Ease the symptoms of reflux, indigestion, and heartburn with our list of the best herbal teas for acid reflux.
Whether you struggle with an occasional bout of acid reflux, or the more regular pain of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD), the burning sensation of stomach acid flowing into your oesophagus can cause extreme discomfort.
Sadly, the symptoms of acid reflux can also become worse if you choose the wrong foods and drinks. Coffee, alcohol, spicy food, fatty foods, fizzy drinks, and chocolate are all common offenders.
On the flip side, some drinks can have the opposite effect. Choose the right herbal tea, and you will hopefully find the active ingredients help to soothe the discomfort and inflammation associated with acid reflux.
Some herbal teas can even encourage your stomach to produce less acid, making the symptoms of acid reflux less severe.
Our list of herbal teas for acid reflux will give you some ideas of which herbs to look out for.
We love the calming comfort of chamomile tea. A well-known stress buster, chamomile can help to relax our minds and bodies alike, which is good news for acid reflux sufferers, as stress can be a major trigger for reflux.
Chamomile is also anti-inflammatory and supports the digestive system. Plus, it helps with sleep, which can be a bonus when the discomfort of heartburn and reflux is keeping you up at night.
Another great herbal tea for acid reflux is slippery elm. As the name suggests, this herb is high in mucilage – the slippery gel-like substance produced by many plants. This mucilage forms a coating over irritated and inflamed tissues, helping to protect against damage from stomach acid.
Slippery elm also encourages the digestive system to produce more mucous. While this may not sound desirable, mucous in this case is a good thing, helping to protect against excess acidity in the stomach.
Ginger has many benefits for our health, especially the digestive system. Rich in antioxidants, it has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to ease the discomfort associated with acid reflux.
This warming herbal tea also reduces gastric contractions, which may in turn help to prevent as much acid flowing back into your oesophagus.
Fennel is another of our go-to herbal teas for acid reflux. Like ginger, it can act to reduce gastric contractions and relax the muscles of the digestive system, reducing the symptoms of acid reflux.
Traditionally used to ease gassiness and bloating, fennel is also an anti-inflammatory, making it a soothing addition to your herbal tea.
We use liquorice in many of our herbal tea blends because of the many benefits it has for our health. And one of those benefits is soothing indigestion, heartburn, and acid reflux.
Liquorice helps to increase the production of mucous in the digestive tract, which can reduce stomach acidity. Like many of the herbs on this list, liquorice has anti-inflammatory properties. And it also helps with nausea.
Our answer to the issue of acid reflux is NutraReflux, one of our newest functional tea blends. This herbal tea contains all of the herbs on this list, as well as others that support the digestive system and help with heartburn, indigestion, and reflux.
With liquorice, chamomile, fennel, ginger, slippery elm, and more, this is our favourite herbal tea for acid reflux.