Most of us have experienced the uncomfort of gas or stomach bloating on occasion. There are many different causes of gas or a bloated stomach, it often occurs when the body fights to break down food after meals.

stomach bloating

Bloating of the stomach is a condition where the tissues inside your stomach become bloated or distended. In fact, it almost feels like you have a bulged balloon! Abdominal swelling can either be prohibited to a small area inside your stomach or occur in a larger area. On the other hand, in most cases, stomach bloating lasts only for a short period, depending on its cause.

A bloated stomach can be started by many factors. It could also be a symptom of an underlying disease or disorder. Let’s look at the main causes of this condition.

Causes:

  • By taking foods like beans, broccoli, cauliflower, or fizzy drinks – all of which produce gas
  • Indigestion of food
  • A change in diet or not eating for too extensive
  • Constipation
  • Medications such as antacids, aspirin, and opioid painkillers produce gas in the abdomen
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Stomach feels tight and full
  • Stomach pains

Home Remedies:

Fennel Seeds:

fennel seeds

The fennel seeds contain compounds called estragole, fenchone, and anethole that exhibit antispasmodic properties, which can be helpful in relieving stomach gas.

How to use:

Add the crushed fennel seeds to a cup of steaming water.  Keep it aside for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain and add honey for flavor. Consume this tea daily. Instead of this, you can also chew about half a spoon of fennel seeds daily. You can do this 2 to 3 times daily.

Baking Soda:

baking soda

 

It acts as an antacid and relieves indigestion. Its alkaline nature can also stabilize the hydrochloric acid in your stomach. This clears the gas, which, in turn, reduces stomach bloating.

Usage:

Mix a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of warm water. Drink this solution once in a day.

Ginger:

ginger

Ginger possesses carminative properties that can help to eject gas and relieve cramps and indigestion.

Usage:

Add ginger to a cup of water in a saucepan. Bring the water to a boil and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Strain and consume this daily. Also, add honey to this for extra flavors. Do it daily thrice.

Pumpkin:

pumpkin

The potassium in pumpkin can remove an additional amount of sodium from your body, which often plays an important role in gas formation in your stomach.

Usage:

Boil the pumpkins in water. Grub on the cooked pumpkin daily. Alternatively, you can also add pumpkin to your diet in other ways. Repeat this daily.

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