Home Remedies for Flatulence and Bloating
Although some people claim that soaking beans in a baking soda solution damages their nutritive properties, a study found that a 0.5 sodium bicarbonate solution reduced only antinutritional factors, while protein digestibility was actually increased. (It should be noted that lentils and split peas do not need to be soaked.) Also, most people experience much less flatulence with lentils and split
Appetizing, digestive, anthelmintic, constipating, sudorific, febrifuge, stimulant, galacta-gogue and expectorant. It is also useful in skin diseases, haemorrhoids, cephalalgia, jaundice, inflammation, fever, paralysis, ophthalmia, halitosis, anorexia, dyspepsia, flatulence, diarrhoea, dysentery, cough, amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, helminthiasis especially tapeworm, strangury, intermittent fevers, agalaetia and vitiated conditions of vata and kapha in the Indian Ayurvedic system of medicines.
The leaves and seeds of marjoram are considered as astringent and a remedy for colic (Dayal and Purohit, 1971). Chiej (1984) reported that the powder acts as a sternulatory (inducing sneezing) if inhaled, and is, therefore effective against head colds. Prakash (1990) mentioned the use of volatile oil as an aromatic stimulant in colic, dyspepsia, flatulence and dysmenorrhoea.
If you do not eat beans very often, it's more likely you will bloat after eating beans. You need to build up a tolerance for beans by eating small amounts at first, and then slowly increasing your intake so that the body can adjust. Try adding 1 2 cup of uncooked brown rice on 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds to beans while cooking. This helps reduce intestinal gas and bloating. With this method, eat only a 1 2 cup serving the first few times, then gradually increase your consumption.
Bitter-flavored gentian improves digestion by stimulating the bitter taste receptors on the tongue, triggering the release of saliva, gastric acid and other digestive fluids. Gentian aids many of the symptoms that can occur due to poor digestion, including heartburn, flatulence, nausea and poor appetite. It is best taken before meals over several weeks, but a single dose after a heavy meal can also be beneficial.
Long known to relieve wind and gastrointestinal spasm, peppermint is an ideal remedy for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition characterized by abdominal pain, bloating and excessive flatulence. Several clinical trials support the use of peppermint to relieve IBS symptoms, especially when taken as enteric-coated peppermint oil capsules that break down in the bowel, where their antispasmodic effects are most needed. Caraway is another herbal medicine that has been traditionally used to relieve wind, bloating and flatulence. Like peppermint, it helps to decrease spasm in the muscles of the digestive tract, and the essential oils of the two herbs are sometimes combined in commercial products. l)OS (il Grind up to 1 teaspoon (2 g) caraway seeds to release the essential oil before infusing them in boiling water. Drink up to 3 cups per day. Alternatively, use commercial caraway oil capsules (often combined with peppermint) and follow the manufacturer's instructions. Of the...
Beans do cause flatulence in many persons who eat them. The gassiness is the result of fermentation of the seeds' complex sugars, or oligosaccharides, by bacteria in the large intestine. Persons who eat beans frequently find that they do not develop gas as much. To reduce the flatulence effect, try these strategies The flatulence-producing effect of beans can be further reduced by changing the water several times during soaking and during cooking and by simmering the beans slowly until they are tender.
Parsley, with its mystic aura being wrapped in folk tradition, is said to increase female libido, also help in promoting menstruation and ease the difficulties of childbirth (Review of Natural Products, 1991 Tyler, 1994). Parsley juice can be used in treating hives and other allergy symptoms it also inhibits the secretion of histamine. Parsley has also been used as a liver tonic and helped in the breaking up of kidney stones. The German Commission E has approved parsley as a preventive measure and also for treatment of kidney stones. The parsley root can be used as a laxative and also helps to eliminate bloating. It can reduce weight by reducing excess water gain. The root can be used to relieve flatulence and colic, due to its carminative action. Parsley is rich in such minerals as calcium, thiamin, riboflavin, potassium, iron and vitamins such as A, C and niacin (Review of Natural Products, 1991 Gruenwald, 1998 Blumenthal, 1998 Tyler, 1994, 1998 Marczal et al, 1977). Parsley can be...
The rhizomes are bitter, sweet, sour aromatic (a mixture of tastes, starting from bitter initially, turning to a sweet and then sour aromatic sensation), and cooling used as an appetizer, carminative, digestive, stomachic, demulcent, febrifuge, alexeteric, aphrodisiac, laxative, diuretic, expectorant, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic and used in the treatment of anorexia, dyspepsia, flatulence, colic, bruises, wounds, chronic ulcers, skin diseases, pruritus, fever, constipation, hiccough, cough, bronchitis, sprains, gout, halitosis, otalgia and inflammations (Hussain et al., 1992 Warrier et al., 1994).
Thus, the primary cause of the problem is excessive gas retention arising from a number of potential individual causes or combinations. The contributing factors may include It is interesting to consider the process by which one might set about identifying the particular cause of a problem, such as the keyholing (excessive gas retention) of bread discussed above. The most likely mental process is one associated with probability achieved by matching the pattern of observations with ones previously experienced and remembered. When we recognise a general similarity between observation and stored image we are likely to explore in more detail the factors most likely to contribute to the pattern we observe.