How to calm gases with lemon grass infusion: recipe and benefits
Known with the names of flatulence or gases they are not really characterized by being a disease, but rather a symptom or a disorder consisting of presence of air in our intestine. Depending on their location we tend to expel them in the form of burps through the mouth (when their situation is gastric), or through anal windings (when they are in the intestines).
Between the most common causes of gases We can mention above all the most common: consume certain foods rich in complex carbohydrates especially fiber, suffer from lactose intolerance, eat too fast, have anxiety or stress, and suffer from some digestive diseases or intestinal disorders (such as is the case irritable bowel disease, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, problems with the intestinal flora or problems related to the pancreas).
Evidently, if we suffer habitually from the presence of annoying gases and flatulence, the most appropriate and advisable 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 quantities. It is also useful to avoid dairy products if we suffer from lactose intolerance and eat more slowly, calmly and without haste. And try to relax practicing relaxation and meditation, and live more active doing physical exercise.
But if the gases appear a good natural solution to alleviate their annoying symptoms is to prepare a wonderful herbal tea infusion. It is probably one of the most traditional and known home remedies to treat flatulence in a completely natural way. And its infusion is prepared very easily and in just a few minutes.
What is lemon grass?
The Hierbaluisa is a medicinal plant known scientifically with the name of Aloysia triphylla, belonging to the family of the verbenáceas, and also known with the denominations citronella, arabic tea or three-leaf verbena, originally from South America.
It is a shrub that can reach 4 meters in height, with a wonderful erect bearing and numerous thin branches, with deciduous and whole leaves that are usually grouped in threes, with a rough texture and a very bright light green color.
Its leaves are characterized by being tremendously aromatic, very easy to distinguish by having at the same time numerous white florets that sometimes tend to be pink.
How to prepare an infusion of lemon grass
The preparation of the herbal tea infusion It is extremely easy and simple. For example, one liter of infusion can be prepared and drunk throughout the day, especially when we suffer from gas and digestive problems throughout the day. Even if it is cold it is ideal to relieve thirst.
Ingredient you need:
- 3 tablespoons of lemon verbena leaves
- 1 liter of water
Preparation of the infusion of lemon grass:
Put the equivalent of one liter of water in a saucepan or pan and bring to a boil. When you reach this point put the leaves of lemon grass and let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes. After this time turn off the heat, cover and leave the infusion at rest for 5 minutes. Finally sneak in, pour yourself a cup and drink it calmly, reserving the rest in a glass jug in the fridge.
The benefits of herbal tea infusion
The herbal tea infusion becomes a Excellent natural remedy to soothe flatulence and gas, thanks to its digestive qualities. In fact, not only helps to expel better the gases present in our stomach and in our intestine, but also stands out for being a digestive infusion, which means that favors and aids in 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 soothing effect, which makes it a suitable drink for improve our sleep by acting as a mild sedative, useful in case of anxiety and palpitations.
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