The problem of flatulence is characterized by the formation of excessive intestinal or stomach gas. It is caused by factors such as frequent consumption of greasy food items, inability to digest lactose, inflammatory bowel disease, constipation, bacterial and fungal infections.
Symptoms associated with flatulence include belching, abdominal pain, bloating, vomiting and heartburn. The use of various herbal remedies can provide relief from this medical condition.
Herbal Remedies for Flatulence
The extract obtained from yerba santa leaf can be consumed 2 times per day to reduce the problem. An herbal tonic prepared by steeping mashed yerba santa leaves in warm water can also be consumed to obtain relief.
“Angelica Archangelica’’ is the botanical name of angelica. A person can boil angelica root powder in water to create an herbal infusion. This infusion can be consumed 3 to 4 times per day to relieve the symptoms of flatulence. Angelica leaves can also be used in the preparation of this infusion.
Consumption of a cup of angelica tea after each meal can prevent the formation of intestinal gas. Another alternative is to add a few drops of angelica oil to the vegetable oil used for preparing food items.
Another effective herbal remedy for the problem is fennel seeds. Crushed fennel seeds can be boiled in water for 5 to 10 minutes to prepare tea and consumed several times on a daily basis to treat the belching and abdominal bloating.
Fennel seeds can also be chewed after each meal to treat the problem. Symptoms such as heartburn and abdominal pain can be reduced with the consumption of a mixture of fennel seeds (half teaspoon) and plain yogurt (3 to 4 teaspoons) 2 times per day.
Consumption of wild yam tea can help in alleviating the problem. Wild yam root powder can be added to juice and consumed multiple times on a weekly basis to cure flatulence.
The carminative properties of celery can help in curing the problem of flatulence. A person can chew celery seeds on a daily basis to obtain the desired results. An herbal infusion prepared with the use of celery seeds can be consumed several times in a week. Intake of a mixture of celery juice and honey can also help in the treatment. Another option is to drink a mixture of celery, carrot, beet and radish juice on a frequent basis.
Peppermint is another anti-flatulent herb. Consumption of peppermint tea can provide quick relief from the abdominal bloating and pain caused by the problem. Organic peppermint leaf can be chewed before each meal to get effective results. A few drops of peppermint oil can be added to a cup of warm water and consumed several times in a week.
A person can drink hyssop tea per day to cure flatulence. An herbal tonic prepared with the use of hyssop flowers and leaves can be consumed multiple times on a weekly basis to improve digestion. Hyssop essential oil can be used to massage the naval area to relieve the abdominal bloating and pain.