Do you have gastritis and wonder what is the best tea or infusion to take?
However, we never get tired of clarifying to our customers when they ask us about a tea for gastritis or chamomile tea: this drink is an infusion extracted from the plant Chamaemelum mobile, and has nothing to do with the plant from which the tea originates in any of its formats, Camellia Sinensis.
However, chamomile is an excellent addition to our impressive Green tea collection.
Chamomile is the first choice when treating specific problems in the digestive tract.
It is a plant that stands out for its multiple benefits, not only for sore stomachs, it also helps digestion and even contributes to the expulsion of gases and reduces the discomfort of diverticulosis and gastric ulcers.
In addition, it is a drink that offers other health benefits: its anti-inflammatory properties relieve menstrual cramps, improve fluid retention, and helps in altered nervous states to name a few of its virtues.
To take it, you can consume it alone or with a touch of mint to make its digestive effect even more powerful. And as with other infusions and teas, the quality of the product is paramount.
It is not the same to drink a chamomile tea bag in which the leaves are very crushed as preparing a cup with chamomile flowers, you will notice the difference in taste when you try it.
Bring a cup of water to a boil, introduce a teaspoon of dried chamomile flowers, and infuse for 8 minutes. If you prefer, you can wait and drink it cold.
Other Infusions for Stomach Problems
If it happens that you do not really like the taste of chamomile and you are looking for another option for the stomach, you can try our superb Rooibos Tea.
Although it is a blend created to improve the quality of sleep (it is the first one we suggest in such cases), the combination of ingredients it contains also contributes to the reduction of stomach discomfort.
A different alternative is a home remedy often used by our grandmothers to treat problems such as diarrhea: prepare a cup of over-infused tea.
The reason is that when tea leaves are left too long in water they release more tannin, one of the components it contains and which is characterized by its astringent and anti-inflammatory properties.
In any case, these infusions work very well in situations of occasional stomach problems. If the ailments persist, it is best to see a doctor.
If you’re looking for a special and unique flavor, check out our extraordinary selection of teas at Hummingbird Tearoom. Add any medicinal herb to one of our organic teas elaborated for your enjoyment and health.
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