Is your swollen belly driving you crazy? Find again your flat stomach quickly with some deflating do-it-yourself herbal teas! 5 infallible remedies against abdominal swelling
"Help, I feel bloated!". There are many women who suffer more or less frequently from swollen abdomen. How many times have you said this, how many times have you heard this by a friend of yours. Yet the scale has reassured us, we are not fattened! Why then do we feel heavy and swollen and apparently with an extra trouser size?
Generally the "puffy balloon" effect that forces us to leave at home too tight jeans and tight-fitting clothes manifests itself after a hearty meal or in the periods when we are particularly stressed and nervous. But the factors behind abdominal swelling can be various.
In the first place, an incorrect diet, poor in fruit and vegetables and rich in complex fats and carbohydrates, which during the digestion process produce the excess of gas that swells our stomach. The same effect occurs when you chew too fast, out of habit or nervousness, favoring an excessive intake of air from the mouth. Constipation, irritable bowel and digestive disorders can help to expand the problem.
Drinking lots of water, exercising, and reducing the consumption of bread and pasta are certainly the first steps in reducing abdominal swelling. If the disorder occurs with a constant frequency, however, it is good to contact your doctor, investigating the nature of the problem. If your problem is occasional, before resorting to drugs, you could solve the problem with herbal medicine and herbs with precious deflating properties!
Our grandmothers have taught us that nothing is more effective than a good herbal tea to solve many problems. For the abdominal swelling, in particular, we can use herbs known for centuries to prevent and treat this intestinal discomfort. Among the herbs that can be used as excellent natural deflating products the most common are: fennel, cinnamon, anise, ginger, basil, green tea, mint, angelica, anise seeds, cumin seeds, cranberry , artichoke, licorice, horsetail, centella, pilosella, corn sprouts, cherry stalks, goldenrod, caraway, escolzia, lemon balm.
The best way to take them is certainly in the form of deflating infusions, to drink hot – so as to give relief to the intestine – or even cold, as a drink to be consumed during the day. The best thing would be to consume at least two cups, one in the morning and one before going to bed for a flat belly.
In the following pages you will find the recipes to prepare delicious deflating do-it-yourself herbal teas to prevent and fight abdominal swelling.
1. Herbal tea with fennel
Fennel is the most known and widespread grass with a deflating power.
Fennel has always been used as a remedy for flatulence, stomach upset and intestinal cramps.
Fennel favors gastrointestinal motility, thus eliminating the accumulation of gas in the intestine.
Even if the fennel herbal tea is considered free of side effects, it is not advisable to drink it during pregnancy.
You can prepare the fennel infusion at home in this way:
1 cup of water
1 teaspoon of fennel seeds, crushed with a mortar and pestle
Bring the water to a boil.
Add the fennel seeds and boil for a few minutes.
Add sweetener and / or lemon to taste if desired.
2. Herbal tea with anise
Anise is also a plant often used for its digestive properties.
It helps to fight intestinal swelling, cramps and nausea.
Today, anise is also used for irritable bowel syndrome, although it is not recommended for people suffering from diarrhea.
If you love the taste of licorice, the herbal infusion of anise is definitely for you!
We offer you the anise herbal tea recipe to have a flat stomach.
1 cup of water and half
1 teaspoon of anise seeds
1 sachet of your favorite tea
Prepare separately the anise herbal tea and tea, dividing the water.
Tea and anise must be infused for 10 minutes.
Then filter the infusion of anise, adding it to tea. Sweeten as you wish.
Herbal tea with coriander
Coriander is a leafy plant of the parsley family, used since ancient times to treat a series of disorders.
Today, coriander is used in phytotherapy to treat abdominal swelling, loss of appetite, intestinal disorders and digestion in general.
You can make a classic herbal tea, leaving a teaspoon of chopped coriander seeds in boiling water for five to ten minutes.
However, to fight abdominal swelling you can use this recipe:
1.5 cups of water
1 teaspoon of whole coriander seeds
Half a teaspoon of dried fennel seeds or cumin seeds
Ginger root powder
While boiling water, toast the seeds of coriander and fennel or cumin in a saucepan over medium heat.
Once the seeds are hot and you will feel their scent remove them from the heat and beat them roughly.
Add the spices in boiling water and boil for five minutes before removing the pan from the heat.
Then, strain the tea and add the milk and sugar (if desired).
Herbal tea with artichoke
The purifying properties of the artichoke are known to all.
It stimulates diuresis, helps the liver, and gives relief to the stomach.
The bitter taste can annoy those who do not like this kind of flavors, but mixed with other herbs it has immediate effects on the abdominal swelling.
Here's how to prepare the recipe based on artichoke.
1 cup of water
30 grams of artichoke leaves
30 grams of American chrysanthemum
20 grams of chicory root
10 grams of peppermint leaves
10 grams of lemon balm leaves
Buy the already dried herbs and chop them coarsely, or ask in herbal medicine shop to prepare the mixture.
Pour a tablespoon of the herb mix into a cup of boiling water.
Leave to infuse for 10 minutes, then strain and drink.
5. Spicy herbal tea
If you love spices and aromatic flavors this herbal tea is perfect for you.
The ingredients used to prepare this deflating herbal tea, many of which we have met in previous recipes, are herbs with a thousand recognized beneficial virtues, useful for rediscovering a flat stomach and combating intestinal disorders.
Here's how to prepare it:
1 cup of water
1 teaspoon of cardamom
1 teaspoon of coriander
1 teaspoon of star anise
1 teaspoon of lemon balm
Infuse the mix of spices in a cup of plenty of hot water.
Leave to infuse for 15 minutes, filter everything, and add sugar.