Flatulence can initiate many other health problems apart from social embarrassment, however there are many remedies which can provide most effective and permanent treatment to the problem if supported by good and healthy habits. Flatulence is the gas which is produced during the digestion process and mainly by the symbiotic yeast and bacteria present in gastrointestinal tract, these bacteria also known as good bacteria breaks down the most complex foods and in the process produce gas which is passed out by the body in the form of flatus through rectum. Excess formation of gas causes bloating in which stomach is stretched by the gas to cause uneasiness and may be even nausea.
One of the major factors that cause flatulence is aerophageal which means people tend to swallow lot of air either along with food or as habit; this air passes into the intestine and comes out as a flatus. Intolerance to certain types of food causes flatulence in some people. Some types of foods are well known for their gas promoting nature like beans, cabbage and cauliflower. When food containing sulfur is broken down in the intestines it forms odorous flatulence. Constipation, indigestion, irregular bowel movement, irritable bowel syndrome are few reasons for flatulence.
Flatulence can be cured by using commonly used herbs and spices available in almost every kitchen; one of the most effective treatments is by mixing half teaspoon of ginger and pinches each of asafetida and rock salt in a cup of lukewarm water. Drinking this concoction can cure the problem of flatulence. Another very effective remedy to cure flatulence can be made and kept for regular use; it is made by mixing dry ginger, seeds of green cardamom and pepper, in equal quantities, and grinding it to form a powder. This powder half teaspoon in quantity can be mixed with a cup of water and consumed before every meal, this helps in improving digestive system to cure the problem of flatulence.
Peppermint usually used for refreshing mouth after the meal is very effective remedy for flatulence and peppermint oil has been used since a long time to provide permanent solution to the problem. Chewing peppermint after meals helps in improving digestive system and soothes the digestive tract; it avoids bloating and abdominal pain after meal. Peppermint oil with caraway oil is used in various medications as a cure for flatulence. Sucking a piece of clove after meal, chewing fennel seeds after meal and using ginger in the food in raw or cooked form also helps in curing flatulence effectively and permanently.
Increased intake of fruits like papaya, figs, guava, and banana helps in keeping the problem of excess flatus under control by helping digestion. Few people have irregular eating habit, such a routine promotes flatulence too, regularizing meals and not remaining hungry for a long time, eating smaller and regular meals also helps in curing the problem of flatulence permanently. Physical activity keeps digestive organs in shape and healthy which eventually prevents flatulence. Chewing food well before swallowing, sufficient amount of water consumption everyday and proper sleep are other factors which affect the formation of gas during digestion, ignoring these good habits can reduce the effects of remedies and one may not get effective treatment.