The least we can say is that we don’t hold flatulence in very high regard, and consider it something embarrassing, that smells bad and causes stomach cramps. In fact, gases accumulate in the stomach and the sensation becomes uncomfortable. Flatulence is often linked to the food we eat as well as the air that is swallowed while we are eating, although health problems can also cause it. Yeast and bacteria in the body start to work, and cause fermentation in the colon. And it isn’t always easy to repress gas, although we can however work against it with a few remedies that will gradually calm it. Here are a few remedies to prevent flatulence.
It’s hard to find a better ingredient for fighting digestive and intestinal problems. You can chew on a slice of ginger after a meal, or go for an acidic touch, by sprinkling it on your plates. Otherwise, try this infusion.
What you need:
- 10 g ground ginger
- 250 ml water
1) Put the two ingredients in a pot and heat them on a gentle heat.
2) Once it is boiling, leave it to cook for 10 minutes.
3) Take it off the heat, leave it to infuse for 5 minutes and strain it.
4) Drink the mixture 3 times a day.
2) Mustard seeds
These seeds have an effect on gas. To make the most of their properties, you can of course add them to your meals and eat them throughout the day.
Another good technique consists of consuming 3 mustard seeds on an empty stomach first thing in the morning with some water, and adding 2 more seeds for every day of treatment (4 the following day, 6 the day after, until you reach 12 seeds daily).
Cinnamon helps reduce the risk of gas or inflammation in the stomach. With its delicious flavour, why deny yourself! You can take it in milk if you can digest lactose easily (if not, this will only cause more wind) or otherwise in a dairy alternative. In both cases, it’s easy to prepare.
What you need:
- 5 g cinnamon
- 250 ml milk
- Optional: honey
1) Pour your milk into a pot and heat it, without bringing it to the boil.
2) Once the milk is hot, add the cinnamon and stir.
3) Turn off the heat and drink the mixture every night before going to bed.
If you don’t like the taste, add a little honey to sweeten it.