Sip Away Those Abdominal Cramps With Chamomile Tea for IBS
I LOVE drinking Chamomile tea ,it’s soothing and has a great flavor (I know not everyone agrees on the taste, hah!). But it’s great that you can also drink Chamomile tea for IBS symptoms like cramps, bloating and general discomfort.
Out of all the herbal teas I’ve tried, Chamomile wins every time!
It’s tough to find the right tea, some are just icky and others aren’t effective and it totally depends on the person’s taste.
What is Chamomile Tea?
Chamomile tea is an herbal tea made from Chamomile, a type of flower.
When I take a sip I just imagine my happy self frolicking through the flowers, goodbye IBS pains!
Back to the main point, because it’s a flower, the taste is different than many other herbal teas like Fennel and Ginger. I prefer the taste of Chamomile over any other herbal teas I’ve tried.
Chamomile has a unique taste compared to other teas, you’ll have to try it for yourself! 🙂
Chamomile: History 101
Chamomile has been used for centuries to treat many medical problems including IBS-related symptoms like cramping.
Chamomile tea was used in ancient Egypt for its medicinal properties. Read the full scoop on Chamomile’s history at Teatulia.
Top Kettles for Making Chamomile Tea
You can make the process of making Chamomile tea for IBS simple by investing in a good quality kettle.
They say a perfectly steeped tea made at just the right temperature give you amazing results.
Did you know that different types of teas should be made at different temperatures?
Stove top kettles are affordable and if you choose a good one, it can last for years! Electric kettles are very convenient and often have temperature settings for easy use.
Reasons To Drink Chamomile Tea:
- Drinking Chamomile Tea for IBS will aid in soothing the muscles of the abdomen
- Promotes relaxation and better sleep
- It has a pleasant taste unlike many other herbal teas
- Heat (if your drinking hot Chamomile tea), also helps relieve abdominal pain
- Women can also drink Chamomile Tea for Menstrual Cramps (Menstrual cramps tend to worsen IBS symptoms).
Lots of Options!
Amazon features many amazing tea brands that make some of the best Chamomile tea ever! Sit back and relax and let these teas soothe your abdomen and put your mind at ease.
My personal favorite is the Bigelow Cozy Chamomile, it has a great taste and really relaxes my body and mind.
Harney and Sons teas come with a beautiful, vintage-inspired tin, I love details like that.
All of the teas listed below are great teas made by awesome brands that I love! Everyone has a personal preference, find yours!
Stash Tea Chamomile Herbal Tea, 100 Count BoxTraditional Medicinals Chamomile Tea, (6 Pack)Bigelow Cozy Chamomile Herbal Tea (6 Pack)YOGI TEA,OG2,COMFRTNG CHAMONI, 16 BAGHarney & Sons Herbal Tea, Chamomile, 20 SachetsOrganic Chamomile Tea Loose, Whole Flower
Why I Love Chamomile Tea
Not only does this tea have a great taste, but it leaves me feeling so relaxed.
I primarily use Chamomile tea for digestion, but even when I’m not experiencing IBS symptoms, I love sipping on Chamomile tea before bed time.
This tea helps me wind down and fall asleep.
Chamomile tea is a convenient option, I can put it in a to-go cup and take it with me wherever I go. I also keep a couple tea bags in my purse just in case I need it while I’m away from home.
I remember on several occasions where I thought I’d have to take off of work due to horrible IBS cramps, but after sipping on a cup of Chamomile I was feeling great and was able to go to work.
How To Make A Delicious Cup of Chamomile Tea For Digestion
- Use Fresh Water
- Bring it to a rolling boil, this step is much easier with a kettle!
- I recommend an electric kettle with temperature adjustments, different types of teas are made at different temperatures for best results.
- Steep your tea! It’s so important to steep it for the suggested time (not any shorter or longer).
- Enjoy your hot tea, or add ice for Iced tea. You can also add milk, sugar, honey, etc. Just be careful that your added ingredients don’t trigger IBS symptoms (I prefer mine plain).
Beyond Chamomile Tea For IBS
One glove does not fit all, there are other options for IBS sufferers beyond Chamomile tea. Is Chamomile tea missing that boost of relief? Give peppermint tea a try!