Still recovering from all the food you enjoyed at parties over the holidays? Make yourself a delicious, flavorful cup of tea with this de bloating tea recipe to aid your digestion.
De Bloating Tea Recipe
All the heavy food and piles of cookies and cakes at holidays took a toll on me. I’m not used to eat that much and I normally don’t have so many sweets in such a short period of time so after a couple of meals my tummy decided to give up on me. I felt all bloated and heavy ever since and suffered in silence before I remembered about this amazing de bloating tea recipe made with fennel and anise seeds, ginger and lemon zest.
I used to drink loads of fennel and anise tea when I was breastfeeding as it was helping me with milk production and was aiding my daughter’s terrible colic but totally forgotten about it. But after I tried several teas in addition to adjusting my diet with no spectacular results, I finally had that “Aha!” moment I needed. I added ginger to this duo because everyone knows ginger helps with digestion and sprinkled some lemon zest and cinnamon for added flavor. I opted for a teaspoon of honey but that’s only optional.
The concoction was pure perfection! And my bloating problem went away within less than half an hour. I kept drinking the tea for several days but only because I really love the flavor and plan to make it a habit as it truly is an amazing addition to my lifestyle. I love sipping a cup of this delightful tea in the afternoon, a great replacement for coffee I would say.
Fennel and anise seeds are renowned for their medicinal properties for digestive system, respiratory diseases, sore throat or for calming nerves, support immune system and as a great source of antioxidants. They’re also used in soups, stews and some vegetable dishes to make them less flatulent. I also hear fennel and anise seeds help with breast enhancement (wink).
De Bloating Tea recipe
Ingredients for 2 cups of tea:
- 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
- 1 teaspoon anise seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 1/4 lemon zest
- pinch of cinnamon
- honey – optional
- Place fennel and anise seeds, ginger, lemon zest and cinnamon in a small kettle.
- In another kettle, boil 2 cups of water.
- Pour over the dry ingredients and cover for 5 minutes.
- Strain through a fine sieve and add honey (optional).
- Best served warm or hot.