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3 infusions to relieve gas after meals

Gas can be easily relieved with medicinal infusions that help soothe the pains and pains caused by flatulence. We discover the 3 most outstanding ones.

Did you know that, in reality, the production of gases is a normal process of our digestive system, which arise during the normal process of digestion? When they appear, our body has two ways to expel them: through the mouth (belching), or through the rectum (flatulence).

However, at certain times our body tends to produce more gases, at those specific moments when we feel its most annoying symptoms.

For example, certain habits can influence our digestive system to produce more gas or flatulence: eating too fast, swallowing excess air when we eat, smoking, and chewing gum, following a diet with excess fiber, consuming milk and its derivatives when we suffer from lactose intolerance, or eating certain foods.

Among the most common symptoms that indicate the presence of gas, we find, above all, stitches and abdominal pain, which feel like pricks that can be quite painful. Also, bloating and tightness are common.

In addition to avoiding those habits that we may be following and that are ultimately directly influencing the appearance of gas (such as stress and eating too quickly or with nerves), there are also certain ideal medicinal infusions to calm gas and relieve pain caused by them. We explain how to make the most appropriate and recommended ones.

The 3 best herbal teas to relieve gas

Star anise infusion

The star anise is a medicinal plant known for its digestive qualities, especially useful when relieves gas and cramping effectively and completely natural way. Although it was once widely used to alleviate baby colic, we must warn that its consumption by children less than 2 years of age is not recommended.

To make this infusion you need 2 teaspoons of star anise and 1 cup of water. First put the water in a saucepan, and heat until it reaches the boiling point. Then add the star anise and boil for 3 minutes. After this time, turn off the heat, cover and let it rest for another 3 minutes. Strain and drink.

Infusion of green anise

The anise is another of medicinal plants best known for its digestive and antispasmodic qualities, which indeed make a medicinal plant ideal case of flatulence and heavy digestion. In fact, it is very interesting in case of stomach cramps and to soothe painful intestinal colic.

To prepare the infusion you need 2 teaspoons of green anise seeds and 1 cup of water. To prepare it, put the water in a saucepan and heat until it reaches the boiling point. When the water starts to boil adds the green anise and let it boil for 3 minutes. After this time, turn off the heat, cover and let it rest for 3 more minutes. Strain and drink, preferably before meals.

Cumin infusion

The caraway is a medicinal plant native to the Mediterranean, quite similar to the so-  called green anise. In fact, when preparing a digestive infusion to calm flatulence and gas, it combines very well with other digestive medicinal plants, such as green anise or blood.

To prepare the infusion you need 2 teaspoons of cumin seeds and the equivalent of 1 cup of water. First, put the cup of water in a saucepan and heat until it boils. Just when it starts to boil add the cumin seeds, and boil for 3 minutes. After this time, turn off the heat, cover and let it rest for another 3 minutes. Strain and drink.

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