Truth be told, there’s no running away from gas or bloating. Frequent bloating can be a result of constipation, overeating, PMS, irritable bowel syndrome and menopause.
While simple dietary and lifestyle changes can help get rid of flatulence, certain natural remedies can provide instant relief. One such remedy is caraway seeds.
How Caraway Seeds Help
A rich source of several macro and micro nutrients, caraway seeds are packed with protein and dietary fiber, and they have zero cholesterol. Carvone and limonene, two volatile oils present in them, have carminative properties that not only prevent the formation of gas in the intestines, but also help in the expulsion of gas in case of a build-up.
Caraway seeds also promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the stomach that improve digestion and prevent boating. This is why they are beneficial in treating a number of stomach problems such as indigestion, cramps, abdominal pain, peptic ulcers and constipation.
How To Use Them
- Chew on a teaspoon of caraway seeds four to five times a day for instant relief.
- Alternatively, brew a tea by boiling 1tsp caraway seeds in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes. Strain and drink this tea every morning. Have it before or after meals to smoothen your digestion.
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