7 spices that you can use to deflate the abdomen

By Majo López Claro (@demetra_ali) *

Spices not only serve to flavor, give more flavor to the dishes and enhance the flavor of the meals. Technically, it is considered a spice to the soft and hard parts of certain aromatic plants, which since ancient times are used not only for their contribution of flavor, but also for their medicinal properties.

There is a group of spices whose main effect is to deflate, eliminate gases and, as a consequence, reduce abdominal distension. Goodbye, bloated tummy!

Keep in mind that, to activate the properties of these spices, it is necessary to heat them.

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Below, you will find a list of the most appropriate spices to consume as a tisane, which is the most effective way to incorporate them when you have abdominal swelling.

Bitter artemisia or wormwood

It is used as a bitter tonic, to stimulate and normalize the digestive processes. In particular, it can be used in the face of indigestion caused by a decrease in the quality and quantity of gastric secretion.

To consume it, you must add a cup of boiling water to a teaspoon of dried grass and let stand for 10 minutes. Take three times a day.


It is carminative, that is, it helps to eliminate gases. You should leave cooking in boiling water for 10 minutes the equivalent of one teaspoon of root for each cup of water. You can drink it whenever you need it.


It stimulates the appetite and the secretion of saliva, helping to eliminate gases from the intestine. To consume it, you must add a teaspoon of freshly crushed seeds in a cup of boiling water. Let infuse for 10 minutes and drink tea 30 minutes before each meal.


It deflates and relieves the spasmodic pains that usually accompany the intestinal air accumulation.

To prepare this infusion, add to a cup of boiling water a teaspoon of coriander seeds and let it cook for 10 minutes. Drink before meals.


> Helps relieve intestinal cramps, spasms and abdominal pain. To consume it, you must add half a teaspoon of dried root in a cup of boiling water and leave it to cook for 15 minutes. Drink the infusion three times a day.

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Cayenne (Pepper)

It elevates the digestive heat and stimulates digestion, which is why it is very effective in combating slow digestions.

Add half a teaspoon of cayenne powder in a cup with boiling water. Let it infuse for 10 minutes and mix a spoonful of the tea with hot water. Drink the resulting liquid when necessary.


Very effective for any problem related to nervous tension, which can manifest as flatulent dyspepsia and produce abdominal distension.

Add a teaspoon of dried herb in a cup of boiling water and let stand for 10 minutes. Drink three times a day.


While the most efficient wayThe purpose of incorporating these spices, in terms of the effects of their properties, is through the use of tisanes, which can be complemented in the kitchen. For this, you can add them in any cooking you do as main dish.

To consider:

– Hard spices like seeds and roots: crush them before use and heat them for about 3 minutes in hot oil.

Spices powder or dry grass: can be incorporated after cooking.

*Majo López Claro She is a vegetarian and natural cooking teacher, specialized in ayurveda, vegan and live food.

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