An occasional burp is no big deal, but sometimes it’s hard to stop. There are times when the body produces excess gas because of how you eat or what you eat, and it can leave you very uncomfortable (and noisy). If you’re feeling bloated, homeopathy has a solution in Carbo vegetabilis, the homeopathic form of activated charcoal.

The Universal Antidote

Activated charcoal is all the rage lately. It’s in toothpaste, facial peels, and even ice cream. You’ll be surprised to know that the substance has been around for a while, with quite a remarkable history. In the 1800s, scientists discovered the life-saving abilities of activated charcoal, literally. French chemist Michel Bertrand famously swallowed a lethal dose of arsenic, followed by charcoal powder, and lived to tell the tale. Thus, it was dubbed “the universal antidote” and has been used in the emergency treatment of overdoses and poisonings ever since.

Activated charcoal works like a super absorber to bind with and remove toxins from the body. Making it involves burning (or “activating”) carbon-rich material, like bones, wood, or coconut husks, at extreme temperatures. This produces a fine, black powder that’s exceptionally porous and perfect for trapping gas and unwanted substances. In fact, one teaspoon full of activated charcoal has more surface area than a football field!

Homeopathic Relief for Gas

Carbo vegetabilis is the homeopathic preparation of vegetable charcoal that helps relieve abdominal bloating with gas accompanied by belching.* It can be found as an active ingredient in Gasalia for stomach bloating as well. Carbo veg also comes in handy for boozy occasions as it can help reduce intense flushing of the face aggravated by wine or spirits and improved by being fanned.*

Learn more about the homeopathic uses of Boiron Carbo vegetabilis in this video featuring Gary Kracoff, NMD, RPh.

*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.