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Carminative Herbs

Carminative herbs relieve gas and bloating

Carminative Herbs

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Carminatives are a great kind of herb for digestion. They generally help because of the presence of volatile oils (also known as essential oils) which relax smooth muscle and relive pain.

Carminative herbs often have many benefits for digestion, but they are most well known for relieving gas and bloating, as well as feelings of fullness, distension or spasm.

A nice way to enjoy carminative herbs is as a warm cup of herbal tea taken after the meal which can help to better assimilate the food and relive discomfort.

Example carminative herbs include:

  • Fennel

  • Peppermint

  • Ginger

  • Cardamom

  • Catnip (yes, for humans too!)

  • Lemon balm

  • Chamomile

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Lemon balm

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