10 Effective Home Remedies for Burping (Belching)

10 Effective Home Remedies for Burping (Belching)

Burping or belching also known as ructus or eructation is a process in which excess gas is let out through the mouth. It may have an odour or sometimes may be odour-less, and it is also accompanied by a sound. It is basically the body’s way of giving relief to the abdomen from excess air that is trapped. However, belching although usually harmless, if continuous, can be quite irritating and embarrassing too. So if you are one of those who constantly suffers from burping, read on to get some easy, natural remedies which you can try at home and some cool tips to prevent the condition.



How to Stop Burping Naturally

Burping or belching is a common condition caused due to excess gas that is trapped in the stomach. It is usually not a very serious condition; however, it can be very irritating when it continues for a long time. Listed below are 10 natural remedies to control and cure belching.





1. Ginger

Ginger is highly effective in curing gastro-related problems which cause belching. It can cure nausea and indigestion since it has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties.

Ginger

How to Use




The best way to prevent belching is to chew a small piece of fresh ginger. However, if the taste of fresh ginger is too strong for you, try drinking a cup of freshly brewed ginger tea with a dash of lemon and a spoonful of honey.

2. Ripe Papaya

The enzymes in papaya stop the growth of bacteria and aid in digestion. It is one of the most effective home remedies for burping and heartburn.





How to Use

You can either include the fruit in your daily diet or drink a glass of papaya smoothie every day.




3. Banana

Bananas have high fibre content which aids in digestion and reduces belching.

A peeled banana

How to Use





Eat a banana if you are continuously burping. However, remember not to eat more than one banana a day.

4. Carom Seeds

Eating carom seeds is also one of the best and most natural home remedies for sour burps. It is easily available in all Indian kitchens.




How to Use

If you have stomach ache along with sour burps, chew a teaspoon of carom seeds and gulp it down with a glass of lukewarm water. You can also take carom seeds with a pinch of black salt for best results.





5. Asafoetida

The spice helps in relieving gas that causes belching.

Asafoetida

How to Use




To get an effective result, mix a glass of lukewarm water with a pinch of asafoetida, ginger powder and salt. Stir it and drink it.

6. Cardamom

It helps in digestion by helping the stomach to produce more digestive juices and preventing gas formation. This is the reason why Indians offer cardamoms to their guests after a meal.





How to Use

Just pop in cardamom in your mouth and chew it. You may even boil a few crushed cardamoms with water for a few minutes. Then strain the water, add a spoonful of honey to it, and drink.




7. Fennel Seeds

Along with cardamom, fennel seeds are also offered after a heavy meal. Fennel helps digest the food and prevents indigestion, bloating, gas formation, belching, and bad breath.

Fennel seeds

How to Use


You can choose a spoonful of fennel seeds along with some sugar crystals (mishri) after a meal. Or else, mix a spoon of crushed fennel seed in a cup of water and cover it with a lid. After some time, drink it.

8. Tulsi

Tulsi has carminative properties and therefore stops gas formation which causes belching.

How to Use

Chewing few leaves of the Tulsi every morning prevents burping.


Taking a few cups of Tulsi tea every day helps in digestion. Prepare it by putting few Tulsi leaves in a cup of hot water, put a lid, and let it rest. After some time, strain it and drink.

9. Yoghurt

It helps in digestion and prevents gas formation by balancing the gut bacteria. It even helps cure every type of digestive disorder.

Yoghurt

How to Use

You may mix it with rice and add little salt or sugar to it, and eat. Make buttermilk by mixing yoghurt with water, salt, roasted cumin powder, and give it a good stir. Drink this after a heavy meal or skip a meal and drink a glass of this.


10. Mint (Pudina) Leaves

Pudina contains anti-spasmodic properties which prevent gas formation which causes belching.

How to Use

Try chewing a few leaves of the herb every day. However, if you are unable to do that put few leaves in hot water and let it steep. After some time, strain and drink.

Tips to Prevent Burping

Continuously belching, and that too when you have company, can be quite embarrassing. Therefore, try to prevent it with these tips.


  • Avoid eating and drinking too fast. While doing so, you may swallow the air which will come out in the form of burps.
  • Try and avoid fizzy and carbonated drinks which give out carbon dioxide causing you to belch.
  • Drink straight from the glass instead of using straws.
  • Smoking may make you take in excess air and cause you to burp or belch.
  • Do not indulge too much in food items like onions, garlic, cauliflower, cabbage, chocolates, black grams, ground nuts etc. which can make you gassy.
  • Watch over what you eat. If after eating something, you feel uneasy, you may burp. It is best to avoid such food items when you have company.
  • Since constipation is one of the main reasons behind burps, eat things which are rich in fibre and drink a lot of water.
  • Some medical conditions like peptic ulcer or gall bladder stone may also cause frequent episodes of belching. Therefore, consult a doctor whenever you burp excessively

Once your digestive system is taken care of, the rest of your body will be healthy. Therefore, follow the above tips and remedies and your belching problem will be taken care of.

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