Does Tea Work For Acid Reflux?

Updated Nov,2020
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Certain teas are great for relieving the symptoms of acid reflux. In particular, ginger, chamomile, and Licorice teas have properties that can combat excess acid and reduce the symptoms associated with this condition.

Can tea help acid reflux?

Acid reflux is where digestive acid moves back up from the stomach into the esophagus causing a burning sensation in the throat and chest. 

There are many remedies available for treating acid reflux (including antacids and proton-pump inhibitors) but recent studies show that natural compounds found in tea are also good at counteracting symptoms. 

Here are a few ways in which tea can help with acid reflux:

  • Most teas contain high levels of antioxidants and polyphenols that help to promote a healthy and proper digestive system. They also restrict the amount of acid in the stomach and even help repair damage done to healthy cells.  
  • Tea has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce the agitation of the stomach lining, irritation in the lower esophagus sphincter (the muscle that keeps acid in the stomach), and relieve the burning sensations in the gut caused by acid reflux.
  • Tea (especially green tea) contains the amino acid L-theanine that can help reverse the effect that caffeine (one of the main causes of acid reflux) has on the body.

Best teas for acid reflux

1. Chamomile tea

Chamomile is a natural anti-inflammatory and can reduce agitation in the stomach lining. It’s also known to help ease the symptoms of stress and anxiety which may also be a trigger for acid reflux occurring.

Chamomile tea is a great tea for reducing the amount of acid present in the stomach. Less acid leads to less chance of acid reflux. Some research suggests that it’s better at reducing acid levels than many antacids.

2. Ginger tea

Tea made from the ginger root is an effective way to treat the symptoms of acid reflux. Ginger has long been known for its anti-inflammatory properties and benefits to the digestive system.

Ginger contains compounds called gingerols that help to maintain and increase the efficiency of the gastrointestinal tract. It can also soothe the nerves in the stomach and esophagus which can reduce irritation and the burning sensation caused by acid reflux. 

3. Licorice tea

Licorice is another herb credited with being able to ease digestive issues. Tea made from licorice is a natural anti-inflammatory and when mixed with our own saliva, can reduce the amount of acid created by the stomach.  

Other drinks that may help your acid reflux

But teas aren’t the only drinks that can help treat the symptoms of acid reflux. Here are a few others to consider:

  • Kefir
  • Low fat milk
  • Soy milk
  • Almond milk
  • Coconut milk
  • Other caffeine-free fruit and herbal teas
  • Carrot juice
  • Aloe vera juice and drinks
  • Water
  • Coconut water

When treating acid reflux, it’s important to steer clear of food and drinks high in acid. Things like fruit juices and alcohol should be avoided as well as the following:

  • Tea and coffee that contain caffeine
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Drinks that contain spices
  • High calorie drinks or drinks that contain a high fat content

Why Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) is your best treatment option for acid reflux

With moderate to severe cases of acid reflux, making simple lifestyle and dietary changes may not be enough to curb your symptoms. The good news? Prescription drug Omeprazole has been proven to be incredibly effective treatment, alleviating all symptoms!

Take control of your treatment by speaking with one of our online doctors today. They can help you discuss your best course of action, including prescription medication Omeprazole.

The best part? Omeprazole works the same as brand name acid reflux medications—at a fraction of the cost! It works by reducing stomach acid, effectively preventing recurring episodes of acid reflux. Plus, most adults, including pregnant and breastfeeding women, can safely take Omeprazole.

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