- If you have diarrhoea predominant IBS (IBS-D) then you need to keep up your water intake
- If you’re more prone to constipation then you need to keep up your liquid intake to stop stools getting too hard.
So what’s the deal with herb teas for IBS?
Best herb teas for IBS
- Warm tea can help you stomach relax and comfort you during a flare up.
- Teas can be cooled and kept in the fridge if you prefer colder drinks.
Peppermint Tea reduces gas
Peppermint oil is an antispasmodic so can support relaxing painful stomach cramps, and is most effective in capsules, but the tea can be very helpful.
Its been traditionally used as a digestion aid in cultures around the world at the end of meals. Peppermint tea will relax the sphincter at the top of the stomach, increasing your burping, so the gas doesn’t travel down the digestive system.
This is one reason why it’s best not to drink mint tea before bed, especially if you are prone to reflux.
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Fennel may relax IBS cramps
Grow your own IBS tea
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