DIY: After-Dinner Tea To Help You Digest

Herbs for Vibrant Health translates to: Do you want to have more energy at the end of the day?

The most common complaint I hear from people is that they don’t have enough time or energy. Since we can't always carve out more time in any given day, herbal wisdom offers us remedies that increase our vitality by improving digestion.

The body spends a tremendous amount of energy to digest our food. Do you remember the last time you ate a large meal and felt like taking a nap afterwards? Your body was putting most of its energy into digestion, so you didn’t have a lot leftover for much else.

When you are not digesting optimally, not only will you feel fatigued, but you are also more susceptible to chronic ailments including arthritis, allergies, PMS and nutritional deficiencies. Enhancing your digestive capacity supports your everyday wellness and helps you to feel more vibrant.

One of my favorite herbal teas to improve digestion is made with carminative herbs, which increase the flow of oxygen to the digestive tract, aiding in the overall process. Fennel and coriander seeds are both carminative herbs, and can be found in the spice section at any grocery store.

I like to drink carminative tea after a meal to help with digestion. This tea is easy to make and has a nice flavor. When you digest well, you have more energy in life to do the you love to do.

Try a cup of this delicious tea after your next meal!

After-Dinner Carminative Tea

Makes two cups of tea.


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp. fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp. coriander seeds


Put the water and seeds into a pot and cover with a lid. Bring to a boil and then immediately turn off the heat. Let stand for 15 minutes, then strain the fennel and coriander seeds and discard.

Unused tea will last for two days if stored in the refrigerator. You can heat it up when you are ready to drink the second cup. Happy digesting!

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