3 Excellent Infusions that Promote Digestion

· October 18, 2014

After a big meal rich in fats and proteins, there’s nothing better than an herbal tea to help the stomach with digestion.  You have several options to chose from.  This article will talk about some of the most effective infusions for keeping the stomach from feeling “heavy” after meals.

Ginger tea

Ginger is well-known for its gastronomical uses.  The primary active ingredients, however (gingerol, shogaol, and others) can be used in several different ways in the area of natural medicine.  These same ingredients affect the stomach, producing the following effects:

  • Stimulate pancreatic and gallbladder secretions, promoting digestion.
  • Help reduce the feeling of “heaviness” in the stomach.
  • Prevent dyspepsia, avoiding abdominal swelling and gas.
  • Help prevent nausea and vomiting.

That’s why drinking ginger tea after eating is perfect for good digestion.

Here’s a recipe for making a delicious ginger, chamomile, and lemon infusion: In one liter of water, boil half of one lemon, cut into slices.  Remove from heat after a few minutes and add peeled ginger pieces (however much you would like), and a few bags of chamomile tea.  Let steep for a few minutes, the strain and sweeten to taste with honey or stevia.

Chamomile: another powerful digestive infusion



Chamomile is another herb widely known for its medicinal properties.  In addition to producing a sedative effect, chamomile tea after lunch or dinner will help you to feel lighter.  Chamomile’s active ingredients prevent stomach and intestinal inflammation, help prevent flatulence as well as the feeling of heaviness in the stomach.

Here’s a good option to include in a chamomile and mint infusion, which is an excellent combination of digestive herbs: boil a bit of water; as soon as the water begins to boil, remove from heat and place a handful of chamomile and mint in a cup.  Pour the water into the cup and let steep for five minutes.  Strain and sweeten to taste.

Boldo and its attributes

Boldo infusion has a very unique taste, and is also one of the most popular teas made for facilitating digestion.  This drink stimulates liver function and gallbladder secretions, making it easier to digest fatty foods.  To strengthen this effect, combine boldo tea with mint, chamomile, or tarragon.

Here’s a recipe for preparing a delicious boldo infusion: Boil a little bit of water.  Remove from heat once it begins to boil, and add a few boldo leaves.  If you prefer, add a few mint leaves, along with tarragon or chamomile.  Allow to steep for a few minutes, then strain, sweeten (to taste), and serve.

So now you have several options for delicious table-talk.  These digestion-promoting infusions will make you feel much lighter after a heavy meal.  Let’s enjoy a cup now!