The presence of these discomforts, in addition to embarrassment, can interfere with the daily activities of those who suffer from it, but it is very easy to eliminate them
Belching and intestinal gas, accompanied by bloating, pain or swelling of the abdomen, can interfere with the daily activities of the sufferer and even cause embarrassment.
In many cases, burping and intestinal gas do not usually indicate a serious condition and, in general, they disappear with simple lifestyle changes.
You can also rely on natural options to get rid of these gastrointestinal problems, such as medicinal plants. Among its wide catalog, there is one that helps to eliminate belching and intestinal gas.
It is fennel, whose scientific name is Foeniculum vulgare, a perennial herb that can measure up to two meters in height, with leaves finely divided into cylindrical lacinias, with yellow umbrella-shaped flowers and an intense anise aroma.
This medicinal plant is native to the Mediterranean and introduced to the Americas. It is easily cultivated in alkaline soils and very sunny, while it grows wild as an arvense and ruderal weed. Fennel is composed of sugars, coumarins, essential oil with anethole, estragole, limonene, fenchone, pinene and phytosterols, which give it its medicinal properties, according to the document “Tlayeyecolpahtli (Experienced Medicine). Healing plants in the communities of Mexico”, published by the National Institute of Indigenous Peoples (INPI) of Mexico.
For its medicinal use, practically the entire fennel plant is used, with the exception of the root, and its consumption is regularly taken orally through an infusion.
Although it is a safe medicinal plant for human consumption, fennel should be avoided in children, pregnant women, and people with liver disease.
Fennel against belching and intestinal gas
Fennel is characterized by its properties against gastrointestinal discomfort, the INPI document states that this medicinal plant is effective in eliminating belching, intestinal gas, stomach and intestinal spasms.
Other of the medicinal benefits attributed to fennel is that it favors digestion and bile, fights biliary colic and causes menstruation.
For its part, the document “Medicinal plants of Cefofor’s Living Pharmacy”, published by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) of Mexico, also coincides with the gastrointestinal benefits of the plant.
For its consumption, the INPI document recommends preparing it in a liter and a half of water, where nine grams of the fennel plant will be boiled for five minutes, then the result is strained and four glasses of the infusion are drunk a day for 15 days.
Apart from the benefits for the gastrointestinal system, fennel has other medicinal properties exposed both in the INPI document and in the Semarnat document.
The medicinal plant is attributed antifungal properties, that is, it has the ability to prevent the growth of some types of fungi or even cause their death, and analgesic, which reduces or alleviates headaches, muscle pain, arthritic pain, or other ailments.
It is also used to eliminate toxins, headaches, fever, improve breast milk production and is regenerative of the liver, as well as hypotensive, that is, it has the ability to reduce blood pressure.