These are 7 easy home remedies for gas and bloating. You do not have to wince in discomfort at the thought of crushing this and boiling that and coming up with a meticulously prepared concoction to get rid of foul smelling stomach gas.
Passing wind way too often lately? Trust me; though everyone does this once in a while, only a few are brave enough to admit it. Trouble starts when it begins to occur frequently when you’re among people. No one likes to be around those who smell of nasty undigested matter eaten the day before. Keeping all this in mind, I thought of coming up with this simple list of 7 single ingredient home remedies for gas problem which are absolute time savers and equally effective.
Simple Home Remedies For Gas Problem
This pungent Indian spice has been used since ages in Indian cooking for its flavour. Though it may smell awful, this is an instant gas buster. Take two pinches of powdered asafoetida or hang and place it on the back of your tongue. Gulp it down with a glass of warm water. You’ll burp out gas and feel better in ten minutes or so.
Keep dry roasted and powdered cumin handy. Consume half a teaspoon of cumin with warm water. This helps in digestion and gives relief from gas.
These are ayurvedic digestive tablets made from a mix of herbs, spices and edible salts that alleviate gas problem and speed digestion. Hajmola comes in four flavours – tamarind, mint, lemon and regular. You just have to suck on one or two tablets to feel better.
Chew on 10 fresh mint leaves if you grow them or keep stock of them. Mint is a powerful digestive aid. It lets you burp out gas and cleanses your digestive system from within.
Traditionally, all Indian meals are followed by using fennel seeds as mouth fresheners. These seeds double up as (digestive aids as well. Chew ¼ teaspoon fennel seeds to flare up your digestive juices, especially after a heavy meal. This prevents bloating and gas. Chewing fennel also gives relief from gas instantly.
Black salt (Kala Namak)
Suck on some black salt for relief from bloating and gas. Black salt speeds up elimination of accumulated stomach gas.
This one gives you instant relief from headaches caused by build up of stomach gas. Disprin makes you burp soon enough. Make sure you don’t take disprin on an empty stomach, though.
Try any one of these home remedies for gas problem and follow it up with Apanasana if possible for best results.
Yoga For Gas And Bloating
Apanasana (Knee to chest pose)
This is a yoga pose that helps you to expel stomach gas from both ends. It needs to be done in seclusion (obviously…it would be so gross if the world hears you fart!)
Lie down on your back on a mat. Keep your palms facing downwards on your knees. Inhale slowly. While you exhale, pull your thighs towards your chest with your arms. Clasp your arms around your knees. Inhale slowly while trying to pull your thighs away from the chest while holding them back with your arms. Now exhale and rock your back gently from side to side or from front to back. Now inhale again, then exhale and release your legs. Resume the original rest pose. Repeat this exercise five to six times. Practising Apanasana gives relief from digestive disorders, if performed regularly.
Do you have any other instant home remedies for gas problem? I would love to hear from you. Let me know in the comments below.