Headache due to Flatulence


In previous two posts, ‘Headache due to Sinus’ and ‘Insomnia can cause Headache’ we have learnt that more often than not, headache is not the problem, but a symptom of some other problem. Continuing in that series, another major cause of headache can be flatulence or gas (as commonly referred to as).

Sometimes due to various factors like food, environment, health condition causes production of excessive gas during digestion of food. This gas escapes our body in form of farts from anus. On an average 500 ml of gas escapes the body of a normal human being. But many times this gas gets trapped in intestines and stomach and causes Flatulence (Gas). In this case instead of downward, the gas starts to travel upwards in the body and through stomach and chest it goes upto head and causes headache.

Home remedies of Flatulence and Gas:

  • Take a Raisin (Munakka) and remove its seeds. Take 1 grain of Green Gram (Moong Dal) along with Asafoetida (Heeng) and put inside the raisin and close it. Swallow it with warm water in the morning on empty stomach. Do not eat or drink anything for half an hour. Repeat it for 3-4 days to treat flautulence.
  • Dissole Asafoetida (Heeng) in water and apply the solution near the belly button. It will give immediate relief in flatulence. The technique is particularly useful in case of small kids.
  • Roast the mixture of Asafoetida (Heeng) along with Cumin Seed (Jeera) and Black rock salt (Kala Namak) taken with warm water treats flatulence and headache caused due to it.
  • Mix and grind equal parts of Cumin Seeds (Jeera), Black rock salt (Kala namak), Carum Copticum (Ajwain) and Terminalia Chebula (Harad). Take 4 grams of this powder with water immediately after meal.
  • Add Carum copticum (Ajwain seeds) to your food and balck rock salt (kala namak) while preparing it. Both make food easily digestible and improve digestion.
  • Prepare lemon tea without milk and sugar. Add rock black salt (kala namak) to it and consume it to treat gas and flatulence.
  • Mix 5 grams of Turmeric (Haldi) with 3 grams Black rock salt (Kala namak) and take it with water.

With the improvement of digestive system and using above home remedies, problem of flatulence can be treated, which will give relief in headaches caused due to gas.