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How to relieve gas pangs

Gas stabs are a common symptom when we have flatulence, and it is very painful, so it is useful to know how to calm the pain and how to relieve them. Discover some highly recommended natural tips.

We have all suffered from gas at some point. It is even possible that right now you are suffering from them. And there is no doubt that the production of gases is a normal process of our digestive system during the digestion process itself, which has two forms of expulsion: either through belching (through the mouth), or through flatulence (through the rectum).

Its causes can actually be very varied, although eating too quickly or talking while we eat mainly influences, since we tend to swallow more air than we really should.  Other habits also influence, such as smoking or chewing gum, while there are certain foods that can cause its annoying appearance, such as following a diet with excess fiber or consuming milk and its derivatives when suffering from lactose intolerance.

Among the symptoms that flatulence can cause, the stitches are undoubtedly the most annoying, since they cause pain in the abdomen, which feel like painful pricks that spread throughout the belly, and can even be felt in the pit of the stomach. And reach the chest.

Natural tips to calm the pain caused by pangs of gas

Hot water or electric blanket

Some time ago we wondered if it is good to apply heat to the stomach. The truth is that already in 2006 a group of scientists demonstrated that applying heat in the area where pain occurs activates the heat receptors located in that areas, blocking the effect of the chemical messengers that make our body detect it. That is, it acts in a way that is quite similar to how pain medication works.

In this sense, hot water or an electric blanket can be useful to relieve gas pain. To do this you can heat a bag with water or use an electric blanket and put it on your abdomen without burning yourself, leaving it to act for 20 minutes.

Water with lemon

Although it is usually a natural remedy that is not so popular or well-known, lemon water  is an excellent option that helps combat the pain caused by gas.

In order to enjoy this quality, you only need to heat the equivalent of a cup of water in a saucepan or saucepan. While it is heating, cut a lemon in half and squeeze it to obtain all its juice.

Once hot, turn off the heat, serve in a cup and add the freshly squeezed lemon juice. Mix a little and drink.

Natural medicinal infusions

There are certain infusions made with medicinal plants that can be of great help in reducing, calming and relieving the pain caused by stabbing gas. Here we highlight the most useful and interesting:

  • Green anise infusion: green anise is a medicinal plant whose seeds are digestive, useful for relieving flatulence.
  • Cumin infusion: cumin acts in the same way as green anise. In addition, it is perfectly combined with other anti-flatulence medicinal plants, such as the case of green anise.
  • Boldinfusion: Bold is a useful plant that, in addition to relieving gas, is an excellent liver tonic, suitable in turn for purifying and detoxifying the liver naturally.

To make these infusions, you only have to boil the equivalent of one cup of water in a saucepan. When it starts to boil, add a teaspoon of the plant you have chosen, and let it boil for 3 minutes. After this time, turn off the heat, cover and leave to rest for another 3 minutes. Finally strain and drink.

Celery decoction

In addition to the infusions indicated above, you can also make a decoction of celery  which becomes a natural option as excellent as it is wonderful to relieve gas.

To make this remedy you only need a bunch of celery and half a liter of water. First, put the water in a saucepan, wash the celery well and add it to the water, and let it boil for 5 minutes. After this time, turn off the saucepan, cover and leave to rest for 5 minutes.  Finally strain and drink, preferably at the time you have gas.

To prevent the appearance of gases, it is advisable to drink this decoction before each meal.


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