If you have ever struggled with gassy stomach, you know how discomforting they can be! You miss a meal or two or for whatever reason you feel gas pains that seem to linger on. There are natural home remedies you can try to bring some relief.
Here are three common kitchen ingredients that have worked for my family over and over again: Cinnamon, ginger, and lime. They contain properties that help with stomach discomfort and digestive problems. Ginger and cinnamon are very good for nausea, too. I’ll quickly discuss the method we use with each ingredient without going into the details of all the benefits of these ingredients.
We basically use the same method of making a tea from each of them. Here is how.
Cinnamon Sticks: Apart from creating a pleasant aroma throughout the home, cinnamon tea is one of our go to gassy stomach reliever.
My hubby is allergic to bananas but one day, decided to try eating one again after so many years. Well, that was not a good idea! He was on the floor rolling around in pain just before he had to leave for work. His instant relief came about because of a cup of cinnamon tea I made for him!
The method used: Boil 5 to 6 cinnamon sticks in 4 cups of water, about 10 to 15 minutes. You can add a few sticks of cloves (3 to 4 sticks) and a teaspoon of ginger to make this an even more delicious spice tea. Sweeten to taste. Serve hot.
Ginger Root: Ginger is known to help with nausea and other digestive problems. This is always one of the recommendation for nausea during pregnancy.
The Method used: Boil a few pieces of ginger root in water about 15 minutes (about 1/4 cup ginger to 1 cup water). Add sweetener if desired. Drink hot! Note: I always add a little more water because the water tends to reduce during boiling.
Lime Peel or Lime Bud (young leaf): As a teenager, I struggled with gassy stomach a lot, especially when I missed eating meals on time. Lime peel or the lime bud were really helpful to me during those times.
The method used: Boil the peel of a lime (or 3 or 4 young lime leaves) in water (about 2 cups) until the juices are released and you can kind of see a tint in the water. By then the water may have been reduced to a cup or a little more. Sip on this as hot as you can. No need to add sweetener.
These are three of the common natural ingredients that have worked for us. I am sure there are many more home remedies to try.
Have you tried any of these before? What method do you commonly use – tea or other? Would love to know your thoughts in the comments below!
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness (Proverbs 31:27, KJV).