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This Tea Combo Can Relieve Pesky Stomach Problems

One study showed the perfect combination of herbs to help relieve stomach issues. Here's what you should be drinking when it occurs.

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Stomach Soothers

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common gastrointestinal disorder in the world—an estimated 10 to 15 percent of people suffer from its symptoms. IBS can feel like a whole lot of BS for runners in particular when our workouts are cut short thanks to bathroom breaks, or we miss a PR after spending five minutes in a portapotty mid-race.

Drug treatments have been notoriously problematic with unreliable results and potentially dangerous complications. Thankfully, research in The Journal of Family Practice shows herbal treatments to be helpful in relieving symptoms. A combination of peppermint, caraway, licorice, chamomile and bitter candytuft proved effective.

If you are experiencing stomach issues, try brewing a tea with some or all of these herbs to see if the remedy provides some relief.