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Flatulence is the presence of a mix of gases known as flatus (lat. flatus = "wind") produced by symbiotic bacteria and yeasts living in the gastrointestinal tract of mammals.

The average human releases 0.5 to 1.5 litres (1 to 3 U.S. pints) of flatus in 12 to 25 episodes throughout the day.

Certain spices counteract the production of intestinal gas.

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