Gases are one of the most embarrassing problems we can have in a social environment, but it can be avoided through food control and some natural medicines.

It is complicated, however, to remove foods we like from our routine due to this problem, and it is not always healthy, as some foods are essential in the diet to maintain health.

Gases can be caused by fructose, which is found in all fruits, or by beans, both extremely healthy foods and full of beneficial health properties.

Therefore, other solutions should be used, such as antacids, digestive enzymes, among other medications, as well as teas and natural remedies, such as melissa.


The plant is an herb that has many health benefits and belongs to the mint family. In fact, its leaves are quite similar, but the lemon balm – melissa – has larger leaves.

Properties and benefits

Melissa, scientific name melissa officinalis , also known as lemon balm, is a medicinal plant that can be used to treat colds and flu, in addition to insomnia, depression, tachycardia, it acts as a digestive, calming, in addition to fighting pain headaches, migraines, gas and intestinal cramps. It also facilitates menstruation and pregnancy, in addition to helping to combat muscle and rheumatic pain, laryngitis and stomach ailments. It is also effective in postpartum recovery.

Its properties are beneficial for cleaning and healing the skin, being widely used for acne and oiliness. The plant, when used frequently, can be an excellent support for those who want to give up their addiction to cigarettes. It is indicated to solve mild problems of anxiety and insomnia and is recognized and registered with the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa).

how to prepare tea

To prepare melissa tea that can be used to treat gas, you will need:

– Two tablespoons of melissa

– A liter of water

In a container, put the water and herb. Bring to the fire and bring to a boil, then turn off. Cap the mixture to keep the solution muffled for approximately 10 minutes. Strain and consume. The recommended daily dose is around two to three cups.

Contraindications and precautions for use

Melissa tea is contraindicated for patients with low blood pressure. The consumption of high doses of the plant can lead to pressure drop, gastric irritation and bradycardia.