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9. Holy Basil

basil

Another effective remedy for belching is holy basil. Its antispasmodic and carminative properties help expel gas and ease other gastrointestinal discomforts, such as stomach pain, bloating and indigestion.

  • Chew 4 to 5 holy basil leaves slowly every morning to prevent belching.
  • You can also drink basil tea 2 or 3 times a day. To prepare this herbal tea, steep 1 teaspoon of basil leaves in 1 cup of hot water for about 5 minutes. Strain, add honey and drink it.

10. Avoid Gas-Producing Foods

avoid gassy foods

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All your efforts to prevent burping will be ineffective unless you avoid eating gas-producing foods. Carbohydrate-rich foods as well as fatty foods often cause gas and should be restricted or avoided for some time. Some of the foods that produce gas are:

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  • Carbonated drinks, beer and red wine
  • Milk and other dairy products that contain lactose
  • Beans and other legumes
  • Fruits like bananas, melons, apricots, peaches, pears, prunes and raw apples
  • Eggs
  • Sugar and sugar substitutes
  • Wheat and wheat bran
  • Packaged foods with lactose, such as breads and cereals
  • Vegetables like raw potatoes, asparagus, broccoli, cucumbers, green peppers, onions, peas, radishes, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower

Additional Tips

  • Eat food slowly, as eating quickly may make you swallow more air that can cause burping and hiccups.
  • Chew your food thoroughly with your mouth closed and avoid talking when you chew.
  • Drink beverages slowly to avoid swallowing excess air.
  • Don’t use straws to drink beverages, especially carbonated drinks.
  • Avoid sucking on hard candy.
  • If you wear dentures, make sure they are fitted properly. Poorly adjusted dentures make you chew abnormally and swallow air.
  • Stop smoking, as inhaling cigarette smoke causes excess swallowed air.
  • Take a brisk walk for 10 to 15 minutes after eating.
  • Reduce your stress level, as excess stress can affect your breathing and cause you to swallow air.

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Medic for Burping (Belching) was last modified: June 20th, 2016 by Top10HomeRemedies
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  1. Thanks for this, I would like to add if you have heartburn with these symptoms or chest pain from gerd ( esophageal lining damage) then the best remedy I have found apart from taking your ppi medicine daily is half a lemon squeezed into warm water stir for 1 minute . It becomes alkaline once mixed in water and helps greatly by diluting the acidity and balance things out. I am so pleased with this that I have a painting of a lemon tree in my office to remind me how beautiful It is that nature provides for us.

  2. Thank you so much for that. But lemon really bothers me. Specially with my sinuses. But will try because I am getting a lot of chest pains. Thank you and God bless

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