Belching is not really a medical condition and nothing to worry about, but it can be very embarrassing. When we belch we essentially expel air that was earlier swallowed along with the gas from the stomach. In a way belching is good because without that one would feel bloated with all the accumulated gas in the stomach, but too much belching can be the symptom of a digestive problem.
The best way to avoid belching is to reduce the amount of air that we swallow while chewing candy or gum, talking while eating, eating too fast, drinking too many bubbly beverages, smoking etc. By curbing these factors we can reduce the amount of belching while there are also herbal remedies for belching that will help to control the problem.
Herbal Remedies For Belching
Ginger is a great herb and is used in treating many ailments. It is anti inflammatory and a pain reliever. Apart from these properties it is also very good for the digestion and reduces flatulence which is one of the causes of excessive burping. For best results make a tea of fresh ginger root by grating it and then pouring boiling hot water over it. This mixture should be steeped for 5-10 minutes and then strained.
Drink this tea lukewarm. If you find the taste of ginger too strong you can add a teaspoon of lemon juice in one teaspoon ginger pulp and swallow this mixture after meals. This is one of the best herbal remedies for belching.
Lemon juice can be used either freshly squeezed from lemons or preserved in a bottle. Both work equally well in case of reducing belching.
Take 1 teaspoon lemon juice and add ½ teaspoon baking soda to it, pour one cup cool water into this mixture and stir to mix well. Drink this mixture immediately after meals. This remedy is very effective in reducing acidity and flatulence in the stomach.
Papaya is rich in the enzyme Papain which has strong medicinal properties and is used for the treatment of various ailments especially those related to the digestive system. Adding good amounts of papaya to your daily diet will definitely reduce belching and is especially recommended for people who have a chronic problem of belching. Papain contained in the papaya fruit enhances digestion and reduces the formation of stomach gases and hence acts as one of the herbal remedies for belching.
Take equal amounts of fennel, cumin and celery seeds. All these three seeds are excellent at enhancing digestion and cumin is especially good for reducing the formation of stomach gases. Chew about 1 teaspoon of this mixture thoroughly and swallow with 1/3 cup warm water after every meal.
It will reduce belching dramatically. However, do remember to chew the roasted seeds well and not swallow them half chewed or whole which will reduce their effectiveness as herbal remedies for belching.
This is considered as one of the popular herbal remedies for belching. This remedy is very simple to use. Just take 1 teaspoon of dried peppermint and steep it for 5 minutes in 1 cup boiling water. Then let it cool. Drink this concoction after every meal on the daily basis to prevent belching.