Gas is a common problem that affects
everyone at some time or other. It occurs when you need to drive
out the excess air that builds up in your body. The gut from
esophagus to rectum contains a lot of gases, but mainly of
nitrogen and oxygen, which is produced during eating and
talking. Carbon dioxide is produced when the acid present in the
stomach comes into contact with bile and juices from the
pancreas. Some of these gases are absorbed into the blood and
will be breathed out in due course. The rest is passed out
through the rectum.
Common Causes of Gas: Overproduction of bacteria in the
stomach, Foods containing a lot of fiber, Products made with
disorders such as gastroenteritis, Irritable bowel
Bacteria and other organisms, Contaminated food or water, Food
prepared under unhygienic conditions are the common causes of
Remedies for Gas
Mix 1/2 tsp dry ginger powder with a pinch of asafetida and a
pinch of rock
in 1 cup of warm water. Drink.
Chew on some fresh ginger slices that are soaked in lime juice
A drop of
oil in a tsp of honey taken immediately after a meal will help.
Powder 1 tsp of pepper, 1 tsp of dry ginger and 1 tsp of green
cardamom seeds. Mix 1/2 tsp of this mixture with water and drink
an hour after a meal.