Bloating is an embarrassing and uncomfortable condition. It can make the stomach region visibly swollen. Bloating is also accompanied by other signs such as cramps, pain, belching, diarrhea, lower back pain and shortness of breath. The intestinal gas’ build-up is the main reason for bloating. Other causes of bloating include peptic ulcers, constipation, anorexia, smoking, anxiety, trapped air, water retention, overeating, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and menopause. Luckily, you can deal with bloating with the help of some natural home remedies. Let’s get started!
- Ginger For Bloating Treatment
Ginger is a carminative that helps gas pass through your digestive system to relieve the pressure of bloating. In addition, it consists of gingerols and shogaols and works as pain relievers which relax and soothe the intestinal muscles. Apart from that, it prevents the production of bad bacteria in the colon. Here is how to use ginger for bloating removal:
- 1 fresh ginger root piece
- Lemon juice
- Hot water
Firstly, peel and slice the fresh ginger root piece. Then, mix the slices with some honey and lemon juice in a cup. After that, pour a little hot water in into it. Now cover it and let it steep for the duration of 15 minutes. For effective and quick results, consume the ginger tea thrice a day.
- Warm Lemon Water
Being pack with vitamin C, lemon is used widely in many skin care products. Apart from that, lemon aids in digestion due to its vitamin B, calcium, riboflavin, magnesium, phosphorus, and proteins. Furthermore, lemon consists of the acidic nature that enhances the hydrochloric acid production, thereby helping your body break down food easily. Here is the method:
- 2 tbsp of lemon juice
- 1 cup of hot water
Add the lemon juice to the hot water at first and later stir it well. Thereafter, drink this mixture in the morning on empty stomach. To remove the problem of bloating, drink regularly.
- Fennel Remedy
Fennel seeds can treat digestive problems such as bloating. They relax muscle spasms in your digestive tract, thereby relieving bloating. Further, the seeds come with diuretic, carminative, pain-reducing and anti-microbial features. Apart from that, they work as an anti-spasmodic, which helps trapped gas pass through the system easily. Its volatile oils also help to prevent gas.
- 1 tsp of fennel seeds
- 1 cup of hot water
You can simply chew 1 tsp of fennel seeds. Alternatively, crush the fennel seeds and add them the hot water. Let it steep for ten minutes and after that, strain it. Finally, consume this tea for twice to thrice daily.
Note: Before using this remedy, pregnant women should consult a physician because this can cause preterm labor.
- Peppermint For Bloating
The menthol oil in peppermint has an anti-spasmodic impact on the smooth muscle in the digestive tracts. As a result, this helps to eliminate spasms in the bile duct, gastrointestinal tract, and gallbladder. Apart from that, it helps food pass quickly through the stomach and calms flatulence altogether. For this purpose, you can chew on some fresh peppermint leaves to get immediate relief from bloating. You can also take a peppermint tea bag and steep it in hot water for around 10 minutes. After that, consume 2-3 cups of this tea each day for quick results.
- Using Anise Seeds
Anise seeds are effective at soothing the digestive tract owing to their anti-spasmodic properties. Along with that, anise seeds comprise the carminative properties that aid in pushing out the gas build up and decreasing bloating. For this remedy, you can add anise seeds to your daily cooking or chew 1 tsp of anise seeds daily. You can also add 1 tsp of anise seeds to 1 cup of boiling water. Later cover and leave it to steep for fifteen minutes. Afterward, strain and consume this tea after or before meals. Alternatively, you combine celery seeds and anise seeds in 2:1 ratios. For taste, add some sugar to it. Thereafter, take ½ tsp of this mixture daily for quick results. Pregnant women and infants should avoid this remedy because it can lead to seizures, vomiting, restlessness and rapid eye movement.
- Chamomile Tea Remedy
Chamomile tea can help with heartburn and help to soothe the stomach altogether, as it contains anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic effects. Know here how to get rid of bloating with chamomile tea:
- 1 cup of water
- 1 chamomile tea bag
- Honey or lemon juice
The first step is boiling 1 cup of water. The next step is pouring the boiling water into 1 cup containing the chamomile tea bag. Then, cover and leave it to steep for the duration of 10 minutes. After that, squeeze out the tea bag. You can add some honey or lemon juice. Finally, sip the tea gradually 2-3 times daily.
- Using Caraway Seeds
Caraway consists of anti-spasmodic effects and carminative & antimicrobial agents. Two chemicals housed in caraway seeds, carvene and carvol, aid in soothing the smooth muscle tissues in the digestive tract. They also promote gas expulsion to give you immediate relief from stomach bloating. For this purpose, you can simply chew 1 pinch of caraway seeds a few times daily. You can also make a tea by brewing crushed caraway seeds. Trying some caraway crackers also help you get rid of bloating quickly.
- Cinnamon For Bloating Removal
Cinnamon has the ability to prevent the stomach gas & pain. Additionally, it provides immediate relief from gas. In fact, this remedy helps to provide relief from flatulence and prevents its recurrence altogether. The method is:
- 1 cup of soy or whey milk
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 1 tsp of honey
Firstly, warm the soy or whey milk and later remove from the flame. Then, add the honey and cinnamon into it and set it aside for five minutes. After that, reheat the mixture and drink it slowly.
Note: Breastfeeding women should take 1-2 tsp of cinnamon powder and pregnant women should consume 1/2 teaspoon a day.
In conclusion, all the above treatments can help you get rid of the problem of bloating fast and soon. You should follow them regularly. Do you know any other home remedies for bloating? Share your experience or thoughts with us!
Guest Post by Mai Cao
This guest post is by Mai Cao, a blogger with many years of experience on searching the best natural home remedies for beauty and health issues