Written by Debra Cornelius in Diseases
Viewed by 20 readers since 08-30-2009
Which teas are best for abdominal cramps? Surprisingly most teas can help relieve abdominal cramps but there are some favorite choices that work best for different situations.
Abdominal cramps occur for a variety of reasons. Everyone has experienced the feeling of their stomach being in knots after a stressful day at work. Tummy upsets and yes, the natural menstrual cycle can all lead to uncomfortable abdominal cramps. Before you reach for an antacid or medication why not sit back with a relaxing cup of tea instead?
Best Teas for Abdominal Cramps (in no specific order)
- Lemon Grass
- Combinations of the above
Peppermint tea is a good choice for unwinding at the end of the day and settling abdominal cramps caused by indigestion or stress. The scent of a hot cup of mint tea also has an added benefit of relieving congested sinuses and may help get rid of that after work headache as well.
Chamomile tea has been a long standing favorite for relaxing muscle spasms caused by a variety of factors. It has a light sweet flavor and is recommended for being an antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties. This tea can be used to relieve abdominal cramps due to flu symptoms, menstrual cramps, or even simple abdominal soreness and cramps as a result of to much exercise.
Lemon grass is a herb used in Asian cooking. Lemon grass tea has a light lemony taste that also combines a slight hint of a ginger flavor. Lemon grass tea helps relieve abdominal cramps and has been said to have anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties making it a good choice for abdominal cramps due to flu or other stomach upsets.
Fennel tea is often used to relieve the bloating and gas that accompanies abdominal cramping after a heavy meal. Many individuals find fennel tea or a tea using a combination of fennel, chamomile and lemon grass does as well if not better than most over-the-counter gas relief medications.
Herbal teas can be purchased in many grocery or department stores. Most herbs are easy to grow at home. If you already are growing these herbs for home use, why not try brewing your own favorite blend? There are many online resources for using herbs for home health. A quick internet search offers many choices to order herbal teas online and some suppliers will even custom blend a tea to your specifications.
With the wide availability of herbal teas on the market you are sure to find a favorite remedy for abdominal cramps.
- Herbs & Health. Local Harvest
- How to Relieve Abdominal Cramps. Nutra Legacy