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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Thursday, December 6, 2018

How to cure flatulence?


how to cure flatulence

Too much of air or gas in the stomach or intestines due to the waste gas produced during digestion and which bloats the organs is called Flatulence. It is the passing gas from the digestive system out of the back passage. It's more commonly known as "farting".


As per Ayurveda Flatulence is called Aadhaman. The cause of it is due to an imbalance of Vata and Pitta Dosha. Pitta in body represents the presence of heat or fire. Pitta controls the digestive fire or jatharagni in the body which is the fire that helps in digestion of food. Vata symbolizes air or wind. Poor and weak digestive fire is cause of low Pitta Dosha and aggravated Vata Dosha. Which results to hampered and disturbed digestion. Impaired digestion of food leads to flatulence.


  • Heavy meal
  • Stress, depression
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol and smoking
  • Excessive spicy foods
  • Aerated drinks and colas
  • Not drinking sufficient water
  • Peptic ulcers and gastritis
  • Bloating


  • Belching and headache in some cases
  • Lethargy and dullness
  • Increased frequency or excessive instances of passing gas,
  • Smelly or foul smelling gas production
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain or feeling of heaviness in the abdomen
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort
  • Severe cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Nausea and vomiting sometimes


  • Should follow vata-pacifying, easily digestible and nutritious diet.
  • Avoid raw foods, even raw salads, sprouted beans and pulses.
  • Use vata-pacifying herbs like asafetida, celery seeds, cumin seeds and cardamom while cooking.
  • Whole wheat and brown rice are helpful.
  • Food should be ate in calm and soothing surroundings with no disturbance.
  • Always fresh and warm food should be eaten whenever you feel hungry.
  • Practice Vajrasan and Agnisaar Pranayama Yogasanas daily.




Grains – No for it

Grains to be consumed

  • Millets - Bajra may cause acidity.
  • Rice ( not at night)
  • Brown bread
  • Oat meal
  • Brown rice
  • Cereal

Note – Rich in fiber and good for acidity.

Fruits – Should not be consumed

Fruits to be consumed

  • High citrus fruits should be avoided
  • Oranges
  • Grape fruit
  • Cranberries
  • Lemon
  • Dates (unsoaked)
  • All sour fruits


  • Watermelon
  • Yellow bananas
  • Musk melon
  • Papaya
  • Figs
  • Apple
  • Pear
  • Dates - soaked

Note – Low citrus fruits and they don’t form the gas hence provide relief in acidity

Vegetables- No for it

Consumable Vegetables

  • Yam (all of its varieties)
  • Capsicum
  • Brinjal (Sometimes)
  • Cauliflower
  • Asparagus
  • Green beans
  • Carrot
  • Radish
  • Cruciferous Vegetables ( broccoli, cabbage and few more)
  • Pumpkin
  • All gourds are good to have like bottle gourd, ash gourd,  ridge gourd (ghiya, petha, tori etc)

Non Vegetarian items to be avoided

Vegetarian items to be taken

  •  Avoid fried meat product
  • Red meat 
  • Baked, steamed and grilled poultry and meats
  • Egg white

Spices should be avoided

  • Spices like red chili (lal mirch), green chili (hari mirchi), cloves (laung), and black pepper (kali mirch) should be avoided in the acidity problem because they cause the heartburn and stomach upset.
  • Fennel (saunf), Carom (azwain), Fenugreek (methi), Cumin (jeera) And Coriander (dhaniya) are good.

Other food items – No for it

Other food products – should eat

  • Caffeine
  • Fast foods
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Alcohol
  • High fat foods
  • Spicy foods
  • Hot drinks
  • Smoking
  • Tomato sauce
  • Salted butter
  • Herbal tea made from cumin-jeera, coriander-dhaniya and fennel seeds - saunf is good to have.
  • Take Indian goose berry –amla powder daily after meal.
  • Mixture of Indian goose berry, fennel and licorice powder in quantity of 1 tsp is good after each meal.
  • Lentils can be taken which are light to digest.
  • Homemade butter (without salt)
  • Cow ghee is best



1. Fresh slice of ginger with pinch of rock salt (black salt) 10mins before and after meal which helps in improving digestion and avoid bloating.

2. Fennel seeds have cooling effect which pacifies the pitta and improves the digestion. Tea made with fennel seeds controls bloating, gas, cramps, abdominal pain and it also act as a diuretic.

3. Cumin seeds have cooling effect which pacifies the pitta and improves the digestion. Chew half teaspoon of cumin seeds till it turns into paste.

4. Make a decoction using coriander, cumin and fennel seeds- all these herbs have cooling effect that increases and improves digestion. It reduces the abdominal pain, gas and flatulence.

  • Take 1/4th of each coriander, cumin and fennel. (Dhaniya, Jeera and Sounf)
  • Boil all these ingredients in about 400 ml of water.
  • Boil to prepare decoction.
  • Boil till 50 to 60 ml remains.
  • Filter and drink twice daily.

5. Mint has calming and cooling effect which pacifies the pitta dosha and improves the digestion.

  • Chew the fresh leaves of mint.
  • Make a decoction of mint leaves and water.
  • Make a paste (Herbal chutney) of fresh mint leaves, cumin seeds powder and add a pinch of salt. Eat this paste twice daily.

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Herbal Remedies for Flatulence

Herbal Remedies for Flatulence


1. Mahashankh Vati

It is in form of tablet and is formulation of herbs like Pippali (Piper longum), Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), Danti mool (Baliospermum montanum), Marich (Piper nigrum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Hingu (Ferula-asafoetida). These herbal tablets control hyper acidity, burping, heart burn and abdominal pain.

DOSAGE: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after 30 mins of meal.

2. Agnitundi Vati

It is in form of tablet and is formulation of herbs like Triphala- (Amalaki (Phyllanthus emblica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), and Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Cumin (Cuminum cyminum), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Vidanga (Embelia ribes) and few more. It balances pitta doshas. Increases the appetite and supports healthy digestion.

DOSAGE: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after 30 mins of meal.

3. Digestion Support Capsules

It’s an herbal combination in the form of capsules. The herbs used are Amalaki (Phyllanthus emblica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), Dhania (Coriandrum sativum), Pippali (Piper longum) and Jeerak (Cyminum cuminum). It is an herbal supplement which promotes and encourages the digestive system which reduces the formation of acidity.

DOSAGE: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after 30 mins of meal.



  • Little and less food should be ate often
  • Chew the food properly
  • Regular exercise improves digestion
  • Eat a healthful, balanced diet
  • Peppermint tea or any herbal tea improves the digestion and settle the stomach

Do Not

  • Smoke and drink alcohol
  • Don’t chew gum, suck pen tops, or hard sweets
  • Never eat any trigger foods that are hard to digest, or foods known to cause farts

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