Home Remedies For Flatulence
Flatulence is the emission of a mixture of gases called ‘flatus’ present in the intestine. This gas is produced by symbiotic bacteria and yeasts found in the gastrointestinal tract. Flatus is usually released under pressure through the anus which creates sound and is often accompanied by a foul odor. Flatulence, many times causes discomfort and pain due to bloating, not to mention social embarrassment. An adult produces two gallons daily of flatus or intestinal gas which is expelled, from one part, of the rectum, and the other is reabsorbed by the body.
Flatulence is the abnormal excess gas that sometimes is accompanied by abdominal swelling and pain caused by gas that is trapped in the folds of the colon. On average it is believed that most humans pass gas at least fourteen times in a day, producing around one to three pints of gas daily. Flatulence itself is not a cause for worry at all. It does not pose any health risk at all, but it certainly poses a high risk of social embarrassment which is why flatulence treatment and natural remedies for flatulence are so sought after. Excessive passage of gas or flatulence is often reason enough to seek medical treatment. It should be pointed out that in most cases of excessive flatulence it is important to identify possible underlying causes and treat them to eliminate the problem. As excessive flatulence causes would stem from digestive problems that are in most cases mild or easily treatable you could simply use diet modifications as the most powerful flatulence remedy to control the problem. Lifestyle changes may also be necessary and if the problem persists it could be because of a medical condition that requires additional medical treatment.
Excessive flatulence odor and excessive gas can be controlled through dietary and lifestyle changes. It is important that you minimize your intake of, or avoid consuming foods that cause flatulence for any flatulence relief. Lifestyle habits such as meal timings, regular sleep timings, and most importantly regular bowel movements are also important. Some amount of physical activity is essential for the efficient functioning of your digestive system. Also, make it a point to avoid controlling or delaying bowel movements. Treatment with such simple measures can help to control flatulence odor or excessive flatulence. In almost all cases of excessive flatulence, the problem can be controlled with such home treatments. In cases of severe flatulence where such methods fail to reduce flatulence, it would be advisable to seek a medical diagnosis as there could be some other underlying condition that contributes to the problem.
The most common causes of flatulence are:
- Lactose intolerance
- The consumption of certain foods such as beans (beans, beans, beans, beans), beer (black), bran, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carbonated drinks, cauliflower, onion, and milk among others which gases tend to engender Constipation
- Overeating makes food that has not been finished completely digested turn into flatulence.
- Chewing food incorrectly, big pieces are difficult to digest and take longer to ferment.
- Eating with the mouth open lets in too much air as chewing gum, smoking, and drinking soda.
- The take baking soda for indigestion can increase the amount of flatus.
- Anxiety and stress
Some medications such as laxatives, cholesterol reducers, and tranquilizers may promote or increase flatulence.
Home Remedies For Flatulence
- Mix 1/2 tsp of dry ginger powder with a pinch of asafoetida and a pinch of rock salt in a cup of warm water. Drink this concoction to get relief from gas.
- Mix 2 tsp of brandy with a cup of warm water and drink this before going to bed.
- Chew on some fresh ginger slices that are soaked in lime juice after meals.
- A drop of dill oil in a tsp of honey taken immediately after a meal should be of great help.
- Dry grind 1 tsp of pepper, 1 tsp of dry ginger, and 1 tsp of green cardamom seeds. Add 1/2 tsp of this mixture to water and drink after 1 hour after a meal.
- Chewing peppermint after a meal does a lot more than just freshening your breath. Peppermint contains menthol that soothes the digestive muscles. It helps in treating flatulence, bloating, and abdominal pain that accompanies gas. Peppermint oil combined with caraway oil has been used for ages to treat abdominal discomfort caused by flatulence. Consume papaya as pineapple fresh contain enzymes that help digestion and prevent complete flatulence
- Remove the beans with a gas teaspoon of ginger powder be added to cold water to cover the dry beans. Is boiled and then allowed to rest for an hour, strained, rinsed, and then cook beans with fresh water.
- At each meal, sip juice lemon diluted or a mixture of two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and two of honey in a glass of water.
- Mustard seeds take two with a glass of water before breakfast and then go up the number of seeds to reach 12 per hour. Once the gases are under control, the number of seeds can be reduced gradually to take one or two a day.
- To relieve an attack of pain caused by gas, cover the abdomen with a hot water bottle.
- Apply to the abdomen a towel soaked in a mixture of brandy with hot water and a pinch of salt. This remedy also relieves stomach pain caused by flatulence.
- Herbal tea and cardamom, chamomile, cinnamon, or cloves stimulate digestion, reduce the bacteria that cause putrefaction, and improve intestinal mobility.
- Take, after dinner, a cup of tea made with a quart of boiling water and sugar, about 10 grams of fennel seeds.
- Place 1 teaspoon of oregano and lemon verbena in a cup of water that is boiling. Cover and let sit for about 6 minutes. Take it after meals and there is no need to add sugar because the taste is very nice.
Author: Dr Izharul Hasan