Digestion Tea is a beautiful way in which you can help your digestion system return to a state of calm.
Now a little prelude before I dive into the wonders that this Digestion Tea hold – this in no way will take place of a wholefood diet or a reduction in stress and the impact that these can have on your system. This Digestion Tea is a to be used in conjunction to help you reduce symptoms.
Tea as Medicine
For 100’s years herbs have been steeped in hot water to extract the oils of the particular herb so it is made more available to the body. This really was one of the earliest forms of medicine. I am super passionate about using food as medicine + this Digestion Tea is the perfect example.
This Digestion Tea goes beyond your standard peppermint tea – not that peppermint tea isn’t good for your digestive tea – but a herbal tea generally uses just the leaves + is only steeped for a short period, such as 5 minutes.
With this tea we are using the seeds + steeping for 20 minutes.
In this Digestion Tea we are combining Caraway Seeds, Fennel Seeds + Anise Seeds.
Caraway Seeds: Prehaps the most important thing when the digestive system is a little uncomfortable, caraway seeds are a carminative + spasmolytic, helping relax the smooth muscle in the digestive tract. Perfect for gas +bloating.
Fennel: The powers of this herb have been known since the 5th Century. It was actually one of the ancient Saxon peoples’ 9 sacred herbs. Specifically for the digestive tract though it has shown benefits for colic, stomach aches, flatulence, diarrhea + constipation. It is also anti-microbial against some of those less than beneficial gut bacteria such as e.coli + candida and has anti-inflammatory goodness.
Anise Seeds: These are the seeds in the Star Anise. They provide this tea with additional anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory + anti-oxidant power.
Make up a nice big batch of this Digestion Tea so it can be ready at hand for when you want to sip on the goodness.
What Do I Need?
- 1 teaspoon of Caraway Seeds
- 1 teaspoon of Fennel Seeds
- 1 teaspoon of Anise Seeds
- 3 Cups of Filtered Water
Let’s Do This!
1. Boil the 3 cups of filtered water
2. Crush the seeds. This can be done in a mortar + pestle or with the back of spoon or blade of a knife on a chopping board
3. Place the seeds in a glass container, cover with the boiling water. Cover to keep in all the goodness. Make sure you cover is not plastic.
4. Leave for 20minutes, then drink a cup after each meal or as needed. It can be reheated.
This makes 3 cups.
The recipe is adapted from The SIBO Doctor Fundamentals Course