by pouring 1 cup (250 ml) of boiled water over 1 teaspoon (4 grams) of fennel seeds. Let it sit for 5–10 minutes before pouring through a sieve and drinking. You can also use freshly grated fennel root or fennel tea bags.
Salus have a digestive tea in bags with Organic Anise, Fennel & Caraway Tea.
- It may help to support the digestive tract, particularly with bloating and flatulence.
- It has a pleasant mild taste.
Reduce regular tea and coffee intake as they can be an irritation to the tummy