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Bistort Tea for Stomach Ailments

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Bistort tea is widely known as an adjuvant in the areas of treating stomach, respiratory and bleeding problems. It can be intaken two or three times a day to fully enjoy its healthy benefits.

Bistort Tea description

Bistort is a perennially-growing plant from the Northern Hemisphere.

It is normally grown as an ornamental plant because of its small white and pink blooms. It contains vitamins A and C, mucilage and antioxidants, acknowledged for their anti-cancer action.

However, Bistort is also cultivated for medicinal purposes, being well-known as one of the most astringent herb.

Bistort tea is the beverage resulting from brewing the abovementioned plant.

Bistort Tea brewing

Bistort tea can be made as a decoction:

  • Place one teaspoonful of the dried bistort rhizome in a 250 ml cup of water and boil the mix.
  • Let it steep for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Strain the liquid.

Bistort tea can be consumed twice or thrice a day. It can also be used as a gargle or mouthwash to treat infections inside the mouth.

Bistort Tea benefits

Bistort tea has been successfully used to:

  • treat diarrhea, dysentery and irritable bowel syndrome
  • aid in the treatment of diverticulitis
  • help treating oral and tongue inflammations
  • help fighting pharyngitis and sore throat
  • help in the treatment of jaundice
  • aid fighting measles and smallpox
  • fight hemorrhoids
  • ease menstrual bleeding
  • help in the healing of wounds, skin ruptures and burstings (when applied topically)

Bistort tea may also help expel worms.

Bistort Tea side effects

A long-term administration of Bistort tea is not recommended.

Pregnant and nursing women are advised not to intake this tea.

Bistort tea is a medicinal remedy against several digestive problems and, it also proved to be effective in treating menstrual bleeding, but not only.

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