Chinese Tea for Digestion

Chinese tea can help intestinal peristalsis, stimulate gastric juice secretion, improve gastrointestinal function, and thus help digestion.

Indigestion or dyspepsia is generally caused by gastrointestinal mobility disorders, abnormal gastric acid secretion, mental and psychological factors, and poor dietary habits.

People with indigestion are always unwilling to eat more and have stomach distension, which seriously affects their physical health and normal daily life. Long-term indigestion may cause gastric cancer.

Many dyspepsia patients are accompanied by insomnia, anxiety, depression, headache, inattention, and other mental symptoms.

Nowadays, there are many drugs that can treat dyspepsia. But if it is long-term indigestion, we should choose a more natural and less side-effect method to prevent and treat dyspepsia.

Drinking tea is a very beneficial treatment, which is more natural and has other health benefits such as anti-cancer, anti-aging, detoxification, boosting the immune system, etc.

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Pu-Erh Tea

Pu-erh tea is a kind of dark tea with a high degree of fermentation. Therefore, Pu-erh tea is mild and does not have a stimulating effect on the stomach.

Modern scientific research has proved in many ways that Pu-erh tea has the function of helping digestion. Pu-erh tea contains many substances that can help the intestine and stomach quicken peristalsis, stimulate gastric acid secretion, and promote gastric mobility. And it can also relax the intestinal wall and shorten the retention time of food in the intestine.

In addition, after entering the human body, Pu-erh tea can form a membrane attached to the surface of the stomach, which can produce a beneficial protective layer for the stomach. Long-term drinking Pu-erh tea can nourish and protect the stomach.

Except for Pu-erh tea, other dark teas also can promote digestion. The meat-eating people in the north of China especially like drinking dark tea. They say dark tea is “tea of life”.

Black Tea

Like Pu-erh tea, black tea is also a highly fermented tea. Its medicinal property is mild and it also has less stomach irritation.

Black tea can help digestion and increase appetite. Regularly drinking black tea can reduce stomach inflammation and protect the gastric mucosa, and has a certain effect on treating the gastric ulcer.

Many organic substances in black tea can improve the microbial environment of the gastrointestinal tract and help to improve the function of the intestines and stomach.

Black tea can not only help digestion but also has effects of detox, diuretic, anti-aging, anti-cancer, and so on.

Yellow Tea

Yellow tea is a slightly fermented tea. Heaping for yellowing is an important step for processing yellow tea. During this step, yellow tea can produce special enzymes that have a good effect of promoting digestion and treat loss of appetite.

Yellow tea can penetrate into the cell with the circulation of body fluid, increase the elastic activity of the cells, and promote the metabolism of the cells. Especially, after penetrating into fat cells, the fat cells can be accelerated the metabolism function under the action of digestive enzymes.

In addition, yellow tea is rich in tea polyphenols, amino acids, soluble sugar, vitamins, and other nutrients, which has an obvious effect on the prevention and treatment of esophageal cancer.

Barley Tea

Barley tea is also called Da Mai tea. Da Mai is the Chinese name of barley and is a kind of traditional Chinese medicine. Barley has the effect of regulating stomach function, relaxing the intestine, promoting digestion, and so on.

Barley tea retains some of the original nutrients, such as carbohydrates, plant proteins, B vitamins, unsaturated fatty acids, etc. It also has the effects of clearing heat, quenching thirst, helping digestion, losing weight, and strengthening blood vessels. Barley tea belongs to coarse grain tea, which can improve the function of digestion absorption.

Clove Tea

Clove tea is made from the leaves of Syzygium aromaticum. In China, the clove called Ding Xiang is a kind of traditional Chinese medicine.

Clove tea is known as the “stomachic tea” due to its outstanding stomach nourishing function. The flower bud of Syzygium aromaticum is also a kind of traditional Chinese medicine.

Clove tea has effects on nourishing the stomach, relieving abdominal distension, increasing the secretion of gastric juice, improving digestion, and treating halitosis.

Clove tea is also rich in clover oil and eugenol, which can inhibit the activity of Helicobacter pylori that can cause gastric cancer, so as to repair and improve gastrointestinal function.

It is suitable for people with indigestion, stomachache, and weakness of the spleen and stomach.

Hawthorn Tea

In traditional Chinese medicine, hawthorn is mainly used to treat dyspepsia and weakness of the stomach.

Hawthorn tea is rich in hawthorn acid and malic acid, which can promote the secretion of gastric acid, so as to promote digestion and increase appetite. The lipase contained in hawthorn can promote the digestion of fat. So it is very suitable to drink for meat-eating people.

In addition, hawthorn tea contains a lot of vitamin C and trace elements, which can expand blood vessels and lower blood pressure and blood sugar.

Do not drink hawthorn tea on an empty stomach, otherwise, the gastric acid will increase rapidly, which will cause adverse stimulation to the gastric mucosa.