Heartburn/Acid Reflux Home Remedies with Marshmallow Tea
The marshmallow plant is native to North America as well as a few other countries and has been used for centuries for its health benefits, in particular for curing ailments such as irritations of the intestinal tract, as well as soothing sickness.
The marshmallow in its dried, or liquid form, can be used to make the tea but many people believe the dried herb is the best. When using the dried herb, use between 1 - 3 teaspoons of it for every cup of hot water. If you choose to use the liquid extract you will only need about 1 teaspoon for every cup of water as it is more potent.
Unlike most herbal teas where you mix the herb with the boiling water, for marshmallow it is recommended to mix it first with cold water and then warm it up before drinking. Remember to let the tea steep for about 5 minutes and then strain it before drinking.
Like slippery elm, if you want to try marshmallow tea then do talk to your doctor beforehand as it can lower blood sugar levels, making it particularly unsuitable for those people taking insulin or having diabetes.