Drink a cup of warm water with two drops of peppermint (pudina), cinnamon (daalchini) or ginger extract.
Dried ginger and ajwain in equal weights should be steeped in double the quantity of lime-juice, dried and powdered. Add a little black salt to the powder. Two grams should be taken with warm water as and when needed.
Tie two handfuls of bajra and a handful of crystal-salt in a bag, warm it over the hot plate and foment the abdomen.
If the sufferer is a child, you can apply a pad of cotton wool or cloth steeped in hot water, in which asafoetida has been dissolved. Alternately, one part of turpentine oil and two parts of castor oil can be applied over the abdomen in lukewarm condition. Warmed castor leaves can also be wrapped over the abdomen.
Prepare a compound powder by taking equal parts of fried asafoetida (hing), black-salt (souvarcha lavana), cardamom (elaichi), ginger (sonth) and Solanum-xanthocarpum (kantakaari). Take in doses of 3 to 5 grams.
Mixture of two parts of celery seeds (ajamoda) and one part of fennel seeds (saunf) and sugar, taken in doses of half to one teaspoonful, helps relieve fatulence.
For children, there is an ‘user friendly’ preparation to use. Take fne powders of 5 parts of rutagraveolens (sadaab), 4 parts of celery seeds (ajamoda), 3 parts of mint (pudina), 1 part of saffron, 2 parts of black pepper, and 10 parts of honey. Keep in fresh bottle and use as and when required, in a dose of one to half teaspoonful.
The common prescription for fatulence consists of Hingwaashtaka choorna in a dose of one teaspoonful, twice daily, mixed with one teaspoonful of ghee, followed by hot water. Also, taking Kumaari aasava in a dose of 20 ml, twice daily after food with an equal quantity of warm water, improves the condition.
Don’t eliminate all the gas producing foods at once. Instead, avoid one food at a time.
Dentures should be ftted properly.
If you’ve post-nasal discharge, then you should take treatment for the same.
Slow down when you eat, avoid gulping food and chew each bite thoroughly.
Don’t talk while eating.
Avoid drinking through straws or narrow-mouthed bottles. Use a glass or cup instead.
Don’t lie down immediately after eating. Sit for a while.
Eliminate carbonated beverages from your diets. Remember that beer also contains gas.
Cut on fatty meats.
Exercise regularly. Reduce undue mental stress. Yoga is a good option.
Don’t use synthetic drugs. Self-medication is dangerous.
Be cautious about ‘recycled’ restaurant tea, as it irritates the inner lining of intestines, thereby forming gas.
Hingutriguna taila in the dose of 2 teaspoonfuls on empty stomach with warm water, relieves gas and constipation. Ark pudina (liquid) if taken, gives results in minutes. Raj vati, Lasunadi vati are also effective for fatulence.
FOODS THAT PRODUCE GAS
Beans • Nuts (especially groundnuts and cashew-nuts) • Pulses (blackgram and bengal-gram) • Vegetables such as potato, cabbage, onions, garlic, cauliflower, radishes, cucumbers, peas •