How to Make 5 Teas for Stomach Gases

Having gases are a normal within the gut. They’re mostly made out of nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen and methane. Small amounts of sulfur gases are also common, which cause the typical stench of flatulence (when expelled). The production of gas and flatulence, are normal and physiological phenomenon.

However, for some people with gut problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, these gases may cause serious symptoms along with abdominal pain.

Why do gases form?

Certain foods that are rich in fiber, carbohydrates, cellulose, proteins and fats, along with carbonated drinks, might cause gas to build up in the stomach and gut. Gases might be a result of the bacterial fermentation within the gut, which turns into gas. These carbohydrates are fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols.

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The gases that come from carbohydrates fermenting near the abdomen, are able to pass through the intestines. The body eventually expels them as air.

Stomach pain caused by gas

5 teas for stomach gases

1. Anise

Anise is one of the most popular drinks for controlling intestinal gas because it reduces inflammation and helps the body with digestion.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of anise seeds (15 g)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)

Instructions

  • Heat up the water until it comes to a boil and add the anise seeds.
  • Once you bring it to a boil, turn off the heat and let it cool for 12 minutes.
  • Drink a cup of tea after each meal.

2. Mint

Mint

Mint is an herb that’s been around throughout history for a number of health conditions, including those related to the digestive system. The menthol in mint is key for speeding up digestive juices as well as for activating bile. It’s one of the best herbs for relieving digestive problems, including flatulence.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of mint leaves (15 g)
  • 2 cups of water (500 ml)

Instructions

  • Bring the water, mixed with the mint, to a boil and let it to infuse for a few minutes.
  • Let the water cool for 12 minutes and strain.
  • Drink twice a day: one cup on an empty stomach and the second before going to bed.

3. Chamomile

Chamomile is one of the better known and used flowers during the good old days. Drinking chamomile is a great way to relieve a wide range of digestive disorders, including indigestion and intestinal gases (flatulence).

Apart from its flatulence eliminating properties, it has a carminative effect, which gets rid of gas out from the digestive tract. It reduces the swelling in the abdomen. It offers a quick relief.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of chamomile flowers (15 g)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)

Instructions

 

  • Heat up the water and chamomile flowers in an appropriately sized pot.
  • When it reaches a boil, take it off heat and leave it to cool for 12 minutes.
  • Have a cup every day for a week.

4. Fennel seeds

Teas

Fennel is a plant very similar to celery, but its flavor resembles that of anise. People have used fennel for centuries to treat different pains and conditions (among them, stomach problems).

  • Thanks to its high vitamin C content, fennel helps reduces the presence of gut bacteria, helps digestion and reduces gas production.
  • In addition, histidine, an amino-acid present in fennel, it stimulates the production of gastric juices, thus improving digestion of certain nutrients such as fats.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of fennel seeds (15 g)
  • 2 cups of water (500 ml)

Instructions

  • Heat up the water with the fennel seeds, over medium heat.
  • When it reaches a boil, turn off the heat and let it cool for 12 minutes.
  • Drink twice a day: once on an empty stomach and again before sleeping.

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5. Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a popular spice in the kitchen due to its aroma and flavor. However, it’s also great for helping for our digestive system. Cinnamon can combat flatulence, stomach gases, muscle and stomach cramps as well as preventing nausea and vomiting.

Ingredients

  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)

Instructions

  • Heat up the water and 2 cinnamon sticks.
  • When then comes to a boil, turn off the heat.
  • Let it to cool and drink 1 cup every day.

In addition to these remedies, massaging the area can also help expel stomach gases.

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