is sometimes caused by air that is swallowed when food is
hastily gulped, or by drinking fizzy drinks.
Wind can also occur as a result of a failure of the
digestive system to break down certain foods, which leaves
a residue that ferments in the bowel.
Foods which most commonly give rise to this problem
include beans, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower,
cucumber, green peppers, melons, nuts, onion, peas and prunes.
usual symptoms of wind are a bloated sensation in the abdomen,
frequent belching or breaking of wind, and constipation.
Similar symptoms can also be caused by an ulcer, hiatus
hernia or other conditions.
If symptoms of wind persist, a medical practitioner
should be consulted.
Treatment of Wind
treatment of wind involves eating a simple diet, reducing
sugar, fat and coffee intake, and eating slowly, paying attention
to posture. Massage
and compresses can ease discomfort.
Charcoal tablets provide quick relief as they absorb
gas from the gut.
Help for Wind
foods which you know give you wind, such as beans, Brussels
sprouts, cabbage, nuts, peas, etc.
not eat protein and starch at the same meal, and reduce raw
vegetables and sugars.
intake of pulses, particularly soya.
not eat fat.
not drink with meals, and avoid coffee and strong tea.
slowly, chewing food well.
Do not overeat.
erect while eating, and improve general posture.
remedies for Wind
seeds or a clove may be chewed after a meal.
tea can be sipped after a meal.
sage, marjoram and rosemary may be used in cooking.
small cup of camomile, meadowsweet or balm tea may be sipped
between meals. To
make an infusion, add either 5g of dried camomile flowers,
4g of meadowsweet, or 3g of balm to a cup of boiling water
and leave to infuse for ten minutes, strain and sip.
your GP if flatulence persists.
Treatment of Wind
following homoeopathic remedies can be taken to alleviate
the symptoms of wind:
Argentum nit. for those who suffer wind
after sweet food, or when they are warm and worried.
veg. for those who suffer in damp weather, late
in the day, or after fatty food.
for those with ravenous hunger that is satisfied by only a
few mouthfuls, who cannot digest cabbage, or have a craving
essential oils basil, sage, peppermint and myrrh can be blended
and massaged onto the abdomen in a clockwise direction