Bloating and gas is an uncomfortable and the embarrassing problems for the concerned person. Some people swallow air habitually. This swallowed air is mainly composed of oxygen and nitrogen. Oxygen is mostly absorbed by the mucous lining or used up by colon bacteria and very little ending up in the flatulence, Nitrogen is mostly ended up in flatulence and very little is absorbed by mucous lining. Indigestion is also an important cause of this problem. Herbal cures are available to treat this problem effectively.
Herbal Tea: Hot ginger tea is very effective in relieving bloating. Tea of peppermint and fennel is also very useful in giving relief from this problem of gas and bloating
Bay Leaf: It will provide quick relief from bloating and gas. Fill a large cup with boiling water and put one bay leaf to it, wait for five minutes and then drink as hot as can be drunk to get quick relief. This will help in eliminating gas and bloating problem.
Charcoal: Buy charcoal in the form of capsule or tablet. One to four pills may be taken with water to soothe upset stomach to prevent bloating and gas problem. Odor of gas may be removed by taking tablets of charcoal.
Chamomile: Chamomile tea works to give relief in bloating and gas. It gives a soothing effect and relaxes the gastrointestinal tract. For getting best results in reducing bloating and gas, take one cup in the morning and also once cup before going to bed.
Asafoetida (Hing): It is very effective remedy for flatulence and gas. It can be taken orally 100 mg to 1 g daily to get relief. For external use make a paste of hing with water and apply it on the stomach. It will help to relieve bloating and gas.
Clove and eucalyptus: Clove and eucalyptus oils are also highly recommended natural home remedies for bloating. Put few drops of either in a glass of water to take. Take this on a regular basis for getting relief from gas.
Celery seeds: Crush one teaspoon of seeds and place in a cup of boiling water, wait for 10- 20 minutes. Tea is ready to take just strain it before taking.
Physical exercise can easily eliminate gas problem. Try to have a walk daily. A lethargic lifestyle may be shunned to make the digestive system strong to prevent this bloating and gas problem.
There are foods that are gas producing and should be avoided or minimized. Such foods are like beans, cabbage, onions, brussels sprouts, cauliflowers, broccoli, potatoes, milk, ice cream and soft cheese may be minimized in taking.
There are certain foods which can produce minimal gas and they may be taken namely bananas, citrus, grapes, hard cheese, meat, eggs, peanut butter and yogurt. Take simple foods to avoid gas and bloating.