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A Cup of Calm : Finding Natural Ways To Feel Better When Your Tummy Hurts

A Cup of Calm : Finding Natural Ways To Feel Better When Your Tummy Hurts
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A Cup of Calm: Finding Natural Ways To Feel Better When Your Tummy Hurts

A Soothing Herbal Tea Blend for Indigestion

What is an Upset Tummy?

An upset tummy, also called indigestion, is a common tummy problem that many people deal with. It causes pain or an uneasy feeling in your upper tummy area. Sometimes it makes you feel full even after eating just a little bit of food. Common upset tummy symptoms include:

  • Tummy ache or pain
  • Heartburn (burning pain in your chest)
  • Feeling bloated or gassy
  • Too much gas or burping
  • Feeling sick to your stomach
    Most times an upset tummy is mild and goes away quickly. .

What Helped My Upset Tummy

For a few years now, sometimes my tummy would feel upset. I noticed it happened more when I was stressed or ate greasy or spicy foods.
. That’s when I decided to look into natural remedies – things from plants that are gentle and might fix any underlying issues better than just masking symptoms.
This led me to discover an herbal tea blend that noticeably helped ease my upset tummy in a natural way. I’m going to share more about herbal remedies and the tea I created!.………

The Goodness of Herbal Remedies…A Cup of Calm

Plants have grown alongside people for thousands of years. They make chemicals we can use for help and healing. Herbal remedies are part of traditions all around the world.
While doctors now use synthetic pills, herbs still have value from all their years of study and tradition. Research also shows many herbs can positively impact the digestive system in ways related to common tummy troubles. When made and used properly, herbal remedies offer relief without harsh side effects like some prescription medications.

named “Chamomile

This aligned with my preferences better than solely relying on prescription pills long-term for a minor issue. With care, herbal solutions can effectively support digestive health and comfort.

Designing an Herbal Tea Blend

Thinking about what bothered my tummy and herb knowledge, I crafted a custom herbal tea blend focused on upset tummy relief. Key goals included gently relaxing muscle spasms, reducing acid, easing gas/bloating, and boosting overall digestion.

The Five Healing Herbs

### Peppermint

Peppermint contains menthol, which works to relax intestinal muscles and relieve spasms. Numerous studies have shown peppermint effectively reduces stomach pain, nausea, and gas.

### Chamomile

With anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties, chamomile has been shown to reduce indigestion symptoms like stomach pain, bloating, and diarrhea. … .named “Chamomile……

### Ginger

Ginger promotes digestion and prevents nausea, speeding up stomach emptying. Research demonstrates ginger’s prokinetic potential for calming an upset stomach.

### Fennel

Fennel has anti-spasmodic and anti-microbial properties, providing relief from gas, bloating, constipation and menstrual discomfort.

### Cardamom

Cardamom stimulates secretion of digestion-aiding enzymes and acids. It has carminative effects soothing gassy abdominal pain.


After research, I chose five herbs known to benefit digestion:

  • Peppermint – Its menthol calms an upset tummy through relaxing the GI tract’s muscle cells.
  • Chamomile – Has anti-inflammatory and relaxing compounds to soothe discomfort.
  • Ginger – Stimulates digestion and prevents nausea with prokinetic effects.
  • Fennel – Settles gas/bloating through antispasmodic and antimicrobial qualities.
  • Cardamom – Boosts enzymes and acids for smoother breakdown of foods.
    Mix all these five ingredients the dried peppermint the dried chamomile in shape of levels and the seed of fennel and the cardamom with whethe fresh ginger 1 tsp and then put them in a pan and pour water and boil at least for 5 to 10 minutes and you will smell a beautiful smell of all these magic herbs teas
    Over weeks of experimenting, I found this simple blend noticeably soothing when drunk after meals. Soon my tummy troubles decreased significantly!

Tips For Using The Tea Blend

While the basic recipe works well, extras can improve the experience:

  • Honey adds yummy sweetness and prebiotics for a healthy gut. Start with 1/2 teaspoon. Too much sugar could make tummy troubles worse.
  • Lemon brightens flavor and balances tummy acidity with its zing. A squeeze per cup is refreshing!
  • Milk instead of water imparts calmness from protein binding compounds. But dairy may not agree with everyone.
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried orange peel settles gas with its innate qualities.
  • For best effects, sip the tea 20-30 minutes after meals and before bed when herbs impact most over time.
    Proper storage keeps unused tea potent. An airtight fridge container keeps it fresh for about 2 weeks. I steep only what I need fresh when making another cup. Adjusting the blend to personal preferences maximizes its comforting benefits.

Other Ways To Take Care Of Your Tummy

A few lifestyle habits paired well with the tea for maintaining balanced digestion:

  • Relax with activities like meditation, exercise and friends since stress can mess with your gut.
  • Eat probiotic-rich foods daily like yogurt, kimchi and kefir to support a happy gut environment.
  • Drink plenty of water and go easy on soda/coffee that may worsen tummy troubles.
  • Get enough quality sleep as disrupted sleep cycles impact your digestion.
  • Walk every day which encourages the natural digestive movement in your belly.
  • Eat a balanced, wholesome diet focused on whole foods in moderation.
  • Consider the low FODMAP diet if struggling – it focuses on hard-to-digest carbs.
  • Cut back on alcohol, smoking and highly processed/spicy/fatty foods that tend to trigger problems for some people.
    Gradual positive steps to feel your best make herbal relief options even more effective!

Common Tea Blend Questions

Q: Is the herbal tea safe for everyone?
A: While the herbs are very gentle, those with known allergies or on certain medications should check for interactions. Pregnant women should talk to their doctor too. Otherwise, taking it as suggested is unlikely to cause harm.
Q: How long does a batch of tea last?
A: Stored airtight in the fridge, the herb blend stays potent for about 2 weeks. For longer storage, portions can be frozen in sealed bags and defrosted as needed.
Q: Can I substitute dried for fresh herbs?
A: Fresh is best but dried works too! Use 1/3 the amount of fresh or steep dried slightly longer to get similar help from the plant chemicals. Quality dried herbs won’t diminish the benefits or flavor too much.

In Closing

I hope sharing my experience creating this herbal tea blend provides ideas to support your own digestive well-being journey. Everybody is different, so test out small changes to diet, lifestyle and natural remedies aligned with your values over time.
Herbal wisdom has lasted through tradition for good reason beyond modern solutions alone. Combining nature’s answers and science’s answers doesn’t need to be complex – start by listening to your body and discovering what fosters inner peace. Wishing you lots of tummy comfort ahead!

Originally posted 2023-11-16 13:38:16.

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