When our body forms excessive gas and accumulates in esophagus, not reaching the stomach, then our body expels the excessive gas through a process that is termed as burping or bleaching. It feels very embarrassing to burp in front of friends or at public places and it is not something to be boastful about, so while you are recently developing the habit of burping or bleaching, its time you know some prevention steps.
Habits to inculcate in order to reduce burping
- While taking your meals, develop a habit of eating slowly, don’t just eat but chew your food properly because in that manner you will swallow less air.
- People who chew gums have a tendency to burp a lot. So, if you are among them and you chew gums, avoid it as a part of your mouth is swallowing air.
- It is recommended for actually everybody to take walks after a heavy meal, as it reduces the formation of gas in your body which causes Burping.
- If you are a smoker, you do burp quite frequently, so if one wants to save oneself from the embarrassment of burping in front of someone, don’t smoke or at least don’t smoke more than one cigar or cigarette in a day.
Home remedies for treatment
Back to the main point, where knowing some homemade remedies to this problem is the best you can ask for. They are as follows: –
Ginger has been the most helpful ingredient for treating burping and moreover it is available in every home. What you need to do is slice gingers into thin pieces and add them in a cup of hot water, cover the cup and let it soak the ginger slices for around 10 minutes. After that, strain the ginger out and squeeze a few drops of lemon juice into it along with a tablespoon of honey. Ginger’s carminative properties prevent the occurrence of gas which results in burping, so this supplement works best if taken in the above-mentioned manner for 2-3 times in a day.
Sour/Probiotic food products
Food items like yogurt, pickles, and buttermilk have a greater impact on our digestive systems. They maintain the bacterial level in our body, as bacteria increases the formation of gas. So, if such products are taken on a daily basis, it will balance the level of bacteria a body should naturally possess.
Another natural remedy that has a cooling effect on burping or belching is Peppermint. Peppermint promotes the flow of bile for a better digestion but is strictly prohibited for a person who has gallstones. To use this supplement, you need to put a tablespoon of dry peppermint in a cup of hot water, just like ginger tea, keep it covered for 10 minutes. Before use, strain the peppermint and have it 2-3 times in a day to get better results.
Chamomile is yet another natural herb that is good to cure abdominal gastric problems which further causes Burping. People who feel cramps in the intestines too can have chamomile tea. To prepare chamomile tea, purchase chamomile tea bags from the market and pour a cup of hot water with a teabag in it. Keep it for 5-10 minutes and then have your tea after you remove the tea bag. For best results, drink this tea for 2-3 times in a day.
Chewing of 2-3 cardamoms at a time creates digestive juices in our stomach, so one should chew cardamoms on a daily basis. You can also cardamom powder to a cup of hot water and have it as a tea.