Stomach acidity can be very annoying, causing various problems after digestion, and continually irritating the stomach walls. It is a condition that occurs when stomach acids escape towards the esophagus.
If at times it can be occasional, in some cases it often occurs, with heartburn sometimes associated with pain. In the most troublesome conditions, it can also induce cough, nausea, frequent belching.
The best known reason for stomach acid is bad eating habits, excessive consumption of acidic foods, or the use of drugs, abuse of smoking, alcohol and carbonated drinks .
Some herbal teas are an effective remedy for stomach acid, improving the conditions of this imbalance and relieving its symptoms. This herbal blend for stomach acid is a natural remedy for calming irritation, and providing relief for gastritis and heartburn.
The mix for the chosen herbal tea contains herbs and vegetables such as: anise, fennel, mint, marjoram, lemon balm, abrotano, angelica, rapontico.
Useful herbs in case of gastritis and acidity: properties and benefits
An herbal tea can help reduce stomach acid, thanks to the correct ingredients.
Some herbs have soothing properties for the stomach and esophagus , helping the well-being of the stomach lining and relieving excess gas. Others promote hydration,
These herbs in herbal tea for stomach acid are an excellent resource for dealing with acid reflux as well.
The key ingredient is fennel, an excellent treatment for those suffering from reflux and stomach acid . It is a basic and non-acidic herb, which can help decrease the discomfort caused by acid reflux.
Its nature neutralizes stomach acid, while nourishing the digestive system properly. It has natural anti-inflammatory properties, to reduce irritation and swelling in the digestive tract.
Anise, an aromatic plant very close to fennel in terms of effects, possesses useful properties to counteract ulcers and heartburn and spasms, indigestion, nausea and intestinal gas. Some stomach ulcers are an undesirable consequence of heartburn, as the lining of the lining is damaged by prolonged exposure to acid from the esophagus. In this way painful ulceration arises, and anise is one of the natural remedies to relieve stomach irritation and ulcers, with a gastroprotective property on the mucosa. In addition, the anise in the herbal tea soothes the symptom of stomach spasms or pains, relieves irritation and fights indigestion - one of the main causes of heartburn.
Another ingredient of the digestive herbal tea is marjoram, known for its beneficial properties on the digestive system. It is a gastroprotective herb, which counteracts stomach acid and stimulates digestion. - it also works by increasing digestive enzymes and saliva. Calms some gastric symptoms such as painful cramps or stomach spasms.
Mint is an ingredient that must be best dosed, since too much mint in the herbal tea can worsen the gastric condition. In our Stomach Acid Blend, it becomes refreshing and decreases irritation in the digestive system; calms pain and prevents gastroesophageal reflux.
Mint leaves have strong digestive enzymes that reduce the burning sensation in the stomach, speed up digestion and relieve stomach problems.
Lemon balm tones and strengthens the stomach, promoting the correct digestive process, also regulating the flow of gastric juices. It is known for its natural healing properties for stomach ulcers.
Angelica is an excellent medicinal herb to soothe the conditions of latent gastritis, with occasional stomach pains and digestive difficulties. Its tonic and digestive action counteracts nausea, irritation and calms stomach pains. It acts against gastric disorders accompanied by acidity or hypoacidity, and is useful in cases of indigestion.
Abrotane is added to the herbal mixture for stomach acid, for its characteristics that strengthen the stomach and promote digestion. It is un'erba rich in bitter digestive substances and tannins, also considered useful in the past as an antiseptic and natural vermifuge.
Within this digestive herbal tea, rapontico performs a function as a laxative and digestive, often associated with fennel, to avoid intestinal pain. Defined as “fake rhubarb” , it has stomachic and tonic qualities for digestion.
Origins and History of cultivation
In the mixture of herbs for gastric protection, we find medicinal plants of various origins, but for the most part known for centuries in herbal medicine. Their beneficial action on the stomach and on the digestive system is known, and several herbs are used individually, as well as in mixtures for stomach acid and gastritis.
Most medicinal herbs have been widespread in Europe since ancient times, while rapontico is a more recent acquisition in phytotherapy - being of Asian origin and probably imported in the 16th century century.
Plants and flowers
The components of the mixture for stomach acid are various, deriving from medicinal plants or shrubs known for their properties.
The abrotano , from the botanical name Artemisia abrotanum is a perennial plant of the Composite family. Originally originated in Southern Europe, it is known for its cedar-like smell. It grows best on uncultivated land, and reaches a height of about 1 meter. It has been used for centuries in herbal medicine, it was already appreciated by the ancient Greeks, and widespread in the Middle Ages.
The fennel or Foeniculum vulgare , is a plant of the Apiaceae family (Umbelliferae). Originally born on the coasts of the Mediterranean, although today it is widespread in many parts of the world, due to its food value. It prefers arid soils, near the sea and on the banks of rivers.
The mint or Mentha is a perennial plant of the Lamiaceae family. It is widespread with different varieties, up to 24 species, all with similar herbal properties. Many hybrids of mint are renowned, mainly used for food.
The rapontico or Rheum Rhaponticum is a herbaceous species belonging to the Polygonaceae family. It is a perennial plant whose name derives from the Latin rapòntico, a composition of rha, rhubarb, and of Pontus (i.e. of the Black Sea). Native to central Asia, rapontico is characterized by a yellow rhizome with deep roots, from which a rosette of large oval leaves develops. The stem can reach 2 meters and produces small, white flowers.
The anise has the botanical name of Pimpinella anisum, an annual plant belonging to the Umbelliferae family. It is one of the oldest medicinal plants, reaching 30-50 cm, with small white flowers and small, green to yellow seeds.
Angelica Archangelica is a plant of the Apiaceae / Umbelliferae family, which grows spontaneously in mountain areas, in woods and in humid soils. < / p>
It is also known as Angelica officinalis, and is particularly widespread in Europe. It is cultivated, for its stems and edible roots, reaching a height of up to 2 meters. Gives large greenish-white leaves and flowers, small and numerous.
Melissa officinalis is an annual plant of the Lamiaceae family. Native to southern Europe, it grows to about 60 centimeters in height, and blooms from June to August. It grows best in soils exposed to full sun, giving white or pale yellow flowers, and very aromatic leaves.
marjoram , botanical name Origanum majorana, is a perennial plant of the Lamiaceae family, also known as Persia. Typical of the temperate climate, it can grow up to about 60 centimeters in height. It grows spontaneously along rocky places, dry slopes and up to over 2,000 meters high in some regions.
Nutritional values of the gastric protection herbal blend
This stomachic herbal tea mix contains various active ingredients to protect the stomach and promote digestion.
This herbal blend makes available phenolic compounds, tannins and antioxidants useful for gastric protection. Some important substances are anethole, fencione, estragolo, la quercetin, rutin and gallic acid. There are also vitamins and mineral salts.
How to use the herbal blend in the herbal tea for stomach acid
The infusion is obtained by inserting approximately 3-5 grams of the mixture of herbs for gastric protection into a cup (250 ml), with water at 100 ° C.
Leave to infuse for 8 to 10 minutes, before drinking the herbal tea.
Add honey or sugar if desired.
Herbal blend for stomach acid: side effects and contraindications
Among the digestive teas, this blend has no major contraindications.
In any case, it is not recommended for individuals sensitive to individual ingredients, with allergies or intolerances to individual ingredients . It is recommended not to take the gastroprotective herbal tea for long periods and to respect the recommended doses, to avoid diarrhea, nausea, photosensitivity phenomena.
Due to the presence of substances that act on the digestive system, it is recommended to seek medical advice for those suffering from ulcer, esophagitis and gastroesophageal reflux.
It is also useful to ask for an opinion in case of oral contraceptives, which could interfere with the phyto-estrogens of the anise.
The herbal tea is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women.