Gases are produced in the stomach and intestines during the process of digesting food. The food that we eat is broken down and the nutrients are absorbed and converted into energy. Everyone passes normal amounts of gas but if there is excessive gas formation due to indigestion or gas producing foods then there is flatus.
Flatulence can be a very distressing and embarrassing problem and can cause a lot of social damage. If the food is not digested properly, it passes from the small intestine to the large intestine where the bad bacteria putrefy it and give rise to malodorous gases which are emitted through the anus. Abdominal cramps, nausea, heaviness in the stomach, loss of appetite, acidity and belching are some of the symptoms of flatulence. Simple ingredients that are always to be found in the home are best remedies for this problem.
Natural Ways to Cure Flatulence
Cold Water Compress
Take a bowl and fill it with chilled water. Dip a clean soft, thin cotton cloth into the water and wring out the excess water. Fold the cloth to form a broad strip and place it on the stomach until it loses the chillness. Repeat the process. Do this twice a day. The gases in the stomach will settle down immediately and bring relief in the pain and burning sensation.
Hing is an aromatic resin and is extensively used in cooking to flavor dishes. Its use in traditional medicine is age old and is known to have amazing healing and curative powers.
It aids digestion and is full of carminative properties that relieve flatulence by quickly expelling the gas. Take a glass of warm water and dissolve in it a quarter teaspoon of hing powder. Drink this water twice a day and find immediate relief in the uncomfortable symptoms of flatulence.
Papaya is the best natural remedy to relieve flatulence. It is an excellent source of dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals and antioxidants. It also contains enzymes known as papain which aid digestion and keep the digestive tract clean, strong and healthy. It promotes good intestinal bacteria that help in digestion and prevent bloating. Eat fresh a cup of fresh papaya every morning and every evening.
This spice is a common household item and no dish is cooked without it. It is full of essential oils that have amazing curative and healing powers. It is rich in antioxidant, carminative and anti-flatulent properties that aid digestion, eliminate flatulence and increase the secretion of digestive enzymes. Chew a teaspoon of cumin seeds slowly so that its juice can mix with the saliva and drip down the throat, after every meal.
Thin and unsalted buttermilk is the easiest remedy to maintain a strong and healthy digestive tract and eliminate flatulence. Churn fresh curd till the butter separates from the whey. Remove the butter and dilute the remaining buttermilk with a little water. Drink a glass of this buttermilk after every meal. Buttermilk promotes healthy bacteria which break down the food and help in its digestion and absorption and eliminate flatulence.
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