If you are a woman, you know how stressful bloating can be when your period comes for those three to five days. Bloating is one of the most common symptoms women experience when they have their period. The good news is, bloating and cramps are preventable and treatable.
It wasn’t until just a few weeks ago that I decided to try turmeric tea for my bloating and the results were wonderful. I had a full cup of tea and within the next half hour, my bloated belly was back to normal. I wondered why there aren’t more women promoting this benefit.
Every woman should know about using turmeric tea. It will change their lives forever. It is also a great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory which provides great benefits to your body. Bloating is built up gas in your stomach and the anti-inflammatory portion of turmeric helps break that gas up to be released. But how is it that most women aren’t taking turmeric supplements and how can we get the most out of our turmeric tea for its health benefits?
It’s all About Curcumin.
Turmeric has a substance in it called Curcumin and this is actually the answer to all of our results. Curcumin holds all the benefits to making sure that our bellies go down. Not only is it great for bloating, but it also helps with high cholesterol, heart disease, arthritis, and depression. It has been widely used by Ayurvedic practitioners in India and has since been a widely used spice for many people around the world. The color and taste of turmeric goes a long way. This can often times be intimidating. If used excessively, the flavor can be unbearable so you have to get it just right.
Listen to your body.
This medicinal herb is not for everyone and many women have felt they should stray away from indulging in it. Some people have reported symptoms of nausea, diarrhea, dizziness and upset stomachs. Research has also shown that turmeric can slow the blood clotting process and can prevent the absorption of iron. Physical symptoms like the ones mentioned above can cause severe discomfort and draws people to look for other alternatives. It is difficult to get the right amount of Curcumin from turmeric because one may not know what dosage to use, especially when it comes to bloating.
When your body is speaking to you, it’s best that you listen to it. I, personally, take turmeric very well but my partner on the other hand does not. After much research, we realized buying bags of turmeric tea can be harder to adjust to because we weren’t sure how much turmeric each tea bag contained. We looked for herbal tea recipes to make at home.
How Much is Enough?
Please note that there is no actual prescribed dosage of turmeric that is said to relieve bloating. Each body is different. You can control the amount of turmeric that you have by making turmeric tea at home. Chop up some turmeric and use little amounts at first. If it’s not too much, try adding a little more. If you find that a little bit takes a toll on your tummy, add in some peppermint leaves or ginger.
To increase the intake of Curcumin in turmeric you can add black pepper to your tea. This enhances the absorption of the supplement so that you get the most out of your turmeric dose. You can also add some coconut milk to your tea to increase your absorption. You’ll already get great amounts of Curcumin because heat increases the supplements solubility by 12 times.
Turmeric tea is fast acting!
Tea is one of the best form to take turmeric during your period. I prefer tea because warm water is calming and relieves stress. When its your time of the month, you’ll probably be craving others foods like ice cream or chocolate covered dates. Drinking turmeric tea allows people to intake the herb without compromising your pallet with the taste for too long. Tea is perfection.
Why use turmeric as opposed to the other bloat-relieving teas like peppermint, fennel, or chamomile? Well because turmeric is fast acting. I’ve noticed that if I’m out and have tight pants on, turmeric will have my stomach gas free in the twenty to thirty minutes. This is important to me because then I don’t have to unbutton my pants for a few minutes in public.
Take time to look at different store brands and what they use in conjunction with their turmeric teas. Most times you’ll find it helpful and inspirational to try different things with your turmeric tea at home. It can be overwhelming learning how much of something is good or bad for you. Being healthy and caring for your body takes work. Why not start with relieving what could be some painful symptoms caused from bloating?