Whole plants, leaves, and fruits are used in folk medicines of Bangladesh for treatment of ailments like hepatic disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, constipation, diabetes, coughs, asthma, itches, wounds, stomachache, diarrhea, dysentery, pain, typhoid, pneumonia, toothache, cancer, flatulency
, body ache, and bone fractures.
Rokto-pitto (local term for hematemesis-- condition of coming out of blood with vomit or sputum, can arise from either tuberculosis or hypertension), loss of appetite, diabetes, flatulency
To cite just two instances, the green leaves of Justicia adhatoda were used for treatment of flatulency
, low sperm count, sperm incapable of being fertilized, astringent, bitter, to increase flow of bile, biliary problems like bile turning the color of blood, gastrointestinal propulsion inhibitor (i.
The roots of Leucas aspera were used by the TMP for treatment of constipation (Serial Number 13); the plant is used in Ayurvedic medicine for treatment of gastrointestinal disorders like flatulency
The fruits of Piper nigrum are considered as carminative in Ayurveda, and may prove useful in stomach disorders like flatulency
(Bloating), which in addition to being generally uncomfortable can also put pressure on the heart and lead to chest pain.
The efficacy of Aegle marmelos in the relief of flatulency
has been reviewed (Dhankhar et al.