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October 8, 2007 at 2:27 AMComments: 3 Faves: 0

Herbal Teas For Acid Reflux

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Though natural treatments have been recently regaining popularity, herbal teas have actually been used for thousands of years. There are herbs that are good for circulation, herbs that are good for relaxation, herbs that are good for immunity, and also, herbs that are good for acid reflux. Yep, that's right! Without the nasty chalk pills or any prescription medication, a warm, tasty cup of tea can be your ticket to digestive relief.

Store-Bought Teas for Acid Reflux

Remember that not all teas are good for acid reflux. Some useful shopping tips:

  • Steer clear of any caffeinated teas. Caffeine will only aggravate your acid reflux (decaf coffee is still just as bad). Your safest option is herbal, decaf tea.
  • Look for a tea with ginger in it, which has qualities known to soothe acid reflux. If you can't find one, you could always just buy the ginger and infuse it in the tea yourself.
  • Green tea is an excellent choice to help your body digest oily and spicy foods. It can also help calm an upset stomach. Green tea is widely known for its antioxidant properties. Again, be sure to choose a green tea that is non caffeinated.

Home Remedy:  Anise, Peppermint, and Lavender Acid Reflux Relief Tea

Interested in making herbal tea at home? These herbs make for a potent, effective combination against your acid reflux. Here's why:

  • Anise or aniseed is a powerful herb that aids in digestion and provides many other health benefits to your body. Be sure to use only green anise, European anise or sweet anise for this tea.
  • Peppermint aids in digestion and relief from stomach distension, cramps, ulcers, and gas.
  • Lavender has widely reputed healing properties. It will also reduce stomach acid.

To make this tea:

  1. Boil 2 ½ cups distilled water
  2. Pour this water over a teaspoon of equal parts anise, peppermint, and lavender
  3. Let tea steep 3-5 minutes
  4. Strain tea. Honey is an appropriate sweetener if necessary

Recommended intake is eight ounces in the morning and another eight again at night. 

Sources:

http://blog.worldvillage.com/health/herbal_teas_for_acid_reflux_relief.html

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=32745

http://ezinearticles.com/?Acid-Reflux-and-Heartburn-Natural-Remedies-Part-I&id=39679

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3 Comments

  • I love tea. I never knew that drinking tea could help with preventing me from getting acid reflux and help aid in it if I do. Thank you for the specific teas that help with acid reflux that is very helpful. I will try them and see how it goes. Thank you again.

  • Very interesting, thank you for posting.

  • Peppermint relaxes the esophogal sphincter muscle which worsens acid reflux. Its good for digestion but not before bed. People need to know that.rn

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