With so many fatty meals, carbonated drinks and high-sodium foods, gas and bloating is something more and more people must deal with. Bloating occurs for a number of reasons, but there are great herbal teas that can help. Any tea with the following ingredients is great; a tea with them all is even better:
Of course, the smell and taste of peppermint is incredibly soothing. For digestion, it is said to ease muscles in the digestive track allowing gas to dispel more quickly and easy. Following a low FODMAP diet? Peppermint is one of the lowest FODMAP tea options.
It’s a type of “carminative” that helps eases muscles in the intestinal track and lowers any inflammation in the area. Ginger also helps in preventing the formation of gas.
Much like ginger, Fennel is also a carminative and is actually preventing the formation of gas, and also helps with the passing. You’ve heard of gripe water for babies? It helps their little tummies with indigestion. Fennel is the main ingredient. If you're following a low FODMAP diet to heal your gut, Fennel is not your friend.
The root from this common weed can be used medicinally to relieve gas, bloating and other digestive complaints. It acts as a diuretic, increasing urination and decreasing water retention (water retention is one of the main reasons for that bloating feeling). Dandelion has a low FODMAP rating (below the limit per serving), but slightly higher than Peppermint.