The Eight Best Infusions for Intestinal Gas

· July 23, 2016
Thanks to their amazing roperties, these infusions may help relieve the discomfort caused by intestinal gas. Read on to discover them!

Intestinal gas or flatulence is a very uncomfortable and embarrassing symptom. The movements that the stomach and intestines make, along with bacteria that participate in digestion, cause these uncomfortable gasses to form, making the abdomen feel heavy.

Because this is a common discomfort that everyone experiences, most people try to treat it as soon as possible because it could also cause abdominal pain and inflammation.

Fortunately, there are various natural infusions whose natural properties may help relieve this symptom and aid digestion.

Read more here: 5 Carminative Remedies for Gas

Are you interesting in learning about them?

1. Anise infusion 

Anise for intestinal gas.

This infusion may reduce inflammation and aid digestion.

Ingredients

  • 4 anise stars
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)

Instructions

  • Boil the cup of water, add the anise stars, and steep for 10 minutes.
  • Drink after each meal, three times a day.
  • It isn’t recommended for pregnant women.

2. Fennel infusion

Fennel infusion.

Fennel’s digestive properties have been used to help treat different types of gastrointestinal problems like intestinal gas, inflammation, and cramps.

You can strengthen these effects with a bit of cardamom to quickly expel uncomfortable gas.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of fennel (15 grams)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of cardamom (3 grams)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)

Instructions

  • Add the fennel and cardamom to the cup of boiling water.
  • Cover and let steep for 10 minutes.
  • Drink after large meals.

3. Ginger infusion

Ginger infusion.

Ginger is a medicinal spice that has been used for digestive problems for hundreds of years. Gingerol, its powerful active compound, has anti-inflammatory and calming properties that may help control trapped gasses and swelling.

Ingredients

  • 1 piece of ginger root
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (25 grams)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)

Instructions

  • Bring the water to a boil and add the ginger root.
  • Lower the heat and cook the root for two to three minutes.
  • After that time, remove the root and add the lemon juice and honey.
  • Wait until it has cooled a bit, then drink.
  • Drink up to three cups a day.

4. Chamomile infusion

Chamomile infusion.

Chamomile is a plant with anti-inflammatory and gas-reducing properties that may help reduce intestinal gas. This infusion may relieve pain and distention.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of fresh chamomile (20 grams)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)
  • Honey (optional)

Instructions

  • Add the chamomile flowers to the cup of boiling water.
  • Cover and steep.
  • Strain through a colander, add the honey to sweeten, then drink.
  • Drink two or three cups a day.

5. Mint infusion

Mint infusion.

Mint is an anti-inflammatory plant that may help relieve the feelings of fullness, nausea, cramps, and gasses accumulated in the intestines.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of fresh mint (20 grams)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)

Instructions

  • Bring the cup of water to a boil and add the fresh herb.
  • Wait until it has steeped for a few minutes, then remove from heat.
  • Strain the liquid from the herb using a colander, then drink the infusion.
  • Drink preferably after a heavy meal.

6. Cumin infusion for intestinal gas

Cumin infusion.

This natural drink may help release excess gasses accumulated in the body and relieve stomach nerves.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of cumin (10 grams)
  • 1 cup of water (250 grams)

Instructions

  • Bring the water to a boil and add the cumin.
  • Cover for a few minutes, strain, and drink.
  • For better results, mix with fennel.

7. Boldo infusion

Boldo infusion.

Boldo is a natural gas-reliever that may help improve digestion and push out accumulated gas.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of dried boldo leaves (20 grams)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)

Instructions

  • Bring the water to a boil. Once boiling, add the boldo leaves.
  • Leave on low heat for three minutes, then remove from heat.
  • After it steeps, strain and drink.
  • Drink once a day.

8. Cinnamon infusion

Powdered cinnamon.

This natural drink is recommended for people that have difficult digestion and experience discomfort caused by intestinal gas.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of powdered cinnamon (10 grams)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)

Instructions

  • Add the ground cinnamon to a cup of boiling water and let steep for 10 minutes.
  • Drink after meals.

Don’t forget that in order to have the best results, you’ll need to improve your dietary habits and control eating foods that create gas.

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Choose whichever drink you like best and experience its benefits for your digestive health. It’ll surprise you!

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