Meteorism, when the belly swells becomes a problem. The remedies? Sometimes it is enough to follow a healthy diet and help us with the right plants and teas. Let’s see which ones.
Belly a little ‘swollen, difficulty going to the bathroom and strong presence of gas in the stomach. All these symptoms are called meteorism. When the disorder is due to non-serious causes and there are different ways to deal with the problem, we see natural remedies. Many plants, if taken regularly, in fact have healing properties that help to reduce abdominal swelling. In addition to improving nutrition, avoiding the foods that normally cause this type of disorder (such as chocolate, or milk or cabbage), we can follow a “therapy” of herbal teas that, although maybe they do not completely solve the problem , they will certainly help us keep it under control.
Natural remedies against meteorism
Not only are vegetable or animal charcoal or aloe recommended in meteorism cases. Plants such as fennel, anise, dill, cumin, lemon balm, chamomile, juniper and mint are very effective in reducing the amount of discomfort due to this problem.
The best herbal teas against meteorism
Cumin, from the Apiaceae family, is also known to be an effective digestive. Recent scientific studies have shown how the properties of this plant, the spice and the seeds that derive from it act on the secretion of enzymes in our body, thus favoring good digestion.
Even herbal teas of lemon balm and chamomile, often sold together, are very curative and indicated for managing problems such as swelling and flatulence. Their carminative and antispasmodic properties act directly on the intestine and on the stomach.
Aerofagia, or excess gases accumulated in the stomach and intestines, can also be resolved with mint, a very tasty plant that also has a delicious aroma.
Mint can also grow spontaneously in your garden, and making an herbal tea is really easy. It is sufficient to collect the younger leaves, dry them and make the infusion. In addition to being good, then, mint is also healthy.
Finally, also myrtle and juniper are famous for having antispasmodic, carminative, stomachic and digestive properties.
Remember that a healthy and non-sedentary lifestyle will help you take herbal teas to help you solve this nasty problem.
The Greek family
Anise, dill and fennel all belong to the same family. This type of plants, which are present on the market, in the case of fennel, also as a food vegetable, and in the case of the other two as spices or as seasonings for jams and liqueurs, has important healing properties.
Their balsamic flavor derives from the presence of anetol, a very particular and distinguishable aromatic compound that is also used to make essential oils.
Fennel, anise and dill act on the intestine and in general on the whole digestive system, favoring a good functioning thanks to their strong antispasmodic and anti-emetic properties. In fact, they help to control the stimuli of nausea and vomiting and contribute enormously to decrease fermentation in the abdominal area, thus reducing the annoying swellings of the belly. All three of these plants are also commercially available as herbal teas.