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How to calm gas with lemon verbena infusion: recipe and benefits

How to prepare an infusion of lemon verbena at home? This natural drink provides benefits to calm gas and flatulence and also promotes better digestion. Discover its natural recipe.

Known by the names of flatulence or gas, they are not actually characterized by being a disease, but rather a symptom or a disorder consisting of the presence of air in our intestines. Depending on their location, we tend to expel them in the form of belches through the mouth (when their situation is gastric), or through anal vents (when they are in the intestines).

Among the most common causes of gas, we can mention above all the most common: consuming certain foods rich in complex carbohydrates, especially fiber, suffering from lactose intolerance, eating too quickly, having anxiety or stress, and suffering from some digestive diseases or disorders intestinal (such as irritable bowel, Cohn’s disease, diverticulitis, problems with the intestinal flora or problems related to the pancreas).

Obviously, if we regularly suffer from the presence of annoying gas and flatulence, the most appropriate and recommended thing is to try to reduce and / or avoid those habits that may be directly influencing its appearance. For example, we can reduce the consumption of foods such as beans, onions, artichokes, oats, cucumbers, radishes, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, mushrooms, lentils, chickpeas, sweet potatoes and pasta, especially in excess, opting for smaller amounts. It is also useful to avoid dairy if we suffer from lactose intolerance and to eat more slowly, calmly and without haste. And try to relax by practicing relaxation and meditation, and live more active by doing physical exercise.

But if gases appear, a good natural solution to alleviate their annoying symptoms is to prepare a wonderful infusion of lemon verbena. It is probably one of the most traditional and well-known home remedies when it comes to treating flatulence in a completely natural way. And your infusion is prepared very easily and in just a few minutes.

What is lemon verbena?

Lemon verbena is a medicinal plant scientifically known by the name of Aloysiustriphylla, belonging to the Verbenaceae family and also known by the names citronella, Arabic tea or three-leaf verbena, native to South America.

It is a shrub that can reach 4 meters in height, with a wonderful erect bearing and numerous thin branches, with whole and deciduous leaves that are usually grouped three by three, with a rough texture and a very luminous light green color.

Its leaves are characterized by being tremendously aromatic, very easy to distinguish by having numerous white flowers that sometimes tend to be pink.

How to prepare an infusion of lemon verbena:

The preparation of the lemon verbena infusion is extremely easy and simple. You can make, for example, a liter of infusion and drink it throughout the day, especially when we suffer from gas and digestive problems throughout the day. Even if it is taken cold, it is ideal to relieve thirst.

Ingredient you need:

  • 3 tablespoons lemon verbena leaves
  • 1 liter of water

Preparation of the lemon verbena infusion:

Put the equivalent of a liter of water in a saucepan or saucepan and bring to a boil. When it reaches this point add the lemon verbena leaves and let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes. After this time, turn off the heat, cover and leave the infusion to rest for 5 minutes. Finally strain, pour yourself a cup and drink it calmly, reserving the rest in a glass jug in the fridge.

The benefits of lemon verbena infusion

The lemon verbena infusion becomes an excellent natural remedy to calm flatulence and gas, thanks to its digestive qualities. In fact, it not only helps to better expel the gases present in our stomach and intestines, but also stands out for being a digestive infusion, which means that it favors and helps digestion.

It is also very useful when we suffer from heartburn, and when we have nausea and dizziness.

Another very popular and well-known medicinal benefit is its calming effect, which makes it a suitable drink to improve our sleep by acting as a mild sedative, useful in case of anxiety and palpitations.

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