Bloating is embarrassing, confidence tanking, and just plain uncomfortable.
And while I could sit here and guarantee you that “you’ll never experience it ever again!” I won’t.
Because I always promise to be honest with you – as you deserve nothing but the truth, the whole truth, and nothin’ but the truth.
(Okay, that line obviously wasn’t mine – but it still applies!)
See, bloating is your body’s reaction to the types of food you eat, how fast you eat it, and how your body ends up reacting to it during the digestion process.
For a more permanent fix, be sure to check out the 7 Proven Ways to Eliminate Bloating for Good article.
But for the sake of this article, hang with me and I’ll show you the top 8 herbal teas to drastically help reduce bloating and calm your fiery digestive processes!
How Do Herbal Teas Reduce Bloating?
Sometimes making these teas sound as if you are concocting a magical potion (I personally imagine the scene from Hocus Pocus).
And in a way – you really are.
Because the elements that make up these teas have healing properties to reduce bloating and relieve digestive distress.
These natural remedies work to soothe the digestive organs and bring in the back up support for when your body is struggling to break down the components from your food.
Have you ever smelled something with the fragrance of lavender?
It’s calming, relaxing, and soothing – and lavender provides the same relief to your digestive system, as well!
Lavender tea is made from the flowers of the lavender plant and the oil from the plant contains medicinal properties.
These include soothing the digestive system muscles and provides greater relief for intestinal discomfort – specifically nausea, gas, vomiting, and upset stomachs.
Lavender tea is more difficult to find in stores, but you can always prepare the tea from the flowers of the plant, which are readily sold on Amazon.
➪ To prepare, soak 4 teaspoons of fresh lavender flowers (2 teaspoons if dried) in 8 ounces of hot water. Steep for ten minutes or longer (to your liking) before straining and enjoying.
Chamomile tea is a natural remedy to treat indigestion, nausea, vomiting, ulcers, diarrhea, and gas.
Appearing as a small white flower, studies suggest that chamomile works to prevent bacterial infections, abdominal pain, and bloating.
In order to reap the most benefits, be sure that the dried tea is made from flower heads (as opposed to leaves and stems) because that is where most of the healing components are found.
To prepare, add in 8 ounces of boiling water to 1 tablespoon (1 bag) of dried chamomile and let steep for ten minutes. Once cool enough, enjoy!
It’s probably not a shock to you when I tell you that peppermint tea is incredibly potent with a wildly refreshing taste.
Working to reduce bloating, inflammation, abdominal discomfort, peppermint has soothing properties that relax the gut and provide relief when the body desires.
Peppermint tea comes in single ingredient servings, or combination tea blends designed to maximize digestive relief.
To prepare, add 1 tablespoon of dried peppermint leaves (or 1 tea bag) to 1 cup of boiled water. Let steep for ten minutes and then sip, sip away!
Ginger has incredible medicinal properties to detoxify and cleanse the body.
These same elements help to relieve abdominal pain, reduce intestinal cramping, and calm bloating and inflammation.
A great way to incorporate ginger is to include the element in tea (obviously the direct “root” of this article – pun intended ha!) but another simple way to reap the amazing benefits of ginger is through super foods.
Super foods are exactly what they sound like – foods that seem to almost have superpowers – or at least healing powers.
The easiest way to include these in your diet would be through the powdered forms because the nutrients have already been extracted, but since they are powders, they immediately get absorbed straight into your bloodstream, which maximizes nutrient absorption.
This is especially important if you experience digestive distress because the whole purpose behind the small intestine is to absorb nutrients from your food – which it has a hard time doing if you struggle to digest your foods properly (unfortunately a VERY common problem).
I personally recommend Your Super because they form combinations of various super foods to help to maximize results.
For instance, the Mellow Yellow not only contains ginger, but also turmeric, cinnamon, lucuma, pepper, and ashwagandha.
(I’ve researched a lot of different super food powders and Your Super is the one I not only live by but is the cheapest by FAR – especially for all the superfoods you get in just one serving.)
You can also incorporate ginger tea into your routine and prepare it very similarly to other teas (1 tea bag or ½ ginger root in 8 ounces of boiling water – steep for 10 minutes).
Herbal teas for bloating are often prepared in similar fashions, but add a little pizz-azz to personalize the flavor!
For instance, if you’re not the biggest fan of the spicier tang, you can add in some lemon and honey, which also have incredible detoxing properties as well.
If you’re a fan of anything with a hint of lemon, this herbal tea will be for you!
Containing all the same healing components of the other teas, lemon balm is a main ingredient in Iberogast, a liquid supplement that contains nine herbal extracts to ease digestion.
Lemon balm is proven to reduce constipation and relieve digestive discomfort, while helping to flush out inflammatory toxins.
You can easily prepare the tea by adding in the tea bag to 8 ounces of boiled water and letting to steep for 10 minutes.
Fennel tea is made from the seeds of the fennel plant and have a similar taste to licorice.
Not only does fennel tea help you to reduce digestive distress, but users have been proven to experience more frequent and more pleasant bowel movements because it “gets everything moving” in the right direction.
If you’re interested, steep 1 tea bag for ten minutes in 8 ounces of boiling water or steep 1 – 2 teaspoons of fennel seeds in a cup of boiled water. As always, let cool and sip on!
Wormwood tea has a more acquired taste due to its bitterness – one that can be easily relieved by adding in some honey and lemon.
The properties in wormwood target the parasites or the “bad bacteria” found in the digestive tract, specifically in the upper abdomen, while releasing beneficial digestive juices to assist with digestion.
This relieves bloating, inflammation, and repairs the lining throughout the gut (stomach, small intestine, and large intestine).
Add in one teaspoon of dried herb per 8 ounces or steep one tea bag in a cup of boiling hot water for ten minutes.
Dandelion root tea has incredibly oxidative properties, which enhance the body’s natural ability to detox and remove toxins from the body.
This helps to repair the intestinal lining of your digestive tract, while reducing any oxidative stress that your body may experience.
Prepare dandelion root tea by steeping the tea bag in 8 ounces of boiled water for 10 – 15 minutes.
⇨ Take With You When You Go..
Herbal teas for bloating have incredible detoxing and healing properties for the body.
Not only are they simple to prepare, cost effective, and tasty, but you can pick and choose your favorite!
While stocking up on a few different ones are great to decide which ones are to your greatest liking, all you need is a step outside your comfort zone and to try one!
Flavor with some honey and lemon and you are all set to go.
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