When it comes to choosing herbal teas for acid reflux, there are a number of things that you need to take into consideration to ensure that what you are using will help to treat the symptoms rather than make them worse.
Although you may think that all herbal teas for acid reflux can help to treat the problem, this is just not true and below we provide you with some guidelines to ensure that you only use those that will alleviate the problem of acid reflux.
Firstly when it comes to choosing the right kind of herbal tea you need to read the labels very carefully (especially on those that are prepared). A lot of them often contain caffeine which can in fact cause your acid reflux to become worse and so these kinds of teas should be avoided at all costs.
So only look at using those teas which contain no caffeine whatsoever. Also it is best that you do not drink any kind of decaffeinated coffee which you think would be safe but in fact can also trigger the symptoms associated with acid reflux. So really the best way of treating your acid reflux problem naturally is through drinking herbal teas that are decaffeinated.
One kind of tea you may want to consider using is the ones which contain ginger in their ingredients. This is because ginger is considered to be very good at helping to sooth the symptoms associated with acid reflux. However if you cannot find it in a prepared tea form, then you could actually get some and infuse it with some boiling water in a cup and then drink it after each meal in the evening.
Another superb kind of herbal tea for acid reflux is one that is made up of aniseed, peppermint and lavender. Not only does it taste great but it helps to soothe the symptoms of acid reflux. You need to mix up 1 teaspoon of each of the herbs mentioned previously and boil them up with a few cups of water and then let it stand for a while before straining it and then drinking it. In order to make it a little sweeter you can add some honey.
The great thing about herbal teas for acid reflux is that you do not have to buy prepared ones instead if you wish you could actually make up your own. However what is essential is that before you start using any kind of herbal treatment for acid reflux, it is best to discuss the matter with your doctor first as some may have side effects which you are not aware of and which may also affect the prescribed medication that you are taking as well.
By: Ricky Lim
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