For many years, herbs have been brewed and used to help health issues including digestive problems. Which tea is your favourite one?
I used to dislike chamomile because my mum always gave it to me when I was unwell but now I love the relaxed feelings it gives me at night.
My favourite though is a mixture of fennel seeds, anise seeds and caraway seeds which tastes a bit like licorice (thanks to the anise seeds) and sooths my tummy. Actually, the first time I used this tea was during breastfeeding to increase my milk production. Now thankfully I only use it for taste and comfort.
But apart from soothing your tummy, this tea can offer more:
Fennel - antixodant, antimicrobial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory. Some studies even suggest that fennel can suppress appetite.
Anise - hormone balancing (esp. menopause), antifungal and blood sugar regulating
Caraway - antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, may aid weight loss
=> Get some organic seeds from a health food shop or online. Make sure that they are
organic as you don't want to drink any chemicals
=> Mix the seeds and keep them in an airtight glass container
=> For each cup, take one teaspoon of the mixed seeds and pour boiling water over
them and steep for about 5 minutes
=> Remove the seeds and enjoy!