Best teas to fight intestinal gas


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Herbal teas are a great home remedy to eliminate intestinal gas by decreasing swelling and pain and they can be taken as soon as the symptoms appear or on a daily basis.

Aside from teas, one should also practice physical exercise, drink plenty of water and take a light diet bases on soups, vegetables and fruits. They should also avoid the consumption of foods that cause gas such as beans, potatoes, cabbages and cauliflower.

1. Peppermint tea

Peppermint is one of the plants that has a great effect on excess gas due to its carmineous effect. Several studies have also proven its effectiveness in reducing intestinal symptoms in people who have irritable bowel syndrome.

Moreover, this plant also has a relaxing effect that decreases tension in the muscles of the digestive system which will facilitate the release of gases.

Ingredients

  • 6 fresh leaves of peppermint or 10 grams of dried leaves
  • 1 cup boiling water

Preparation mode

Place all the ingredients in a cup and let it stand for 5 to 10 minutes. Drink it 3 to 4 times a day or whenever necessary.

It is advisable to harvest the peppermint shortly before making the tea so as to obtain the best results. However, it can also be used in its dry form.

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2. Fennel tea

Fennel plant has been studied to reduce the amount of intestinal gas as well as preventing abdominal cramps and relieving stomach pain.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon (soup) fennel
  • 1 cup boiling water

Preparation mode

Put the fennel in a cup and add boiling water. Let it stand for 5 to 10 minutes, cool, strain and drink 2 to 3 times a day, after meals.

Fennel is safe and it can also be used in treatment of cramps in babies. However, it is ideal to talk to a paediatrician before using it on the baby.

3. Lemon balm tea

Lemon balm is a widely used folk medicine in the treatment of excess gas and other digestive disorders. This plant contains essential oils such as eugenol, which help to relive pain and reduce the emergence of muscle spasms, that contributes to less gas formation.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of lemon balm leaves
  • 1 cup boiling water

Preparation mode

In a cup of boiling leaves add the leaves and let it stand for about 5 to 10 minutes. Drink the tea 2 to 3 times a day.

It is recommended that you should not add any sugar or honey because they also favour production of gases.


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