Table of contents:
- 1. Fennel tea, espinheira santa and nutmeg
- 2. Artemisia tea
- 3. Macela tea
- How to fight bad digestion
The feeling of a bloated stomach is more common in people who suffer from heartburn and poor digestion, but it can happen after a heavy meal, rich in fat, such as a feijoada, Portuguese stew or barbecue, for example. A good way to improve digestion fast is to take Fruit S alt, a medication that can be purchased in pharmacies, drugstores and supermarkets, without a prescription.
However, the herbal tea mentioned below can be taken in small sips, facilitating digestion, in a more natural way.
1. Fennel tea, espinheira santa and nutmeg
An excellent home remedy to fight a bloated stomach due to poor digestion is espinheira santa tea, with fennel and nutmeg because it has digestive properties that facilitate the digestion of food, bringing quick relief from discomfort.
- 1 handful of fennel;
- 1 handful of dried espinheira santa leaves;
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg;
- 1 cup of water.
Place the ingredients in a pan and let it boil for a few minutes. Then turn off the heat and let it cool. Take 2 to 3 times a day to benefit from its properties.
2. Artemisia tea
Artemia is a medicinal plant that, among other properties, is capable of helping the digestive process, in addition to being calming and diuretic.
- 10 to 15 mugwort leaves;
- 1 cup of boiling water.
Artemisia tea is made by placing the leaves in boiling water and smothering for approximately 15 minutes. Then strain and drink a cup of tea 2 to 3 times a day.
3. Macela tea
Macela is a medicinal plant that has anti-inflammatory, calming and digestive properties, helping the digestion process and reducing symptoms related to the feeling of a bloated stomach.
- 10 g of dried macela flowers;
- 1 cup of boiling water.
To make the tea, just add the dried macela flowers to the cup of water and let it rest for 10 minutes. Then strain and drink 3 to 4 times a day.
How to fight bad digestion
A good way to fight bad digestion is to eat less food at a time, and chew very well. Alcohol should be avoided during meals and other liquids such as juice or water should only be ingested at the end of the meal.Another good tip is to prefer fruit as a dessert, but if you choose a sweet one, you should wait about 1 hour to eat it, because in some people, eating a sweet dessert right after a meal can cause heartburn and poor digestion.
In some places it is customary to drink 1 cup of strong coffee at the end of a meal, but people with sensitive stomachs should wait, and can have coffee together with a sweet dessert, for example. Drinking 1 cup of lemon tea at the end of the meal, or as a coffee substitute is also a good option to not get the feeling of a high and bloated stomach.