Bloating and gas are two common digestive issues that can be caused by a variety of factors. If you suffer from bloating and gas, herbal teas may be the perfect solution to help relieve these symptoms.
Bloating & Gas
Bloating and gas are usually caused by swallowing air. Air can be swallowed when you chew gum, drink from a straw, or eat too quickly.
Bloating can also be caused by food allergies or intolerances–if you have any of these conditions in your family history, it’s worth talking to your doctor about what might be causing the bloating for you specifically:
- Celiac disease (or gluten intolerance) affects 1% of people worldwide and causes damage to the lining of the small intestine when gluten is consumed; symptoms include abdominal pain and swelling as well as nausea/vomiting after eating certain foods containing wheat or barley (e.g., bread).
- Crohn’s disease affects approximately 1% of people worldwide; symptoms include diarrhea that lasts longer than eight weeks along with weight loss due to malabsorption issues caused by inflammation around parts of their digestive tract (e.g., colon).
Peppermint tea is a great option for bloating and gas. It has a soothing, cooling effect that can help soothe your stomach. You can prepare peppermint tea by adding 1 teaspoon of dried peppermint leaves to 8 ounces of hot water. Let the mixture steep for about 10 minutes before drinking it slowly over the course of 30 minutes or so. You can also add honey or lemon juice if you prefer your tea sweeter or more tart respectively!
If you’re prone to bloating after meals, try drinking two cups of peppermint tea within an hour after eating (one cup before eating). If this doesn’t work well enough for you, try drinking three cups per day instead of just two–you’ll find yourself feeling better within 24 hours!
Peppermint contains menthol which may cause mild side effects like nausea if consumed in large doses; however most people tolerate it very well at reasonable amounts such as those listed above
Chamomile is a natural digestive aid. It can be used to calm the stomach and intestines, soothe gas and bloating, as well as treat indigestion, heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome. Chamomile tea is also known for its calming effects on the mind.
Ginger is a great digestive aid that can help with nausea, motion sickness and gas and bloating. It also adds flavor to foods without adding calories or fat.
Ginger can be added to fruit smoothies or stirred into hot water with lemon juice for a refreshing drink. You can also add fresh ginger root slices to your favorite salad dressing recipe or sprinkle it over cooked vegetables such as carrots or sweet potatoes for an instant kick of flavor!
Licorice root and fennel are also effective.
Licorice root has been used for centuries to treat digestive issues, and it is a natural anti-inflammatory. It’s also an expectorant, which means it helps with coughs and congestion.
Fennel has similar properties as licorice root–it’s also known to be effective for bloating and gas.
Herbal teas can help with bloating and gas.
Herbal teas can help with bloating and gas. Peppermint, chamomile, ginger and licorice root are all good choices. If you’re not into herbal teas, try some peppermint oil capsules instead; they’re easy to take on the go!
If you’re looking for a natural way to relieve bloating and gas, there are many herbs that can help. The best option is to try different types until you find one that works for you. Herbal teas are easy to make at home and don’t require any special equipment or ingredients–all they need is hot water!