Most home remedies for gas that people write about are totally useless.
Take a look for yourself:
|Typical Home Remedies for Gas||Key Problem|
|“Let it out”||Most people have difficulty farting – that’s the problem!|
|“Pass stool”||Rarely happens on demand, and can lead to anal fissures if forced|
|“Eat slowly”||Does not help when you are already feeling gassy|
|“Take probiotics”||There is zero scientific evidence to back this claim|
|“Avoid lying down”||Not a sure shot solution, but walking around may definitely make things better|
|“Take a warm bath or heat bag”||Doesn’t work when gas is a result of excess body heat|
|“Avoid smoking and drinking”||Does not help when you are already feeling gassy|
|“Lemon or baking soda”||A good temporary solution, if the gas is formed in stomach|
|“Take peppermint supplements”||Doesn’t work well on Indian bodies|
|“Avoid Carbonated Drinks”||Actually, a soda may likely help to release the gas!|
Instead, here are three home remedies that are far, far more likely to help you release your trapped gas.
- Acupressure points for gas
- Antiflatulent Spices
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It is a very effective asana that the field of ayurveda swears by. It is also known as the gas release pose.
In this, you have to bend your knees all the way upto your nose, or as far as possible. The posture gives pressure on your abdominal and anal muscles, helping with flatulence.
It is quick and effective, and can take anywhere between 5 seconds to 5 minutes to show results.
Here’s a demonstration:
Acupressure points for gas
Massaging the acupressure points of gas is also a quick and effective method.
The acupressure points on stomach, hands and feet helps release muscular tension, and helps with passing of gas.
Here are the points on your hand.
You can visit our blog to see the other acupressure points for gas on your body.
Two of the strongest antiflatulent spices include ginger and fennel.
Here is how you should have fennel in particular.
There are several herbal teas you can try as well.
What kind of tea is good for gas?
- Peppermint tea
- Chamomile tea
- Green tea
These have a chemical compound called catechins, that helps soothe the muscles in the gastrointestinal tract.
It can show results anywhere between 30 minutes – 5 hours.
The longer term solution: antiflatulent foods
Antiflatulent foods are a great option and help your body pass gas more easily.
Some examples include:
- Brussels Sprouts
It is very important to eat foods that are:
- Low in artificial or added sugars
- Have adequate fiber content in them
- Are minimally to not processed
One of the best options are whole foods.