Normally we do have air in our bodies but a major cause of indigestion and flatulence is intestinal bacteria. This is the bacteria, which causes gas upon intake of foods. Majorly sugars and starches are the culprits here. This happens because this bacterium does not allow the food to be digested well into the intestinal passage. Bloating, burping and flatulence, all three are natural mechanisms to get rid of excessive gas in the body. Though these are natural procedures of the body expelling gas, repeated burps or urges to pass gas may interfere in your daily activities causing you discomfort and pain at times as well. This can be severe enough for you to seek an appointment with your doctor. But before you meet your doctor, a sure shot remedy to help you get rid of this problem is using the simple cumin seeds.
How to make it
All you have to do is roast cumin seeds and powder them. Add them to a digestive powder also called Churan in the local languages of the Indian Subcontinent. Add a pinch of black salt and mix well in a glass of water. Immediately, consuming this concoction the moment you feel the symptoms is a sure shot way of getting immediate relief from the discomfort. This procedure will either make you burp excessively or pass gas, either ways granting immediate relief. Some of the common symptoms that warranty this remedy are:
- Feeling that a burp is stuck somewhere making the chest feel heavier
- The urge to pass stools
- The urge to pass gas
- Heaviness in the stomach and abdomen
- Bloating and belching
- Tightening of the stomach
- Severe pain pangs in the abdominal area
Bloating and Belching may be Related to
- Eating too much of fatty food in one go which makes your stomach feel full and uncomfortable
- Drinking carbonated drinks
- Eating gassy foods
- Eating at a fast speed which makes the air pass in
- Drinking with a straw
- Chewing gum or candies
- An infection of the gastrointestinal tract
- Irritable Bowel syndrome
- Excessive Smoking
In order to reduce bloating stay away from foods those produce too much gas. Some things you should avoid are Beans, Sprouts, Broccoli, cabbages, cauliflowers, carbonated drinks, milk, onions, sugars and alcohol. Also whole grain foods! In fact you should try and avoid lettuce as well.
See your medical practitioner if the problem persists!