Flatulence or gas pain

A flatulence is the presence of excessive gas in the stomach and in the intestinal tract.

Water Treatments

1. Fomentation on the abdomen, 2 times a day.

2. Turpentine stupes, 2 times a day.

3. Healing compress on the abdomen overnight.

4. Rectal tube insertion for severe gas pain, especially for babies.

Herbal Medications

1. Mansanilya leaves

ü Crush or chop leaves and mix with coconut oil.

ü Rub the oil mixture on the abdomen and apply abdominal binder. Leave binder on overnight or for at least 4 hours.

2. Kilaw (yellow ginger)

ü Chop and boil one piece, 2 inches in size, in 2 glasses of water for 10 minutes.

Dosage:

Adults: 1 cup, every 4 hours

Children: (Babies) 1 tbp., every 4 hours

(2-6 yrs.) ¼ cup, every 4 hours

(7-12 yrs.) ½ cup, every 4 hours

3. Herba Buena leaves

ü Boil one tablespoon of dried leaves or 5 chopped fresh leaves in 1 glass of water for 5 minutes.

Dosage:

Adults: 1 glass, every 4 hours

Children: (Babies) 1 tbp., every 4 hours

(2-6 yrs.) ½ cup, every 4 hours

(7-12 yrs.) 1 cup, every 4 hours


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