Nowadays, many people complain of bloating and increased intestinal gas. This may be mainly due to an inactive lifestyle. A sedentary lifestyle has a very bad effect on the condition of the intestines, can cause intestinal bloating and unfortunately, a sedentary lifestyle is responsible for the development of colon and rectal tumours. At least in significant part.
The first thing to do is to find out the cause of the gas and bloating and make changes to our lifestyle. If this is not done, herbs will only treat the symptoms but not the causes. We now present some herbs and other nutrients that can help a lot in eliminating bloating and increased gas production.
One herb that can help a lot if you suffer from bloating is ginger. Ginger helps to speed up digestion, which is important because it means that food does not stay in the stomach as long, i.e. it is emptied more quickly, and so there is less chance of gas, bloating and uncomfortable discomfort. Ginger combined with artichokes speeds up the emptying of the stomach even more.
There are many other herbs that can be effective in relieving bloating. Chamomile, dill, fennel, basil, parsley, peppermint and spearmint can also help. The combination of cumin and peppermint is also very effective in relieving bloating and increased gas.
Probiotics are not herbs, but they are very effective in relieving both gas and bloating. Probiotics are live microorganisms, good bacteria, that are also found in the human intestinal tract. Such probiotics include yoghurt, kefir and sauerkraut. One study reported that consumption of the probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus for 12 weeks reduced abdominal pain in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. In addition, probiotics are also very effective in relieving bloating and gas.
Gas formation can also be aggravated by stressful conditions. Therefore, if dietary changes do not bring the expected results, it is worth trying relaxation. Reducing stress has a positive effect on digestive health.