Among all the health issues that people experience, gastrointestinal problems and disorders are among the most common as well as the most frequently experienced. Poor digestion can be caused by certain foods, stress and anxiety, and bad eating habits.
The effects of poor digestion are detrimental on the body. It can prevent the proper intake of vitamins and minerals from certain foods, but it can also lead to more serious disorders of the gastrointestinal system.
The herbs in this Digestive Aid Tea are widely recognised for their ability to assist with digestion as well as a few gastrointestinal disorders. It can help to quell inflammation in the gastrointestinal system and improve digestion overall.
Drink one cup of warm Digestive Aid Tea after a large meal to help ease digestion and rid your stomach of bloated or discomforting feelings.
100% grown on KoruKai herb farm on Banks Peninsula. Organic and delicious.
Peppermint leaf (Mentha piperita): Aromatic and very flavourful, peppermint is wonderful for the digestive system, acting as a carminative to reduce gas, ease nausea and sooth cramping. It is an uplifting herb and cooling to the body. Peppermint does appear to have a relaxing effect on the gastrointestinal sphincters which helps the movement of wind through the digestive tract.
Chamomile flowers (Matricaria chamomilla): Chamomile contains antispasmodic properties that help relax smooth muscles, such as those in the intestines and stomach. Chamomile has been used to treat digestive conditions such as colic, gas, diarrhoea, stomach cramps, indigestion and irritable bowel syndrome, to name a few.
Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria): Meadowsweet is used in the treatment of hyperacidity, gastritis and peptic ulceration. Its gentle astringency is useful in treating diarrhoea, especially in children. It soothes and protects the mucous membranes of the digestive tract and stomach lining whilst reducing acidity. Studies have found that Meadowsweet can also promote the healing of chronic ulcers and prevent lesions from developing in the stomach.
Kawakawa leaves (Macropiper exelsum): Anyone suffering digestive pain, cramping, spasm or bloating can benefit from the anti-spasmodic effects of Kawakawa, which also helps to move trapped wind through the body and has a relaxing and calming effect on the digestion. Useful for inflammatory conditions of the digestive tract.
Fennel seeds (Foeniculum vulgare): In India, dried fennel seeds are incredibly popular as an aid to digestion and have been used for this purpose for thousands of years. Modern scientific studies on the properties of fennel seeds are showing that their rich volatile oil content is primarily responsible for these digestive benefits and ability to clear intestinal gas so effectively.
Dandelion root (Taraxacum officinale): Dandelion is used for the treatment of upset stomach, intestinal gas and gallstones. It also increases urine production and serves as a laxative to increase bowel movements. Dandelion root helps to purify the bladder and kidneys and helps to detoxify the liver. It stimulates bile production and bile transport toxins out of the body.
Use 1-2 tsp. for a cup of tea (250ml), steep for 5 -10 minutes, strain and enjoy.
Drink one cup directly after meals to support your digestion. Drink 1-3 cups per day.
Use as directed. If symptoms persist, see your health care professional.
Please note: This tea is not be recommended for people who have proven GORD or have reflux-like dyspeptic symptoms because the peppermint can worsen gastro-oesophageal reflux in people prone to it.
40g loose herbal tea. Makes about 40 cups.