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You’re Feeling Bloated? Here Are 10 Remedies That Will Solve That Problem

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Feeling bloated is one of the most uncomfortable feelings in the world. Sometimes it’s caused by a particularly large meal, others by a heavy drinking session, but it usually passes quickly. However, there are people who have to deal with this almost on a daily basis, and it can have a very negative impact on their quality of life. Luckily, there are some simple, all-natural home remedies that might help you alleviate this condition. Read on to find out how to deal with your bloated stomach, courtesy of StyleCraze.

What causes stomach bloating?

A bloated stomach can be caused by a variety of factors. Here are some of the main causes:

  • Foods like beans, broccoli, cauliflower, or fizzy drinks – all of which produce gas;
  • Indigestion;
  • A change in your diet or not eating for too long;
  • Constipation;
  • Certain medicines such as antacids, aspirin and opioid painkillers;
  • Lactose intolerance;
  • Multivitamin and iron supplements;
  • Medical conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, gastritis, cancer, or premenstrual syndrome;

Symptoms of a bloated stomach

These are some of the signs that may indicate you’re dealing with abdominal bloating:

  • Flatulence: excessive gas inside your stomach
  • Your stomach feels tight and full
  • Stomach pains
  • Recurrent burping
  • Rumbles and gurgles from within your abdomen
  • Fever
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue

How to treat a bloated stomach?

Now that we have determined some of the causes and learned how to identify it, it’s time to find out how to deal with a bloated stomach. Here are 10 homemade remedies based on natural ingredients that can help you combat this unpleasant condition.

1. Tea

a. Peppermint tea

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Ingredients

1 teaspoon of dry peppermint leaves OR a handful of fresh peppermint leaves
1 cup of water
honey (optional)

Process

Boil the leaves in water, let it simmer for 5 minutes, then strain the liquid. Add honey for flavor and drink the tea before it cools. Repeat three times a day.

Peppermint is very beneficial when it comes to digestive issues. Peppermint tea has antispasmodic and relaxant properties which can help alleviate gas problems and spasms.

b. Chamomile tea

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Ingredients

1 to 2 teaspoons of chamomile herb
1 cup of water
honey (optional)

Process

Put the chamomile in a cup of hot water and let it steep for 5 minutes. Strain the tea, then add honey for flavor. Drink before it goes cold. Repeat 2-3 times a day.

People have been using chamomile for stomach problems since forever. It also has a soothing and relaxing effect which is excellent for counteracting stomach bloating and flatulence.

2. Fennel seeds

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Ingredients

1/2 to 1 teaspoon of crushed fennel seeds
1 cup of water
honey (optional)

Process

Crush the fennel seeds and add let them steep in steaming water for 5-10 minutes. Strain it, add honey, and drink the tea. You could also eat half a teaspoon of fennel seeds. Repeat 2-3 times a day.

Fennel seeds are a popular treatment for digestive problems. They contain estragole, fenchone, and anethole; these compounds have antispasmodic properties and they help relieve stomach gas and abdominal bloating.

3. Baking soda

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Ingredients

1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 glass of warm water

Process

Mix the soda and the warm water and drink it. Repeat daily.

Baking soda acts as an antacid, relieving indigestion. It’s also alkaline in nature which counteracts the hydrochloric acid in your stomach, clearing away the gas, thus reducing the bloating.

4. Ginger

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Ingredients 

1 inch of ginger
1 cup of water
honey (optional)

Process

Put the ginger in the water and bring it to a boil. Let it simmer for 3-5 minutes, strain, and drink. Add honey for flavor, if you want. Repeat three times a day.

Ginger has carminative properties which means it helps relieve flatulence, as well as cramps and indigestion.

5. Pumpkin

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Ingredients

1 cup of cut pumpkin
2 cups of water

Process

Boil the pumpkin in water. Eat it. You could also include pumpkin in your diet in other ways, just make sure you consume it daily.

Pumpkin is rich in fiber and potassium. This mineral helps your body get rid of the excess sodium, which often is the reason for the formation of gas in the stomach.

6. Warm lemon water

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Ingredients

1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1 glass of warm water
honey (optional)

Process

Mix the lemon juice and the warm water and drink the solution every morning.

The lemon is a natural diuretic and mixing it with warm water brings forth its mild laxative properties. Its helpful in treating salt-induced bloating by reducing the amount of salt in your body.

7. Caraway seeds

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Ingredients

1 teaspoon of caraway seeds
1 cup of hot water
honey (optional)

Process

Put the caraway seeds in hot water and let them steep for 5-10 minutes. Strain the liquid, add honey for flavor, and drink it. Repeat three times a day.

Caraway, or Persian fennel, contains carvol and carvene, chemical compounds with antispasmodic and carminative properties that help your bloated stomach by getting rid of the excess gas.

8. Anise

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Ingredients

1 teaspoon of anise seeds
1 cup of hot water
honey (optional)

Process

Let the anise seeds steep in a cup of hot water for 5-10 minutes. Strain, add honey if you want, and drink the liquid. Repeat 2-3 times a day.

Anise seeds and their antispasmodic properties will help relax your digestive tract, and thanks to their carminative properties, they can also treat digestive problems like dyspepsia, which cause stomach bloating.

9. Bananas

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Ingredients

1-2 bananas

Process

Make sure you include 1-2 bananas in your daily diet.

Being rich in fiber and potassium, bananas are an excellent remedy for salt-induced stomach bloating as they will help regulate your sodium levels.

10. Apple cider vinegar

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Ingredients

1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
1 glass of warm water
honey (optional)

Process

Mix the apple cider vinegar and the warm water and add honey to taste. Drink once daily.

The apple cider vinegar helps your digestion and treats stomach bloating and its symptoms. The combination of apple cider vinegar and honey has many other positive effects on your body.

Source: Stylecraze

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