Naturopathy – Gas Formation Preventing Measures

Gas Formation – Preventive Measures

  • Avoid eating too rapidly and too much or while under emotional strain and drinking large quantities of liquids with meal. Laxatives and purgatives should be avoided.
  • Avoid gas-forming food such as:
    • Vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, onions, peas and radish.
    • Fruits like apple, melon, banana and also other fruits which are bitter or sour.
    • All types of sour juices, sour buttermilk/curds, soft drinks, tea and coffee.
    • Pulses like chana and rajma, pickles and spices.
    • Off-seasonal vegetables and fruits which are cold stored.
  • Consume non-gas forming food such as:
    • All vegetables and fruits having fine fiber e.g. papaya, sweet mango, mosambi or orange (if not sour), tender carrot and beet root.
    •  All vegetables which are tender or well cooked.
    • Naturally sweet curds/buttermilk.
  • Treatment for immediate relief:
    • Drink a glass of warm water or cleansing drink (boil 1 cup water, with 1 tsp saunf 1/2 tsp ajwain. 10 mint leaves and then add little black salt and juice of 1/2 lemon before drinking) and walk for 5-10 minutes.
    • Lie on abdomen and practice yogic asanas pertaining to the abdomen like, Pavan Muktasana,  Bhujangasana also help.

For other treatments/yogic asanas, see chart.


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