Gas forms in the digestive tract when certain foods are broken down by bacteria in the large intestine. It is eliminated out of the body either through the mouth or the anus. Gas is mostly composed of carbon dioxide, nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen and sometimes methane. Gas which passes out of the anus contains sulfur which gives it a bad odor. Most of us swallow air while eating or drinking and the amount of air we swallow increases if we eat or drink too fast, smoke, chew gum and drink carbonated drinks.
Gas is also caused by indigestion, too much intake of starches and sugar and certain foods like cabbage, broccoli, beans and cauliflower. If the stomach and small intestine do not fully digest the carbohydrates then the undigested food passes into the large intestine where bacteria, while breaking it down release hydrogen and carbon dioxide. Excessive gas can cause abdominal pain, flatulence, burping, nausea and bloating.
Natural Cures For Gas
Take a glass of water and squeeze the juice of one lemon into it. Add half a teaspoon of baking soda and a good pinch of salt. Drink the mixture quickly before the fizz becomes flat.
This drink will immediately release the accumulated gas and bring immediate relief in the pain and discomfort. Lemon juice will also flush out the harmful bacteria from the gut and cleanse it thoroughly.
Asafetida is a very ancient and time tested remedy for all kinds of digestive problems. If your tummy is aching and you are feeling very uncomfortable due to excessive gas then take a glass of warm water and dissolve a good pinch of asafetida into it.
Add a pinch of kala namak and drink it. Immediately you will have a powerful burp and simultaneously a powerful flatus. Asafetida will also cure indigestion and make you comfortable again. You can use this remedy regularly for gas problems.
Grate some ginger and soak it in some lemon juice. Add some salt and store the mixture in a glass jar. Whenever you have gas take a teaspoon of this mixture and eat it.
You will get instant relief from gas and bloating. Ginger will also aid digestion and will eliminate all the harmful toxins from the digestive tract and keep it in good functioning order.
It is important to abstain from processed starches and sugars, oily and fatty foods, animal food and junk food which is indigestible and gives rise to obnoxious gases in the gut. Eat a diet rich in whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables which supply not only ample fiber which keeps the digestive tract clean and healthy but also vital nutrients and enzymes which help in the digestion of food.
Ajwain has so many health benefits that it is impossible to enumerate all of them. Ajwain is very good for all kinds of gastrointestinal diseases and disorders.
It has marvelous antioxidant, cleansing and purifying properties. Take half a teaspoon of ajwain and grind it. Mix it with a cup of thin buttermilk and drink it twice daily.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.