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Health.com: Home Remedies Doctors Swear By

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Peppermint Tea

Use it for: Indigestion, stomachache

How it works: The oil found in the peppermint leaf and its stems calms the muscles of the digestive tract, allowing gas to pass more easily and relieving indigestion, Dr. Hagen says. Steer clear of peppermint tea, though, if your pain is caused by reflux—you'll know from the acidic, burning feeling in your chest. (It can actually aggravate this problem by relaxing the lower esophageal sphincter, which lets stomach acids flow back into the esophagus.)

Try this: Brew a cup of peppermint-leaf tea and drink up.

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