Belching or eructation (commonly known as burping) is the expulsion of excessive air/gas from the upper digestive tract (esophagus and stomach) via the mouth. When swallowing food or drinks, we also tend to swallow air. This usually happens when a person eats too fast, talks while eating, or consumes carbonated drinks. Homeopathic medicines for belching help manage attending complaints like heartburn, gas, nausea, vomiting that tend to appear with belching. Asafoetida, China, and Antimonium Crudum are the top homeopathic medicines for belching.
Belching is a normal and common process to get rid of excessive swallowed air through the mouth. Sometimes certain foods and drinks can also lead to excessive belching. Cauliflower, cabbage, beans, whole wheat bread, onions, alcohol, carbonated beverages and food with high fiber/starch content often lead to belching. Apart from food, there are a few medications like metformin and laxatives like lactulose that may lead to excessive burping. In addition to the above, belching may be a part of symptoms of many medical conditions like gastritis, lactose intolerance, GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease), gastroparesis, H.pylori infection, and celiac disease. In such medical conditions, other symptoms like abdominal pain/burning, heartburn, flatulence, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea tend to be present.
Homeopathic Treatment of Excessive Belching
Homeopathic medicines are powerful remedies and help to manage the complaint of excessive belching effectively. They work by targeting to treat the root cause of belching and bring relief.
Homeopathic Medicines for Excessive Belching
Asafoetida – For Loud Belching
Asafoetida is a natural homeopathic medicine prepared from the gum resin of Asafoetida of the natural order Umbelliferae. Asafoetida is a well indicated homeopathic medicine for managing cases of belching that are very loud. There is an excessive accumulation of gas in the stomach with distension. The gas rolls and gurgles in the stomach with pain. All the gas is pushed upwards and passes in the form of loud belching. Belching may also smell foul (sometimes like garlic) in cases where Asafoetida is indicated.
China – For Empty Belching of Wind
Homeopathic medicine China is prepared from the bark of a plant named Cinchona Officinalis. The natural order of this plant is Rubiaceae. China is helpful for cases of belching of empty wind. The abdomen is bloated, distended but belching gives no relief to the person. Motion tends to bring relief from bloating. People needing China suffer from slow digestion and complain that the food remains for long hours in the stomach. They may also complain of gagging and frequent vomiting with above features.
Antimonium Crudum – For Belching that Tastes like Food
Antimonium Crudum is a natural homeopathic medicine for belching that tastes like food that has been eaten. Stomach feels full and overloaded with belching. Cramping pain in the stomach may appear. There is an aversion to all kinds of food. Nausea and a desire to vomit may be present. Another peculiar attending feature is a thickly coated white tongue.
Carbo Veg – For Belching that is Foul Smelling
Carbo Veg is a natural medicine for belching that is offensive and foul smelling. The belching may taste sour or bitter and is almost constant. The person feels disgust for food, and the abdomen (especially upper part) is full, tense and bloated. Belching provides little relief in bloating. Consuming even the simplest kind of food leads to gastric trouble. There may be a pain in the stomach after eating along with burning in the upper abdomen.
Nux Vomica – For Bitter Tasting Belching
Nux Vomica is a natural remedy considered in cases of belchings that taste bitter. The belching can be difficult and is attended with vomiting. The vomit may contain food or bile. The person may experience constant nausea in the morning. Pressure and fullness with a sensation of weight in the stomach may be present. Sometimes cramping, pinching, constrictive, griping pain may arise in the stomach. Burning in the stomach is also present. The person may lose appetite. Most people needing Nux Vomica may be chronic sufferers of gastritis, gastric ulcer, and dyspepsia. An effectual urge to pass stool is another attending key feature.
Robinia – For Sour Belching with Heartburn
Robinia offers a natural cure for belching and heartburn. It is a homeopathic preparation derived from the fresh bark of root and young twigs of a plant called Robinia Pseud-acacia. This plant belongs to the natural order Leguminosae. Robinia helps in cases of sour belching attended with heartburn (retrosternal burning). This complaint seems to get worse at night upon lying down. The stomach feels full and may also be painful. Robinia is one of the best homeopathic remedies for GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease).
Iris Versicolor – For Sour or Bitter Belching
Iris Versicolor is prepared from the root of a plant named Blue Flag of the natural order Iridaceae. Iris Versicolor is highly recommended for sour or bitter belching. It may be accompanied by marked burning in any part of the gastrointestinal tract. Vomiting of intensely sour fluid tends to appear frequently. The sour fluid of vomiting tends to excoriate the throat. Iris Versicolor, like homeopathic medicine Robinia, is also well indicated for cases of GERD.
Argentum Nitricum – For Belching After Every Meal
Argentum Nitricum offers a natural cure for belching that appears after every meal. The belching may be tasteless. There is an excessive accumulation of gas, and the stomach feels like it will burst from gas. Nausea after meals is also prominent. The stomach feels full and may be swollen, with constricting pains.
Lycopodium – For Belching from Starchy Food
Homeopathic medicine Lycopodium is prepared from the spores of a plant named Lycopodium Clavatum with the common name Club Moss. This plant belongs to the natural order Lycopodiaceae. Lycopodium is useful for belching that arises from consuming farinaceous or starchy food. The belching may be sour or bitter in nature. The abdomen is also bloated and heavy due to excessive accumulation of gases. Consuming the smallest amount of food causes excessive gas. The gas causes rumbling and gurgling in the abdomen. Pain in the stomach of constricting, burning, stitching nature may appear that gets better by belching.
Pulsatilla – For Belching after Taking Fatty Food
Pulsatilla is an effective homeopathic medicine prepared from a plant called Pulsatilla Nigricans or Windflower. The natural order of this plant is Ranunculaceae. Pulsatilla offers helps in cases of belching that appears after consuming fatty food. For using Pulsatilla, the belching may be bitter, taste like food, of wind, or rancid taste. The belching is ineffectual and is attended with pain in the pit of the stomach, after every meal. The stomach region is extremely sensitive to pressure.