How do you feel when you are infected with a stomach that is paining due to indigestion and heartburn? You define feel uncomfortable in those situations. The phenomenon of a collection of excess gas within the digestive tract is scientifically termed as flatulence.
During the process of drinking or eating, we swallow air that creates an entry path for oxygen and nitrogen. Excess passing of air in your digestive tract gives rise to a grave situation called flatulence. It may also be caused due to the emission and over-accumulation of methane in your stomach which gets released due to consumption of spicy food. The gases formed cause irritation that might even spoil your good night’s sleep.
Stomach fails to digest the foods enriched in high carbs such as beans, cabbage, chickpeas, lentils, and sugary juices. Their journey is through the colon which remains loaded with different bacteria that help in disintegrating the food particles while releasing gases that can be accumulated and make you feel uncomfortable with time
To counter this deteriorating situation, you might need to resort to medicines. But what we prescribe is to take help of herbs and spices that are everyday used for cooking purposes.
Here are some of them. Find out the best for you!
Carom Seeds (Ajwain)
They are composed of a complex compound called thymol that secretes digestive juices. Such juices help in digestion. Try to take half teaspoon of carom seeds with water to make yourself free from flatulence and indigestion.
Drinking a glass of jeera water acts as a suitable remedy for the gas problem. It is composed of essential oils that impede the formation of excess gas and thereby prompt the salivary glands, helping in better food digestion. Take one teaspoon of cumin seeds and boil it in a couple of cups of water for a duration of 10-15 minutes. After cooling the mixture, strain and drink it after having meals. Drinking jaljeera is one of the best ways to curb gas
The mixture of a half teaspoon of heeng in lukewarm water helps in providing relief to the gas problem. Heeng acts against flatulence and stops the growth of gut bacteria that play a key role in the accumulation of excess gas in your stomach. Heeng balances the vata dosha of the body, Vata dosha mainly occurs due to the rise of air within the colon. Hence, Heeng should be consumed to prevent the over-accumulation of gases within the stomach and also prevents the formation of gut bacteria.
Another great Ayurvedic remedy is grated ginger. Take one teaspoon of fresh ginger and consume it with one tbsp of lime juice after your regular meals. Ginger relieves you from flatulence and acts as a home remedy for pain relief.
The Mixture of Lime Juice with Baking Powder
This simple remedy helps in reducing excess gas. Consider stirring 1 teaspoon of lime juice and a half teaspoon of baking soda with a cup of water. Immediately drink this mixture after taking a proper meal since it helps in producing carbon dioxide that streamlines the digestion process
Ever thinking of countering a bubbly stomach? Take half teaspoon of Triphala and add it to a glass of boiling water. Stir the mixture for 5-10 minutes and then drink it before going to bed. However, it is recommended to consume this mixture in a limited quantity since it is enriched in fibre and often causes bloating if taken in excess.