Easy Home Remedies To Soothe Bloating

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Bloating is very common and most of us experience it at some point in our lives. But no one really enjoys the feeling of being bloated. It can be extremely uncomfortable to deal with and can also hinder our day to day activities. But there are many ways to tackle this problem. Some simple exercises, yoga poses and home remedies can give you quick relief. And if you can identify the trigger points or root causes for your bloating, then incorporating simple lifestyle changes can help prevent bloating altogether.

In this article we will be telling you a few easy home remedies that can help resolve your bloating quickly.

1. Fennel Seeds

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You can simply chew on some fennel seeds after a meal to relieve bloating. Fennel seeds have certain oils which help reduce gas. If you aren’t too fond of eating fennel seeds, then you can drink some fennel tea. Here’s how you can make fennel tea: Take a teaspoon of either whole fennel seeds or crushed fennel seeds and add them to a cup of boiling water. Let this steep for 10 minutes before you drink it.

2. Get your body moving - go for a walk or try some easy yoga poses

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If you are feeling constipated then something as simple as a short walk can help get your bowels moving to release excess gas and relieve you from the pressure buildup. Another thing that works really well to relieve gas is yoga. Certain yoga poses aid in releasing excess gas from your body. Some poses which are beneficial for reducing bloating are: Child’s pose or Balsana, Pacschimottasana or seated forward bend, Apanasan or knees hugged to chest.

3. Herbeshwari’s heirloom Methi Jeera tea (Fenugreek Cumin Tea)

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Dr. Poorvi Bhat has shared her family’s methi jeera tea recipe that can help reduce bloating instantly. We have tried this recipe and can assure you that this magical tea really works to reduce gas and gives instant relief. To make the tea, boil half a glass of water with ½ tbsp methi and jeera for 3-5 minutes. Strain the tea and sip on it hot. You could also add a dash of milk to this. 

4. Drink ginger tea or eat ginger

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Ginger has certain compounds which reduce inflammation in your intestines and relax them & this can help reduce bloating. To make ginger tea add a few thinly sliced pieces of ginger in boiling water, allow it to steep for ten minutes and then sip on it. You can even chew some ginger pieces for instant relief.

5. Bananas

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Bananas are rich in potassium and just snacking on them can help reduce bloating caused by excess salt. Bananas are known to help with digestion and improving bowel movement. Incorporate potassium rich foods like avocados, kiwis, bananas into your diet to keep your body’s water balance in check.

6. Take a warm bath

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Warm baths can be very relaxing and the heat can help relieve some pain. Relaxation is very beneficial as it can help reduce stress in your body, which in turn can help your digestive system to work more efficiently and reduce bloating.

Some long term solutions that can help prevent bloating are reducing the intake of coffee, introducing probiotics in your diet, cutting down on salt, gradually increasing fibre in your diet, staying hydrated & avoiding fizzy drinks, chewing more slowly & avoiding chewing gum, being more active and eating at regular intervals. We hope these tips will help you fight bloating. If you have any remedies that your family has been using for years to help relieve bloating then please do share them in the comments below.

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