People suffering from IBS often have to go off beverages like hot chocolate, tea and coffee. The caffeine content in these beverages can stimulate the gastrointestinal tract, causing spontaneous bowel movements in just four minutes. While it's a good decision to go off these caffeinated drinks, IBS sufferers can always opt for tummy-soothing teas made from herbal ingredients. Here are 4 caffeine-free teas that can heal the stomach.
Turmeric tea: Turmeric has a lot of IBS-soothing benefits. Studies say that turmeric helps in alleviating symptoms of the gastrointestinal diseases like IBS. Drop a few pieces of raw turmeric in boiling hot water and let it simmer. Alternatively, you can also add half-a-teaspoon of turmeric powder to warm water and sip on it in the morning.
Aloe vera tea: The nutrient-rich gel of aloe vera contains 12 different types of anthraquinones, phenolic compounds that have a laxative effect in the stomach. This works best for IBS patients who complain of constipation symptoms. Preparing aloe tea is easy. All you have to do is drop a few pieces of the aloe leaf or scrape the gel into hot water.
Peppermint tea: There is enough scientific evidence to prove that peppermint does a whole lot of good for the stomach. Symptoms common to IBS such as bloating and gas can be relieved by peppermint.
Fennel+ turmeric tea: Fennel seeds or saunf are commonly served in India after meals for its purported digestive benefits. Science also confirms the stomach-friendly properties of the seeds. A study showed that a combination of turmeric with fennel helped in reducing abdominal pain and other symptoms of IBS.