Meteorism: 10 natural remedies to completely eliminate a swollen belly

Meteorism is a gastrointestinal disorder caused by the accumulation of gas in the intestine or in the stomach. How to alleviate it with natural remedies?

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Meteorism and flatulence, what to do? The meteorism is a gastrointestinal disorder caused by the accumulation of gas in the intestine or stomach. Gas that is not cleared by flatulence can cause the abdomen to swell.

Speaking of flatulence, indicates a pathological condition of formation and emission of intestinal gas due to a bacterial imbalance, with particular reference to putrefactive and fermentative germs. How to alleviate the problem with natural remedies?


Herbal cure

The encyclopedia dedicated to natural health "Let's cure ourselves with medicinal herbs" (Librex, 1992) suggests resorting to therapies based on Herbs able to rebalance the intestinal flora, in case of flatulence. Herbs indicated as useful are green anise, star anise, fennel, dill, coriander and cumin. You can ask your trusted herbalist for advice.


Another tip concerns nutrition. Some foods might cause fermentations e swelling more than others, resulting in unwanted expulsion of gas (but necessary to clear the intestine). Depending on the individual case, it could keep under control the consumption of legumes, milk, meat, meat broth, sweets and sugar, leavened foods. As for cooking foods such as legumes, it is advisable to add a piece of kombu seaweed during preparation and to season with oregano, to avoid or limit swelling.


The same encyclopedia suggests resorting to chromotherapy, among the various possibilities offered by alternative therapies. As for the use of colors, it is recommended to perform irradiation of after meals yellow on the solar plexus and of red on the hypogastric plexus, with a duration of half an hour.


Meteorism, such as increased gases inside the intestine, may be due to the malfunction of the digestive system. To bring the situation back to normal it may be useful to resort to herbal decoctions like mint, alchemilla, basil, hyssop and tarragon. For the methods of preparation and administration, ask the herbalist for advice.

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For those who prefer to rely on homeopathic treatments - always on the advice of an expert - some useful remedies can be represented by lycopodium, a particular moss, and from China - fundamental in homeopathy, given that the use of its rind was one of the first medicines used by homeopaths.


In case of problems with meteorism or flatulence it might be useful resort to herbal remedies based on charcoal. The carbon is activated according to a specific process, which allows the substance to act effectively. Among the contraindications we find laxative effects, use in pregnancy and for prolonged periods.

Essential oils

As for aromatherapy, among the essential oils recommended in case of meteorism we find essential oil of fennel, mint, sage, anise, cumin and peppermint. Herbalists and pharmacists are able to prepare remedies based on essential oils suitable for the specific case. It is not recommended to take essential oils by mouth without expert advice.

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Lemon juice

Among the grandmother's remedies for flatulence we find the lemon juice. It is believed that small amounts of lemon juice, taken with meals, can help improve digestion and, consequently, reduce the formation of intestinal gas.


Lo ginger è considered a precious help in case of bad digestion, bloating and flatulence. To alleviate the problem, it is possible to take herbal teas prepared with fresh or dried ginger, eat a piece of fresh ginger at the end of a meal, or choose herbal remedies, such as tinctures or tablets, based on ginger.

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Other useful remedy to facilitate normal digestion and avoid the formation of gas which will then be expelled in an annoying way, we find the simple herbal tea based on chamomile. It aids in digestion, relaxes the muscles of the intestine, deflates the abdomen and reduces inflammation. You can drink up to 3 or 4 cups a day. Chamomile teas are not recommended in case of allergy to this plant.

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