Flatulence means extra gas forming in the digestive tract which causes bloating.
Gas appears because of air bubbles which form in the intestinal tract due to food intolerance, swallowing of air or other factors. Bloating can appear because of water retention, constipation or hormonal factors.
This gas is pushed out through the rectum, relieving thus the bloating.
How Tea for Bloating works
Teas for bloating relieve gas, helping the digestion and providing a state of well-being.
Efficient Teas for Bloating
Studies claim that Lemon Balm tea, Fennel Seed tea and Dandelion Root tea are good to treat bloating.
Lemon balm comes from the mint family, and treats insomnia, anxiety, digestive discomfort and low appetite. It is able to ease muscle spasms in the digestive tract, leading to gas expelling.
To prepare Lemon Balm tea, add 1 to 1.5 tablespoon of lemon balm leaves to one cup of hot water, steep for 10 minutes and then, drink it.
Fennel seeds are taken from the fennel plant, known for its carminative properties and for promoting digestion. It prevents gas formation and aids gas to pass.
Fennel seeds can be mixed with sodium bicarbonate, anise seed and dill in order to treat colic and flatulence in the case of infants.
To prepare Fennel Seed tea, pour one cup of boiling water over 1 tablespoon of crushed or bruised fennel seeds. Strain it and drink it.
Dandelion can also be effective in treating bloating and other digestive ailments.
It is considered a diuretic because it increases urination and decreases water retention caused by hormonal fluctuations.
To prepare Dandelion Root tea, add 1 tablespoon of dried root to one cup of boiling water. Steep it for about 10 minutes and then, drink it slowly.
Tea for Bloating: side effects
Rarely, allergic reactions were noticed when teas for bloating were consumed.
Teas for bloating should be used whenever necessary to ease digestion and help gas expelling. When in doubt, ask your doctor’s advice about any of the abovementioned teas.