7 teas that will soothe your painfully full tummy post-feast

With Thanksgiving among us, it’s time to find your eating pants. The holiday is all about giving thanks and showing how grateful you are for what you have. But truthfully, we’re all selfish and use this holiday to gorge without feeling guilty. The least you can do is be honest with yourself. You’re not there for your family, you’re there for the food (probably). And at some point, you’re going to wish you could crawl into a hole and sleep forever. That is unless you have one of the teas good for digestion on deck.

The amount of tea available is almost absurd. But that’s because they all serve a different purpose–both in cultural practice and enjoyment. So if you plan on eating until you’re uncomfortable this holiday season, you should stock up on teas good for digestion.

1) Stimulate your senses with some ginger tea.

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Ginger tea is proven to stimulate the digestive system, helping to release toxins and absorb nutrients. So it’ll speed up the process of getting what’s good out of your food and helping the bad stuff move along.

Price: $1.89+

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2) Calm your tummy troubles with chamomile tea.

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Chamomile is one of the top teas for digestion. It can help calm nerves, prevent and relieve cramps, and it’ll even get rid of gas, heartburn and even nausea.

Price: $3.18+

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3) Reduce stomach pain with peppermint.

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Peppermint tea not only tastes great, but it’s actually been used to help relieve people of their horrid irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms. It can reduce stomach spasms, pain, and gas.

Price: $2.38+

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4) Need a little help to stay regular? Try a tea made from dandelion roots.

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Dandelion works as a natural, mild, laxative. So it won’t only help improve your digestive system and relieve you of pain, it’ll actually help you rid yourself of the source of the discomfort.

Price: $3.77+

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5) Soothe yourself with sencha green tea.

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Antioxidant-rich sencha green tea has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for a multitude of reasons. It helps calm digestion, benefits your skin and even boosts your concentration.

Price: $5.07+

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6) Unwind with the help of white tea.

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Traditionally white tea has been used to increase antioxidants, promote relaxation, help boost immune systems and aid digestion. That makes it the perfect choice for this stressful holiday.

Price: $3.35+

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7) Loosen up with some lemon verbena.

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If you’re prone to intestinal cramps, a cup of lemon verbena should help ease your discomfort. It’ll even promote a healthy digestive tract and ease gas and bloating.

Price on Amazon: $5.09+

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Marisa Losciale

Marisa Losciale

Marisa Losciale specializes in NSFW culture, audio gear, and photography. A former editorial and photo director for Spoon University at SUNY New Paltz, her work has been featured in the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, Post-Trash, the New Paltz Oracle, and the Legislative Gazette.