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Home Remedies For Gas: Procedure, Recovery, Risk & Complication

What is the remedy about?

It is completely normal and usually harmless for one to have a gassy stomach. Usually, it is expelled either by burping or by flatulence. However, when too much gas collects in your body, it can cause bloating, heartburn and discomfort in your abdomen. This gas builds up in the lower as well as upper digestive tracts. The symptom of gas buildup results from swallowing air while chewing gum, smoking or eating too quickly. Another cause for the buildup of gas is the fermentation of undigested food. Eating fatty, spicy or sugary food, too much starch, certain vegetables, and grains, is another cause of gas buildup in the body. There are numerous ways to get rid of a gas buildup.

Here are a few home remedies that work effectively in reducing the amount of gas in your body:

  • Cumin/jeera water: An effective way to get rid of gas buildup is a home remedy of jeera water. Add a tablespoon of jeera seeds to two cups of water. Boil for five minutes and then strain it. After it is cool enough, drink it twice a day. This aids in the digestion process and prevents the buildup of gas.
  • Warm lemon juice and baking soda or ginger: The acidity of lemon help to break down the food and assists in digestion. This eliminates the problem of bloating and gas build up. To make this remedy, heat a glass of water and squeeze half a lemon into it. Add half a teaspoon of baking soda to this lemon water and drink it twice in a day. It will facilitate the formation of carbon dioxide, which helps aids digestion. You can also add a teaspoon of ginger juice, lemon and honey to warm water and drink this once a day.
  • Asafoetida/heeng water: Asafoetida is also known as heeng. An efficient remedy for treating a gassy stomach is asafoetida or heeng water. To make this remedy take one glass of warm water and add a half teaspoon of heeng to it. Drink it once or twice in a day. It prevents the formation of bacteria in your stomach, which stops the gas from building up.

Are there any side effects?

There are a few side effects of the ingredients used to make these home remedies for a gassy stomach. Although these side effects are rare and only affect few people. Those who are allergic to jeera could experience skin rashes, irritation and rashes. In a few cases, consuming jeera in excess could cause you to develop acidity, nausea and excessive belching. Consuming heeng in excess can lead to side effects such as vomiting, queasiness, irregularities while menstruating, burning sensation while urinating and throat irritation. Lemon has a high level of acidity, which can cause corrosion of the teeth. If you consume too much ginger, it could function as a blood thinner. Therefore, it is advisable for pregnant women, those who are menstruating and those who suffer from blood disorders to avoid consuming ginger. Thus, it is important to practice caution and consume these remedies, only in moderation.

What are the post-remedy guidelines?

Here are a few post remedy guidelines that you should follow while treating a gassy stomach:

  • Avoid eating starchy food like pasta, potatoes, wheat, corn and rice. Also, avoid grains, beans and dairy, which cause a buildup of gas in the body. Fatty or oily food is difficult to digest. Therefore, you should avoid eating these kinds of food in order to prevent a gassy stomach.
  • Drink plenty of water and liquids such as fruit juices or herbal teas. Drinking a glass of warm water every morning stimulates digestion of the food.
  • You should avoid chewing gum, smoking, eating too quickly and talking while eating. These habits cause you to swallow air, which results in a buildup of gas. Therefore, to prevent and treat a gassy stomach, it is advisable to avoid such habits.
  • Stay active and exercise. If you are healthy, your digestion will improve and bowel movements will be regular. This will help you to protect you from having a gassy stomach.
  • If the bloating and gassiness continues for more than three days, you should seek medical consultation.

How long does it take to recover?

These remedies are effective in treating a gassy stomach and bloating. The remedies usually take a day or two to be effective. You could even recover within an hour or two. However, if the gassiness continues, it might be indicative of a serious underlying condition. You should seek consultation from a doctor.

Are the results of the remedy permanent?

A gassy stomach or buildup of gas is generally harmless. A mild case of gas will resolve itself within a day or two. Although, sometimes gas is a symptom of a serious underlying condition. In such cases, this symptom might recur. While these home remedies are efficient in treating problems of bloating and gas, it is possible for this condition to recur. Hence, in some cases, the treatment might not be permanent.

Is there any training or experts required?

There is no special training or expertise required to use these home remedies treatments for gas. The ingredients are easily available and the process of making these remedies is very simple. Hence, almost anyone can make use of these home remedies.

Effectiveness: Medium Side Effects: Medium Time for Recovery: Low Price Range :

Approximately Rs 100- Rs 300

Training Requirement:

You do not need any special training or expertise to use these home remedy treatments for gas.

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