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carminative

a drug used to relieve flatulence
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2) comprise diarrhea (138), dysentery (82) spleen afflictions (80), jaundice (60), abdominal pain and stomachache (76), liver problems (38), flatulence (20), hiccup (13), hematemesis (eleven) and vomiting (eleven) as well as uses as purgatives (62) and carminatives (13).
Carminative is a herb or preparation that either prevents formation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract or facilitates the expulsion of gas, thereby combating flatulence.
From a Western botanical traditional approach, combining these bitters with herbal cholago-gues, carminatives, antispasmodics, anti-microbials, anti-inflammatories, astringents, nerviness, adaptogens, antidiarrheals and aperients (mild laxatives) can possibly address the multiplicity of IBS symptoms more effectively.
Terpenes have been utilized for a number of therapeutic purposes, such as in antispasmodics, carminatives, perfumery, and others, but a few reports also suggest their potential as percutaneous absorption enhancers (8).
--Mentha suaveolens, dont les feuilles associees au pain sont utilisees comme carminatives, en decoction sont utilisees contre le rhumatisme, la diarrhee, le froid et les coliques nephretiques.
Peppermint oil is the most well known and widely used of all carminatives. Most of its activity comes from the menthol it contains.
Researchers have tried, among others, simethicone (which breaks up the gas bubbles-great, but the gas is still there), prokinetic agents like metoclopromide (to move things through the gut quicker), activated charcoal (to which the gas is supposed to "stick"), antibiotics (to kill off the gasproducing bacteria), and carminatives like peppermint oil (to induce belching).(9)
Carminatives relax the sphincters in the GIT to reduce spasm and gas, which can reduce urgency and episodes of loose stools.