Gas in your stomach is primarily caused by swallowing air when you eat or drink. Most stomach gas is released when you burp. Gas forms in your large intestine (colon) when bacteria ferment carbohydrates fiber, some starches and some sugars that aren’t digested in your small intestine.
If no medical condition is causing the problem, preventing gas may best be accomplished by altering lifestyle habits and diet:
- Sit down during each meal and eat slowly.
- Try not to take in too much air while you eat and talk.
- Stop chewing gum.
- Avoid soda and other carbonated beverages.
- Avoid smoking.
- Find ways to work exercise into your routine, such as taking a walk after a meal.
- Eliminate foods known to cause gas.
- Avoid drinking through straws.
Some conditions can cause excess gas. They include:
- lactose intolerance
- celiac disease
- Crohn’s disease
- peptic ulcer
- irritable bowel syndrome
1. Fresh ginger
A great Ayurvedic remedy is to grate about one teaspoon of fresh ginger and have it with one teaspoon of lime juice after your meals as per.
Drinking ginger tea is also an effective home remedy for gas relief. Ginger acts as a natural carminative (agents that relieve flatulence).
2. Drink Before Meals
If you drink liquids with your meals, you lose stomach acids and can’t break down food as well, Novey says. Try drinking about 30 minutes before a meal to help your stomach digest better.
3. Try peppermint oil
There is evidence that peppermint oil can improve symptoms of IBS, like constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and excess gas. This is because peppermint has antispasmodic qualities, meaning that it stops your colon from having involuntary muscle contractions that can contribute to gastrointestinal distress.
4. Chamomile tea
Chamomile tea can also help reduce indigestion, trapped gas, and bloating. Drinking chamomile tea before meals and at bedtime may reduce symptoms for some people.
5. Apple cider vinegar
Dilute a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a beverage, like water or tea. Drink right before meals or up to three times daily as long as needed to reduce symptoms.
Cloves are an herb used in cooking. Clove oil may help reduce bloating and gas by producing digestive enzymes. Add two to five drops to an 8-ounce glass of water and drink after meals.