Gas Pain Remedies

| Modified: Aug 29, 2020
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Find a Natural Cure for Gas Pains

Passing gas, or flatus, can be embarrassing, but the average person passes gas ten times a day. Gas pain is associated with constipation, diarrhea, and usually occur if gas builds up in the intestines but is unable to be expelled. If you're experiencing gas pain, many actions can be taken to decrease the amount of gas produced to reduce discomfort or any pain.

Bacterial in the large intestine and colon ferment carbohydrates that aren't digested in the small intestine. While the common causes of gas can be from drinking carbonated beverages and swallowing air, high-fiber foods are the greatest contributors to gas. Fiber is important to maintaining a healthy digestive track, but will also cause gas. Artificial additives or sweeteners like sorbitol and mannitol can lead to gas and diarrhea, antibiotics can disrupt the environment of the intestines and affect gas, and in some cases health conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease can cause gas and gas pains.

Home Treatments For Gas Pains

On this page you will find user submitted home and natural cures for gas pain from our Earth Clinic readers. Some of our more popular remedies are apple cider vinegar, baking soda, coconut oil, dietary recommendations, and a number of other cures and discussions on the topic. Let us know what you try from Earth Clinic to cure gas pain. Know of a remedy not yet listed here, don't hesitate to share your treatment with us.


Posted by Lindsey (Columbus, United States) on 04/14/2008
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I had horrible gas too for the longest time (since I got married 2 years ago). I do think it was partly because of birth control pills but I took acidophilis and I'm not smelling horrible any more!!

Posted by Chloe (Lacey, Washington) on 10/20/2005
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I had such terrible gas for 2 weeks straight I couldn't stand myself. I finally humbled myself and asked my midwife what to do and she said to take acidophilous. It worked awesome.

Activated Charcoal

Posted by Mary (Tampa) on 06/12/2018
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Charcoal is my survival remedy when I travel but I also use it whenever I have gas. 1/2 teaspoon of charcoal powder and gas is gone 20 minutes later. Gas is caused by fermenting foods and charcoal absorbs it all.

Posted by Sl (Ky) on 04/01/2014
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I started to take charcoal after reading about it on here. It is wonderful for bloating and gas. Helps every time. I take 2 capsules. If I do not get enough relief I take 2 more 2 hours after first dose. Do not take with other meds or supplements. Thank you earth clinic!!

Posted by Melanie (Kobe, Japan) on 08/26/2009
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After checking this site, I purchased activated charcoal for the relief of gas. I've been suffering for months with gas pains in my stomach & colon & activated charcoal is the only thing that has provided me with any relief. I feel considerably better!!! I take 2 capsules whenever i start to feel 'yuck'. Thank you sooo much for Earth Clinic!!

Posted by Karina (San Francisco, California) on 10/16/2008
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For GAS the best thing is to buy CHARCOAL PILLS ..they have coated (pink) and uncoted (black) its not medicine..its staright powder charcoal. take 2 at once. It absorbs toxins in your body gas... they give it to poeple(in higher dose) when they overdose on drugs.

its perfectly safe...but checking with doctor is always good idea...every person is different.

{!!!} ONLY WARNING: if you are taking medicine for something...wait an hour before taking the will absorb ALL Toxins, that includes medicine you have taken.


Posted by Sharon (Santa Fe, NM) on 03/04/2008
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After menopause, I seemed to be bloated in my midsection most of the time. My lower stomach was puffy most of the time. I'm a thin person, and thought this was weight gain due to menopause & quitting smoking. Ond day I took 2 activated charcoal capsules for gas, and I ended up spending a lot of time in the bathroom that day. By that evening, I realized that my stomach was flat again! I figured that the charcoal had detoxified my system!! I will continue to take the charcoal once or twice weekly now. I am extremely happy with the results!!

Anise Seeds

Posted by Richard (Williamsburg, Va) on 10/13/2011
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When my children were newborns and they had gas, we would put a little anise seed into some water in their bottles to settle their tummy and de-gas them. It worked every time.

Replied by Sunita

Can we give this to one month old child. Did you make tea, as water is not allowed for newborns.

Replied by Elaine
Valencia, Ca

While I have no direct experience with anise seeds for gas or anything else, it is never a good idea to give any remedy to a one month old without first obtaining permission from a competent pediatrician. Many things that pose no problems for adults could be dangerous when ingested by an infant.

Posted by Heidi (Ogden, UT) on 09/07/2008
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Whenever anyone in the family has gas, we pop a tsp of anise seed into the mouth and chew it thoroughly, swallow it. It will completely stop the gassiness, and very quickly, too. I don't have exact measurements, but I'd say 1/2 teaspoon of whole seed. Chewing it thoroughly is important, and swallow it.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted by Debbie (Phoenix) on 07/25/2016
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I had the worst trapped gas pains last night on the left side of my stomach for hours. Took Simethecone and that didn't help. I literally thought I was going to die. I did some research and took a Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with warm water and sipped on that until it was gone. Within 15 minutes the pain was totally gone. What a life saver! Try it! You won't be sorry.

Replied by Cricket
Pelion, Sc

You go girl!! Sickness DOES NOT BELONG to us!!!

Posted by Marshall (Berkeley, Ca, Us) on 01/15/2010
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I've been having some horrible digestive trouble for weeks, and most recently began experiencing horrible gas pains every 15 minutes. The gas was trapped and would not come out either end. After 3 days of suffering, I decided to give ACV a try at this website's recommendation. GAS PAIN GONE! Almost instantly, the gas pains disappeared and I began farting and burping. I have never felt so grateful for flatulence! :-D Thank God for Apple Cider Vinegar and this website!!!

Posted by javaid (Manama, Bahrain) on 02/27/2008
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Upon ur suggestion I have tried the organic apple cider vinegar. Well, it seems it has started working. Now I don't feel lots of gas in my stomach.although some of it still remains. I think it will go too. Thanks to the acv but it should be organic. Don't drink it neat. It will harm ur throat. mix with quarter glass of water or juice. drink after having ur lunch and again after dinner.

Posted by Rozita (Mitchellville, Maryland) on 12/29/2007
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I was diagnosed with Acid Reflux August 2006. I was subscribed Nexium, which I used for over a year until one month ago. I found your website through an employee. I can't believe it but ACV healed my reflux and gas problems. I take 1 to 1-1/2 tablespoons of ACV with water every morning before I do or eat anything. I don't have any problems anymore. I can sleep laying flat now. It is wonderful. I will use this for the rest of my life.

Posted by Tracy (Delray Beach , Florida) on 11/13/2007
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ACV took away my (gas) pain! I, too, suffer from terrible gas -- just about everything in my heathy diet gives me a problem. Have tried many other things, such as Beano, Gas-X, etc. Nothing really made much difference. Decided to try the ACV, and have noticed a remarkable improvement in just one week: hardly any gas pains, rumbling noises, bloating -- just a little amount (normal) of flatulence in the a.m. I take a couple of tablespoons after meals, straight out of the bottle.

Replied by Delila
Tel Aviv, Israel

Be careful when drinking Apple Cider Vinegar neat as it can ruin the enamel of your teeth. Drink it with a straw so that it does not touch teeth and after that rinse teeth.

Replied by Hg

It can harm your esophagus too. Mixing with water and honey is yummy and equally effective (sans honey too).

Posted by dj (perth amboy,NJ) on 10/20/2007
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Apple Cider vinegar remedy cured my gas in 10 minutes.