I've had IBS forever and can get really uncomfortable bloating. Hormonal driven cases during this menopausal time are particularly frustrating as there are no real cycles. It can seemingly go on forever! So I bought a ginger root at the grocery store and made my own tea based on it's supposed digestive qualities. Well it has really helped! And fast! I'm going to see if I can find some fresh peppermint leaves and make a ginger-peppermint tea for further digestive help.
It's simple. Just boil 4 cups of water. Slice up two inches of peeled root, thinly. Drop in boiling water, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes. That's it. You can adjust simmer time to get the strength you want. I found I needed to cut the ginger tea in half with water with the above method. Very little sweetening is needed.
One cup last night kept my belly from looking like I had gained 10 pounds today after two weeks of misery. It felt so much better too. Having another cup now to keep it going.
I don't gain weight when this happens, it's intestinal bloating, so I'm not sure what it will do for water bloating. Oh, and it's supposed to be great for cough and colds. Diabetics and people on blood thinners need to be careful with ginger consumption from what I understand.
12-21-2009, 06:29 PM #1
Ginger tea for intestinal bloating
12-22-2009, 04:27 AM #2
oh I completely feel you on the bloating- It can be so brutal!
While I've never brewed my own tea (which now I'm thinking I might need to try this), I've found the Yogi Digestive Aid tea (also ginger based) to be great at reducing the bloat. I'll usually brew a bag or two after lunch and it really helps ease the cramping and/or bloating. Any who, if you ever need something that's ultra convenient, I highly recommend it!You can't control the wind, but you can adjust your sails.
12-22-2009, 06:57 AM #3
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Ginger is a fantastic digestive aid. A little something that I discovered before my doctors finally figured out what was going on with me. I still get very bloated/distended - I haven't taken waist measurements in weeks because I've been bloated all the time. But ginger definitely helps.
Another fantastic use for ginger - motion sickness. If you're prone to it, keep some crystallized ginger with you and chew some before you get on the boat, plane, etc. Works amazingly!Hi, my name is Ellen, and I'm a peanut butter addict...
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I've been having some bloating issues lately. I drink a lot of green tea, but that doesn't necessarily help the bloating. I used to take ginger supplements, but I've stopped and now that I think about it, I think the bloating has started after I stopped with the ginger supplements. Peppermint-ginger tea sounds interested. I might give that a try!www.healthypals.com
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