Digestion is how your body turns the food that you eat into nutrients it uses for energy, growth, and cell repair. Some of us might (only occasionally!) decide that our body needs more fuel and over-indulge, or eat what we have in front of us too fast and that’s when problems occur! Bloating, colic, indigestion, acid-reflux…you get the picture, I’m sure. Drag yourself to the kettle and brew a cup of Digestion Tea, an inspired blend of digestive aiding herbs to help restore your equilibrium.
Aniseed may help prevent stomach ulcers and reduce the symptoms like indigestion, nausea and heartburn.
Anise Myrtle has been traditionally used to treat conditions such as anorexia and reflux and to help settle intestinal cramps, colic and flatulence. It also has anti-oxidant, anti-fungal, anti-microbial properties as well as being a good source of magnesium, lutein, folate, vitamin E and vitamin C.
Star Anise tea after meals helps treat digestive ailments such as bloating, gas, indigestion and constipation
Licorice Due to the powerful and potent nature of the root, no more than 3 cups of this tea should be consumed each day, which should be more than enough to enjoy its many health benefits, one of which is to soothe gastrointestinal problems such as acid reflux and indigestion and restore balance.
If you suffer from low blood pressure, the stimulating nature of licorice root tea can elevate your blood pressure to normal levels, providing a boost to your energy levels and preventing dizziness and fatigue. Conversely, if you suffer from high blood pressure, it is probably wise not to consume licorice tea every day. However, it is regularity and frequency that makes the difference and you should be able to enjoy the occasional cup safely.
Lemon Grass has long been a staple of Indian and traditional Asian medicine, adding a unique lemon flavour, and is known to improve circulation, promote digestion, provide relief to fever, stabilise menstrual cycles, increase immunity, and treat infections. It is frequently prescribed as a digestive aid since it works as a natural diuretic and may help lessen the symptoms of gastric upset including nausea and stomach pain.
Hibiscus has a cranberry-like flavour and health benefits which include the ability to reduce high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and inflammatory problems, aid in relieving disturbed digestive and immune system, and potentially help treat diseases of the liver. It may also speed up the metabolism aiding in healthy, gradual weight loss, and can also be linked with better mental health. It is rich in vitamin C, minerals, and antioxidants.
Meadowsweet One of the three most sacred herbs of the ancient druids, traditionally used for digestion and as an anti-inflammatory herb and a diuretic.
Blue Mallow Flowers like all mallows, relieves inflammation and has soothing qualities. Not only that, it is also magical as one of only three teas in the world that are naturally blue and change colour! Just add a squeeze of lemon to your cup and watch your blue mallow tea turn instantly from blue into a beautiful light pink.
As with most teas, there can be side effects, therefore, it is not recommended for people who already have low blood pressure or planning to undergo surgery For those undergoing hormonal treatments or taking birth control pills, it is recommended to consult your health specialist regarding consumption of this variety of tea and is not recommended during pregnancy.