Having some abdominal gas is a normal part of intestinal health and functioning. Excessive and/or painful gas is not! Here are some tips from your therapist.
Bloating and flatulence is the product of excessive gas resulting from fermentation/ putrefication in the digestive tract.This is due mainly to incomplete food beakdown by chewing too quickly and poor digestive function. Excessive gas and poor digestion can lead to a host of associated symptoms such as: Here are tips from the therapist
- Coated tongue
- Lack of energy
- Lack of clarity
- Bad breath and sour taste in mouth
- Colic and trapped wind
- Smelly flatuence
These are some herbs found in our kitchens which are helpful tips from the therapist in soothing digestive problems.
Garlic : a powerful digestive aid and gas reliever. It is also an antibiotic and works on pathogenic bacteria. Anise: A tea brewed from the crushed seeds can relieve digestive disorders and cramps. Fennel: similar in taste to Anise, is used to relieve gas too.
Ginger: A time proven remedy for upset stomach, indegestion and cramps.
Olive Oil: An excellent laxative and it also stimulates the production of liver bile. Parsley: A natural antispasmodic which helps to settle the stomach after a meal.
Tumeric: Essential to the foods of India.. Dill: Best known as a digestive aid and remedy for a sour, gassy stomach. Caraway: Soothing for gas and other stomach disorders. Basil: Greek word for king, is an effective remedy for a variety of digestive disorders including stomach cramps, vomiting and constipation. Cardamom: A standard ingredient of curry. it stimulates the production of gastric juices, improves metabolism and even helps relieve gas. Peppermint: Lessens the amount of time food spends in the stomach by stimulating the gastric lining. It also releases the intestinal muscles, effective also for stomach ache, vomiting and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Papaya: Breaks down and metabolises protein and relieves indigestion. Celery: Has a calming effect of the digestive system, relieving gas and indigestion.