Belching, also known as burping is a process of release of gases from the stomach. Medically it is called ructus and sometimes can be embarrassing for a person because of its typical sound and bad odor. It is quite a common phenomenon, but excessive belching can create problems such as heartburn, nausea, indigestion or abdominal pain.
Swallowing lot of air while drinking or eating can cause belching. Consumption of carbonated drinks like beer and champagne can cause belching. Milk and sugar are also responsible for it. Vegetables and fruits such as cabbage, lentils, apricots, beans, bananas, prunes, onions and sprouts can result into excessive gas in the stomach and may cause belching. Chewing gum is also one of the major reasons for it. There are many home remedies for belching which are safe to practice and easy to implement.
One of the best home remedies for belching is to eat and drink slowly so that excessive air is not swallowed in the process. Those suffering from excessive belching or chronic belching should avoid consumption of alcohol. Exercise daily in order to reduce stress and live a healthy lifestyle.
Those who smoke cigarettes should quit smoking. People tend to swallow air and smoke in the process of smoking, which may later cause belching. Taking soups before meals is also one of the effective home remedies for belching. It helps in eliminating salts and liquids and helps to generate gastric acid.
Mint is a natural digestive agent. Just add few drops of mint essence or some fresh leaves into your drinking water. Drinking this water will definitely prove to be beneficial.
Having some raw grapefruit before meals is very helpful in treating belching. One of the efficient home remedies for belching is to combine lemon juice, water and organic apple cider vinegar in a cup and drink it before having your food. This will prevent the formation of gases and will reduce belching.
Try to add asafetida in your food. It will help you in getting relief from this problem. If you are having a stomach pain, then you can rub a mixture of asafetida and water all over your navel region. This will give you relief from the pain.
If you want to get immediate relief from stomach ache and gas, then try taking some warm water mixed with one to two teaspoons of brandy and drink it. Take some carom seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds and black pepper corns. Now grind them all together until they change into fine powder. Consuming half teaspoon of this powder with water will definitely help in treating belching.
In order to prevent the formation of gas, make it a habit of chewing fresh ginger pieces every day after meals. Take some water (two liters) and add one teaspoon of caraway seeds into it. Now boil this water on a low flame for almost fifteen minutes. Strain this mixture and drink one cup of this tea, either hot or warm three times in a day after your meals. These were some of the effective home remedies for belching which are very simple and safe to follow.