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4 Teas to Soothe the Tummy

With our current health situation that has encompassed the world, we are dealing with stress, depression, anxiety, nausea, worry, fear, dread… and the list goes on. These strong emotions can have a harsh effect on your bodies, especially our stomachs. I’ve had more stomach aches in the last 6 months than I’ve had in several decades. Many are experiencing the same unsettling stomach malaise and are looking for ways to ease the discomfort with natural remedies. There are many organic herbal teas that we can drink that soothe the tummy and ease the distress.

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Best Teas for an Agitated Tummy

Ginger Tea is one of my favorite go-to natural remedies for an upset stomach. It has so many attributes, a heavenly aroma and a distinctly delicious flavor. Ginger has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and analgesic properties that are great for treating digestive, bloating, cramping and gas issues. It can also reduce nausea and vomiting. Although there are organic teas on the market, you can make your own by boiling some organic ginger root. Once made, add a little lemon and a drizzle of honey.

Licorice Tea has long been used as a natural remedy for nausea, tummy pain, heartburn, acid reflux and more. It has anti-inflammatory properties and can help protect the stomach lining and alleviate stomach pain. Licorice is also a mild laxative and great for constipation. It also helps the liver neutralize toxins, can help lower blood pressure, and has been used to treat mild depression.

Chamomile Tea has been used for centuries as a homemade remedy for many minor ailments. Its flavonoids give the plant its medicinal properties. Chamomile tea is great for indigestion, nausea, vomiting, motion sickness, diarrhea, gas, and stomach pains. It’s a light and flavorful tea that can be drank daily for soothing and comforting gastrointestinal issues.

Holy Basil Tea (tulsi) has a multitude of benefits. It has antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and analgesic properties. It’s great for an upset stomach including pain, nausea, and heartburn. It’s also great for stress and can reduce the potential of developing stress retailed ulcers. It’s also a great remedy for acne and skin infections.