Heartburn or indigestion is primarily caused by the back-flow of stomach acid into the esophagus, providing a burning feeling in the chest.
It seems that the symptoms of heartburn are worsened by bending over or lying down.
How Tea for Heartburn works
Teas for Heartburn alleviate the abovementioned symptoms.
Efficient Teas for Heartburn
There are some teas which proved to be efficient in treating heartburn: ginger tea , fennel seed tea, meadowsweet tea and peppermint tea .
Meadowsweet is good for heartburn in two ways: by protecting the lining of the stomach and esophagus and reducing the inflammation caused by the acid.
To prepare Meadowsweet tea, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of dried flowers in 1 cup of boiling water. Steep it for about 10 minutes. Strain it and drink it slowly.
The tea can be taken three times a day.
Peppermint is a popular herb, which is said to soothe the pain of heartburn and indigestion: it calms irritated muscles from the digestive tract and decreases the production of stomach acid. Also, it increases bile production by allowing food to pass rapidly.
To prepare Peppermint tea, add 1 tablespoon of dried leaves in 1 cup of boiling water. Steep it for 15 minutes. Strain it and drink it when necessary.
Tea for Heartburn: Side effects
Meadowsweet tea should not be used together with blood thinners.
It is advisable not to give Peppermint tea to children. Also, pregnant women should not drink this tea. Studies showed that patients with gallstones are not recommended to consume tea for heartburn.
Teas for Heartburn are always good to have while going on a trip or just changing eating habits.