• Holly Erikitola

Natural Supplements For Gas And Bloating



If you're experiencing painful gas and bloating there are two natural supplements that I always recommend and even use myself. Both supplements bring quick relief which allows you to get on with your day and have been used for years in the treatment of IBS, bloating, nausea and other types of digestive discomfort.


PEPPERMINT


Peppermint has been used since ancient times in Eastern medicine to help with all kinds of digestive complaints. It’s particularly useful for trapped and painful wind, cramps, indigestion and nausea. It has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties.


There are different ways to take peppermint so depending on the severity of your symptoms you can decide which form is best for you.


Peppermint essential oil can be added to a carrier oil such as almond oil or olive oil and massaged into the stomach.


Peppermint tea is a delicious way to reduce bloating while keeping hydrated enough to keep things moving. Sipped slowly it brings relief and is very refreshing.


Peppermint oil capsules allow the concentrated oil to get more directly to the source of the problem and can be taken before meals.



FENNEL


The herb fennel has also been used for thousands of years to help digestive issues. It works well for trapped wind, nausea and constipation. It has anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties and a gentle laxative effect.


Fennel essential oil like peppermint oil can be mixed with a carrier oil such as almond oil or coconut oil and rubbed directly onto your stomach.


Drinking fennel tea is a refreshing way to wind down while soothing your digestive system. With a pleasant liquorice like flavour and speedy results drinking it can easily become a reassuring habit.


Fennel seed capsules contain freshly ground fennel seeds which means you get a more concentrated and effective dose which is great for severe cases of bloating.


Many people swear by these remedies and have found relief from their symptoms. You’ll be able to find them in local health stores or online and are definitely worth a try.