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Herbs for bloating and indigestion

  1. basil Roman chamomile – may be helpful in addressing flatulence and nausea. Can also be taken to help reduce the pain associated with bloating and indigestion.
  2.  Fennel – Fennel is an extremely popular herb for flatulence in the alternative health community (probably because of its wide availability and general safety when prepared properly). Fennel can be used specifically to reduce painful abdominal spasms. Spasms are associated with a variety of conditions, like a spastic colon, diarrhea, and constipation.
  3.  Ginger – Ginger is indicated for people who suffer from flatulence and morning sickness. Additionally, you can also take ginger if you are suffering from a bout of indigestion (e.g. after a night of drinking and overindulgence), and if you have uncontrollable bowel movement (e.g. diarrhea).

A note of caution though: your daily intake of ginger in any form should not go over four grams per day. Some people don’t like the idea of consuming freshly sliced ginger root; if you are one such fellow, what I can recommend is that you purchased ginger root capsules.

These capsules are filled with powdered ginger that you can consume as needed throughout the day. Most ginger root capsules contain about one gram of dried/powdered ginger root.

Three capsules a day should be sufficient to alleviate symptoms of bloating and flatulence. Do not take them all at once though; it is best to take each one when your flatulence flares up.

4.Lemon balm – Lemon balm is another notable herbal remedy that you should definitely try. It has been in use in Europe for hundreds of years to treat stomach ailments and, while it is true that you won’t get a formal prescription to take lemon balm, it doesn’t mean that it might not work for you.

Lemon balm is available in the market as an herbal supplement. Try to find capsules that contain at least three hundred milligrams of this active ingredient. The higher limit is five hundred milligrams per capsule. have 300 mg capsules, you can take up to five capsules per day.

If, by chance, you found an “extra strength” brand on the market that features five hundred milligram capsules, you can only take a maximum of three capsules per day (500 mg x 3 capsules = 1,500 mg).

5. Peppermint – Peppermint can be used if your flatulence is often accompanied by intolerable spasms in the GI tract.

This herbal remedy has the natural ability to numb the GI tract (it is recognized by doctors as having very mild anesthetic properties).

Another reason to use peppermint is that it actually enhances the natural movement of bile when a person is digesting his food.

So, if you have trouble digesting your food, increased bile flow may help improve your overall digestive process. When can you drink peppermint? Generally speaking, you can take it whenever you feel pain emanating from your abdominal area.