Everyone has experienced problems with bloating, nausea, upset stomach and just plain discomfort at least once in their lives. In fact, the Gut Foundation Australia reports that almost half of the Australian population complains of a digestive issue within a 12 month period. While the common route of doctors is to prescribe pills to offer some sort of relief, there are more natural and risk-free ways to ease your digestion problems. First, you should consume the right foods and secondly you should also pay attention to what you drink. To drink the right liquids, here are some useful herbal remedies for easing bloating and other digestion problems:
Ginger. Ginger has been one of the top and most famous herbal remedies for ages and it’s no wonder why. Besides its super anti-inflammatory action, ginger is a great stomach soother as well. Ginger contains specifically gingerols and shogaols which are compounds that help relax the gut and soothe stomach and gut inflammation. If you experience bloating and upset stomach, drink some ginger tea or mince some ginger
Hawthorn. Although not as famous as ginger, hawthorn berry is also very useful for treating digestive problems like bloating, stomach, pain and diarrhea. Ideally, drink it in the form of a tea for best results. Hawthorn is a key ingredient in our tea blends so check these out.
Lotus Flower tea. Lotus Flower is an iconic plant in Asian cultures but its beauty isn't the only thing lotus flower is famous for. In fact, lotus flower has numerous health benefits, including relief from acid reflux and gut inflammation from food or heat (e.g summer). Another great herbal we are proud to include in our tea ranges.
Fennel. Fennel is considered to have gentle yet powerful antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties which make it excellent for easing digestive tract problems caused by certain foods. If you can stand fennel’s original mildly bitter taste and rough texture, naturopaths suggest chewing a pinch of fennel seeds to release the gas-minimizing oils of the herb. Alternatively, you can boil 1 cup of water with 1 heaped tsp of fennel seeds and let steep for at least 5 minutes before removing the seeds and drinking.
Chamomile. Of course, no list of easing herbals would be complete without chamomile in the list. Chamomile, besides promoting a more relaxed mood, is also useful for easing digestive problems like gas, bloating, and indigestion. Drink this in the form of tea or tincture (follow the instructions on the label).
Besides drinking herbal teas or tinctures like these, you can also drink plain water provided it’s filtered and free of any toxic chemicals and metals which will make you feel worse. Also, stay away from fizzy drinks as they contain carbon dioxide (the key ingredient that generates fizz and bubbles) and sugar, which are both notorious for aggravating stomach and digestive issues. Another option is to drink veggie and fruit smoothies but the choice depends on what you can digest as some people can’t tolerate well certain fruits or veggies, even when blended e.g blueberries.