Discover why you always get stomach bloating and... a flatulence remedy you can make in just 5 minutes
Did you enjoy a meal, but flatulence (gas) and bloating made you change your mind about spending your evening out with your friends?
All you need is some of your parents’ good advice and a natural flatulence remedy and you will feel like dancing.
Flatulence (gas) is having excessive stomach or intestinal gas.
This can result in uncomfortable feelings of bloating, as well as increased belching (burping) or passing of gas from the rectum.
Discover how basic, but proven natural remedies for gas can prevent causes of flatulence and relieve bloating.
Except for the case when you have a serious medical condition like IBS (spastic colon), gastritis
or Chrone’s disease
, there are a couple of causes and simple natural remedies to treat excessive flatulence.
1. Did you hear the words "Don’t talk. Eat!" often in your childhood?
I know I did. As it turns out, our parents not only taught us good table manners, but they also gave us good digestion tips.
Some of the excessive gas is caused by the air you swallow when you eat fast and don’t chew the food. Soft drinks also make you feel bloated and pass gas.
There are easy remedies to solve this cause:
- Eat with your mouth close and don’t talk with your mouth full. You don’t want air to go into the stomach adding to more gas.
- Take your time and eat slowly. The feeling of satiety reaches the brain in approximately 20 minutes. Avoid bloating and a long digestion by eating just the amount of food you need.
- Chew the food before swallowing. You will ingest less air and smaller amounts of food are easier to digest.
- Don’t drink carbonated drinks. That’s a no-brainer :)
2. Why leaving worries outside the kitchen door gets you a gas free digestion
You read for sure all over the health magazines or the internet that stress is an important cause of diseases. In our particular case, stress interferes with the normal functions of the entire digestive system.
Consider a walk in the park or breathing fresh air as a natural flatulence remedy instead of medication to reduce your stress levels and improve your digestion.
3. Let your digestion do its thing
Enjoy your meal and eat at regular intervals. Also, don’t skip meals or eat a larger amount than you need. Eating at intervals sufficiently long will allow the full digestion of a meal before the next one.
4. Discover which foods cause the "gas effect" and a simple remedy to enjoy the entire day
Some carbohydrates (sugar, starches or fiber) are not digested and absorbed in the small intestine because of a shortage or absence of certain enzymes there. This food arrives undigested into the large intestine, where bacteria break it down, producing hydrogen, carbon dioxide and methane.
This process may cause excessive flatulence and those socially unpleasant noises when gases exit through the rectum.
Most foods that contain carbohydrates can cause gas. These common foods and their natural components may create gas: beans, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, asparagus.
Starches (potatoes, corn, noodles, and wheat) produce gas as they are broken down in the large intestine.
Soluble fiber found in oat bran, beans, peas, and most fruits is not broken down until it reaches the large intestine, where digestion causes gas.
Another source of flatulence is lactase deficiency. This is an enzyme which helps digest lactose, a natural sugar found in milk and other dairy products and in certain processed food such as bread, cereal, and salad dressing. If you have lactase deficiency, you may experience excessive flatulence, diarrhea and cramping.
Stop using artificial sweeteners, drinking carbonated soft drinks, chewing gum or eating sweets and observe if the gas problem improves.
Try this simple flatulence remedy to pass the gas and get rid of colic (abdominal cramps): Drink a cup of Caraway tea, 3 times a day.
This natural remedy will also help in case of bad breath (halitosis). Chew Caraway seed after a meal and in-between meals to improve digestion and eliminate the root causes which lead to bad breath.
What if all the prevention methods failed? Herbal flatulence remedies to the rescue.
Herbs used for stopping flatulence have carminative properties (soothe abdominal pain and help bowel gas evacuation).
These plants contain tannins and volatile oils which inhibit fermentation processes that cause excessive gas.
Anise, caraway, coriander, fennel, basil, sage, marjoram are such delicious examples. It's good to know that these herbs can be used to season salads or other dishes. In addition to great flavor, they are therapeutic too!
# Here is the quickest flatulence remedy you can make in just 5 minutes
Getting rid of gas is as simple as making a Peppermint or Lemon balm tea. Put 1-2 teaspoons of these herbs in 1 cup boiling water. Let steep for 5 minutes, then strain and drink unsweetened.
# Deluxe version of the flatulence tea
Mix equal parts of Peppermint leaf, Chamomile leaf and Caraway, Fennel and Anise fruits
Put 1-2 teaspoons of this delicious herb mixture in 1 cup of boiling water. Let steep for 5 minutes, then strain. Drink 3 cups per day.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t have all the ingredients. Just keep the caraway, anise and peppermint and you will still get a great anti-flatulence tea.
# You love eating raw vegetables, but it causes excessive gas. Is there a natural flatulence remedy to help digestion?
Put fennel seeds or rosemary dry leaves in olive oil and leave to macerate. Take 1-2 teaspoons before a meal to help digest raw foods and prevent gas formation.
# Which herbs can relieve colic (gas) for babies?
The secret ingredient in anti-colic tea for babies is…caraway and fennel.
Another way to ease digestion and reduce colic for your sweet little one is you. If you are breastfeeding anything you eat or drink goes to the baby. So if you eat fennel the baby gets the good effects from it.
Also there are certain foods that can cause gas and can be good to avoid especially if your baby has colic symptoms. They are the cabbage family (broccoli, cabbage, kale and collards), turnips, garlic, onions, and spicy foods.
Belly massage and moving the baby's legs like a bicycle can be helpful. Try putting your hand on your child's stomach and apply gentle pressure.
You can also try caraway essential oil which is excellent against flatulence. Put 2 drops on a piece of sugar and chew it.
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