Natural Trapped Wind Cures
Trapped wind is a condition that occurs when an excess amount of gas and air builds up in the stomach. Overeating, eating too fast and swallowing air are three of the most common causes of this condition. Certain foods such as broccoli and beans can also cause gas to accumulate in the stomach. Additionally, irritable bowel syndrome and lactose intolerance can all cause trapped wind.
Trapped wind can cause stomach discomfort if it is left untreated. Fortunately, there are quite a few things that can be done at home to treat it. Below are some home remedies for trapped wind:
Eat more slowly
Eating too fast can cause a person to swallow too much air, which can lead to trapped wind. Chewing one’s food slowly is one of the simplest things that can be done to alleviate this condition. Experts recommend that people chew each bite 20-25 times before swallowing.
Eat smaller meals more frequently
Eating too much food at one time will also cause a person to swallow more air. That is why people should eat smaller meals more frequently throughout the day. If a person eats smaller meals more frequently, he his food will digest slower. Slower digestion helps reduce the amount of gas produced in the intestines.
Eliminate certain foods
People who have problems with trapped wind should keep a record of everything that they eat. This will allow them to identify and avoid the foods that cause trapped wind. Nuts, beans, broccoli, dried fruit and onions are common culprits. Additionally, people should also make sure that they avoid carbonated beverages. These beverages contain a large amount of sugar. Excessive sugar has been linked to trapped wind.
Exercise not only helps alleviate trapped wind, but it can also help improve the overall health of the colon. Jumping rope, yoga and walking are some of the best types of exercises for relieving trapped wind. These types of exercises should be performed at least 30 minutes per day.
Do not wear tight clothing
Wearing tight clothing makes it more difficult for a person to alleviate gas normally. As a result, the gas will become trapped in the stomach and intestines. That is why people who have a problem with trapped wind should avoid wearing tight clothing.
Some Herbal Remedies to Try
People who do not get relief after making lifestyle changes should consider using some of these herbs:
Chinese Bitters are a combination of Chinese Herbs. They can be found in their pre-made form in almost any natural herb store. Chinese Bitters work by removing toxins from the digestive track. They can also help cure other digestive problems such as constipation and indigestion.
The Eptoze Herb originated in Mexico and has been used to cure trapped wind for hundreds of years. This herb is most effective when it is used in conjunction with the Chinese bitters.
Trapped wind occurs when the food or air causes a blockage in the stomach or intestinal track. The mugwort Herb helps alleviate trapped wind by clearing out the digestive track.
Cinnamon is a home remedy that has been used for hundreds of years to cure a variety of ailment. It can also be used as a cure for trapped wind. Cinnamon helps improve circulation and energy in the stomach. It also has a laxative effect, which can help the body get rid of gas.
Try taking Fennel after eating, in the form of either tea, capsules or tincture. Fennel has anti-spasmodic properties so can help calm the smooth muscles in the intestinal tract. Fennel can also help reduce the amount of gas as it is thought to increase the production of bile. It is also thought to have pain-reducing and anti-microbial activities.
As with Fennel, Peppermint can also be taken after a meal to help increase gastric juices as well as calming the stomach muscles to reduce cramping.
When to see a physician:
Trapped wind is something that almost everyone experiences occasionally and is usually not a cause for concern. Moreover, most people will experience relief by making a few lifestyle changes and/or using herbs. However, if a person does not experience relief from trapped wind within a few weeks, he should consult with his physician. Trapped wind may be an indication of irritable bowel syndrome, crohn’s disease or another intestinal problem. If a person has a medical condition, it will need to be treated before the trapped wind can be alleviated.
I hope you find these tips and herbs useful in controlling your stomach issues. If any of you decide to try these ideas, please let us know how you get on.