What is Gas? Flatulence is a common problem that affects everyone at some time or another. It occurs when you need to drive out the excess air that builds up in your body.The gut from the esophagus or food pipe to rectum contains a lot of gases, but mainly of nitrogen and oxygen, which enter the body through the mouth via air swallowed during regular activities such as eating and talking.Carbon dioxide is produced when the acid present in the stomach comes into contact with bile and juices from the pancreas. Some of these gases are absorbed into the blood and will be breathed out in due course. The rest is passed out through the rectum. Common Causes of Gas Overproduction of bacteria in the stomach Foods containing a lot of fiber Products made with malt extracts Digestive disorders such as gastroenteritis Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Bacteria and other organisms Contaminated food or water Food prepared under unhygienic conditions Home Remedies for Gas Tip 1: Mix 1/2 tsp dry ginger powder with a pinch of asafoetida and a pinch of rock salt, in 1 cup of warm water. Drink. Tip 2: A drop of dill oil in a tsp of honey taken immediately after a meal will help. Tip 3: Mix 2 tsp of brandy with a cup of warm water and drink before going to bed. Tip 4: Chew on some fresh ginger slices that are soaked in lime juice after meals. Tip 5: Powder 1 tsp of pepper, 1 tsp of dry ginger and 1 tsp of green cardamom seeds. Mix 1/2 tsp of this mixture with water and drink an hour after a meal. Published on Aug 21, 2019Last Updated on Aug 21, 2019 << Home Remedies for Earache Home Remedies for Gout >> Most Popular on Medindia A-Z Drug Brands in India Blood Donation - Recipients Color Blindness Calculator Recommended Reading Know Your Nervous System The Central nervous system consists of the brain, the spinal cord, and the body's nerve network. This complex system is based on one kind of cell the neurons. READ MORE Morning Sickness "Morning sickness" is a term that is used to refer to the nausea and vomiting that is present in most pregnant women. READ MORE Swollen Lymph Nodes Swollen lymph nodes refer to enlargement of one or more lymph nodes in the body. The medical term for swollen lymph nodes is lymphadenopathy. READ MORE Health Benefits of Ginger Ginger used in cooking has many health benefits and contains many vitamins and minerals like manganese and copper, which are important for proper functioning of the body. READ MORE Lymph Nodes Expand During Disease Specialized immune cells that patrol the body to spot infections, also trigger the expansion of immune organs called lymph nodes, discovered scientists. READ MORE Otitis Media Middle ear infection, or otitis media, is a common type of infection that may or may not accompany the infections of nose and throat. It is the infection of any part of the middle ear. READ MORE Anemia Anemia is a condition in which the red blood cell (RBC) count or hemoglobin is less than normal. READ MORE Nausea and Vomiting Nausea and vomiting is a common problem that could be caused by conditions affecting the digestive tract or other systems of the body or due to infections. READ MORE Lymph Nodes Instrumental in Spreading Prion Infection Lymph nodes can be crucial for spreading low doses of infective prion agents -the pathogens responsible for conditions such as scrapie and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease READ MORE Show More Related Topics flatulence - Related News Can Common Drugs Used for Heartburn or GERD Increase the Risk of Heart Attack? Proton pump inhibitors, drugs used to treat heartburn caused by acid reflux and acidity of the stomach, may increase the risk of heart attack. READ MORE Excessive Probiotic Use Linked to Brain Fogginess and Severe Bloating Excessive probiotic use accumulates bacteria in the small intestine which result in brain fogginess and belly bloating. READ MORE Higher Salt Intake may Cause Gastrointestinal Bloating Eating too much salt or sodium-rich diet can lead to gastrointestinal bloating, finds a new study. READ MORE More Related News Comments @Lathnavin, India How to come out from Depression @DhananjayGujar, India It is very good & practical. Eating ginger + lemon + raw salt half an hour before meal helps a lot.