Although we all do it, we are usually shy to discuss on this topic. I am talking about bloating and loosing gases. If you are bloated and your “wind” smells nasty at all, then it means that you have problems. The worst comes if you are going to hold the gas in you, as the place where you are found is not convenient for this phenomenon. The holding can cause an unbearable stomachache. The excess of gas is a sign of increased toxicity in your organism, so this condition has to be fixed immediately.
An incredibly efficient remedy for flatulence is fennel. You can choose between chewing some fennel seeds slowly and sipping a cup of hot water with the seeds inside during 3-5 minutes. The remedy should give results in 5-10 minutes after its consumption. So, if you suffer often of bloating, ensure yourself that you have always at home some fennel seeds. Pregnant women should consult their doctor regarding the consumption of these seeds in order to prevent side effects.
Ginger is good for the prevention of gas forming instead of curing gas problems. So, if you want to keep away the smelly situations, chew some fresh ginger before your meal, or add a little bit into your food. Also, you can prepare ginger tea. For this, grate a piece of fresh ginger and then add it to a cup of hot water. Let it steep for 20 minutes, strain, and have it. For better results, drink three cups per day. Ginger is a safe remedy for pregnant women.
3. Caraway seeds and Black Seeds
This group of seeds is beneficial in cases of indigestion, cramping, bloating and gas pain. To prepare the remedy, put in a mug one teaspoon of caraway seeds or of black seeds and pour hot water on them, let it steep for 10 minutes and then remove the seeds. Drink this mixture before your meal. Also, you can chew some cooked seeds or use them as an ingredient in your food.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
ACV has lots of benefits for our health. It is considered also one of the best remedies for proper digestion. If you want to get rid of indigestion and gas, combine one tablespoon of organic ACV and a glass of water and drink it. Do it on an empty stomach 2-3 times per day. This relief is absolutely safe, so it can be used by future moms and the women who breastfeed.
5. Sodium Bicarbonate and Lemon
Sodium bicarbonate and lemon form together a natural digestive aid. If you deal with gas and bloating, then this remedy is going to help you in 20 minutes. For preparing it, squeeze the juice of one lemon or pour 20 ml of commercial lemon juice into half-filled glass of water, and add one teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate. After the chemical reaction ends, fill the rest of the glass with water, mix everything and drink.
There are three methods of peppermint use against gas disorders. The first one is to put several fresh peppermint leaves into a mug full of hot water. If you wonder where you can get fresh peppermint, then I recommend you to grow it in your garden. Let the leaves go to the bottom and then drink the beverage. Take 2-3 mugs per day. You can also use peppermint oil, by adding two drops of oil in a half of cup of cool water. Repeat the procedure twice per day. The easiest method is to take peppermint in capsules.
Cinnamon is an amazing remedy for gas and bloating. For this, warm up a cup of whey or soy milk and dissolve in it one teaspoon of cinnamon and one teaspoon on honey. Let it stay for 5 minutes and after this drink it. You will feel the result immediately and will prevent other cases of bloating. If you are pregnant, then you should not take more than half of teaspoon of cinnamon per day. Breastfeeding mothers can have the normal dose of cinnamon per day.
8. Yellow Mustard
Yellow mustard can be used against flatulence by everyone. The main substance contained in this remedy is turmeric, which fights against your smelly problem. You should keep the yellow mustard in the refrigerator and take one spoon of it and then drink a glass of warm water when you deal with gas.
Cardamom is a spice that you can add to your food, or chew by itself to relieve bloating. Also, you can add cardamom to your ginger tea for a better result. I guarantee you that the taste is bearable.
Although it might seem to you a little bit strange this Indian remedy, the results are worth trying it! Asafoetida is a spice regularly used in cooking, but the smell is slightly unpleasant. Form a paste from asafoetida and water and apply it on the stomach. Let it act for 10-15 minutes and then rinse off. The gas problems will fade away.
Garlic is considered a remedy that causes heat in the digestive tract, so it helps in the alleviation of bloating. You can add garlic to you food to prevent flatulence, or even add some ground garlic to your tea.
Basil is also a great remedy for bloating. You can add basil to your food, or chew some fresh leaves to prevent flatulence.
If you often have digestive problems, better opt for the regular intake of probiotics. These are good for the treatment, as well as the prevention, of digestive diseases and improve the metabolism, so your organism gets rapidly rid of waste and gas. They are recommended to pregnant and breastfeeding women.
14. Activated Charcoal
Activated charcoal is another efficient remedy for bloating by absorbing the excessive air and toxins from the digestive system. If you suffer often of gas, then take activated charcoal before your meals.
15. Upside-Down Bike Exercises
Physical exercises may be a solution to your gas problems as well. One of the best physical remedies would be the upside-down bicycle motion. For this, you have to lie on your back, using your arms for additional support, lift your legs in the air and imagine yourself that you pedal a bicycle. This exercise will help the gas to come out quicker and easier. If you are not a fan of workouts, you can just lift your legs, leaning up against a wall or a bed, and stay in this position for 5-10 minutes.
If you suffer of flatulence often, then you definitely should avoid certain kinds of food, and namely cabbage, brussels sprouts, beans, prunes, pears, corn, broccoli, cauliflower, milk, ice cream, fried food, spicy food, sweets and processed food. Instead, you can safely eat citrus fruit, bananas, rice, eggs, natural yoghurt, meat (but chew it properly) and non-carbonated drinks. For avoiding indigestion, that causes gas, chew thoroughly the food and have 4-6 small meals per day instead of the regular three.