Bloating is one of the worst feelings. There are various factors that could lead to bloating, such as food intolerances, gas buildup, constipation, etc. For centuries, people have been using several natural remedies, including teas for bloating. In fact, various studies have shown that having herbal teas may help relieve bloating.
Not just for bloating(1), teas are known to help people who are suffering from constipation, gas, and other stomach issues. Even though there are numerous over-the-counter prescriptions available, many people prefer teas and other natural remedies to treat bloating.
Causes of Bloating
That full, tight belly combined with mild stomach pain is the worst feeling. Well, when it comes to what could cause bloating, there are numerous things. However, most of the times, it could be because of the trapped gas that couldn’t pass either through flatulence or burping.
And other reasons could be consuming too much fatty food, anxiety, swallowing food without chewing, etc. Regardless of what caused the bloating, still it is the most uncomfortable feeling that a person could experience.
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Herbal Teas to Treat Bloating
When it comes to herbal teas, they are more than just flavored water. Flavors like peppermint, ginger, and hibiscus are packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that will help you fight with any sort of stomach infection. Also, these teas will keep you hydrated for a longer time.
Teas to Treat Bloating
Now, there are different types of herbal teas that will help you treat bloating. Here are the top ones for you to try:
1. Ginger tea
Ginger(2) is known for its super ability to treat digestive predicaments. It packed with various active ingredients that will naturally help reduce the bloating feeling.
To make ginger tea
- Take 1/3 teaspoon of freshly sliced ginger and add it to one cup of boiling water, and allow it to simmer it for 20 minutes.
- Switch off the stove and now let it sit for five more minutes and cover it with a lid.
- Take a strainer and pour the tea into a cup.
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2. Chamomile tea
Originating from the daisy family, chamomile tea has been one of the traditional medicines used to treat various health issues like nausea, indigestion, vomiting, etc.
To make chamomile tea
- Take one tablespoon of dried chamomile and add it in an infuser or directly into the boiling water.
- After 3 to 4 minutes, switch off the stove and put a lid on it and let it sit for another five minutes.
- Now, using a filter, pour the tea into a cup.
3. Peppermint tea
Peppermint has been known as a popular form of traditional medicine to treat digestive problems. Also, studies show that peppermint flavored capsules can help relieve abdominal pain and other stomach issues.
To make peppermint tea,
- Take 8 to 10 fresh peppermint leaves and rinse off with water and make sure there is no dirt left.
- Now, crush the peppermint leaves using a broad knife or spoon to release the flavor and aroma of the leaves.
- Add these leaves to the boiling water and let the water boil for a couple of minutes. Make sure to cover it with a lid.
- Now, take it off the stove and let the water sit for five more minutes.
- You can either use a filter or spoon to remove the peppermint leaves and pour it into the cup.
4. Lavender tea
It is one of the most commonly used flavors around the world. Originated in the Mediterranean, lavender has been used as a natural medicine to treat various health issues, such as the upset stomach, abdominal swelling, etc.
To make lavender tea,
- Take a cup of water and boil it for five minutes.
- Now, take four teaspoons of fresh lavender buds and place it into the boiling water.
- Let it sit for five to ten minutes before taking it off the stove.
- Now, remove the lavender buds using a strainer or spoon and pour it into a cup.
Are there any risks of drinking teas?
Well, too much of anything is not good for health. This stands valid even for herbal teas. So make sure you are not having too many cups of tea during a day. If you are not sure how much tea is alright to consume, consult your physician or doctor first to get a better idea.
Of all natural remedies, herbal teas have always been the best cure for bloating. However, to make sure what suits you best, consult your doctor first to get a better picture of the problem you have and what you should do.
1. How many times can I drink herbal tea to treat bloating?
There isn’t any specific number; however, you can drink herbal tea for ten days for bloating. If there is no sign of improvement, see your doctor immediately.
2. Can children drink these teas?
Childrens’ bodies tend to react a bit differently than adults’. So ask your doctor first to rule out all the doubts you might have.