Which Ayurvedic Herbs are best for Gas Problem?

Which Ayurvedic Herbs are best for Gas Problem

As per modern aspect:

It is a very common condition which is characterized by the burning sensation in the lower abdomen and the stomach. The acid is flowing back up into the esophagus (food pipe) which leads to Gastric problem.

As per Ayurvedic aspect:

In Ayurveda, it is correlated with Amla pitta.

In this condition, there is the vitiation of pitta dosha because of excessive of Amla (sour)  guna of pitta.

It is caused due to Dushtahara (unhygienic foods), seasonal factors (Ritu visesha) especially Sharad ritu. Excessive intake of spicy food also aggravates the pitta dosha.

What are the Causes of the Gas Problem?

  • Intake of unhealthy and spicy food
  • Consume non-vegetarian food in excess and indulge in alcohol
  • Stress and insomnia
  • Smoking
  • Overeating
  • Obese

What are the Symptoms of the Gas Problem?

  • Burning sensation in the throat and stomach
  • Heartburn
  • Regurgitation
  • Chest pain
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • The Bitter taste of mouth
  • Constipation
  • Thirst
  • Mouth ulcer
  • Bad breathe
  • Pain and heaviness in abdomen
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Dysphagia (Difficulty in swallowing)
  • A Sore throat
  • A Headache

Which Ayurvedic Herbs are best for Gas Problem?

1. Cumin Seeds (Jeera)

Cumin

Cumin is rich in iron and also contains thymol that promotes the production of bile. It acts as a carminative and is very effective in treating digestive tract disorders. It improves the digestive strength and immunity of the body. It also reduces body weight. It is also helpful in treating symptoms related to the gas problem such as bloating, flatulence, bitter taste of mouth and distension of the abdomen.

Steps to follow:

  • Add a teaspoon full of cumin seeds in a cup of boiling water.
  • Let it precipitate for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Strain it and consume this tea daily.

2. Soya Beans

Soya beans are rich in protein, vitamin B, omega-3 fatty acids that are helpful in preventing heart diseases. Obesity is the main cause of the gas problem. It has a high content of proteins and fibers which helps in reducing the absorption of sugar in the body. Hence it is helpful in weight management. It also provides relief in other symptoms associated with the gas problem. It also helps in boosting the immune system and maintains the bowel health.

3. Coriander (dhania)

Coriander Seeds

Coriander is the effective natural detoxifier that detoxifies the toxins from the body. It also energizes the body and cleanses the tissue channels. It is very useful in thirst, fever and burning sensation.

Steps to follow:

  • Take one teaspoon of crushed coriander seeds in a glass of water.
  • leave it covered overnight.
  • Add a little quantity of sugar to it and consume this water on an empty stomach.

4. Gooseberries (Amla)

Amla

Gooseberries are rich in anti-inflammatory compounds and antioxidants like polyphenols. It is helpful in removing the excess toxins from the body and neutralizes the acidic content in the stomach. It also improves the digestive fire and increases the appetite. It is also helpful in uncontrolled thirst.

In Ayurveda, it is helpful in lowering the pitta thus helpful in protecting from stomach ailments. It also alleviates the Kapha dosha thereby reduces the fever and burning sensation.

Steps to follow:

  • Boil 3-4 amla in water and cut them into pieces.
  • Mix them and add salt to it.
  • Let it dry in sun.
  • Chew these pieces of amla daily.

Another step:

  • Eat 3 to 4 fresh amla daily.

5. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera contains a glycoprotein called as aloctin A, mannose and aloesin. It is also rich in minerals and amino acids that helps in detoxifying the body. It acts as a laxative which helps  in passing the stools easily and increases the bowel movement. It improves the vision i.e, useful in eye disorders. It improves the digestive strength and increases the appetite. It also prevents infection by boosting the immune system.

Steps to follow:

  • Drink one-quarter cup of aloe vera juice daily on an empty stomach.

6. Cinnamon (Dal Chini)

Cinnamon has an antispasmodic property that can help in reducing the stiffness and relaxes the muscles of the digestive tract. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory that reduces the inflammation that can occur due to indigestion. It improves the appetite and neutralizes the acidic content of the body.

Steps to follow:

  • Add an inch of cinnamon stick in a cup of boiling water.
  • Steep it for 5 to 10 minutes and then strain it.
  • Add some honey to it and consume it immediately.

7. Mint (Pudina)

Peppermint Leaves

Mint contains menthol and its leaves contain flavonoid glycosides, diosmin, and rosmarinic acid. It is helpful in treating indigestion and improves the appetite. It neutralizes the acid content and acts as an anti-inflammatory that reduces the inflammation. It also provides relief in other symptoms such as abdominal bloating, pain, bitter taste of mouth, motion sickness and hurt burn.

Steps to follow:

  • Add mint leaves in a cup of boiling water.
  • Let it cools down and strain it.
  • Consume this tea daily.

8. Herbal Tea

Green Tea

Herbal tea is made from cumin (jeera), coriander (dhania) and fennel seeds (saunf) is also very helpful in eliminating the toxins and other waste products from the body.

9. Lentils

Lentils

Lentils are rich in fibers that can help in easing the constipation and promotes its regularity. It also provides complex carbohydrates, proteins, and vitamins.

In Ayurveda system of medicine, lentils are helpful in balancing the vitiated doshas.

10. Fenugreek Seeds (methi)

Fenugreek

Fenugreek seeds are rich in vitamins, iron, zinc, potassium, and magnesium. It improves the digestive strength. It also neutralizes the acidic content and removes the toxins from the body. It also treats constipation, abdominal bloating, heartburn and other symptoms associated with the gas problem.

Steps to follow:

  • Add a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in a glass of buttermilk.
  • Add a pinch of asafoetida (heeng) to it and mix it well.
  • Consume this buttermilk at night.

Hope this information is useful.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company.

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