Bloating happens to everyone. There are many reasons why it happens- anxiety, intolerances, allergies, diet, menstruation and hormones, chewing gum, traveling, gut imbalances… it could be so many things!
The following list is just for a quick fix or occasional episode.
The king of anti-bloating herbs goes to mint, or peppermint. You can take mint in a variety of ways- as a warm or chilled tea, essential oil, capsule, powder. Peppermint is also believed to help relieve intestinal spasms, abdominal pain, indigestion.
You can brew it into a tea, pickle it, cook with it. You can buy it as an essential oil, powder, or capsule. Ginger is excellent for nausea, gas, cramping, and irregular stools, so be careful with how much you take!
While most people think of aloe vera as a cosmetic ingredient or sunburn treatment, it’s inner juice can be used to improve gut health. Many people online speak very highly about its anti-bloating effects.
Traditionally, it was used to help relieve gas, bloating, constipation, ulcers, and IBS. After meals, the seeds were for people to chew on to support digestion (and reduce that after-dinner bloat). Outside of chewing, they can also be brewed into a tea.
Fennel is used as an ingredient in a digestive tea recipe from ancient Ayurveda, the “sister science” of yoga. Here’s how you make it:
Take one teaspoon of each: cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and fennel seeds.
Boil them in hot water for 10 minutes.
Cool and sip throughout the day.
Remember bloating is a symptom, not a disease. Focus on fixing the gut first.
For more health tips and advice feel free to reach out to Brigitta on 0450 282 452.
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