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by Dianna Leon

Illnesses that affect the intestine, such as constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome and gas, can cause embarrassment and discomfort in the daily lives of anyone. Find out about some teas that can help treat some of these problems.

Irritable bowel syndrome

Very common in women, irritable bowel syndrome causes muscle contractions and irregular bowel movements, which cause mucus and toxins to build up in the intestines, decreasing the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. With various causes, such as stress, inadequate diet, allergies, bacteria, fungi, parasites, among others, the main symptoms are constant abdominal pain, urgency to evacuate and subsequent pain relief, feeling of incomplete evacuation, gas, nausea, heartburn, alternating between diarrhea and constipation, among others.

For this case, it is necessary to add fiber to the diet, in addition to consuming garlic, vitamins and relaxation. In addition, chamomile, melissa, valerian, rosemary, plantain and ginger teas can help with the treatment. You can prepare the tea combined or with pure herbs.


Constipation can be caused by poor diet, stress, medication, among other causes. To this end, drinking senna tea, made with a teaspoon of the leaves in a cup of tea, can help to treat the problem. It is important, however, to pay attention to contraindications. Infants, women during their menstrual period or people with inflammatory bowel diseases should not consume this tea.


Diarrhea, like constipation, can be caused by poor diet, but it can still be a symptom of many illnesses, or caused by bacteria and food poisoning. Lemongrass, a common plant with properties and benefits for medicinal purposes, can be used to reduce bowel contractions, improving pain and relieving diarrhea. Its consumption has no contraindications, and its tea can be made with the proportion of 4 cups of coffee from the chopped leaves for each liter of boiling water. Take 3 scoops after a bowel movement for as long as the diarrhea remains.


Gas, in addition to causing abdominal pain, can cause a lot of discomfort and embarrassment. Very common due to poor diet or consumption of certain foods, gas can be prevented from accumulating with rosemary tea. Use the proportion of ½ teaspoon of rosemary leaves to every cup of tea of ​​boiling water. Consumption must be done twice a day, one cup, and is contraindicated for diabetics, people with prostate diseases and gastroenteritis.

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