Our immunity is 70% based on our intestinal flora (or microbiota) and we must therefore take care of it. It is also unfortunately very fragile and easy to disrupt, which does not fail to cause very unpleasant digestive disorders. In this regard, bloating and flatulence are certainly among the most unpleasant inconveniences. The feeling of having a heavy and swollen stomach is indeed very painful and heavy on a daily basis. Fortunately, alternative medicine offers many natural solutions to regain some comfort. Discover natural remedies to deflate your overly swollen belly.
Understanding the cause of pain, an essential point for healing
Digestive disorders rarely manifest themselves alone, causing episodes of gas, constipation and diarrhea to follow. And by dint of dealing with pain on a daily basis, we almost believe that it is normal to suffer. However, it is nevertheless unnatural to feel disturbed at the level of his belly. To find a flat stomach and experience real relief in the long term, it is therefore above all essential to identify the causes of your stomach ache rather than simply reacting to events by addressing the resulting symptoms.
It is very common that this is due to:
-Stress (easy to manage with plants or essential oils)
-An imbalance of the microbiota (also called intestinal dysbiosis), often linked to a diet too rich in refined sugar and hidden sugars in processed foods
-Pesticides or additives that we ingest
-Certain medications (anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, antidepressants, etc.) that can disrupt the intestinal flora
-A disease, especially irritable bowel syndrome
-And finally a food intolerance or food allergy (gluten, lactose, etc.)
A good medical follow-up is crucial here!
1) Adopt good food habits
It is sometimes in the simplest gestures that the best solutions reside. By adopting a few good reflexes, you can greatly reduce the swelling of your belly on a daily basis.
This involves several things:
–Keep a logbook your diet and your stomach aches to be able to establish correlations
-Do tests by changing elements in its power supply and seeing if it works or not
–Decrease the coffee (aggressive for the intestine and exciting for the adrenal glands which then produce more stress hormone) and refined sugar
-Reduce alcohol as much as possible, which is very sweet and quickly disrupts the microbiota
–Cook yourself instead of opting for ultra-processed foods rich in additives and hidden sugars which worsen this condition
-Eat fruit outside of meals and not for dessert to limit their fermentation
– Stay well hydrated, but make sure drink water between meals
-Split meals, especially lunch and dinner, by making healthy snacks, and eat more slowly and mindfully (without television, it’s better!).
2) Give pride of place to fermented foods and probiotics
Fermented foods are excellent for limiting the phenomenon of bloated belly, because they are rich in probiotics good for the intestine. This includes foods like kefir, kombucha (recipe here), fermented cabbage (sauerkraut lovers take note!) and kimchi. It is also possible to directly take a course of probiotics to restore your intestinal flora, especially when you know that it will be damaged (taking antibiotics, traveling abroad, change of season, etc.). .).
Prebiotics, also essential
Any help is welcome! However, prebiotics help nourish the good bacteria in the microbiome and improve the intestinal environment to help them develop well. Here, we will give pride of place to apples, bananas, chicory (sweeter than coffee), garlic, carob, etc.
3) Vegetable charcoal among the remedies to deflate your belly
Impossible to talk about flatulence and bloating without mentioning this well-known natural remedy! The vegetable charcoal in capsules allows toabsorb gases as well as pesticide residues, food additives or harmful bacteria. It is generally used as a cure over two to three weeks. Be careful, however, to space out the intake of two hours with the consumption of drugs and food.
4) Anti-bloating plants for more comfort
Just like ginger, carminative plants are to be preferred as an infusion and added to dishes to soothe a swollen stomach. This includes fennel, fennel seeds, coriander and anise. We can also rely on the lemon balm whose antispasmodic and sedative properties help relieve pain as well as nervous tension that causes swelling. It can be used alone or in combination with pepper mint (good for digestion) and/or thyme (anti-bloating). To be taken outside of meals as an infusion. Infused and consumed after the meal, the rosemary will allow the digestion of fats, the reduction of flatulence and intestinal infections which do not help anything.
5) Baking soda powder or superfine clay
Baking soda is great for difficult digestions, bloating and acid reflux. We usually take a teaspoon diluted in water before the meal. Be careful not to abuse it in case of heart or kidney failure. As for superfine clay (in sachets at the pharmacy), it allows you to make digestive dressings to protect its digestive mucosa and absorb gases. However, ask your doctor or pharmacist for the dosage before swallowing it. Note, however, that it should always be taken outside of medication or meals (an interval of two hours), because it prevents their proper absorption by the body.
6) Essential oils, other remedies to deflate your belly
Tropical basil essential oil has a very effective natural antispasmodic power. We can therefore dilute it in a vegetable oil of our choice (sweet almond oil, coconut oil or other) and massage your belly with this mixture by making gentle circular movements in the direction of clockwise. This helps soothe stomach pain and reduce bloating. Other essential oils are very effective remedies for deflating the stomach and promoting abdominal relaxation. One can thus substitute tropical basil with essential oil of cumin or tarragon.
7) Homeopathy to deflate your swollen belly
Many homeopathic remedies exist to deflate your belly. However, they will be chosen depending on where the bloating is concentrated.
-For bloating located above the navel (often linked to swallowed air), we will rather favor Carbo vegetabilis 5 CH (2 pellets three times a day)
-For bloating located below the navel (caused by the accumulation of intestinal gas), we will rather take Lycopodium 5 CH (2 pellets three times a day)
-If it reaches these two areas, it is rather China Rubra 5 CH which will suit you (always 2 granules three times a day)
-Finally, those who eat too quickly or too sweet can try Argentum nitricum 9 CH (2 pellets three to four times a day)