Around 25% of people suffer from irritable gastric syndrome. Are you one of these people? Can you calm down your stomach on a natural way with the best tea for upset stomach? It is not necessary that problems that you have are organic such as stomach pain, heartburn, feeling of fullness, tension, stomach cramps, or nausea and vomiting.
In the case of minor stomach problems you should rest, have food abstinence and drink teas that will calm the stomach. However, if the symptoms don’t disappear or become worse, you must urgently visit your doctor.
Best Tea for Upset Stomach
Some types of teas are appropriate for the treatment of stomach problems and I will list them right away. They calm the irritated stomach, strengthen the natural secretion of gastric juices, and consequently strengthen the whole body.
I am sure you know peppermint. A peppermint tea is well known all around the world and is a specialty in Morocco. We use peppermint plant for medicinal purposes. You can use peppermint leaves or peppermint essential oil (for external use and aromatherapy).
Essential oils in peppermint have medical effects on us. It contains more than 100 different chemical compounds, most of which is menthol (usually 35-55%). Peppermint leaves also contain flavonoids, tannins and triterpenes.
Peppermint soothes the cramps in the stomach, intestines and bile. It also helps with tension. We often use peppermint in tea blends with cumin and fennel to relive the stomach pain. This mint is also used in gastric mucosa inflammation. Laboratory studies have shown a protective effect of peppermint on gastric ulcer.
In recent years, several studies have been carried out on humans that have shown that essential oil improves signs of irritable bowel syndrome. Peppermint is often found in tea blends to alleviate bile elimination problems, since it has a beneficial effect on the formation and elimination of bile. It is not only healthy but it also has amazing taste and smell that will lift your spirit.
Malva Sylvestris Tea
If you want to prepare a tea from the malva sylvestris, you will need its leaves and flowers. You shouldn’t cook them but put them in the cold water. Put dried leaves and flowers in cold water and drink this tea twice a day.
This tea relieves cough as it accelerates the secretion of mucus in the respiratory system. You can also drink this tea to relieve stomach and intestinal cramps. In addition, it will eliminate water retention in the body.
The most important active ingredients of malva sylvestris is mucus. The plant contains between 6 and 8 % of mucus. Tannins and flavonoids are also found in the leaves. The plant is used in oral cavity and throat inflammation. It calms dry and irritating cough. In addition, it is also used for inflamed and irritated mucous membranes of the stomach and intestines.
This plant is effective for itchy and inflamed skin. It is used for compresses and rinsing the skin for both adults and children.
Herbal preparations have been used for centuries to relieve abdominal pain and chamomile is one of them. Chamomile is used to relax tension in the digestive tract and stimulate a lazy digestion.
It also relieves internal tension, releases digestive muscles and stimulates the passage of food residues across the gut. Chamomile also helps to calm down inflammation and speeds up the treatment.
Chamomile tea should relieve stomach problems, as its essential oil contains bisabolol and matricin, which relieve inflammation and destroy bacteria. The chamomile is truly versatile, as it can also be used for beauty purposes.
Although chamomiles are a healthy agent I must warn you about them. Chamomile tea can causes nervousness. When the stomach is strongly irritated, it stimulates vomiting. If you already vomit, don’t drink this tea.
The tea from this medicinal plant promotes sweating; with it you will faster recuperate the exhaustion after illness. It is better to use it when you have inflammation of the bronchi, eyes, oral cavity and throat. It also treats open wounds on the legs, works against hemorrhoids, inflammation of the genitals, toothache and nerve disease.
It also treats skin problems as acne, pneumonia, and similar. It’s a natural antibiotic. So if you have strong stomach pain or had vomit, it is better to avoid chamomile. But if you have mild stomach pain, try to drink a cup of warm chamomile tea and it should calm it down.
Ginger tea is one of the best tea for upset stomach. It contains many medicinal ingredients that contribute to its effectiveness when it comes to treating a variety of health problems. Ginger has many aromatic oils (borneol, cineol, citral, feldren, etc.), monoterpenes, aldehydes, gingerols, etc. Because of its ingredients, ginger is known as one of the most powerful plant oxidants. It also has exceptional antiseptic properties.
Ginger cleans the intestines and accelerates the secretion of toxic substances from the body, while calming the stomach cramps and nausea. In addition, it alleviates digestion as it stimulates the secretion of gastric juice, accelerates the secretion of gastrointestinal gases, and alleviates gastric and intestinal cramps. Prepare yourself a ginger tea and I am sure you will feel relief soon.
What to eat?
And what to eat when you have upset stomach? Bananas are not only an exceptional source of energy for long-lasting and intense exercises such as marathon and cycling, but they are also very easily digestible and don’t irritate the stomach. They also contain some pectin that naturally accelerates digestion.
Papaya is another fruit which is good for digestion. Papaya promotes digestion and relieves constipation. We can thank the papain and chymopapain enzymes that contain it. These two work to help dissolve proteins and at the same time calms the stomach. Eat white rice as it contains mucus that will soothe your stomach well. At the same time it relieves any possible diarrhea. Mucus food is the best that you can consume in time when your stomach isn’t in the best condition.