Festive season means binging on food. Food that are spicy, oily, sugary and tangy. Overeating is common during festive season. Other than adding extra pound to your body the other common problem faced is of course gas and bloating. It is very usual problem among most of the people. It is unpleasant and awkward at the same time.
Bloating and gas is accompanied by feeling of abdominal pain, fullness, flatulence and belching. Abdominal pain that is triggered by gas usually starts in between the chest and the upper pelvis.
The formation of gas may be the result of some particular food and is temporary in nature. Yet, sometimes it may be due to some underlying health issues. Ahead of beginning any treatment, one should know the causes first.
While eating or drinking we swallow air along with food or liquid. The air gets trapped in gastrointestinal tract and causes discomfort and pain. The ingestion of air is called aerophagia.
Constipation is the common cause of bloating and gas, and it happens when bowel movements are irregular. Acute constipation leads to obstipation, which is more of a life-threatening condition.
Irritable bowel syndrome is a digestive tract disorder and is a chronic condition. It causes symptoms like bloating, cramps, gas, diarrhoea or constipation more often.
Avoiding gas forming food, carbonated drinks, keeping hydrated, and following a healthy lifestyle reduce the problem to some extent.
There are ayurvedic herbs that helps in getting rid of bloating and gas. Some of them are:
Punarnava or Boerhavia Diffusa: If you are enduring any stomach ailment, Punarnava is the great herb because it reinforces stomach muscles, eases constipation, works on liver disorders and kidney disorders. It is primarily used for indigestion, which is the primary cause of gas and bloating.
Kasaundi or Kasamarda or Cassia Occidentalis: It improves digestion. It has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and hepatoprotective properties.
Bhringraj or Eclipta alba Hassk: An herb that's known as the king of all herbs and finds mention in seven Ayurvedic references. It acts on digestive, circulatory and nervous system at the same time. It's a laxative and helps with constipation.
Tinospora cardifolia: The wonder plant, commonly known as Giloy, has strong anti-inflammatory property to heal GI inflammation and acidity. It relieves bloating, distention, gas and constipation.
Kutki: Kutki or Katuka is a small perennial herb with potent hepatoprotective properties. Kutki finds mention in various Ayurvedic texts for several gastric ailments. It treats jaundice, liver disorders, indigestion, and prevents bloating and constipation. Besides this it is equally effective on anemia, hiccups, emesis and removes intestinal worms.
Vai Vidanga: Embelia ribes commonly known as false black pepper has a significant pharmacological prospect. It is used in traditional medicines for its mollifying effect on abdominal disorders, indigestion, and constipation.
Rohitaka: Rohitaka is an ayurvedic herb that is effective on liver and spleen disorder, abdominal colic, and gastritis.
These are some of the herbs that help with constipation, gas, bloating and other stomach ailments that keeps bothering you.
Udar Sanjivani, an amalgamation of Bhringraj, Tinospora cardifolia, Kutki, Vai vidanga, Kasamarda, Punarnava, Rohitaka and many more potent herbs is best recommended.
It succors getting rid of bloating, heartburn, gas, acidity, constipation and other stomach ailments. It gives longstanding relief by promoting gut lubrication and neutralizing stomach acids. Being herbal in nature, it works with the body's natural process.
Prerequisite for any remedy to have long lasting effect is purification of the system. Udar Sanjivani comprises of certain herbs that aids in cleansing the digestive system thereby giving a lasting effect.
We love festivals so do we love festive cuisines. Relishing both may be possible only if we make sensible choices. Nobody can't always take food as a medicine especially during festive time, but taking proper medicine assists in enjoying the food and the life with a happy gut.