Honey is a natural substance enjoyed around the world for its sweet taste and health benefits. Honey is easily digested by the human body, making it a key ingredient in many home recipes for gas relief and prevention.
Honey as a Sweetener
Excess fructose, a form of sugar used as a sweetener, can cause gas, bloating and diarrhea, according to the Health 911 website. Honey contains levulose and dextrose, which are easier to digest, the Health Benefits of Honey website explains. Using honey instead of granulated sugar or other sweeteners may help reduce gas.
Honey and Ginger
Digesting a mix of honey and ginger actually promotes flatulence, which relieves stomach pain due to gas. Juicing-for-Health.com recommends boiling a piece of pounded fresh ginger in a cup of water and adding honey to taste. The website suggests drinking the mixture twice daily to help release gas from the intestinal tract.
Honey and Cinnamon
Sprinkling cinnamon powder on 2 tbsp. of honey and eating it before heavy meals can prevent indigestion, upset stomach and gas, according to the Natural Holistic Health website.
Honey and Dill Oil
The Home Remedies website recommends mixing 1 tbsp. of honey with a drop of dill oil and taking it immediately after a meal to prevent gas.
References and ResourcesHealth 911: Gas
Health Benefits of Honey: Honey--The Wonderful
Juicing for Health: Ginger
Natural Holistic Health: Honey and Cinnamon Remedies
Home Remedies: Home Remedies for Gas
ResourcesThe World's Healthiest Foods: Honey
Mayo Clinic: Burping, Belching and Intestinal Gas--How to Avoid Them