Flatulence or simply bloating is a fairly common problem inherent in even the most healthy people: inappropriate combinations of products or non-compliance with expiration dates, and less predictable situational factors can cause it. Therefore, it is impossible to avoid gas formation, but knowing what to do in a short time and without access to the pharmacy is necessary. The old proven tool for such situations is dill water. How to make it, and does it have analogues?
How to make dill water at home?
It should be understood that the maximum carminative effect does not have dill, and fennel - his closest relative, in which the share of essential oil is much higher. However, regardless of which of them is used, the infusion is still called dill water. In order to make a miracle cure yourself, you will need dried plant seeds: if you collect them from your site (window sill), rinse in cold water 2-3 times, then place on a baking sheet and clean in a hot (60-80 degrees) oven for 1.5-2 hours, occasionally turning it over.
- Dosage of dry product for dill water for adults - 1 tbsp. to 200 ml of water. If the infusion is prepared for infants (colic in children is a natural phenomenon), it is better to take 1 tsp. on the same volume of fluid.
- To maximize the effectiveness of the infusion, use a pestle (metal!) To grind the seeds in a glass (not in a wooden container!), Helping them to make oil. After that, pour boiling water and put the container in a water bath. It is necessary to boil for 10-15 minutes, then leave the container in hot water and cover with a lid. After 1-2 hours, you can remove the container with dill water, rearrange it on a clean surface and allow to cool to room temperature.
- If you do not want to boil in a water bath, you can simply pour the seeds with boiling water in a thermos and leave, wrapped in a towel, for 1.5-2 hours.
It is important to know that dill water is not prepared for future use: it must be used within 7-10 days. Doctors claim that the infusion exerts a beneficial effect on the body only during the first 2-3 days, then it actively loses its properties.
Pharmacy analogues of dill water
If you do not have time to insist on seeds, you can purchase ready-made mixtures in an emergency pharmacy for emergency cases. Usually it is a variety of teas based on dill and fennel, however, there are concentrated essential oils that are simple enough to dilute and drink.
- Fennel oil solution 0.1%. What pharmacists call dill water. The instruction to it is as follows: dissolve in warm (not boiling water!) Water, observing a proportion of 1: 1000, i.e. 200 ml of water accounts for only 0.2 ml of concentrated oil. The child is bred the same way, but if an adult can drink 1-2 tsp each, then the baby is given only 3-5 drops of the finished suspension.
- Fennel tea. This product is found in the brand "HiPP", as well as "Grandma's basket". The latter has a very rich herbal composition, while HiPP has a natural fennel extract. Both products are approved for use in lactating and pregnant women, as well as newborns. Granulated tea needs to be dissolved in water, and packaged - to insist. Children give before feeding, in the cooled form, 1-2 tsp. Adults can drink 1 / 2-1 tbsp.
It is recommended to use all these means before meals, or in the intervals between them, so that substances penetrate into the walls of the stomach and intestines not clogged. However, with unpleasant sensations after eating, you can also drink dill water. It has no effect on the appetite and the production of gastric juice.
Dill water: consumer reviews and specialists
There is nothing surprising in the fact that such a penny means, belonging to the category of alternative medicine, is popular to this day. Almost all medical specialists, including pediatricians, approve of it; our mothers and grandmothers managed to make sure of its effectiveness, and even today it is sometimes more effective than some medications.
- Tamara: It seems to me that in our family everyone used dill water - from the youngest to the oldest. At children the chair is instantly facilitated, colic ceases to torment them; in adults, rumbling in the stomach stops, digestion improves. A couple of times a year, for the sake of prophylaxis, we drink dill (14-15 days) for the course - enough to not think about problems with the gastrointestinal tract for a very long time.
In conclusion, it is worth noting that pharmacy counterparts can help out in an emergency, but do not exceed the efficiency of simple household dill water, so it makes no sense to overpay, as consumer reviews show. Also, despite the fact that the infusion is safe even for a newborn, it is recommended for the first time to reduce the dose by half, in order to follow the individual reaction of the baby.