Written By: UMA Editorial Team |

Published on: March 21, 2024

As spring unfolds its vibrant colors and fragrances, our bodies often crave a refreshing change. Just as nature undergoes a renewal, so too can our digestive systems benefit from a rejuvenating touch. Enter herbal teas—elixirs of nature that not only tantalize our taste buds but also promote digestion and soothe the digestive system. In this guide, we’ll explore some herbal allies perfect for springtime, each offering a unique blend of flavors and health benefits.


Peppermint is a green herb from the Mentha piperita plant, celebrated for its refreshing flavor and digestive prowess. A 2018 Study has shown that menthol, a compound in peppermint, can improve digestive issues. Peppermint oil, known for its effectiveness against irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), has demonstrated remarkable results in clinical trials. To harness the digestive benefits of peppermint, consider making a simple peppermint tea:[1], [2], [3]

Recipe: Peppermint Tea

  • Ingredients: 7–10 fresh peppermint leaves or 1 peppermint tea bag, 1 cup (250 ml) boiled water
  • Instructions: Soak the leaves or tea bag in boiled water for 10 minutes, then strain and enjoy.


Ginger, scientifically known as Zingiber officinale, boasts a rich history as a spice and medicinal herb. Compounds like gingerols and shogaols in ginger stimulate stomach contractions and emptying, making it an effective remedy for nausea, cramping, and indigestion. A daily dose of ginger has been shown in a 2019 study to alleviate nausea and vomiting caused by various factors. To incorporate ginger into your routine, try this simple ginger tea recipe: [4], [5], [6]

Recipe: Ginger Tea

  • Ingredients: 2 tablespoons (28 grams) sliced ginger root, 2 cups (500 ml) water
  • Instructions: Boil ginger in water for 10–20 minutes, strain, and sip your way to digestive bliss.


Black tea, derived from the Camellia sinensis plant, is a versatile beverage often blended with other plants to create delightful varieties like English Breakfast and Earl Grey. Black tea contains thearubigins, which may aid digestion, and theaflavins, powerful antioxidants that can protect against stomach ulcers. To enjoy the digestive benefits of black tea, try this simple recipe: [7], [8], [9

Recipe: Black Tea

  • Ingredients: 1 black tea bag, 1 cup (250 ml) boiled water
  • Instructions: Steep the tea bag in boiled water for 5–10 minutes, then savor the comforting notes of black tea.


With its licorice-like taste, Fennel emerges as a digestive ally from the Foeniculum vulgare plant. Animal studies suggest that fennel can prevent stomach ulcers, thanks to its antioxidant compounds. Additionally, fennel may relieve constipation and promote bowel movements, making it a versatile herb for digestive health. Try making fennel tea with this straightforward recipe: [10], [11

Recipe: Fennel Tea

  • Ingredients: 1 teaspoon (4 grams) fennel seeds, 1 cup (250 ml) boiled water
  • Instructions: Pour boiled water over fennel seeds, sit for 5–10 minutes, strain, and enjoy the soothing taste of fennel tea.


A classic yogic and Ayurvedic concoction, Cumin, Coriander, and Fennel Tea offer a triple threat to digestive troubles. These spices not only reduce inflammation but also enhance nutrient absorption and boost digestive fire. 

Recipe: CCF Tea

  • Ingredients: 1 liter water, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1 tsp coriander seeds, 1 tsp fennel seeds, 1 tsp honey (optional)
  • Instructions: Boil water with spices for 15 minutes, strain into a mug or flask, and sip throughout the day. Add honey for sweetness.


While herbal teas are generally safe, it’s crucial to exercise caution. Some teas may not be suitable for children, or pregnant or lactating women. Additionally, herbs can interact with medications, and excessive consumption may lead to unwanted side effects. Start with a low dose when trying a new herbal tea and consult your doctor if you have existing health conditions or are on medications.

As you embrace the beauty of spring, let these herbal allies accompany you on your journey to improved digestion and overall well-being. Sip, savor, and let nature’s bounty work its magic within you.

*UMA does not encourage animal testing; we are a cruelty-free, PETA-supporting company dedicated to ethical practices