Flatulence is a term used for the excessive accumulation of gas in the abdomen. Flatulence is mainly caused due to the breakdown of digested food and its malabsorption in the intestine. Flatulence can be passed from the mouth in the form of belching or from the anus in the form of flatus (gas). Flatus may be noisy and may or may not have an odor. A bloated abdomen often accompanies flatulence. Obstructed flatulence may lead to colicky pain in the abdomen. A headache often accompanies flatulence. It affects people of all age groups but is more prominent in older adults. It can develop as a result of consuming farinaceous (starchy) food like beans, cabbage, etc. Various gastric disorders like irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, and food allergies can lead to excessive flatulence, and post-operative flatulence is also a common condition. Homoeopathic medicines for flatulence are made of natural substances and help inhibit the recurring tendency of this condition.

Signs and Symptoms of Flatulence

What happens in flatulence?

Flatulence is nothing but the gas that is being collected in the digestive system. Gas is usually collected in two major ways

  1. Swallowing food while eating, drinking or talking
  2. As the food is being digested a lot of gases are released



Flatulence is very common. We all accumulate gas in our digestive system.

Swallowing air

It is natural to swallow air throughout the day, normally during eating and drinking. Typically, we will only swallow a small amount of air. If frequently swallow more air, we may find that experience excessive flatulence. It may also cause burping.

Reasons that one may swallow more air than normal include:

  • Chewing gum
  • Smoking
  • Sucking on objects such as pen tops
  • Drinking carbonated drinks
  • Eating too quickly


Homoeopathic Medicines for Flatulence

Homeopathy offers an excellent alternative treatment for Flatulence. These medicines for flatulence are made of natural substances and therefore do not cause any side effects. Homoeopathic medicine provides symptomatic relief from the condition and helps treat the root cause of the disease.

1. For Flatulence with Belching

Asafoetida – For Flatulence with Vomiting.

Asafoetida is a medicine used to treat flatulence with regurgitation of liquids. Explosive belching that smells of garlic and has a rancid taste and forcible belching of gas are also indicative of this medicine.

2. For Flatulence with a Bloated Abdomen

Magnesia Phosphorica – For Flatulence with Bloating.

Magnesia Phosporica is a medicine used to treat flatulence coupled with a bloated abdomen and a sensation of fullness. Flatulent colic that forces the patient to bend double, loosen clothing, walk, and constantly pass flatus is indicative of this medicine.

3. For Flatulence after Eating

Argentum Nitricum – For Flatulence after Eating.

Argentum Nitricum is a medicine used to treat flatulence that causes distention of the abdomen after eating. There also may be a desire to consume sweets, which worsens the problem.

4. For Flatulence that is Offensive

Aloes – For Accumulated Flatus.

Aloes is a medicine used to treat flatulence with abdominal pains that get better after passing burning, offensive-smelling flatus. The flatus gets accumulated and causes twisting pains in the abdomen.

5. For Flatulence with Abdominal Pain

Lycopodium – For Flatulence with Shooting Pain.

Lycopodium is a medicine used to treat flatulence that is accompanied by shooting pains across the lower abdomen from right to left side. The pain gets better by rubbing the belly and drinking hot water.