Stomach Soothing Digestive Tea Recipe

by Mar 15, 2017Chinese Dietetics, Recipes

 

Did you over-indulge yesterday?

Valentines Celebrations so easily involve decadent, rich meals out followed by equally heavy desserts, and while indulging in these at special occasions is harmless, the day after our bodies can feel a little, well, heavy.

Does this sound like you? Are you suffering as a result of yesterday’s indulgences?

If so, don’t worry – tea is here to help! This digestive tea recipe works wonders for a full, sluggish or unsettled stomach. In Chinese Medicine terms, the tea has all of the wonderful elements to help nourish a weakened Spleen and Stomach (what we call the Chinese concept of the digestive system). These are:

  • sweet (fennel, chamomile) – nourishing for the Spleen
  • bitter (peppermint) – helps to clear any heat in the body (that can arise from rich foods!)
  • warming (ginger) – calming and nourishing for the Spleen & Stomach, without being too heating

Give it a go and let me know in the comments section below if you find it helpful!

Stomach Soothing Digestive Tea Recipe

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon dried chamomile flowers
  • 1 teaspoon dried peppermint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, lightly crushed
  • 500ml boiling water
  • Optional Honey or other sweetener, to taste

Method:

Combine the chamomile, fennel, ginger, and peppermint in a tea pot or mug. Pour boiling water over. Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Strain tea, then sweeten with honey, if desired.

Recipe adapted from kitchn

About the Author:
Dr. Grace Jones (BHSc.Acu) is the founder and primary practitioner at Acupuncture with Grace. She is a passionate and nationally qualified and registered acupuncturist, with special interests in women’s health, natural fertility, pregnancy, digestive health and emotional wellness. Learn more about Grace here.

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