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If at times, you feel your abdomen gets swollen and you feel uncomfortable, do not panic. 20-30% of people are affected by bloating. A lot of factor triggers bloating, some of which includes accumulation of gas in your gut, intolerance to food, ulcers, Imbalanced intestinal bacteria, constipation, and even parasitic infections.
Normally, people have made use of natural remedies, some of which includes herbal teas which relieve bloating. Studies have shown that there are a lot of herbal teas that can help sooth this feeling caused by bloating.
The lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) tea contains lemony flavor and scent alongside the taste of mints because it comes from the mint family.
The lemon balm has been proven to help in the relief of digestion problems some of which includes gas and bloating.
The lemon balm contains a liquid supplement used for digestion known as the iberogast. It is also used in the reduction of abdominal pain, constipation as well as other digestive symptoms.
Steep 1 tablespoon of dried lemon balm leaves in a cup of 240ml boiled water for 10 minutes.
The wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) is a great herb that results in a bitter tea. Although this is an acquired taste, it can be softened with the use of flavor with honey and lemon juice.
Due to the bitterness of this tea, it is sometimes used as a digestive bitter. i.e it is used as a supplement that supports digestion.
One capsule of dried wormwood can help in either relieving or preventing indigestion as well as the comfort in the upper abdomen. This herb helps in the release of digestive juice which in turn optimizes healthy digestions and get rid of bloating. It does this by killing parasites that are responsible for bloating.
The wormwood should be avoided during pregnancy because it contains thujone which is a compound that results in uterine contractions.
Use 1 teaspoon of the dried herb in a cup of 240ml of boiled water and steep for 5 minutes.
This root is gotten from the Gentiana lutea plant. The plant has thick roots and bears yellow flowers.
At first, the gentian root might taste sweet but is ends up bitter as it flows. Most people prefer missing it with chamomile tea and honey. Traditionally, this root has been included in different medicinal products and herbal teas which have been made to aid gas, bloating and many other digestive issues. Added to its benefits, this root is used as digestive bitters because it contains flavonoids and iridoids, both of which stimulates the release of digestive juices and bile to aid the breaking down of food that can relieve bloating.
This tea is not advisable for people with ulcer and this is because it increases the acidity of the stomach.
1/4 -1/2 teaspoon of dried root in a cup of 240ml boiled water and steep for 10 minutes.