Spearmint tea

I have IBS and have been recommended spearmint tea to help bloating

Has anyone had any experiences with it?

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  • Redordeadhead
    Redordeadhead Posts: 1,186 Member
    I drink peppermint tea and it helps me.
  • Jthanmyfitnesspal
    Jthanmyfitnesspal Posts: 3,103 Member
    If you really want to control it, you have to try a wide range of eliminations. Things to start with include coffee, tea with caffeine, chocolate, and alcohol. I'm guessing that the suggestion of mint tea is as a substitution to caffeine drinks.

    Best of luck!
  • kshama2001
    kshama2001 Posts: 25,610 Member
    If you are in Massachusetts, south of Boston, I can hook you up with all the spearmint you could possibly use.
  • apullum
    apullum Posts: 4,888 Member
    There's nothing I could find on spearmint specifically, but peppermint oil has been shown to reduce abdominal pain from IBS (https://examine.com/supplements/peppermint/). It sounds plausible that spearmint tea could do something.
  • TrishSeren
    TrishSeren Posts: 587 Member
    peppermint tea is great for bloating!
  • Cahgetsfit
    Cahgetsfit Posts: 1,913 Member
    I agree with peppermint tea for bloating too. haven't tried spearmint, but give it a go - might work!
  • Emmapatterson1729
    Emmapatterson1729 Posts: 1,298 Member
    There's been a few teas we've used in my house for IBS.

    Peppermint, Spearmint, Dandelion root, and my favorite: Ginger tea. Also like Ginger Soother, a juice made for stomach and bowel issues.
  • mbaker566
    mbaker566 Posts: 11,234 Member
    i've found it makes my reflux worse.
    but i do find ginger tea helps everything