Tea is a beverage made from the dried leaves of herbal plants boiled in water.  It is used for a variety of health benefits including mental and physical relaxation, improvement of the digestive functions and prevention from degenerative ailments including kidney diseases and cancer.

But there are teas which are especially effective in reliving stomach problems.  These are:

1. Anise

This is a powerful tea that is best taken before bedtime to ease or prevent indigestion and to relieve digestive stress.  This herb is a good breath freshener.  It is also able to provide relief from persistent and dry cough.

2. Sage

Sage is a bitter herb that can help to relax the lining of your digestive tract.  Its calming properties can ease stomach troubles and it has the ability to lower blood sugar levels.  With sage tea, you can kiss goodbye to excessive night sweating.

3. Papaya

Papaya contains enzymes that help to promote healthy digestion and assimilation of nutrients to digest various nutrients like protein, vegetables, and milk and starches.  It also helps to facilitate waste elimination for a healthier colon and to clear the lymph system to prevent infections.

4. Dandelion Leaves

This herbal tea serves as a mild laxative that helps to relieve constipation and bloating.  Its bitter taste helps to stimulate the secretion of digestive enzymes to facilitate good digestion.

5. Hops

This is an herb with heart-shaped leaves which are used to keep the digestive tract in good health and condition.  It is loaded with plenty of vitamins and minerals, and its bitter taste makes it good for fighting indigestion.

This herb is known to provide relief to women with post menstrual syndrome and menopause symptoms.  It is not recommended for men because it has can negatively affect a man’s sexual drive.

6. Chamomile

Chamomile tea is used to relax the muscles of the digestive tract and it has the ability to relieve spasm, bloating and abdominal pain.  Its relaxing effects make it a good muscle pain reliever, and it has the ability to alleviate constipation.  Herbalists recommend chamomile tea to people whose conditions are worsened by stress or anxiety.

7. Marigold

Behind its pungent flavor, marigold is a potent lymph system and digestive system cleanser.  It is very effective in relieving inflammations of the stomach lining and bowels.

These are seven of the most common herbal teas that help to keep your digestive system healthy and protected.  You can drink one tea each week to make you body adapt to their taste and effects.   But be sure to follow the instructions on when and how often to take.  It can help to give you the maximum benefits of each herb.