Various types of tea and infusions have been traditionally recommended for use to treat indigestion.Indigestion is the inability to properly digest and assimilate ingested food in the stomach. Indigestion usually occurs after a meal and is an uncomfortable and irritating condition.
Some of the symptoms associated with indigestion are the following:
Some of the major causes of indigestion are bad eating habits (as well as the kinds of food consumed) and medications. Refined and processed foods plus many medications can for example wear down the digestive organs. Huge quantities of fat can hamper proper digestion and many acidic foods may also contribute to indigestion. Eating in a hurried pace is also a contributor, as are certain food allergies and sensitivities. Even eating right before bedtime and overeating copious portions of food have been linked to digestive problems.
For digestion to run its full course, all digestive enzymes should function in optimal amounts. Breakdowns and/or interruptions in any part of the digestive process lead to indigestion.
Some herbal tea remedies and stomach bitters that support the liver and gallbladder can help prevent indigestion if taken before meals. Others, like fennel tea, can be taken after a meal.
Here are some of the teas that can be used to relieve indigestion:
Alfalfa Tea – may help treat upset stomach.
Angelica Tea – may help relax intestinal muscles.
Anise Tea – may help treat upset stomach
Artichoke Leaf Tea – may help relieve constipation.
Bilberry Tea – may be used as a tonic for indigestion and other stomach disorders
Bitter Melon Tea – may be useful against dyspepsia and constipation.
Blessed Thistle Tea – may be used to treat various digestive problems
Blue Flag Tea – may help treat nausea due to indigestion
Brahmi Tea – helpful against dyspepsia
Bupleurum Tea – may help against ‘disharmony’ in the stomach region
Burdock Tea – good as a healing tonic against digestive disorders
Calamus Tea – may help treat certain digestive problems
Calendula Tea – helps soothe the digestive system
Cardamom Tea – helps facilitate digestive processes
Catnip Tea – helps settle stomach disorders, gas and colic
Centaury Tea – may help combat gastritis and constipation
Chai Tea – may help facilitate proper digestion
Chamomile Tea – helps relax the stomach muscles
Club Moss Tea – may help fight persistent gastritis and constipation
Cornflower Tea – may help support good digestion
Dandelion Tea – helps stimulate flow of bile
Devil’s Claw Tea – may help facilitate proper digestion
Dill Tea – helps alleviate an upset stomach
Elecampane Tea – may help improve digestion
Epazote Tea – may be helpful against flatulence and other problems on digestion
Fennel Tea – appears to speed up the rate at which food moves through the intestinal track
Flax Tea – may help facilitate better digestion
Fumitory Tea – enhances digestion
Galangal Tea – may help combat digestive problems
Gentian Tea – aids in better digestion
Ginger Tea – traditional treatment for digestive maladies
Heather Tea – known as being ‘tummy-friendly’
Helichrysum Tea – may help improve digestion.
Horehound Tea – helps stimulate bile flow.
Hyssop Tea – may help relieve intestinal congestion.
Iceland Moss Tea – may help in the treatment of cough and other phlegm congestion’s.
Juniper Tea – traditionally used for flatulence, belching and other digestion problems
Kombucha Tea – may help boost metabolism and support good digestion.
Lavender Tea – helps discomfort due to indigestion
Lemon Balm Tea – can soothe and calm a nervous stomach
Lemon Verbena Tea – may help relieve gas
Lemon Peel Tea – may help improve the appetite and facilitate good digestion.
Lemongrass Tea – may help facilitate good digestion.
Linden Tea – helps ease dyspepsia and upset stomach
Lovage Tea – helps relieve many disorders of the stomach
Marjoram Tea – helps ease stomach discomfort due to indigestion
Myrtle Tea – may help alleviate certain digestive problems
Osha Tea – traditionally used by Native Americans as remedy for indigestion.
Peppermint Tea – helps stimulate production of digestive juices for more effective breakdown of food.
Quassia Tea – may help release digestive juices that facilitate better digestion.
Rosemary Tea – can help enhance the flow of digestive juices
Sage Tea – may help promote good digestion.
Saw Palmetto Tea – may help counter certain digestive problems.
Senna Tea – may help alleviate constipation.
Shatavari Tea – may help fight against gastritis.
Slippery Elm Tea – traditionally used for many digestive complaints
Solomon’s Seal Tea – may help relieve problems on bad digestion.
Spearmint Tea – can relieve minor indigestion
Stevia Tea – may help facilitate better digestion.
Stone Root Tea – may be helpful against constipation & irritable bowel syndrome.
Tansy Tea – may help facilitate good digestion.
Tarragon Tea – may help facilitate proper digestion after meals.
Thyme Tea – helps relieve flatulence
Triphala Tea – may help facilitate better digestion.
Tulsi Tea – helps alleviate some gastrointestinal ailments.
Usnea Tea – used as digestive system stimulant.
Valerian Tea – helps soothe the digestive system.
Vervain Tea – may help relieve digestive ailments.
Wheatgrass Tea – contains enzymes that may help good digestion.
White Sage Tea – may help keep certain stomach disorders at bay.
Wormwood Tea – helps stimulate digestive function.
Yarrow Tea – may help combat various stomach ailments.
Yellow Dock Tea – may help enhance the digestion function.
Yerba Mate Tea – helps with digestion.
While recognizing the possible benefits of tea towards helping indigestion, it is nonetheless always recommended that consultations be taken from qualified medical professionals.