What an annoying and disagreeable feeling, that of having a swollen belly! Bowel problems are quite common due to various causes. The most common are constipation and intestinal parasites, which inflame the intestines and cause us great discomfort.
In this article we share some essential tips to combat that inflammation with home remedies and natural.
The miracles of the clay For health and beauty have been highlighted on many occasions. Clay has the property of desinflamar, to absorb toxic substances and to contribute minerals through the pores of the skin .
Clay poultice we will apply At least half an hour and at most all night , Which is the most effective way to use it.
- We will mix powdered clay, sold in parapharmacies and herbalists, with the necessary amount of water, which allows us to obtain a thick texture but that can be spread easily. We will not use plastic or metal utensils, but we will choose glass, ceramic or wood.
- Apply the cataplasm in the belly, approximately half a centimeter thick, and cover with a rag. Above we will shelter with a blanket to facilitate localized heat.
- When we are finished we will remove the clay with warm water.
Enemas are a traditional remedy that involves applying water or a medical infusion directly into the intestine, through the anus. In this way we will promote the expulsion of feces and at the same time we will allow the direct benefit of the properties of those plants in our intestine. In this case, we choose the chamomile For being anti-inflammatory.
To apply them we will need a sprinkler or a rubber pear . They are sold in pharmacies.
We will need the following ingredients
- One liter infusion of chamomile.
- The juice of a lemon.
- A small spoonful of sea salt (6 g)
- One liter of boiled water.
How do we do it?
- We must introduce these two liters of liquid with the help of the irrigator cannula or the pear, previously lubricated with a little oil.
- We will do it slowly and stop whenever we need it.
- We must endure the maximum possible despite feeling like evacuating.
- We will evacuate if the sensation is very annoying or painful, or after ten minutes.
- We will repeat it until we have used all the liquid.
Massages with oils
In some cases the inflammation of the belly is related to emotional issues or situations of stress or nervousness . When we want to treat the physical part but also the emotional part, the most appropriate are the massages, which can be performed by others or by ourselves.
With the help of a little oil (olive, almond, coconut, etc.) we massage gently the belly, following the direction of the intestine.
We can do it two or three times a day, avoiding the moments of digestion .
Drink a lot of water
Although we may be surprised, one of the simplest, cheapest and most effective remedies to cleanse our body is drinking water On an empty stomach. Likewise, to deflate the intestine we must also drink between a liter and a half and two liters of water a day, outside of meals, to expel the accumulation of waste.
People who eat in a balanced way should also follow this recommendation because An excess of fiber in food, especially if it is saved added to food, can also inflame the intestine because of lack of water .
Beware of laxatives
People who routinely use laxatives should know that they are causing continued inflammation of the bowel Which, in the long run, can worsen the problems we already have, such as constipation or parasitosis.
These laxatives destroy the intestinal flora , Which is essential for a good intestinal balance.
The most aggressive laxatives are those of chemical origin, but Some natural ones like the sacred shell, the frángula or the sen also they are very annoying , So they must be used very promptly.
Instead, we recommend giving preference to these other natural remedies, which we can use more regularly without the side effects of the above:
- Seeds of linen .
- Chloride of magnesium .
In addition, after purging, we must take a supplement of Lactobacillus To recover the bacterial flora.
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