Home remedies for a bloated stomach
Although flatulence is usually harmless, it can be very uncomfortable and annoying and cause severe pain and even stomach cramps.
There are several home remedies that can help relieve the symptoms quickly. In addition to various foods, this also includes heat treatments. Some of these remedies can also be used preventively if you suffer from a bloated stomach frequently.
Overview of home remedies
- Preventing flatulence
- Taking a walk after a meal helps prevent bloating
- Cooking the food
- Chew well while eating
- A hot water bottle has a relaxing effect
- Abdominal massage with oil (anise, peppermint or caraway oil)
- Stomach teas, e.g. Cardamom or fennel tea
- Drink ginger water
- Drink apple cider vinegar water
- Cook, chew or drink the cloves
- Fresh fruits stimulate digestion (watermelon, apricots, cherries)
- Activated carbon or mineral earth
- Colon cleansing against bacteria with pre- or probiotics
- Flea seeds, yeast
- Kijimea irritable bowel capsules
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Fennel or fennel-aniseed caraway tea are well-known herbal teas against flatulence.
They relax the digestive tract and thus reduce the pressure in the bloated stomach. Sage or dandelion as an infusion also counteract flatulence. These teas contain bitter substances that aid digestion. In addition, anise tea is a delicious herbal tea that also counteracts excessive gas formation. Anise has a relaxing effect on the muscles of the gastrointestinal tract and relieves cramps.
Peppermint is also popular. Mint tea is a real miracle cure, it works not only against flatulence, but also diarrhea, bloating and constipation. Thyme tea is also effective for digestive complaints such as gas and bloating. Another herbal tea that helps with bloating is lemon balm. Melissa has a calming effect and is therefore often drunk before going to sleep. At the same time, the calming effect of the medicinal plant also helps with digestive difficulties, stomach cramps and unpleasant gas.
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Fresh fruits like watermelon effectively stimulate digestion. Watermelon is high in fiber and plenty of water. It especially helps to combine fruits. If you often suffer from a bloated stomach, a fruit salad is suitable for dinner, for example with watermelon, apricot, apple, etc. Watermelon tastes good and is good for our stomach.
Cranberry juice is a popular home remedy for annoying bladder infections. The berry juice can also counteract a bloated stomach. Cranberry juice is diuretic, which means that it rids the body of excess water and toxins. The juice can be drunk without hesitation if you have flatulence. In the form of dried fruit, however, cranberries tend to have a puffing effect!
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The spice anise can help in various forms to relieve the symptoms of a bloated stomach. Anise relaxes the digestive muscles and has an antispasmodic effect.Anise can be drunk as an aniseed tea for flatulence and / or used externally on the stomach in the form of oil. Anise oil can be massaged in perfectly with a stomach massage.
Activated charcoal can be bought at the pharmacy and used against pollutants, toxins and pathogens in the gastrointestinal tract. Activated charcoal is taken in the form of charcoal tablets, which have a laxative effect. Activated charcoal should not be swallowed when flatulence occurs every day, but is suitable in special cases, such as on vacation.
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A stomach massage works wonders. It can counteract gas and digestive problems such as constipation. The person affected lies on their back and puts a vegetable massage oil, for example caraway seed oil, in their right hand. The oil is gently circled clockwise around the navel with your fingertips. The circular movements are increased more and more until you reach the ribs and pubic bone. This massage can be repeated as often as you like.
Movement helps on the one hand to prevent flatulence and on the other hand it can help to relieve the bloated stomach. A walk increases blood circulation and stimulates digestion. If you often suffer from flatulence, a regular walk is recommended after meals, especially after hearty meals.
To get the digestion going, flea seeds are excellent.
Psyllium contains mucilage that swells in the large intestine with water. This increases the volume of the stool and stimulates the digestive tract to move the stool. This stimulating effect on the digestive tract effectively counteracts the bloated stomach and gets the digestion going. Small quantities of psyllium can be added to meals or drunk with a little water before meals.
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Kijimea® irritable bowel capsules
Kijimea® irritable bowel capsules contain probiotic bacteria to build up the intestinal flora.
The capsules from the pharmacy are supposed to increase the body's defenses and counteract digestive problems such as diarrhea, constipation and flatulence. This probiotic can be taken if flatulence occurs frequently and is found to be particularly annoying and unpleasant. The product is particularly recommended for people with irritable bowel syndrome who have a sensitive gastrointestinal tract. However, in order to relieve flatulence, the capsules must be taken regularly over a long period of time. This means that the Kijimea® irritable bowel capsules do not help acute bloating.
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Flatulence can affect both the stomach and intestines.
Often, painful tension and sometimes even stomach cramps occur with the flatulence. Heat has a positive effect on the gastrointestinal tract. Heat can relieve tension and thus reduce flatulence. There are different ways to bring warmth to the stomach, for example a hot water bottle, electric blanket or a grain pillow. If nothing is available, a warm, damp washcloth is just as suitable.