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How do I treat trapped wind?

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According to Reader's Digest, trapped wind can be cured by taking peppermint oil, ginger, fennel and caraway seeds and drinking tea. If the trapped wind is causing pain, mix water with a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda and then drink it.

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Reader's Digest states that peppermint oils are best taken in the form of slow-release capsules. Ginger can be taken as ginger tea, candied root ginger or capsules. Homemade ginger tea is made by adding grated ginger in a cup of boiling water and then straining after 10 minutes. Moreover, the combination of bicarbonate of soda and water can cause gas in the stomach, but this can be reduced by adding a little bit of lemon juice.

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