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Title: Home Remedies for Flatulence(Gas) - Causes, Symptoms, Relieve Gas

Home Remedies for Flatulence(Gas) - Causes,
Symptoms, Relieve Gas
  • An average human passes gas between 10 and 18
    times a day. Many a times people dont notice
    that they have passed gas. The problem can be
    corrected through minimal lifestyle changes.
  • Flatulence can be defined as a buildup of gas in
    the digestive system that which leads to
    abdominal discomfort. Most of the individual
    experience flatulence. Excessive flatulence can
    cause discomfort and distress. Eating certain
    food items can result in flatulence. Flatulence
    can often be a sign of some serious digestive
    conditions like recurring indigestion or
    irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Why it Happens?
  • When the food or water is swallowed, there is a
    tendency to swallow small amount of air. This
    gets collected in the digestive system. Gases can
    also be build up when you digest the food. The
    body needs to get rid of this formed gas. So, it
    releases either in the upward or downward
    direction called as farting
  • The normal gas passed out is harmless and has no
    odor if contains smell, it is due to presence of
    Sulphur. Excessive gas is produced due to
    swallowing more air or eating foods that are
    difficult to digest.

What are the causes of Flatulence?
  • Flatulence is a part of normal bodily processes,
    or it may stem from any disease that affects the
    digestive system.
  • Exogenous sources Those sources that come from
    outside which is mainly the air when we eat,
    drink, or swallow saliva. When excess saliva is
    produced due to nausea or acid reflux.
  • Endogenous sources These are the factors which
    are inside the gut. Flatulence may arise as a
    by-product of digestion when certain foods are
    taken, or when food is not completely digested.
    If this is happening due to incomplete digestion,
    then gas is formed when food reaches in the large

Few examples of foods that can worsen flatulence
  • Vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower,
    cabbage, garlic, onions, beans, sprouts, and
  • Certain cereals such as wheat or oats
  • Pulses, including beans and lentils
  • Dairy products
  • Yeast in baked products, such as bread

  • Here we discuss some food times which is often
    consumed and ends up in gas formation. Being
    aware of those can help in reduction of gas
  • Beans Beans has complex carbohydrates in it
    which is difficult for the humans to digest. The
    digestion of these carbs happen through
    microorganisms present in the gut which produces
    methane. When these complex particles reach the
    lower intestine, bacteria act on them and
    produces the gas.
  • Lactose intolerance When the dairy products like
    milk, curd etc. is consumed and the body doesnt
    have the enzymes to break it down, the bacteria
    feed on the lactose. Due to this in some people,
    it produces large amount of gas.
  • Celiac diseases Intolerance to certain proteins
    and gluten, leads to excessive flatulence. This
    may be present when barley, wheat, etc. is
  • Artificial sweeteners Sorbitol and mannitol are
    the artificial sweeteners found in most of the
    food items. They result in diarrhea along with
    gas when excessively consumed.
  • Fiber supplements Rapid intake of diet rich in
    fibers also causes cause flatulence.
  • Carbonated drinks Fizzy drinks and beer leads to
    build-up of gas in the intestinal tract.

Few disease conditions that can worsen the
flatulence are
  • Constipation Due to hard feces, it becomes
    difficult for expulsion of excess gas. This
    results in accumulation of gas in the abdomen and
    results in discomfort.
  • Gallbladder problems Gallstones and
    cholecystitis can lead to additional gas
  • Gastroenteritis and other intestinal infections
    Any bacterial or viral infections, relating to
    parasitic infection that leads to food poisoning
    can cause buildup of gas. E.g. Amoebiasis,
    Escherichia coli.
  • Antibiotics Long term intake of antibiotics can
    disturb the intestinal flora that leads to
  • Laxatives Regular and excessive usage of
    laxatives increases the risk of developing gas in
    the abdominal region.
  • Other conditions include pregnancy, hernia,
    pancreatitis, premenstrual syndrome,

What are the Symptoms of Flatulence?
  • The common symptoms of flatulence include
  • Abdominal pain
  • Gas is persistent and severe
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headache
  • Swollen abdomen
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Swollen abdomen
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Heartburn
  • Blood in the stools

5 Effective Home remedies for Flatulence
  • Take a piece ginger and clean it. Cut into small
    pieces. Dip in pinch of salt and chew and eat it.
    Repeat this twice or thrice depending upon the
    severity of gas trouble.
  • Ginger is known to possess carminative properties
    that help to expel gas and reduces the cramps and
    symptoms of indigestion. Ginger also helps in
    alleviating abdominal bloating.

  • Take pumpkin and cut into small pieces. Add 2
    cups of water to it and boil it. Once it is
    cooked add salt and pepper to enhance the taste.
    Have it before the meals. Alternatively, pumpkin
    can be added to the diet and consumed.
  • Pumpkin is a natural source of optimum fiber and
    potassium, which can be of great help to reduce
    stomach bloating. The potassium in pumpkin helps
    to remove excess sodium, which has a role in gas

  • Take 1 tea spoon and add to 3 glasses of water.
    Boil the water. Drink the warm Jeera water
  • Jeera has antispasmodic properties which aids
    relaxation to our digestive tracts. Due to its
    carminative properties it helps to release the
    gas and treats dyspepsia and abdominal bloating.

  • Mix 1tsp of Asafoetida with luke warm water and
    drink for gas trouble. This mixture should be
    consumed thrice daily half an hour before the
  • Asafoetida acts as an anti-flatulent and also has
    the capability to prevent growth of excess gut
    bacteria that produces excess gas in the stomach.

  • Butter milk prepared with spices like coriander
    leaves, grated ginger, green chili, pinch of
    Asafoetida, 1tsp of cumin seeds, pinch of fresh
    curry leaves and pinch of salt. Have this half an
    hour after every meal.
  • Ayurveda describes Buttermilk as an aid which
    helps in digestion. It is superior to yogurt in
    properties. Together with the spices, buttermilk
    helps to alleviate the gas and helps to better
    the condition of bloating.

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