The abdominal swelling caused by the accumulation of gas in the stomach and intestines can be very annoying, so it is important to know remedies that help us fight it quickly, effectively, and completely natural, which is what we do today in this article.
There are many causes, besides the accumulation of gases, that can cause our belly to swell, such as constipation, indigestion, fluid retention, menopause, irritable colon, or even anxiety.
If we suffer from frequent abdominal swelling it is important that we change certain habits at the table, such as eating more slowly and chewing our food well, eating less and more times a day, as well as avoiding carbonated drinks, fried foods, beans, and dairy products, among others.
Natural remedies to reduce inflammation in the abdomen
Mint and Fennel Infusion
The great anti-inflammatory, diuretic, and carminative properties of these two ingredients are of great help in eliminating gas, relaxing the digestive muscles, and enjoying less heavy digestions.
How to prepare it: Pour a spoonful of fennel seeds into a container with water. Let it boil for 5 minutes and remove from the heat. Add the bag of mint and let it rest for several more minutes. Strain, sweeten with honey, and take it still hot (up to 3 cups a day, preferably after meals).
A daily banana will help us to improve the intestinal transit (thanks to its richness in fiber) as well as to reduce the gases and to balance the liquids that accumulate in our body (thanks to its richness in potassium).
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Warm lemonade on an empty stomach
In addition to helping us activate our metabolism and purify our body, drinking lemonade on an empty stomach is a great help in avoiding abdominal bloating because it helps us to break down food better, thus lightening digestion.
Aniseed, chamomile, and ginger infusion
The infusion of aniseed or chamomile are already quite popular due to their great digestive properties, but if we also add a little ginger, the result is a highly effective remedy against gas and heavy digestions.
How to make it: Boil water and a handful of aniseed for a couple of minutes. Remove from the heat and add the bag of chamomile and half a spoonful of grated ginger. Let it rest 7-10 minutes, strain, sweeten with honey, and take it still hot. Up to 2 cups daily if you have ginger and 3 if you don’t.
Translated and adapted by Limepedia staff.