Gut Friendly Tea Guide

Thanks for visiting the gut-friendly tea guide!

This guide is designed to help you learn about different types of tea which may be beneficial for your gut. From my experience, a high-quality herbal tea can help relieve digestive symptoms and soothe your gut.

In this guide, I’ll walk you through how to make a quick and simple herbal tea, a more complicated medicinal strength custom herbal tea, and lastly how to make a traditional tea which contains lower amounts of caffeine.

Different Methods of Making Tea for Gut Health

1. Simple High-Strength Herbal Tea

2. Custom Medicinal Grade Herbal Tea

3. Traditional Lightly Caffeinated Tea

1. Simple High-Strength Herbal Tea

One of the best ways of soothing your gut and getting quick symptom relief from tea is by ordering simple, high-quality herbal teas. Herbs like peppermint, fennel, ginger, and chamomile are great herbs to steep.

I have included an instructional video on how to make a simple herbal tea as well as different herbs and products you can check out. Steeping simple herbal teas have been very helpful for me in my healing journey and I hope they can help you too.

2. Custom Medicinal Grade Herbal Teas

Customizing your herb blend and ordering individual herbs to make medicinal grade tea can be helpful. I’ve worked with my doctor to blend different roots and herbs to make a high-strength blend that really helps my body.

This process is a little bit more complicated and involves looking into individual herbs that can be beneficial to your body but it allows you to really get a high strength tea from a select combination of herbs. I usually decoct harder roots and infuse softer herbs to make a healing tea. I demonstrate this process in the video.

I’ve also included a list of different herbs which have been shown to help people with digestive illness. As always, please do your own research and work with your doctor. I am just sharing what has helped in my personal experience.

A great place to order bulk herbs is Starwest Botanicals.

BEST FOR HERBS
Fatigue Astragalus, ginseng, milk thistle, pau d’arco, rosehips, gotu kola, licorice root, rhodiola root, ashwagandha root
General Healing Herbs Licorice root, burdock root, ginger root, dandelion root, passion flower, rosemary leaf, lemon balm, goldenseal
Digestive Herbs Peppermint, fennel, slippery elm, anise, dong quai, cinnamon, chamomile, ginger
Immunity Astragalus, echinacea, gingko, ginseng, marshmallow

 

3. Traditional Teas

Traditional teas from the Camellia sinensis plant can be a good alternative to coffee for individuals with gut issues like SIBO and IBS. They are much gentler on the gut and provide more of a relaxed stimulation compared to the jittery stimulation of coffee.

People who are sensitive to caffeine should always listen to their body to see what they can tolerate. Most teas contain around 30-70 mg of caffeine compared to 140 mg in coffee. Tea contains many health benefits and is a gentle way to get a little bit of stimulation for people with sensitive guts.