Abdominal bloating occurs when there is a buildup of gas in the small intestine and thereby makes you feel full and tight in your stomach.
Everyone will experience this bloating at any point of time, which is caused mainly due to overeating, constipation, water retention, over swallowing of air, fatty foods, high sodium meals, carbonated beverages, etc.
It exhibits certain symptoms like diarrhea, abdominal cramps, belching, difficulty in breathing, etc. This makes your tummy swell up and look bloated.
Don’t worry, as it is not a serious health problem but it makes you feel embarrassing. There are many simple home remedies available for treating this bloating.
Here in this article, we will know how to clear this bloating with tea. Surprised? Yes, you can beat this bloating with some amazing herbal teas.
Best Teas to Clear Bloating:
So, let’s have a look at them and try it to clear your bloating problem along with its symptoms.
Tea – 1: (Green Tea)
Green tea acts as a natural diuretic that helps to reduce bloating. It also increases the output of the urine and thus reduces excess water to clear water retention. It not only reduces bloating but also its symptoms like abdominal cramps, feeling full in the abdomen, swelling, etc.
- Prepare a green tea by steeping 1 green tea bag in 1 cup of hot water for 5 – 10 minutes.
- Dip the green tea bag thoroughly in water and drink the warm tea by adding a little honey or lemon juice (optional).
- Regular intake of this green will help you to get rid of bloating (or) simply drink this green tea while suffering from bloating.
Note: Or if you have dried green leaves then steep 1 teaspoon of these leaves in 1 cup of hot water for 5 minutes and strain it to drink it. You can add a little honey or lemon juice in this tea before drinking.
Tea – 2: (Ginger Tea)
Ginger has 2 pungent compounds called gingerols and shogaols that relieve your abdominal pain and other discomforts caused by bloating. It increases the production of saliva, bile and other gastric juice for proper digestion and to beat bloating.
Check out How Ginger Tea relieves your Bloating.
Tea – 3: (Fennel Tea)
Fennel tea is the best tea to treat many digestive disorders like GERD, heartburn, diarrhea, stomachache, indigestion or IBS bloating and gas.
It is caffeine – free and exhibits the anti-spasmodic property that relaxes the smooth muscles of the intestine and relieves you from bloating and cramps. It also stimulates the production of gastric juices to clear stomach bloating.
- Crush 1 – 2 tablespoons of fennel seeds and place these crushed seeds into a mug.
- Fill it with hot water and cover it.
- Let it steep for 8 – 10 minutes and strain the tea.
- Enjoy this warm fennel tea by adding a little honey to it.
- Drink it regularly to get rid of bloating and its symptoms.
Note: Or if you’re using fennel tea bags, then choose the one that has high volatile oil, which aids in proper digestion.
Tea – 4: (Peppermint Tea)
Peppermint tea has antispasmodic and relaxant properties that help you a lot in relieving from abdominal cramps or spasms in the intestinal tract. It aids in proper digestion and soothes the muscle tissues by releasing the buildup of gas due to its active ingredient called menthol.
Know more about Peppermint Tea for Bloating.
Tea – 5: (Chamomile Tea)
Sipping a hot cup of chamomile tea after your meals will help you to relax your GI muscles, which in turn disappears the gas causing the abdominal bloating. It also helps in proper digestion along with soothing and relaxing the muscles to get rid of stomach discomfort.
- Take 2 tablespoons of dried chamomile flower (or 4 tablespoons of fresh chamomile flowers) in 8 ounces of boiling water.
- Cover and let it steep for 5 – 7 minutes and strain the tea.
- Drink this tea by adding a little of honey (honey – optional).
- Regular intake will definitely help you to soothe your upset stomach, relieves your anxiety and promotes a sound sleep along with preventing your bloating.
Tea – 6: (Lemon Tea)
The D – limonene is the major component in this citric fruit that exhibits diuretic effects and fights off the water retention to clear bloating.
- Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in the saucepan and then add 1 tablespoon of tea powder to it.
- Simmer it for a minute and turn off the heat.
- Then add 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice to it and some honey or natural sweeteners.
- Stir and strain the tea to drink warm lemon tea to treat bloating.
Note: Or you can also drink lemon balm tea by steeping 1 – 1 ½ teaspoon of lemon balm leaves in 1 cup of hot water for 10 minutes. Strain and drink it.
Tea – 7: (Dandelion Root Tea)
Dandelion root acts as a diuretic that increases the level of urination and thus reduces the water retention that caused due to hormonal fluctuations and other factors. It also helps for proper digestion to clear bloating.
- Pour 2 teaspoons of a chopped dandelion root (or 1/2 – 2 teaspoons of dried root) into a saucepan filled with 1 quart of water.
- Cover and simmer it for about a couple of minutes.
- Remove it from heat and cover it to steep for 7 – 10 minutes.
- Strain and drink this dandelion tea to get relief from bloating and its symptoms.
Tips and Precautions:
- Other than drinking these herbal teas, you have to consume your food slowly and avoid the intake of fatty or oily or processed foods.
- Drink plenty of water but not immediately after eating your meals for proper digestion.
- Consume 6 small meals rather than 3 big meals and also speedy intake of food, as it leads to the formation of gas in the intestine and thereby results in bloating.
- Regular exercise will help to maintain proper health and weight, which helps you to get relief from these abdominal disorders.
- If you’re suffering from chronic or severe attacks of bloating then consult your doctor for proper diagnose and treatment to get rid of the problem.
- Quit smoking and stop drinking alcohol, as they raise and worsen your problem.
- Reduce your stress levels by doing yoga, meditation, and deep breathing techniques, as they not only help to relieve your stress but also helps for proper mental health.
- If you’re allergic to any of the above mentioned herbal teas, then avoid taking it and choose the one that best suits you.
- Consult your doctor if you’re suffering from any health problem before using these herbal teas for treating bloating.
Try these natural teas to beat your bloating. Do you know any other Herbal teas for Bloating? Then share it with us in the below comments box.