9 Surprising Home Remedies for Flatulence

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Some of the home remedies for flatulence include garlic, ginger, bishop’s weed seeds, lemon, turmeric, fennel seeds, castor oil, fenugreek seeds, menthol, dill oil and caraway tea in different forms. Flatulence is the state when there is an excessive amount of gas accumulated in the stomach or intestines. The most common reason for flatulence can be a poor diet or having an unusual combination of foods. The other reason can be poor digestion, which can also lead to an increase in gas production. It is not a disease, but it is a condition that might last for a day or two and sometimes becomes a regular issue in a person’s life.

Home Remedies for Flatulence

According to the Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceuticals at Northeast Louisiana, certain home remedies, if followed properly, can help you cure and eliminate of flatulence very quickly. They are very effective and have shown promising results.

Ginger and Garlic

It is one of the most useful and effective home remedies. Extract the juice of ginger and a garlic clove and mix it with lukewarm water. You can add honey to make it taste better. This mixture is one of the most effective home remedies for people suffering from flatulence.

Lemon and Bishop’s Weed Seeds

Add a spoon of bishop’s weed’s seeds to a spoonful of lemon juice and eat this paste after your meal. People suffering from flatulence can feel the immediate effect; it is very good for gas problems.

Castor Oil

Add a spoonful of castor oil to a glass of lukewarm milk. Drink this milk when you suffer from gastric problems for very rapid relief.


Take some turmeric powder and add a little salt to it. Mix this in a glass of lukewarm water and drink. It will provide you with immediate relief from flatulence.

Mustard Oil

Take a spoon of mustard oil and add some ground rock salt to it. Have this mixture as soon as the oil is consumed; you will feel relief from flatulence.

Fenugreek Seeds

Roast fenugreek seeds and partially crush them. You can prevent as well as stop flatulence from occurring, just by chewing these seeds.

Fennel Seeds

Fennel seeds help in the digestion of food. You should chew a spoonful of fennel seeds after meals.

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Caraway Tea

Caraway seeds are considered very good for health and help prevent a number of disorders in the digestive system. You can have caraway seeds tea 2-3 times a day after each meal.

Dill Oil

If you often suffer from flatulence, have a spoon of dill oil mixed with honey, once a day and for a few days to get rid of this recurring problem.

There are few things which should be avoided and remembered by people suffering from Flatulence:

Avoid gulping your food; chew it properly.

Avoid eating spicy and oily food, they are the more difficult to digest.

Avoid eating vegetables like cabbage, radishes, cauliflower, broccoli, onions, and fruits like bananas and apples. They are considered to be a gas-producing food.

Eat food at regular meal times and avoid eating stale food.

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Meenakshi Nagdeve, Co-Founder, Organic Facts is a health and wellness enthusiast and is responsible for managing it. She has completed the Nutrition And Healthy Living Cornell Certificate Program, Cornell University, US. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore and B. Tech in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from IIT Bombay. Prior to this, she worked for a few years in IT and Financial services. An ardent follower of naturopathy, she believes in healing with foods. In her free time, she loves to travel and taste different types of teas.

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