Health experts state that every person experiences gas and passes it at least 12 times a day.
Some people can have excessive gas which can result in intense abdominal pain. While you can’t stop gas and bloating completely, you can use several home cures for gas.
These home remedies can help reduce the severity and frequency of the problem. Here are four herbal home remedies for gas.
For centuries, healers in China have used fennel as an effective cure for gas. Fennel was also a popular digestive aid in Medieval Europe. In the past, many studies, researches and dieticians have recommended fennel to be an effective cure for gas. Fennel works as a preventative and treatment for excessive gas.
Fennel tea is one of the best home cures for gas. You can use 2 to 3 tablespoons of crushed fennel seeds in just 1 cup boiling water. You need to heat this mix for 10 minutes and strain out the seeds. Drink fennel tea just before your meals. This will provide best results. Drinking fennel tea every day can also prevent chronic flatulence.
Peppermint is one of the most popular herbal digestive aids. It soothes your bowels and intestines to stop gas and bloating. Peppermint has antispasmodic properties so it improves your digestion process. You can make peppermint tea with 2 tablespoons of dried peppermint leaves in 1 cup of boiling water. Heat this mix for about 15 minutes and then strain out the herbs. You can also use honey to sweeten peppermint tea. Drink it immediately after your meals or when you experience gas.
Baking soda can easily neutralize stomach acid and provide some relief from gas and bloating. Many health experts and dieticians consider baking soda to be one of the most effective home cures for gas. In fact, almost every gas medication contains baking soda to neutralize stomach acid.
Stir 1 tablespoon of baking soda in 1 glass of water. You can drink it whenever you experience gas pains. In extremely rare cases, baking soda can explode in your stomach and tear your stomach’s lining. Thus, it is recommended that you add around 4 to 5 drops of lemon juice before drinking this mix. It will neutralize the effect.
Chamomile is a tension-easing herb. It can also increase bile flow and dispel gas so it can effectively improve your digestion. This herb contains flavonoids which can easily relax your intestinal muscles and decrease spasms.
Use chamomile in tea form after your meals. Use 1 tablespoon of dried chamomile flowers in just 1 cup of boiling water. Heat the mix for 10 minutes and sweeten it with honey. Drink 4 cups of hot chamomile tea everyday. Avoid chamomile ff you are allergic to ragweed.
There are many other home cures for gas. The simplest ones don’t cause any side effects. Use these remedies to get some relief from gas, bloating and flatulence.
To solve your gas and bloating issues, read more in the December’19 issue of the Herbal Collective. A subscription gets you access to all back issues.