What are Home Remedies for Bloating?
Since there are so many possible causes for bloating, remedies vary. Treating bloating generally requires treating the underlying cause. If the bloating is caused by constipation, for example, eating fruit can help loosen the stool.
Exercising, drinking plenty of water, and consuming fiber can also help relieve constipation and, therefore, help treat bloating.
If gas is the cause of bloating, it can be helpful to take one to two tablets of betaine hydrochloric acid.
In addition, carbonated water can encourage belching, which helps to eliminate gas and relieve bloating.
Chewing celery seeds and drinking chamomile tea can also be beneficial. Other helpful teas include fennel, ginger, and peppermint.
Activated charcoal pills can also help relieve gas and reduce bloating, though they should not be taken by anyone on birth control pills or other medication. In addition, charcoal should not be used on a long-term basis.