The intestinal gases excessive, known medically as eructation or flatulence, are a very annoying condition and uncomfortable for the submitter, as well as its expulsion through belching or rectally, often cause symptoms such as swelling or bloating, pain and / or stomach cramps and a feeling of heaviness. Its causes of appearance can be several, although in general these flatulence usually appear due to factors such as the following:
- Swallowing too much air when eating food.
- Eat very quickly without chewing your food well before swallowing it.
- Eating nervously or anxiously.
- Eating certain foods that promote the appearance of gas or flatulence, such as foods rich in fiber, legumes, wheat, fatty meats, cauliflower, etc.
- Eating a food or drink that you are intolerant to, such as people who are lactose intolerant and consume dairy products that your body cannot tolerate.
In addition to making changes in eating habits and modifying the way you eat food, it is also possible to alleviate symptoms and combat flatulence with the help of some medicinal plants consumed as an infusion. These plants can be of great help thanks to their carminative, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, digestive and soothing properties. In this post, we will show which are the best infusions for intestinal gas , detailing what benefits each one offers and how they should be prepared to take effect and help us overcome this annoying condition.
Properties: chamomile is the medicinal plant par excellence to combat intestinal gas and many of the conditions that affect the health of the digestive system. It has carminative properties, which help eliminate gases from the digestive tract and reduce inflammation of the abdomen. It is also digestive and relaxing, as it accelerates intestinal transit by fighting indigestion and prevents us from eating food too quickly or with anxiety, which could lead to subsequent aerophagia.
Preparation: add 1 tablespoon of dried chamomile flowers in 1 cup of boiling water. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Strain, add a little honey to sweeten and drink 2 to 3 cups a day.
Star anise infusion
Properties: along with chamomile, star anise is another of the most widely used medicinal herbs to eliminate stomach gas. Among its digestive properties, those that reduce inflammation of the belly stand out, improve digestion and relieve abdominal cramps.
Preparation: boil the equivalent of 1 cup of water and when it reaches the boiling point, add 2 small tablespoons of star anise. Let it boil for about 3 minutes, then remove from the heat and let it rest for 3 more minutes. Finally, strain and drink. You can take 2 to 3 cups a day, preferably drinking after meals.
Properties: another of the most recommended infusions for intestinal gas is the one made from cumin seeds. They are carminative and antispasmodic, so they reduce the amount of gas that can accumulate in the digestive tract after eating food and help soothe stomach aches and cramps. It is also a good remedy for stomach nerves.
Preparation: in a saucepan, boil 1 cup of water and just when it reaches the boiling point, add 2 small tablespoons of cumin seeds and boil for 3 minutes. Then, remove from heat, cover and let stand for 3 minutes before straining and drinking. It can be combined with green anise or boldo to enhance its digestive properties.
Properties: fennel contains volatile oils that help relax the muscles of the gastrointestinal tract and, therefore, reduce abdominal cramps and inflammation. In addition, by facilitating the passage of food, it reduces the chances that these foods will ferment in the large intestine and lead to flatulence.
Preparation: add 1 and a half tablespoons of fennel seeds and ½ tablespoon of cardamom to 1 cup of boiling water. Let stand for about 10 minutes covering the preparation and after this time, strain and drink after eating.
Infusion of bay leaf and cinnamon
Properties: this is an ideal combination to combat gas and abdominal bloating after copious or heavy meals. The laurel acts as an excellent stomach tonic, improving digestion, preventing the formation of gases and constipation . For its part, cinnamon is a spice that regulates intestinal transit and facilitates digestion.
Preparation: in a pot, boil 1 liter of water. Just when it comes to a boil, add 5 bay leaves and 1 cinnamon stick, lower the heat and cook for about 5 minutes. Then turn off the heat and let it rest for 5 more minutes. After this time, strain the preparation and drink. You can take 2 cups a day of this infusion.
Properties: The Ginger is a root with many health benefits of the body, among which are those related to the digestive system. It increases the production of enzymes that intervene in digestion, prevents and eliminates gas, prevents nausea and is excellent for cases of gastritis or inflammation of the stomach lining.
Preparation: in a saucepan, pour the equivalent of 1 cup of water and add 1 fresh slice of ginger and 1 cinnamon stick. Wait for it to cook for about 10 minutes over low heat and after this time, remove from heat and add the juice of ½ freshly squeezed lemon. Finally, strain and when it is warm, drink 2 or 3 cups a day.
Hello Readers, I am Nikki Bella a Psychology student. I have always been concerned about human behavior and the mental processes that lead us to act and think the way we do. My collaboration as an editor in the psychology area of Well Being Pole has allowed me to investigate further and expand my knowledge in the field of mental health; I have also acquired great knowledge about physical health and well-being, two fundamental bases that are directly related and are part of all mental health.