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Whatever we eat and drink, our body breaks it down to produce energy. The process of digestion begins from the mouth where we chew the food and then proceeds to the stomach, and later, the intestines. During the breakdown of the food to make energy, a whole lot of gas is produced which is released by the body in the form of burps and flatulence. You will be amazed to know that, on average, a person passes gas almost 20 times a day.  

When this gas is unable to release itself, it stores in the body in the form of bloating, painful cramps and stomach gas. Bloating is a gastrointestinal symptom that can occur due to various factors from food consumption to something as insignificant as chewing gum.

Here in this article, we give you some tips that would help you resolve stomach gas at home with the help of easily available ingredients.

  1. Clove for stomach gas
  2. Mint for stomach gas
  3. Ginger for stomach gas
  4. Black pepper for stomach gas
  5. Garlic for stomach gas
  6. Mustard for stomach gas
  7. Baking soda for stomach gas
  8. Charcoal for stomach gas
  9. Cinnamon for stomach gas
  10. Fennel seeds for stomach gas
  11. Asafoetida for stomach gas
  12. Buttermilk for stomach gas
Doctors for Home remedies for stomach gas

Clove is an ingredient common to Indian households everywhere. The spice helps in increasing the efficiency of digestive enzymes which helps in relieving stomach bloating and gas. It also promotes digestion, thus relieving flatulence. You can make a concoction of clove oil by adding a few drops of clove oil in a glass of lukewarm water which can be consumed after meals.

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Peppermint can relieve digestive issues such as gas, bloating and indigestion as it improves the bile flow which helps the fats to digest more easily. Peppermint has natural muscle-relaxing abilities, allowing intestinal muscles to calm and release tension, thus relieving abdominal spasms. 

A study involving 926 people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) were divided into two groups out of which one was given peppermint and the other one was given a placebo for two weeks. The study concluded that people who got peppermint showed signs of improvement in their symptoms than those who got a placebo.

Mint leaves can either be chewed up directly or can be steeped in hot water to make a cup of tea.

Ginger is a powerful digestive agent that has been used for centuries to relieve stomach gas, bloating and stomach pains. Ginger has a digestive enzyme called zingibain in it which helps the body to break down protein, thus making digestion easier. Ginger is an anti-inflammatory; it also relieves inflammation in the body and protects the stomach lining from the extra acid production.

Ginger has the ability to speed up gastric emptying, which can provide relief from bloating promptly.

Black pepper improves the digestion by stimulating the secretion of taste buds. Once the taste buds get stimulated, they increase the release of hydrochloric acid which breaks down protein in the stomach, thus improving the process of digestion. Black pepper is also known to have a great number of antioxidant properties which protects the stomach from the damage caused by free radicals.

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Garlic is known to have many healing properties. The phytonutrient in garlic, known as allicin, contains sulfur which helps in the cleansing of colon (intestine). This not only cleanses the colon but also helps in relieving gas. In a study published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer, it was concluded that consuming garlic can lower the risk for gastric cancer.

Mustard has digestive, laxative, antiseptic, antioxidant and circulative stimulant properties. Mustard helps in neutralizing the toxins which lead to an upset stomach.

Mustard seeds also have an ability to allow easy access of bile acids in the digestive tract which facilitate digestion in the body. It also helps in lowering the cholesterol levels of the body. You can consume mustard seeds by adding them in your food or you can use mustard oil to cook your food.

Baking soda acts as an antacid, which can help relieve gas. It has the ability to quickly neutralize stomach acid and relieve stomach issues such as indigestion, bloating and gas after eating. According to a study, to reap the digestive benefits of baking soda, adults should not have more than seven-and-a-half teaspoons in a 24-hour period and reduce this to three after the age of 60. You can add half a teaspoon of baking soda to 100 ml of warm water and drink it.

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Activated charcoal is known to have the ability to remove toxins from the body. Activated charcoal is also used for stomach gas as the porous surface area of the charcoal attracts the gas and removes it from the body. You can get charcoal pills easily in the market but make sure that you consult your doctor before taking any such pills.

Cinnamon has been used in history as a traditional medicine for treating digestive issues. According to a recent study, cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties that can provide relief for digestive issues such as indigestion, flatulence, heartburnnausea and even stomach cramps. On average, an adult can consume up to six grams of cinnamon orally on a regular basis.

Fennel seeds have a great ability to boost digestion, thus it helps in reducing the bloating. Fennel tea also has antioxidant properties, so it fights inflammation.

A study done on fennel tea claimed that fennel seeds also have the ability to suppress appetite. It is also used as a part of Traditional Persian Medicine to prevent and reduce abdominal bloating. 

Components of fennel seeds can help relax gastrointestinal spasms, and help relieve gas. Fennel tea is another great way to include it in your diet.

Asafoetida, also known as Hing, is popular for providing relief for stomach issues such as gas, bloating, intestinal worms, flatulence and even irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) as it has antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps in the digestion of dietary lipids by increasing the bile flow and enhancing the bile acid secretion. Asafoetida also enhances the activities of digestive enzymes present in the pancreas and small intestine. A pinch of asafoetida can be added to the food on a daily basis or can be dissolved in water and drink it daily.

Buttermilk is a natural probiotic which has known to reduce the chances of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in people. Several clinical studies have shown that probiotics can help in reducing gas production and bloating in people who are already dealing with digestive problems.

The lactic acid bacteria present in buttermilk helps in maintaining the balance between bad and good bacteria present in the gut microbiome, therefore supports the immune system. The lactic acid bacteria helps in breaking down the food and facilitates the absorption of nutrients.

Dr. Bhupesh Vashisht

Dr. Bhupesh Vashisht

Ayurveda
10 Years of Experience

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Dr. K. R. Kohli

Ayurveda
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Dr. Ashutosh Nanal

Dr. Ashutosh Nanal

Ayurveda
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Dr. Aesha Nanal

Ayurveda
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