Flatulence is a term used for excessive accumulation of gas in the abdomen. Flatulence is mainly caused due to the breakdown of digested food and its malabsorption in the intestine. Flatulence can be passed from the mouth in the form of belching or from the anus in the form of flatus (gas). Flatus may be noisy and may or may not have an odor. A bloated abdomen often accompanies flatulence. Obstructed flatulence may lead to a colicky pain in the abdomen. A headache often accompanies flatulence. It affects people of all age groups but is more prominent in older adults. It can develop as a result of consuming farinaceous (starchy) food like beans, cabbage, etc. The various gastric disorders like irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, and food allergies can lead to excessive flatulence, and post-operative flatulence is also a common condition. Homeopathic medicines for flatulence are made of natural substances and help inhibit the recurring tendency of this condition.
Homeopathic Medicines for Flatulence
Homeopathy offers an excellent alternative treatment for Flatulence. These medicines for flatulence are made of natural substances, and therefore do not cause any side effects. Homeopathic medicine provides symptomatic relief from the condition and helps treat the root cause of the disease.
1. For Flatulence with Belching
Asafoetida – For Flatulence with Vomiting.
Asafoetida is a medicine used to treat flatulence with regurgitations of liquids. Explosive belching that smells of garlic and has a rancid taste and forcible belching of gas are also indicative of this medicine.
Carbo Vegetabilis – For Flatulence with Putrid Belching.
Carbo Vegatabilis is a medicine used to treat flatulence coupled with sour and putrid belching that occur after eating or drinking. Belching provides temporary relief.
2. For Flatulence with Bloated Abdomen
Magnesia Phosphorica – For Flatulence with Bloating.
Magnesia Phosporica is a medicine used to treat flatulence coupled with a bloated abdomen and a sensation of fullness. Flatulent colic that forces the patient to bend double, loosen clothing, walk, and constantly pass flatus are indicative of this medicine.
Raphanus – For Flatulence with Distended Abdomen.
Raphanus is a medicine used to treat flatulence with a distended abdomen. Flatulence may be retained and not get passed up or down. This medicine also works well for post-operative gas.
3. For Flatulence after Eating
Argentum Nitricum – For Flatulence after Eating.
Argentum Nitricum is a medicine used to treat flatulence that causes distention of the abdomen after eating. There also may be a desire to consume sweets, which worsen the problem.
China – For Flatulence by Liquids.
China is a medicine used to treat flatulence caused by consuming tea, beer, wine, impure water, fruits or milk. Flatulence in the stomach that stays for a long time after a meal is indicative of this medicine.
Lycopodium – For Flatulence with Bloating.
Lycopodium is a medicine used to treat flatulence that is noisy and is accompanied by a bloated abdomen. The affected person may experience a feeling of fullness immediately after a light meal. A constant sense of fermentation in the gut, like yeast working continuously, is present.
4. For Flatulence that is Offensive
Aloes – For Accumulated Flatus.
Aloes is a medicine used to treat flatulence with abdominal pains that get better after passing burning, offensive-smelling flatus. The flatus gets accumulated and causes twisting pains in the abdomen.
Carbo Vegetabilis – For Flatus with Excretion.
Carbo Vegetabilis is a medicine used to treat the condition where the flatus is hot, moist and offensive, and it is released with the feces. Heaviness and fullness in the abdomen along with sour, putrid belching are also indicative of this medicine.
5. For Flatulence with Abdominal Pain
Lycopodium – For Flatulence with Shooting Pain.
Lycopodium is a medicine used to treat flatulence that is accompanied by shooting pains across the lower abdomen from right to left side. The pain gets better by rubbing the belly and drinking hot water.
Colocynthis – For Flatulent Colic.
Colocynthis is a medicine used to treat flatulent colic (pain in the abdomen due to flatus) that comes in waves and gets better upon doubling up and applying hard pressure. A sensation of cutting, twisting, contracting and bruised pains in the gut is also present.
6. For Flatulence with Headache
Robinia – For Flatulence with Dull Headache.
Robinia is a medicine used to treat flatulent colic accompanied by dull, frontal headache. A sour-feeling stomach as a result of consuming foods like pastry, ice-cream, warm bread, cabbage or other flatulence-causing foods may be present.
Nux Vomica – For Flatulence with Throbbing Headache.
Nux Vomica is a medicine used to treat flatulent distention with a severe, throbbing headache. Incarcerated flatus with loud rumbling and gurgling in the abdomen, especially in morning is present.
7. For Flatulence in Seniors
Lycopodium – For Noisy Flatulence.
Lycopodium is a medicine used to treat noisy flatulence that develops immediately after eating in elderly people.
Natrum Carbonicum – For Flatulence with Bloating.
Natrum Carbonicum is a medicine used to treat flatulence along with indigestion, gas and bloating of the abdomen in older adults. The flatus may move within the stomach.
8. For Flatulence (Post Operative)
Arnica – For Flatulent Colic.
Arnica is a medicine used to treat flatulent colic that may occur after surgery or trauma. The stomach is distended with flatus passing upwards and downwards.
China – For Post Operative Flatus Pain.
China is a medicine used to treat postoperative gas pains. The affected person gets no relief by passing gas. Weak digestion, fermentation and bloating of the stomach are also present