Herbs for Digestion

In Ayurvedic thought, when your digestive system isn’t functioning optimally, your body isn’t able to absorb all of the nutrition and energy from what you eat. This can lead to you feeling tired and lethargic.

 

Certain herbs work exceptionally well to help warm up the digestive tract and support healthy digestion. Think black pepper, for starters. This herb is a pillar of digestive health in Asia and has been a longtime favorite in Yogi tea formulas.

 

Delicious, warming ginger is another traditionally used herb for supporting digestion. In Ayruveda, ginger is known as the wonder herb, and it’s no wonder, since Ayurveda uses ginger for a wide variety of conditions, including digestive support.

 

Lemon also holds a special place in Ayurveda and is the most used and favored healthy fruit in India. With its pleasant sour taste, lemon peel can pep up a delicious tea and stimulate your tummy juices. This tart fruit is Ayurveda’s premier home tonic for soothing heartburn and indigestion.

 

You can find these digestive-supporting herbs in several Yogi teas, including Ginger and Lemon Ginger, among others.

 

Maintaining our toasty digestive fires is one of the most important things we can do to stay healthy. Keeping your digestion all fired up can be as easy as cooking with some delicious spices, sipping some tasty teas and using a few effective herbal remedies.

 

Have a favorite recipe with black pepper, ginger or lemon? Share it with us here!

 

Be well,

Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa

 


2 Comments

  • Gerry O'F says:

    Is your Stomach Ease tea gluten free? I noticed Barley Malt in the list of ingredients.
    Are all you teas GF?

    Love your teas!

    Thank you!!

  • Yogi says:

    Thank you for your question, Gerry! We appreciate you getting in touch regarding our Stomach Ease tea and apologize for the delay in getting back to you. To confirm, Yogi Stomach Ease does contain organic barley malt, and therefore gluten. Here at Yogi, we have about 60 varieties of tea, and the majority of them contain no added gluten. However, we currently have 4 Yogi tea recipes that contain barley malt, and therefore gluten. The 4 Yogi teas containing barley malt are:

    Yogi Stomach Ease tea
    Yogi Healthy Fasting tea
    Yogi Kava Stress Relief tea
    Yogi Calming tea

    In addition, all natural flavors used in Yogi teas are gluten free, and the tea bag material and packaging used for all of our teas contain no added gluten.

    As an alternative to Stomach Ease, you might enjoy the following Yogi teas formulated to help support digestion:

    Yogi Ginger
    Yogi Lemon Ginger
    Yogi Purely Peppermint
    Yogi Green Tea Kombucha

    If you have any further questions, we welcome you to contact customerservice@yogiproducts.com.

    Thank you again & Be Well!
    ~Adriane @ Yogi

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