It can cause pain and discomfort for many people but luckily there are some natural strategies that you can put in place to help keep the bloat away.
Intestinal gas, flatulence and bloating are quite embarrassing. It is caused due to excess air in the stomach and the digestive tract. Sometimes abdominal bloating accompanying intestinal gas can cause stomach cramping and discomfort. It can result from swallowing air, poor dietary habits, poor digestion or due to some underlying medical conditions like food allergies or irritable bowel syndrome.It can even be caused due to bacteria in the digestive system.
No matter what the cause of gas and bloating is, this uncomfortable situation can be cured easily using simple natural remedies.
What is Bloating?
Abdominal bloating is a condition in which the abdomen feels full and tight. It is also known as distension. There are different types of bloating – continuous distension is a serious bloating problem while intermittent distension refers to a series of bloating occurring at different times.
Causes of Bloating
There are several things that can cause bloating. The most common cause is excessive intestinal gas. Some other common causes include:
• food allergies
• food intolerances
• aerophagia (the swallowing of air – nervous habit)
• irritable bowel syndrome
• partial bowel obstruction
• gastric dumping syndrome or rapid gastric emptying
• gas-producing foods
• visceral fat
• splenic-flexure syndrome
• menstruation and dysmenorrhea
• polycystic ovarian syndrome and ovarian cysts
• intestinal parasites
Home Remedies for Bloating:
1. Organic Ginger
Drinking ginger tea and eating fresh ginger root are two of the best remedies for gas. Add small amounts of ginger (dried or fresh) to your food, as desired. You can also take a teaspoon of fresh grated ginger before meals for gas relief.
2. Organic Caraway Seeds
Caraway seeds help ease gas, indigestion and cramping, all while stimulating proper digestion. Try adding more of this spice to your meals, particularly if they are the foods that are known to cause gas.
3. Organic Garlic
This hot bulb is a great home remedy for gas, because you probably have a small jar of this spice in your kitchen right now. However, for best results, using fresh garlic is recommended.
4. Organic Dandelion Tea
A common weed, dandelion has numerous health benefits, one of which is relieving gas. Drink as a tea or add it dried as a spice to your meals.
5. Organic Parsley
Adding more fresh parsley to your diet is another great remedy for gas. Either freshly minced or as a dried spice, add parsley to foods that may contribute to intestinal gas to help prevent the problem.
6. Activated Charcoal
Charcoal has an intense absorption capacity. You can try taking a charcoal supplement before eating, this can help relieve gas and bloating before it starts.
7. Perform a Colon Cleanse
Performing a colon cleanse is a great first step at improving your overall colon health, which in turn may provide gas relief. I recommend performing a 7-day colon cleanse, and then continue taking an oxygen colon cleanser 2-3x weekly, to help aid the body in ridding itself of toxins and gas.
8. Consider a Harmful Organism Cleanse
A large portion of the world’s population have some sort of harmful organism living inside their body. Taking an herbal supplement, such as Paratrex, will help aid the body in getting rid of these gas-causing invaders.
Chamomile tea helps in dissipating gases that often cause bloating. It also helps in soothing and relaxing the muscles, thus, reducing the discomfort arising from stomach pain.