How to relieve gas pangs

We have all suffered gases sometime. It is even possible that right now in these moments you are suffering. And there is no doubt that the production of gases is a normal process of our digestive system during the process of digestion, which has two forms of expulsion: either through belching (through the mouth), or through flatulence (through the rectum).

Their causes can be really varied, although they influence especially eat too fast or talk while we eat , since we tend to swallow more air than we really should. Other habits also influence, such as smoking or chewing gum, while there are certain foods that can cause their annoying appearance such as following a diet with excess fiber or consume milk and its derivatives when suffering from lactose intolerance.

Stitches of gas

Among the symptoms that flatulence can cause, throbbing they are undoubtedly the most annoying, since they run with pain in the abdomen, which feel like painful punctures that expand throughout the belly, being able to feel even in the mouth of the stomach and reach to the chest.

Natural tips to calm the pain caused by gas pangs

Hot water or electric blanket

Some time ago we were wondering if It is good to apply heat in the stomach . The truth is that already in 2006 a group of scientists showed that applying heat in the area where pain is present activates the heat receptors located in that area, blocking the effect of chemical messengers that cause our body to detect it. That is, it acts in a way that is very similar to how analgesic drugs work.

In this sense, hot water or electric blanket can be useful to relieve pain from gas pangs . For this you can heat a bag with water or use an electric blanket and put it on the abdomen without burning, leaving for 20 minutes.

Water with lemon

Although it is usually a natural remedy not so popular or known, the water with lemon It is an excellent option that helps fight the pain caused by gases .


To be able to enjoy this quality, you only need to heat the equivalent of a cup of water in a saucepan or saucepan. While it is heated, part a lemon in half and squeeze it to get all its juice.

Once hot, turn off the heat, serve in a cup and add the freshly squeezed lemon juice. Mix a little and drink.

Natural medicinal infusions

There are certain infusions made with medicinal plants They can be very helpful in reducing, soothing and relieving the pain caused by gas punctures. Here we highlight the most useful and interesting:

  • Infusion of green anise : green anise is a medicinal plant whose seeds are digestive, useful to relieve flatulence.
  • Cumin infusion : cumin acts in the same way as green anise. In addition, it combines perfectly with other medicinal plants antiflatulencias as for example is the case of green anise.
  • Boldo infusion : the boldo is a useful plant that besides relieving the gases is an excellent liver tonic, suitable in turn to purify and detoxify the liver in a natural way.


To make these infusions you just have to boil the equivalent of a cup of water in a saucepan. When it begins to boil, add a teaspoon of the plant you have chosen, and let boil 3 minutes. After this time turn off the heat, cover and let rest another 3 minutes. Finally sneak and drink.

Celery decoction

In addition to the infusions indicated above, you can also make a celery decoction which becomes a natural choice as excellent as wonderful to relieve gas.

To make this remedy you only need a bunch of celery and half a liter of water. First put the water in a saucepan, wash the celery well and add it to the water, and let it boil for 5 minutes. After this time turn off the saucepan, cover and let stand 5 minutes. Finally strain and drink, preferably at the time you have gas.

To prevent the appearance of gases, it is advisable to drink this decoction before each meal.

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