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Natural active ingredients also in the most effective way of treatment - the prevention
Intestinal tract of many people reacts upon the excessive ingestion of food with uncomfortable symptoms such as: sense of fulness, feeling of abdominal distension, spasms and pain, that affect the whole general health condition.
While the consumed foods pass along the six-meter long intestinal tract, bacteria form two gases, hydrogen and methane, which pass from the anus, but these gases are also transported by the blood, to the lungs and removed to the atmosphere. If the rest of the gastrointestinal gas volume is over 200 ml, a mucus-covered bubble will be form, which can hardly be transported by bowel peristalsis. The bubbles become bloated, cause pain and even heart-ache accompanied by anxiety may occur.
Reasons causing abdominal bloating:
- inflammation and old age, when the amount of gastric juices (saliva, gastric acid, bile, etc.), that promotes food processing, decreases;
- intake of a large quantity of vegetables, fruit, corn-fibre;
- milk sensitivity;
- chronic intestinal sluggishness and obstruction of the bowels;
- treatment made by antibiotics;
- extreme cases, as for instance atrophy of the liver, cardiac weakness.
In the above listed cases the so called symptomatic drugs may help. One group of these drugs decreases surface tension in the intestinal tract, while the other one (products containing pancreas enzymes) speeds up digestive processes.
Nowadays, the endeavour for disregarding chemical materials and to reach our goals by using natural materials is getting on. Carminatives are rich in volatile oils, relax the stomach thus relieving gas, and stimulate peristalsis of the digestive system.
Stompax tablet is a natural product, that contains essential oils from four various medicinal herbs: sweet fennel and caraway seeds, peppermint leaf and matricaria flower. These drugs are included in several Pharmacopoeias in the World.
Different combinations of the above constituents have been using from ancient times by folk medicine for easing or ceasing the gastrointestinal complaints.
Stompax tablet due to its optimal composition, reduces smooth muscle wall-tone of the bowel, stimulates production of gastric juices, thus improves digestion. It is indicated for restraining of digestive disturbances, ceasing of bloating and fullness, relieving symptoms of gastrointestinal distress like abdominal pain and constipation-induced flatulence.
Indications of components
Sweet fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) or cumin - one of the most popular spice - is a plant of the parsley family, widely cultivated in Mediterranean countries and in India. Cumin was known to the egyptians five millennia ago, the romans and the greeks used it medicinally and cosmetically.
It used to be a constituent of tea-mixtures having mainly carminative, antispasmodic (easeas intestinal cramping), and purgative effect. Due to anethole, fenchone and apigenin content, fennel seed oil has been shown to reduce intestinal spasms and increase motility of the small intestine. It has antimicrobial, secretolytic, and antiinflammatory activities as well.
Mild, spasmodic gastrointestinal (stomach and bowel) complaints, bloating, flatulence are its therapeutic indications. It is effective in decreasing intensity of infant colic.
Caraway (Carum carvi) or Persian cumin has an anise-like flavor and aroma that comes from essential oils, mostly carvone and limonene. Active ingredients of caraway seed oil control the wall-tone of stomach and bowels, relax the intestinal smooth muscle and help to restore the elasticity of relaxed muscles, which is beneficial in conditions of gas producing and abdominal bloating. A carminative, a tisane made from the seeds is used as a remedy for colic, loss of appetite and digestive disorders.
Gastrointestinal cramps, flatulence, colic relief in infants are its therapeutic indications. Yeast-killing and vermicid effects are also known.
Mint species have been used since more than 2000 years, while the peppermint (Mentha piperita) since 50 years only by humanity. The presence of essential oils and flavonoids play a role in its pharmacological actions.
Menthol, the main constituent of peppermint oil (is a key ingredient in many OTC remedies), increases salivation, bile-secretion, and has a weak antiinflammatory (which is attributed to its rosemary acid content), cooling, and antiseptic effect. Peppermint oil may reduce the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, especially diarrhea, flatulence and abdominal discomfort.
Therapeutic indications: symptomatic treatment of digestive disorders such as dyspepsia (e.g. spastic complaints of the upper gastrointestinal tract) flatulance, gastritis, enteritis.
Matricaria (Matricaria chamomilae) or camomile has been used since ancient times for a variety of medicinal and therapeutic purposes. It is rich in essential oil and flavone apigenin can help the digestive system function properly. A greek physician, pharmacologist, and botanist prescribed camomile for several gastrointestinal and liver disorders, and nervous conditions. The ancient egyptians believed camomile to be a sacred herb.
The flower-drug is the component of several tea-mixtures, extracts and tinctures. Its tea is of sedative, antispasmodic, carminative stomach strengthening and digestive action. The German camomile is a very powerful antiinflammatory due to presence of azulene and bisabolol.
Due to medicinal properties of camomile oil it is good for symptomatic treatment of gastrointestinal complaints, as for instance minor spasms, epigastric distension, flatulence and belching.