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    Hi, hope someone out there can help. I am sure i read somewhere that fennel tea was ok for ic but now i can't find where i got it from. I have tried some and i like the taste but i will feel more reassured if someone else feels it's ok.
    Thanks P x

  • #2
    I have had not had a problem with it either! And it really helped my tummy out when I was going through a bout of colitis! If you've tried it and haven't had any increase in symptoms, maybe try a little bit more and see how you do - just to be on the safe side, lol!
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    • #3
      I do fine with it as well (i'm not so jazzed on the taste, meh!) but IC-wise I'm OK and it helps with bloating/gas associated with IBS.
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      • #4
        Does it help with constipation?


        • #5
          Hi there! The fennel tea is sold on an IBS website and is supposed to help with constipation, gas and bloating. I don't like the licorice taste either, but if you sweeten it up a bit, it's not too bad. I've never had IC problems with it.


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