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Carminative Herbs

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Carminative Herbs

Carminative (carminativum) Herbs are herbs which can help eliminate or prevent gas from the gastrointestinal tract (stomach and intestine) or facilitates the expulsion of the gas and the general relief of flatulence. Carminatives are often mixtures of essential oils and herbal spices with a tradition in folk medicine for this use. Additionally, carminatives are used to relieve esophageal pressure and heartburn.

Two ways in which a carminative can combat flatulence are: by suppressing the formation of gas in the intestines and, actually promote gas expulsion, with the goal of essentially clearing out the intestines.

Numerous herbs and have carminative properties and many essential oils as well as preparations made with combinations of these ingredients can be used to treat and manage flatulence.

Some of the commonly used carminative herbs are

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