The Best Digestive Teas
From easing bloating to helping digest a big meal, herbal teas can act as an effective digestif. Here are our favourite brews to help bring you out of your post-dinner slump.
Which teas are good for digestion?
You might have noticed, but we’re big on herbal tea here, especially post-food! For thousands of years, herbal teas have been served after meals to aid digestion and this is one of their main traditional uses. Rehydrating after a meal with a hot cup of herbal tea can ease bloating and discomfort as well as keeping your digestive system happy and functioning normally – here are a few of our go-to teas.
Our favourite digestive teas
Chamomile tea has a subtle floral aroma and taste and is perhaps best known as a sleep-aiding drink as it’s naturally caffeine-free. Chamomile has anti-inflammatory properties and is widely believed to aid digestion. Read more about the benefits of chamomile tea here.
Peppermint has long been used in traditional medicines for its digestive properties as well as soothing stomach aches. Studies have shown peppermint’s effectiveness at relieving symptoms of digestive issues such as IBS.
This naturally caffeine-free tea bush native to South Africa’s Cederberg mountains is next on our list. It has long been a natural treatment for diarrhoea and many other stomach issues because of its anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties. Discover more about rooibos tea’s health benefits here.
Lemon and ginger
Ginger is a fiery and aromatic root that has been proven to boost metabolic rates and promote a healthy and efficient digestive system. Adding lemon into the mix can boost your vitamin C intake which will help your immune system at the same time. Learn more about the health benefits of drinking lemon and ginger tea here.
Whilst this one isn’t a conventional hot tea like the other listed above, kombucha is still a tea-based drink, it just happens to be a fermented one. Like many other fermented foods, the good bacteria in kombucha is beneficial for your gut and general digestive health, which means it had to make an appearance on this list. Read more about what kombucha is here.
By Fabian Jackson
Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.