This is my favorite basic gut soothing tea blend for an upset tummy and encouraging gut health and wellness. 3 oz of this tea blend equals approximately 3 cups of loose herb tea. This is loose tea and not bagged.
- Plantain leaf (Plantago spp.) – Soothing and moist, but also has an astringent and tonifying quality on tissues, promoting healing and epithelial repair.
- Calendula flowers (Calendula officinalis) – Soothing to mucous membranes, warm but not hot, anti-inflammatory, promotes proper digestive function and encourages better lymphatic flow in the digestive system.
- Marshmallow leaf (Althaea officinalis) – The mucilage soothes and forms a protective coating throughout the gut, reducing symptoms of digestive discomforts. I love marshmallow when I have eaten something I shouldn’t have as it helps ease the stabbing burning gut pain caused, in my case, by gluten and peppers.
- Spearmint (Mentha spicata) – Both warming and cooling to the digestive system. Mints are good to ease indigestion, flatulence, and cool the burning feeling in some cases. It tonifies the gut and helps firm up the tissues.
- Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) – Fennel is a very common digestive herb. It increases nutrient uptake, reducing that “overfull” feeling, and helps keep things moving in the right direction, a problem those with leaky gut commonly have.
- Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) *avoid if you have hypertension* – Licorice is nice and moistening. It aids digestion and supports the body as a whole as licorice is an adaptogen. It is wonderful at reducing stress throughout the body, which is another common contributor to leaky gut.
To brew this tea, steep 2-3 tablespoons per cup of boiling water. Cover the tea while it is brewing so you don’t lose any of those beautiful volatile oils. Let the tea steep for at least 20 minutes and up to 4 hours.
If you blend a large amount of tea ahead of time, store it in an air tight container in a cool, dark, dry place and the blend should be good for up to a year.
*This is not intended to cure, diagnose, or treat any disease. The information provided is not intended as medical advice. If you have any health concerns contact a knowledgeable practitioner first. Natural Herbal Living and Natural Living Mamma LLC are not liable for any decisions you or your healthcare practitioner make or any supplements you take.*