3 Excellent Infusions that May Help Promote Digestion

After a big meal rich in fats and proteins, there's nothing better than an herbal tea that may help promote digestion. Discover 3 here!
3 Excellent Infusions that May Help Promote Digestion
José Gerardo Rosciano Paganelli

Written and verified by the doctor José Gerardo Rosciano Paganelli.

Last update: 12 May, 2022

After a big meal rich in fats and proteins, there’s nothing better than an herbal tea that may help promote digestion. You have several options to choose from. This article will talk about some of the most effective infusions that may keep 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. These same ingredients may produce the following effects:

  • Help stimulate pancreatic and gallbladder secretions to help promote digestion.
  • Help reduce the feeling of “heaviness” in the stomach.
  • Reduce your risk of dyspepsia, abdominal swelling, and gas.
  • Help reduce your risk of nausea and vomiting.

That’s why drinking ginger tea after eating may aid digestion.

Here’s a recipe of a delicious ginger, chamomile, and lemon infusion:

  • In one liter of water, boil half a lemon, cut into slices.
  • Remove from heat after a few minutes and add the peeled ginger pieces (as much as you like), and a few bags of chamomile tea.
  • Let steep for a few minutes, then strain and sweeten to taste with honey or stevia.

Chamomile: Another powerful infusion that may help promote digestion

Chamomile tea.

Chamomile is another herb widely known for its medicinal properties. In addition to helping produce a sedative effect, chamomile tea after lunch or dinner may help you feel lighter.

Chamomile’s active ingredients may reduce your risk of stomach and intestinal inflammation, gas, and the feeling of heaviness in the stomach.

Here’s a recipe for a good chamomile and mint infusion:

  • Put some water to boil.
  • As soon as the water begins to boil, remove from heat and place a handful of chamomile and mint leaves 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. This drink helps stimulate liver function and gallbladder secretions, which may make 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 some 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.
  • Let steep for a few minutes, then strain, sweeten (to taste), and serve.

These infusions that may help promote digestion may also help make you feel much lighter after a heavy meal. Try them out today!

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