Try Organic Herbal Tea to Treat Heartburn
Tea has been used for thousands of years to soothe and ease a variety of health problems. Organic herbal tea also has been known to support wellness -- and is a good choice for those searching for a natural heartburn herbal remedy.
Black, green and red teas contain polyphenols, which serve as antioxidants to protect the body from free radical damage.
The polyphenols found in tea have been shown to provide anti-cancer properties through numerous studies. These same studies also suggested that drinking several cups of tea each day may reduce the risk of gastric and esophageal cancers.
But not all teas are created equal. The leaves from black, green and red teas come from a warm-weather evergreen tree known as Camellia Sinensis. However, what we consider “herbal teas” do not come from this tree at all.
In fact, organic herbal tea isn’t really tea but is an infusion called a "tisane" and made from various herbs, flowers, roots, and other parts of some plants.
Tisanes do not contain the same level of polyphenols as true tea, though they can be very beneficial in other ways.
When looking at how to get rid of heartburn, drinking organic herbal tea may help more than true tea in easing heartburn symptoms, acid reflux and other gastrointestinal disorders.
Unfortunately, some herbal brews may aggravate these conditions rather than relieve them, so choose your organic herbal tea remedy wisely.
So, if you are looking for a way to relieve heartburn symptoms or other problems associated with digestive orders, following are a few herbal blends you may want to consider. For more information on addressing symptoms, click here: heartburn causes and cures.
It also helps to relieve inflamed or irritated mucus membranes of the digestive tract (good for acid reflux sufferers) and helps to promote normal digestion.
Used topically, it can also promote the healing of minor skin irritations and scrapes. However, since chamomile is found in the ragweed family, it could cause a reaction to anyone who has allergies to ragweed.
No, not the big fluffy things you roast over the fire. In this case, marshmallow tea is make from the marshmallow plant root that is used in herbal medicinal products.
It is said to ease bladder infections, coat and soothe the gastrointestinal tract, relieve sore throats, ease respiratory problems and promote healing of the urinary tract.
The mint leaves are used to brew a delightfully refreshing organic herbal tea that contains no caffeine. However, there are conflicting reports on whether to use peppermint in any form when suffering from heartburn and/or acid reflux.
In some cases, peppermint is said to ease stomach and digestive problems. The oil within the peppermint helps to stimulate the flow of bile and relieve gas pains, calm heartburn, and settle an upset stomach and nausea.
On the other hand, studies have also indicated that drinking peppermint, spearmint or other strongly spiced teas actually causes the lower esophageal sphincter to relax even more, resulting in additional acid reflux and heartburn.
Since the reports are conflicting on how effective peppermint tea may be in aiding heartburn relief, check with your doctor before trying it for yourself.
Many plants and herbs can be made into organic herbal tea that has a variety of beneficial properties. The above list should give you a starting point on some of the more favorable beverages that help with heartburn and other digestive orders.
A note about peptic ulcers: Many teas can aggravate the healing of peptic ulcers. Chamomile, however, seems to have a soothing effect. It contains a high flavonoid called Apigenin which helps to inhibit the growth of Helicobacter Pylori, the organism responsible for causing peptic ulcers.
Always consult your doctor about your symptoms and before trying herbal tea and other remedies on your own. This article was written by Rose Smith who has several sites on natural and organic health relief.
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