There is a certain joy we experience when we eat spicy and delicious food. We tend to enjoy our meal more maybe cause of the tiny pain the spiciness can bring to our tongues, but spicy food can often make us overeat. This can often times lead to bloating and stomach pain. This doesn’t happen with spicy food alone, every time we over eat. We experience some type of pain in our stomach region. This can lead to gas troubles and heartburn.
Painful stomach cramps due to gas can be caused by consuming food too quickly, acidity, and stomach issues. Most of the gas that causes the cramp is mainly from swallowed air and gas produced by the bacteria in the gut. When the food we consume, is inhibited from moving through the gastrointestinal tract, gas build up occurs. This will bring on acute pain and discomfort.
Some of the symptoms of gas troubles are flatulence, lack of appetite, bad breath, coating on the tongue, abdominal bloating and belching.
You can always take antacids to reduce bloating and indigestion. If you prefer something more natural try these natural home remedies below.
Black pepper is known in traditional medicine for its multiple healing and beautifying properties. It has been known to treat different ailments from lung problems to stomach pain. Black pepper can help surge the production of saliva and helps increase the gastric juices in the stomach helping with digestion. Black pepper can also help with the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach that can help improve digestion. You can create this remedy by crushing half a teaspoon of black pepper. Once the pepper is crushed completely mixed it with jaggery (crushed) and consume it. This will help reduce digestive problems and prevent gas troubles caused by acidity.
Another famous spice is cinnamon. This sweat and aromatic spice are known for improving metabolism and diabetes. This is often used for drinks, main course and desserts. Another great use for this amazing spice is to use it get relief from gas problems. Create cinnamon tea every morning to help with digestive problems. Start by taking a teaspoon or more of cinnamon powder and mix it in boiling water. Leave it to steep for a few minutes and consume. An alternative method is to add a two teaspoons of cinnamon powder and honey in warm tea or milk and mix. Drink this concoction after eating to help with digestion. Cinnamon can help soothe the tummy and reduce gas production.
The dried buds of clover contain natural painkillers that can help with stomach cramps and pain. This is also a potent remedy for gas problems and bloating after consuming a large portion. Get instant relief by chewing one or two cloves after our meal. If you don’t like the taste of clover you can always try clove oil.
Cardamom seed is known for reducing the formation of gas and improve digestion. You can consume cardamom pods can be chewed as is, mix in with your meals or turned into powder to add to beverages.
You can add cardamom pods on boiling water and leave it to steep for 7 to 10 minutes. Strain the concoction and drink.
Ginger is one of the most widely used remedy for different ailments. You can add curing gas troubles to the list. Chewing a small piece of ginger before your meal can help improve digestion and reduce the production of gas. If you think chewing a piece of ginger is too strong for your taste bud, you can always substitute it with ginger tea. You can add in lemon or honey to taste.
You can prevent gas troubles by limiting your consumption of fat, eating smaller portions, eating slowly, reduce stress and avoid carbonated beverages.
These simple remedies can help alleviate the pain from gas troubles. If you suffer from temporary bloating these remedies can help limit them, but if you suffer from bloating regularly its best to get checked by a doctor right away. Scarring in the stomach can inhibit food from passing through the digestive tract. It’s best to consult your doctor for any type of physical obstruction in the stomach.