Wondering what herbal teas are good for bloating? Some of our favourites include peppermint, ginger, liquorice, and fennel. Find out more in our latest blog post.
Feeling bloated, gassy, and uncomfortable? You’ve come to the right place. Today’s blog post is all about what herbal teas are good for bloating. We’re looking at some of our favourite options to relieve digestive discomfort and trapped gas.
Bloating can be related to water retention, your menstrual cycle, or conditions like IBS. More often though, it is simply caused by a build-up of gas.
You might notice that you get especially bloated when you eat certain foods or enjoy certain drinks. Carbonated drinks can often have this effect. Other common culprits are dairy, beans and lentils, and cruciferous vegetables like kale, broccoli, or cabbage.
Of course, legumes and cruciferous vegetables also contain lots of nutrients, so you generally don’t want to cut them out of your diet, unless you have a particular sensitivity. Instead, there are some simple natural remedies that can help to reduce bloating and let you enjoy these foods with fewer side effects.
Drinking plenty of water, moving your body between meals, and eating smaller, more frequent meals can all help with bloating.
And you can also opt for herbal teas – not only do these keep you hydrated, but many herbs can help reduce gas and digestive discomfort too.
Read on to discover what herbal teas are good for bloating.
Ginger is a popular herbal tea for all sorts of digestive complaints, including bloating and gassiness. It helps food move through the digestive tract more quickly, reducing pain, bloating, and flatulence.
Cooling peppermint is a refreshing tea to choose after a meal and a traditional remedy for indigestion, flatulence, and bloating. It helps to relax your digestive system and has been successfully used to ease the symptoms of IBS.
Another great herbal tea to drink after eating is liquorice. Research shows that taking liquorice daily can reduce abdominal discomfort, indigestion, and bloating. It may also help with heartburn and nausea.
Like peppermint, fennel helps to relax the muscles of the digestive system, releasing trapped gas and easing bloating and discomfort. It is also packed with fibre and has anti-inflammatory properties – both of which can help you avoid digestive issues like constipation.
In Ayurvedic medicine, coriander is one of the herbs used to relieve gassiness and bloating, along with others on this list like ginger and fennel. It has anti-spasmodic properties and helps to relax the muscles of your digestive system.
Cinnamon is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties, both of which make it a great herb for supporting the digestive system. In turn, this can help your system cope better with a range of foods and reduces the symptoms of bloating, as well as other digestive issues like indigestion and nausea.
Not sure which of these herbal teas to opt for to ease your bloating? The good news is that you don’t need to choose between them.
One of the things we love about herbal tea is that you can easily combine several herbs together in one delicious tea blend. That’s what we do here at NutraTea, and our favourite blend for relieving bloating, gassiness, and other digestive issues is NutraCleanse.
This herbal tea from our premium range is packed full of herbs that support your digestive system, including ginger, fennel, cinnamon, and coriander.
So, if you’ve been struggling with feeling bloated and uncomfortable, NutraCleanse is the herbal tea for you.