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Flatulence is the emission of gases present in the intestine. The mixture of gases 'flatus' is released under pressure and creates a sound accompanied by a foul odor. Apart from causing discomfort and pain due to bloating, it also causes social embarrassment. The most common symptoms of flatulence or more popularly known as gas are feeling of bloating and discomfort, excessive expulsion of wind, belching and pain in the abdomen. The problem of flatulence is very common usually due to dietary reasons. Problems in digesting certain types of food causes flatulence.

Drink a tea made from aniseed, basil leaves, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, and peppermint. Steep about 1/4 teaspoon of each in 2 cups of boiling water, then add honey or lemon to taste. Drink one to three times each day.
  • Aniseed
  • Basil leaves
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Avoid foods such as beans, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, yeast-containing foods such as bread and cheese. Carbonated drinks also produce gas.
  • Do not drink water after 15 minutes or during meals. It weakens the digestive system.
Other Remedies
  • Do not forget the basics of eating as this is the most natural and effective way to treat flatulence. Eat slowly and chew the food thoroughly. Do not gulp the food. This is the best way to cure the problem of gas.
  • In a cup of warm water, add 1/2 tsp of dry ginger powder with a pinch each of asafoetida and rock salt. Drink this mix to get relief from gas.
  • Take a cup of lukewarm water and add 2 tsp of brandy. Intake this before going to bed.
  • Soak some ginger slices in lemon juice. Chew this after every meal. This would help cure gas.
  • In a tsp of honey, add a drop of till oil. Intake this after every meal to help treat flatulence.
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