Discover how to get rid of gas.
Gas, flatulence, or farts… We produce them on average 15 times a day. What is the origin of gases? What treatments for flatulence? How do digest better?
Bloating, aerophagia, flatulence … Unpleasant sensations that we would like to do without. And above all that we dare not talk about.
After being chewed and swallowed, food passes through the pharynx and then the esophagus. In the stomach, food is transformed into “porridge” thanks to mechanical mixing and the action of gastric juices.
Digestion continues in the small intestine where the intestinal villi absorb nutrients. Each of the segments of the intestine is specialized in the assimilation of particular nutrients, vitamins, and mineral salts. Materials that do not need to be absorbed progress to the large intestine. Digestion in the colon essentially consists of microbial degradation with no real nutritional value.
Bacteria in our gut “ferment” leftover food and produce intestinal gas (or flatulence ). It is also at this level that there is a dehydration of the materials: the water is reabsorbed by the colon. Feces are stored in the rectum and are then evacuated thanks to the relaxation of the anal sphincter…
The production of flatulence by the digestive tract is therefore a completely normal phenomenon. Some foods, which “ferment” more than others in the gut, are particularly likely to cause gas. And if the intestinal transit is slow, this also allows food to ferment more and accentuates the phenomenon.
The air ingested by eating or drinking carbonated drinks, will follow the same path as food and also be a factor in gas emissions. Bloating is usually the result of excess production of flatulence or constipation.
When the patient complains of intestinal pain and gas, a digestive endoscopy examination can be proposed: this is colonoscopy. The doctor will thus analyze the colon reliably, the only way to identify polyps and detect cancers of the colon and rectum.
Certain herbal medicines can help aid digestion. This is the case of the yarrow, which grows along the roads, everywhere in France. In herbal tea, the flowers are used to act on digestion.
Meadowsweet is also interesting, especially against spasms related to digestion. Its leaves and flowers are recommended in herbal tea and its seeds in condiments.
Young bramble shoots or flower buds are also interesting in herbal tea.
To concoct a digestive herbal tea, mix, for example, yarrow tops, young bramble shoots, lemon balm, marshmallow leaves, and a few rose petals. Leave to infuse for at least 10 minutes.
In addition to herbal teas, the vegetable charcoal is known for its properties not “absorbent”, but “adsorbent”. That is to say for its ability to capture, on its surface, the molecules of gas or liquid that surround it. This is how it will act on the problems of flatulence and bloating.
Beware, however, of the interactions of charcoal with possible medications: in the digestive tract, it also adsorbs the medications you are taking and prevents their passage into the blood, canceling their effect. Respect a delay of at least two hours between taking medicine and that vegetable charcoal.
To reduce the symptoms of bloating, gas, and stomach aches that are often common to people with digestive conditions like irritable bowel syndrome or ulcerative colitis, doctors are increasingly using hypnosis. A gentle method was validated by Inserm in 2015 and recognized its therapeutic value for the treatment of digestive diseases.
Fortunately, there is an effective grandmother’s remedy to eliminate bloating quickly.
The trick is to drink a herbal tea of ginger, anise, fennel, and peppermint. Look :
– 1 teaspoon of ginger
– 1 teaspoon of anise
– 1 teaspoon of fennel
– 1 teaspoon of peppermint
1. Heat 250ml of water.
2. Add the four ingredients to it.
3. Leave to infuse for 15 minutes.
5. Add a squeeze of lemon juice.
Lo and behold, with this grandmother’s recipe, the bloating disappeared quickly 🙂
No more swollen belly, intestinal gas, and stomach pain!
You now feel much better and lighter.
It’s still more pleasant that way, isn’t it?
The action of ginger, anise, peppermint, and fennel provides immediate digestive comfort.
You can drink as many cups as you want until the symptoms go away.
On the other hand, do not keep your infusion for more than 12 hours so that it remains effective.