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Gas/Flatulence

Updated: Nov 7, 2023


Gas/Flatulence

WHAT IS GAS/FLATULENCE?


It is defined as the accumulation of gases in the stomach and intestines that are produced as a result of digestive and other fermentation processes. These gases cause digestive gas accumulation that passes through the anus. It may result in discomfort and pain.


WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF GAS/FLATULENCE?


THE INTESTINAL GAS IS COMPOSED OF GASES FROM THE EXTERNAL SOURCE LIKE ENGULFED ATMOSPHERIC AIR AND FROM INTERNAL SOURCES LIKE FLATULENCE. THE COMMON CAUSES OF GAS ARE:

  • Indigestion

  • Incomplete digestion

  • Fermentation of food in the intestines causes gas

  • Food rich in carbohydrates like potatoes, breads, wheat, oats, beans, lentils etc produce flatus


WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF GAS/FLATULENCE?


THE SYMPTOMS RELATED TO THE ACCUMULATION OF GAS IN THE INTESTINES ARE:

  • Bloating and distension in the abdomen- The accumulation of gas makes the person feel entrapped and distended.

  • Pain in the abdomen due to discomfort.

  • Excessive flatus production

  • Incontinence of flatus

  • Offensive smell from flatus


HOW CAN AYURVEDA HELP IN CASE OF GAS/FLATULENCE?


Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of medicine that makes use of herbs existing in the nature and formulates herbal remedies using the inherent power present in these herbs. We in Ayurveda believe that herbal remedies bring to you the richness of the herbs in a natural, unadulterated form. These combinations help improve immunity and provide strength, endurance and will.​


Ayurveda uses the inherent power of natural herbs to bring about wonderful results on the human body. The herbs are natural and 100% safe. They improve the body metabolism and help recover from all digestive disorders. The digestion process is carried out smoothly and the digestive juice secretions become effective.


HERBS IN AYURVEDA THAT HELP IN CASE OF GAS/FLATULENCE


LEPIDIUM SATIVUM (CHANDERSHOOR)

This herb is one of the best nutritive and anti-vata herbs in Ayurveda. Vata is the leading cause of body pains, back pain and joint pains. It pacifies the Kapha and Vata doshas effectively, leading to instant pain relief. In case of fractures, it helps in the easy union of bones in the body. It helps to improve the functioning of the digestive and nervous systems. It is used in Hakam churna.


NIGELLA SATIVA (KALONJI)

Black cumin is the common name of Kalonji. These seeds have been used in India for flavouring and improving digestion especially in cold climates. The seeds have aromatic, carminative, anthelmintic, diuretic, stimulant, diaphoretic and galactagogue properties. The seeds are vada pacifying and very useful in relieving body pains, back pain and stiff joints. It is sued in Hakam churna.


​TRIGONELLA FOENUM GRAECUM (FENUGREEK)

Its common name is fenugreek. These seeds have been used as a spice and the leaves of the plant are consumed as a vegetable in India, Middle East and China. It is having anti-inflammatory, vata relieving properties. It’s very good for relieving body pains. Its fresh leaves are useful in the case of flatulence, indigestion and sluggish liver. It enhances enzyme production which aids digestion. It relieves Vata energy in the body which causes stiffness and pain. It is effective in relieving muscle pains, body pains, stiffness, joint pains, and fatigue. It is used in Hakam churna.


TRACHYSPERMUM AMMI (AJWAIN)

It is a very common spice found in Indian cooking. It has vata pacifying properties and is warm in nature. It expels acidity and relieves stomach ache. The seeds are also effective in relieving body pains, painful menstruation, body stiffness and abdominal pains. It is also very good in joint pains.


EMBLICA OFFICINALIS (AMALAKI)

The herb is known for its rejuvenating properties. It is a natural antioxidant that removes free radicals from the body and helps in regeneration of cells. Amla helps in increasing the body vitality and strengthening immunity. It helps in developing healthy, glowing skin and preventing premature aging. Anemia and blood related disorders are helped in a natural way. It helps in maintaining proper functioning of the liver. It aids digestion by soothing hyperacidity. This wonderful herb helps in improving immunity and boosting metabolism. The herb helps gain youthful skin and beauty. Amla has aphrodisiac, antipyretic, cardio-tonic, anti-diabetic, cerebral and gastrointestinal properties. It prevents premature greying of hair, hair loss and promotes hair and nail growth. It enhances eye sight, keeps the mouth clean, and nourishes bones and teeth. It helps to keep the intestine clean and also controls blood sugar. Amla is used to prepare Agnitundi Vati.


TERMINALIA CHEBULA (HARITAKI)

Haritaki is an important constituent of Triphala that has wonderful health benefits. It acts well in gastrointestinal ailments, in cases of spleenomegaly, hepatomegaly, tumors, ascites, and anemias. Its powder, when mixed with honey and ghee, is an effective remedy for anemia. The herb improves memory and is salutary in dysuria and urinary stones. Haritaki helps in improving appetite and helps in the digestion. In anemia of any origin, Haritaki herb is highly beneficial. It helps anemia due to haemoglobin deficiency, anemia due to red blood cell deficiency, and anemias of abnormal form origin. Haritaki is used in Agnitundi vati.


TERMINALIA BELERICA (VIBHITAKI)

A very important herb in the Ayurvedic world, Vibhitaki is famous for its wonderful use in the formation of Triphala. It has numerous health benefits on the human body. Its action on the heart makes it an excellent heart tonic. It helps in purifying blood, thinning of blood, and removes toxins. It is used in cases of low RBC count and low haemoglobin. Vibhitaki helps cases of anemia of any origin and help regain healthy haemoglobin count and form. Our product Agnitundi Vati has Vibhitaki.






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