Medicinal plants: Digestion-boosting teas
If you have tummy troubles on the regular, it’s time for a little plant-based prevention. Emily Boese, a medical herbalist in Kelowna, B.C., starts her days with two digestion-promoting teas. First, she steeps dandelion-root, globe artichoke and milk thistle tea to sip before breakfast — the bitter herbs stimulate stomach acid and enzymes to prep the stomach for the first meal of the day. Then, mid-morning, she brews a cup of nettle tea, which has anti-inflammatory properties and is a diuretic that helps your body rid itself of waste. Here are 8 herbal teas with unbelievable health benefits.
Best Health tip: Avoid nettle tea late in the day: “It will make you have to pee in the night.”