By Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD(Ayu), PhD
Flatus is a burning health issue in many. As per Ayurveda, fart is a natural urge and it should not be suppressed. As per Ayurveda, if it is force stopped, over a period of time, it may lead to bloating, abdominal pain, headache and such other Vata imbalance disorders.
Having said that, if the person is getting untimely and excessive fart, it can be reduced by correcting digestive enzymes and bringing Vata Dosha into its normal routes at the level of intestines. Here are a few easy remedies to stop farting.
1. Ginger remedy:
2 pinch of dry ginger powder and a pinch of salt (preferably rock salt) are taken together along with a cup of warm water, 15 minutes before food. Ginger will boost up digestion strength and salt balances Vata Dosha. This can be practiced twice daily.
At night, this can be taken along with a cup of buttermilk or lemon juice also.
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2. Garlic paste remedy:
A teaspoon of garlic paste is added to a cup of buttermilk and consumed after food, at night.
A teaspoon of garlic paste is added to a cup of lemon juice (lemonade) and consumed after food, once or twice a day.
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3. Asafoetida and cumin recipe:
1 teaspoon of cumin seed is dry fried.
1 pinch of asafoetida (Heeng) is fried in a little ghee.
Both are mixed and the powder is consumed along with a cup of water, whenever there is excess flatus problem.
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4. Lime juice with buttermilk recipe:
A cup of sour buttermilk is taken and diluted by adding equal amount of water.
Further lemon juice – half a cup is added to this and stirred well.
Little salt can also be added, taken after food, once or twice a day.
This helps to relieve regurgitation, distention, indigestion followed with flatus.
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5. Baking soda recipe:
One pinch of baking soda is dissolved in half cup of water and taken. This relieves the regurgitation followed with flatus. But repeated intake is not recommended.
But above all it is indeed necessary to avoid food and beverages which are heavy for digestion/hard to digest, dry food, junk food, oily and spicy food, excess non veg foods, canned and preservative added food, staled food etc.
Large amount of water, buttermilk, lemon water or lime juice, sour fruits etc have definite role in decreasing this kind of complaints.
Consult Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD(Ayu), PhD