Category: Dental / Oral Health

All About Farts as Per Medical View – Treatment of Digestive Disorders


Indigestion – known as dyspepsia or an disturbed stomach- is discomfort in the human abdomen.  Indigestion defines various symptoms such as smelly farts, lower abdominal pain, acid reflux, heartburn, constipation and bleeding. In this article we will discuss all about farts, its possible symptoms, causes, why do we have these,  ayurvedic point of view on farts and herbal formulations which are proposed by Planet Ayurveda  for the treatment of smelly farts The average person forms 0.6 – 1.8 liters of intestinal gas per day. Various scientific studies have found that there is no significant difference between the concentration that younger and older people fart. In addition, there is no remarkable difference between the sexes.


A fart, generally known as flatulence or gas, is an accumulation of gasses within the small intestine from respiration and digestion. It is considered a normal part of how the body functions and oftentimes not a health concern. Normally, farts are noiseless and considerable. Apart from this, they can be smelly and loud. A person may experience some pressure and bloating before discharging gas. A typical fart is buildup of various gasses, most are not smelly. The smell is caused by sulfur compounds, which are present in eggs and some vegetables. There are various other foods and medications that can affect how much and how foul-  smelly gas is in the digestive tract.


What are the symptoms of farts or flatulence?

Releasing wind is common, but the concentration varies between individuals and based on a number of different factors including diet. Some people release wind only a few times per day, others up to 35 to 40 times, while the average quantity seems to be about 15. Symptoms of overmuch flatulence or farts may include:

  1. Foul smell of flatus
  2. Discomfort and abdominal distension
  3. Loud farts
  4. Releasing wind often
  5. Rumbles in the lower abdomen

Why do we fart?

The body forms intestinal gas as part of the performance of digestion. Once this gas is inside in the body, it requires to be released by anyhow. Farts are mostly thrown out from the anus or passed through the mouth as a burp. Some intestinal gases come about from the air that people swallow when they are drinking through a straw, smoking, chewing or eating. Oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen are external gases that are found inside the body and are known as exogenous air. On the other hand, intestinal gas forms in the body when bacteria in the colon disrupt the food and is called endogenous gas. Undigested food items are the main cause of foul-smelling flatulence.

Causes of farts

Causes of smelly farts can vary from harmless to serious illness. It may not be easier to determine what is behind foul smelling flatulence due to the number of probable causes. Various reasons for this condition revolve around medication and food. Moreover, some causes may represent an underlying health issue. The following are most common cause of smelly farts:

1. Heavy consumption of fiber rich food

High fiber food is difficult to digest. Despite the fact that it is good for people’s overall health. Gradual digesting foods breakdown and ferment in the digestive system. The fermentation process forms odor gas. Some high fiber food contains sulfur compounds which may affect odor. Foods which may cause odors are

  • Broccoli
  • Asparagus
  • Cabbage
  • Garlic

2. Intolerance to food

Food tolerance is the most general cause of stink odor farts. Average conditions that can affect smelly farts include gluten and lactose intolerances. In these conditions, the body’s inability to disintegrate gluten or lactose causes foul gas to create and immediately be passed. There are various people who may have food intolerance due to disorders such as celiac disease.

3. Constipation

It is produced when stool accumulates in the colon or large intestine and can have no way out. This happens due to taking some medications, unhealthy diet and other biological factors.  The formation of stool in the  colon often causes smelly gases. This excessive gas may cause discomfort and bloating. When ultimately passed, the gas is sometimes smelly.

4. Medications

One of the most culprits is antibiotics which may destroy some of the healthy or good bacteria in the digestive system while they work to demolish an infection. The discharging of good bacteria  affects an imbalance in the digestive system. These imbalances can cause a person to form bad smelly gas. It is also causing constipation and bloating

5. Colon cancer

Although not as usual, a person may undergo excessive smelly flatulence due to the presence of cancer in the colon. Cancerous polyps or tumors can create blockages that cause gas to form in the intestine.

6. Infections and Bacteria

The digestive tract manages the breakdown of foods into essential nutrients,  which are involved in the blood. It also forms waste, which is released through the colon. The digestive tract depends on various components to do this, including its native good bacteria. Sometimes, the levels of bacteria in the digestive system may become damaged, leading to an infection.

The infection will sometimes cause

  1. Nausea
  2. Fatigue
  3. Vomiting
  4. Foul smelly gas
  5. Diarrhea
  6. Pain in the abdomen
  7. Fever

Here are some healthy tips which are helpful to avoid excessive gas may include:

  1. Stop eating naturally smelly foods
  2. Avoid carbonated drinks
  3. Eat in smaller portions
  4. Avoid trigger foods
  5. Drink plenty of water
  6. Limit yoghurt and foods with probiotics.
  7. Less consume high fiber rich foods
  8. Limit consumption of apple,pear, peach apricot
  9. Avoid consuming legumes such as soybeans, nuts, peas, beans and chickpeas.

Ayurvedic Aspects of flatulence or farts

As per ayurveda, farts or flatulence are known as Anaha. This condition is produced due to imbalance of Vata dosha which is characterized by scanty defecation, occasional breathing disorders and stiffness in the lower abdomen. Planet ayurveda is an ayurvedic company which provides various  herbal remedies which are helpful for the treatment of smelly farts and other digestive disorders. These products are prepared under the guidance of MD experts by following proper guidelines and principles of ayurveda. These  herbal products are pure or vegetarian and safer for use. Here we are discussing about herbal products by Planet Ayurveda:

1. Agnitundi Vati

-It is a digestion pack offered by planet ayurveda  which is helpful in indigestion. These herbal capsules are formulated by using pure extracts of Jeerak (Cuminum cyminum), Ginger (zingiber officinale), Triphala ( Emblica officinalis, terminalia chebula and terminalia bellirica) which are advantageous to lower acidity problems and some other  stomach issues. These excellent herbs are controlling flatulence and heartburn.

Dosage- 2 capsules three times daily with warm water, after meals.

2. Draksha Avaleha

Planet Ayurveda Draksha Avaleha (Grape saffron jam) beneficial to cure all stomach disorders and is prepared with the help of various herbs like Draksha (Vitis vinifera), Shunthi (zingiber officinale), pippali (Piper longum), Yasthimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) and many more.

Dosage – One teaspoonful of draksha avaleha two times  everyday, it can be taken with warm milk.

3. Digestion support

This herbal remedy contains excellent properties which are helpful for the treatment of digestive disorders It improves the appetite, digestion, constipation, balance pH level and improves digestion. Digestion support is prepared by using natural ingredients such as bahera(Terminalia billerica), dhania (coriander sativum), jeerak (cyminum cuminum),sounf(Foeniculum vulgare) and many others. Planet Ayurveda offers these herbal capsules to treat flatulence, gas, reduce gastric acid and constipation.

Dosage – 2 capsules 2 times a day with warm water, after meals.


Indigestion is a common health condition which can be characterized by hyperacidity, pain in abdomen, discomfort, constipation, burps and heartburn. Planet Ayurveda provides the best herbal remedy for the treatment of these health issues as we discussed previously. As per ayurveda, a healthy diet plays an essential role to keep us healthy and active. Our body needs healthy nutrients because they help to protect us from serious illness. Try to follow Planet Ayurveda’s healthy diet tips and above mentioned products to cure smelly farts and other stomach problems.

Disadvantage of Excessive Tooth Scaling and How Ayurveda Can Help


The best way for a confident smile are the beautiful teeth and this reminds of a very famous quote “smile while you still have teeth”. Such a short quote but with such a deep meaning. Everyone wants a perfect beautiful smile and yes sometimes we even decide to put our teeth under certain procedures that can help in improving the beauty of our smile. So, you are understanding it right. This article is about one such procedure done on the teeth to improve their texture but obviously in today’s world nothing comes without disadvantages. This article is about tooth scaling and its advantages if done in excess. Also, some ayurvedic herbs are being mentioned along with their use as an alternative to scaling.

Tooth Scaling


Teeth scaling is a kind of dental treatment done on people who are having trouble with their gums as well as have excess accumulation of tartar or plaque on their teeth. But excess use of tooth scaling can cause damage to teeth as well as to gums. It may cause certain recurrent swelling in the gums. This can lead to teeth loosening from the roots and sensitivity too. Scaling of teeth might put you at a risk of getting diseases like gingivitis and can lead to periodontal diseases. The periodontal diseases not only affect your gums but affect the bones that support your teeth.

So, after all this information let’s move forward to the next part of the article. 

What can be done to avoid scaling? 

Scaling can be avoided by using some home remedies or herbs on a regular basis and also by eliminating the causes that are responsible for plaque deposition or tartar deposition. But, now the question arises:

What exactly is plaque and tartar? Do these terms have any difference?

Plaque vs. Tartar

Plaque is a film formed over the root of gums or teeth. It is sticky in nature and constantly forms on teeth. The bacterias which are present in the plaque produce acids after you eat or drink. These acids are capable enough to destroy the enamel of your teeth and can cause cavities as well. These acids can also cause gingivitis, which is inflammation of gums.

On the other hand if we discuss tartar then tartar is known as dental calculus. Dental calculus forms below and above the gum line. Tartar is a deposit on the teeth that trap strains and then causes discoloration of teeth. Tartar is also accumulated if someone has a regular habit of smoking.

The basic difference between tartar and plaque is that

Tartar is a crusty yellow and brown coloured deposit while plaque is just a sticky biofilm. Plaque can be easily removed by brushing but the tartar is mostly removed by a dental professional as it’s built up is strongly bonded to the tooth enamel. Moreover, every tartar is plaque for the first 48 hours and then is converted into tartar.

Now how can one protect their teeth from the consequences of plaque buildup which may or may not convert itself into tartar?

If you ask this question to the dentist then they will mostly recommend you with scaling. But as mentioned earlier, scaling is not a procedure that comes without disadvantages.

Moving further let’s discuss the disadvantages of scaling.

Disadvantages of Excessive Scaling

Inadequate teeth scaling results in losing of teeth: The teeth can lose from their root and in addition it may involve more than one tooth. 

Inappropriate teeth scaling: If not done properly then gum disease can be progressive but painless. It can expose your gums and oral cavity for various types of infections which you may not initially but can result in degradation of oral health with time.

Teeth scaling makes gums swollen and tender: On the day of scaling you might not be able to chew and have solid things due to swollen gums and also due to the tenderness. If teeth scaling is too frequent like every two or three months then it can raise tooth sensitivity as well. Recurrent swelling of gums and subsiding of swelling will result in loose teeth. Loose teeth will allow inadequate deposition of substances in the free space and can also result in bleeding.

Receiving a scaling procedure twice a year is healthy but if you have recurrent accumulation of tartar or plaque then the herbs or oils mentioned in this article might help you from the recurrent build up and also from opting for repeated scaling procedure. The article further also discusses certain home remedies that can help in removing tartar also if used in a regular routine.

Keep reading…!!!!!

If you are willing to know some exclusive secrets that might help you with the tartar and plaque buildup on a regular basis. 

Herbs and Remedies that can help!!

1. Amla

Amla has been known for ages for its amazing effects but now we are adding one more to it. Teeth plaque can be really stubborn but can be removed using amla powder on a regular basis. One can brush the teeth with amla powder and get fruitful results. Once removed, if amla juice is available one can do the pulling with that juice.

How to perform: Take around 10 ml of amla juice and put it inside the mouth before going to bed. Move this juice back and forth, left and right into your mouth for about 15 minutes and then spit it. Do not swallow the juice. After this rinse your oral cavity with lukewarm water. 

See how simple it can be!!

2. Guava leaves

Guava leaves are easily available and are mostly known for providing a big bright smile. One can rub the leaves of guava generally over teeth and gums regularly in morning, it will help in getting rid of the plaque and tartar. The results will not be visible very soon but regular use will definitely show improvement sooner or later. One or two leaves, in morning as well as in evening can be used. After using leaves of guava one can opt for normal brushing as well.

3. Orange Peel

Orange peel is otherwise known for its beauty effects sover skin but it can also help with the plaque and tartar. Rubbing orange peels on your teeth regularly diminishes plaque buildup and makes gums more healthier. Oranges help not only in removing tartar but also helps in maintaining your oral health. The orange peel helps in fighting bacteria in your mouth as well and rubbing them overnight protects from halitosis that is bad breath.  

4. Jamun Leaves

Jamun leaves are beneficial for gums, teeth and protects enamel as well. The use of jamun leaves on a regular basis protects your teeth from sensitivity, helpful in preventing bleeding gums and also bearing antibacterial properties. The leaves can be converted into fine powder and then the powder is used for brushing. In addition, in case of gum infections, tooth cavities and other dental problems the powder can be successfully used. In addition, the jamun leaves if used freshly or in dried form help in keeping your gums and teeth strong and healthy. So, it’s how jamun leaves work for you!!!

5. Babool Stick

Babool, “naam toh suna hi hoga (must have heard of it)”. It is a plant whose stick is very famous for maintaining teeth and gums health. But do you know not just maintaining health but babool also help in removing plaque from the teeth and thus protects teeth and gums as well. The use of babool sticks for brushing is called dantadhavan in Ayurveda and it is known to prevent tooth decay, gum inflammation and bad breath as well. It is also used to make certain toothpastes as well. Babool sticks are also called babool datun.  

6. Clove Water

Clove water is also a fantastic mouth cleanser. 5-8 cloves are soaked in like 50 ml of water overnight and then you can rinse your mouth with this clove water every morning. You know it’s just like gargling for around 10 minutes and your teeth and gums are protected well from infections, plaque deposition and infections by the mighty Cloves!!

7. Mustard oil, lemon juice and white salt recipe

Half tsp of mustard oil is to be mixed with white salt. After this with one fourth part of fresh lemon the entire gums and teeth are rubbed generally. This helps in protecting teeth, removes strains, and also slowly removes the tartar buildup.

8. Oil pulling with virgin coconut oil

The oil pulling is really effective to remove bacteria from the oral cavity as well as from the body. Oil pulling is done in the morning prior to brushing. A tablespoon of coconut oil is taken in the mouth and then is moved back and forth, left and right in the oral cavity. The procedure is done for 10-15 minutes and then the oil is spitted out. The mouth is then rinsed with warm salty water and then brushing is done. It helps in removal of tartar as well and makes teeth glow. 

So, that is all about the alternatives to scaling!!

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Everyone wants to take care of their teeth and gums as mentioned previously in this article thatEveryone wants a perfect beautiful smile. But for some it comes naturally and for some, they have to put in some effort. So for the ones who want to put an effort into their dental health, the above -mentioned herbs and remedies will surely make a difference. But obviously there may be certain factors whose intake is to be stopped so that your oral health can recover better. In case of any query kindly visit