5 herbs and spices that improve digestion and reduce belly bloat

5 herbs and spices that improve digestion and reduce belly bloat

In addition to enhancing the taste of food, spices have medicinal properties that may help speed up metabolism and reduce salt intake. 

Spices don't just serve to spice up, season dishes, and enhance the flavor of food.

Technically, the soft and hard parts of certain aromatic plants are considered to be a spice and have been used since ancient times not only for their flavor but also for their medicinal properties.

There is a group of spices that have the main effect of reducing inflammation, eliminating gas, and, as a consequence, leading to a flatter belly 

In order to activate the properties of these spices, it is necessary to heat them.

We list 5 amazing spices that you can add to your food or tea to help digestion and fight the dreaded bloat. 

1. 1. Mugwort

Bitter mugwort

It is used as a bitter tonic, to stimulate and normalize the digestive processes. In particular, it can be used for indigestion.

Just add a cup of boiling water to a teaspoon of dry mugwort and let it infuse for 10 minutes. 

2. 2. Ginger


Ginger is soothing for an upset stomach and helps digestion after a big meal.  Just leave peeled and sliced ginger in boiling water for 10 minutes. Add as much as you like depending on how spiced you like your tea.  You can drink it whenever you need it.

3. 3. Cardamom


It stimulates the appetite and secretion of saliva, helping to eliminate gas.

Just adds a teaspoon of freshly crushed seeds into a cup of hot water.

Let it brew for 10 minutes and drink the tea 30 minutes before each meal.

4. 4. Coriander


Love it or hate it, coriander does wonders for digestion. 

To prepare this infusion, add a teaspoon of coriander seeds in a cup of boiling water and leave it to cook for 10 minutes. Drink before meals.

5. 5. Cayenne (Pepper)

Cayenne pepper

Cayenne stimulates digestion, so it is very effective in increasing the metabolism.

Add half a teaspoon of powdered cayenne pepper in a cup of boiling water. Let it brew for 10 minutes and mix one tablespoon of the tea with hot water. 

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