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Natural Remedies for Gas and Bloating

Dr. Mujahid Israr

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Gas is a very natural, normal and a vital part of digestive process and a sign that your digestive system is working well. However, if it just builds up in your intestines, it can cause serious discomfort.

Certain practices can increase the tendency for this condition to develop. Overeating, chewing gum, smoking etc. are some of the things that result in gas and bloating. Although usually this condition is not serious, however it is a cause for concern when it is accompanied with weight loss or changes in bowel movements. For this, it is best to contact a doctor. 

Otherwise, gas and bloating are not a cause for concern. Natural remedies are the best way to sort these mundane yet discomforting issues. And since its all natural, therefore the solutions are safe to practice. Incorporating the following natural remedies for gas and bloating in the diet can reap great benefits for the overall health as well, as natural medicine is more holistic. 

Following are some of the food that can be taken to alleviate the symptoms of gas and bloating. 

Fennel Seeds

Fennel seeds are the very first choice to get rid of bloating within minutes. An ancient remedy, fennel seeds are used to cure a range of issues, gas and bloating being one of them. It is very effective and can relieve the issue within minutes. 

All you have to do is to chew on a few fennel seeds. However, if you are not a big fan of the taste then you can put them in boiling water for a couple of minutes and then slowly take the fennel tea. In just about 15 minutes you wouldn’t be complaining about the bloating! Moreover, as they natural, and easily available, you wouldn’t have to explore half the city to get them.

Ginger

Ginger is an elixir for the digestive system. Therefore, utilize its great benefits by adding it to your diet. Perhaps the best part about ginger is that if taken before meals, it can promote the process of digestion. Hence, it helps to avoid the problem causing this condition to begin with. 

There are plenty of ways to add ginger to your diet; eat it raw, use it as the garnish, whichever way you prefer. However, if you do not find the taste of the ginger pleasant to chew on, you can always make ginger tea, which is easy to prepare as well!

To make the tea, grate a little ginger and add it to boiling hot water. Leave it for 10 minutes, strain it and you are good to go. Ginger is available in every home, so it is convenient. Let the ginger cure all your bloating problems. Goodbye gas!

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is widely known for its medicinal properties. It brings instant relief to bloating and any kind of digestive problems. Mix a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass of lukewarm water. Make sure you drink it 2-3 times a day for effective results and drink it on an empty stomach.

Lemon & Baking Soda

This is one of the best combinations for digestive problems, as it causes instant relief. Moreover, since these ingredients are found in every home so you can use that without having to put much effort into it. 

Squeeze one lemon into a glass of water and add a teaspoon of baking soda to it. Drink it twice a day and et viola, no gas, no bloating!

Cinnamon

Amongst the several natural remedies for gas and bloating is Cinnamon. It not only helps with the current digestive problems but also helps to prevent future episodes that might occur as well. All you have to do is to add a teaspoon of cinnamon to a cup of warm milk. You can also add a teaspoon of honey to it. Drink it slowly.

Chamomile tea

Chamomile tea is well-known for its soothing effect on the digestive system. Additionally, this soothing is especially useful for overcoming the negative impact of stress on the GI tract. The tea is very easy to prepare; for one cup of water, add 2 to 3 tablespoons of the herb. Let it percolate for about 10 to 15 minutes. Add sugar, honey or lemon as per your taste to make the tea more flavorful and pleasant. 

This tea should be taken thrice at least a day to be effective. Moreover, chamomile tea had added benefits for health too. This way, it is very useful to promote overall health as well.

Chai tea

A staple in every house in Pakistan, Chai is the essence of life. And your best friend when it comes to bloating. Moreover, since the drink is very versatile, other useful ingredients like ginger, cinnamon etc. can be added to make the tea more effective and potent. 

The best thing about all these natural remedies for gas and bloating are that the ingredients are readily available. Moreover, they are cheap and are very safe so can be used by children or pregnant women without a problem. These ingredients not only help you to stay gas free but will also prevent future digestive problems as well. 

Moreover, all these ingredients are natural, the importance of which cannot be stressed enough. There are no side effects to their consumption. Also, there are variety of delicious ways to incorporate the ingredients to the diet! 

 In case of serious issues, don’t hesitate to consult a professional. You can book an appointment with a top Physician in Karachi, Faisalabad and Islamabad through oladoc.com. You can also call our helpline at 042-3890-0939 for assistance to find the RIGHT Doctor for health concerns.

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.

Dr. Mujahid Israr - Author "Assist. Prof. Dr. Mujahid Israr is a Internal Medicine Specialist practicing in Lahore. He has MBBS, FCPS (Medicine), MACG (USA), and FCPS (Gastroenterology) degrees coupled with 13 years of experience. You can book an appointment with him through oladoc."
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