Home Remedies for Indigestion

Home Remedies for Indigestion

Dyspepsia is a word of Greek origin meaning indigestion or difficulty in digestion. It is a common ailment and results from
dietetic errors.

Abdominal pain, a feeling of undue fullness after eating, heartburn, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, and flatulence or gas
are the usual symptoms of Indigestion. Vomiting usually provides relief. What is vomited is intensely sour to the taste. Other
symptoms are a foul taste in the mouth, coated tongue, and foul breath. At times a sensation of strangling in the throat is
experienced. In most cases of indigestion, the patient suffers from constipation.
The main causes of Indigestion are overeating, eating wrong food combinations, eating too rapidly, and neglecting proper
mastication and salivation of food. Overeating makes the work of the stomach, liver, kidneys, and bowels harder. When the
food putrefies, its poisons are absorbed into the blood and, consequently, the whole system is poisoned. Certain foods,
especially if they are not properly cooked, cause dyspepsia. Other causes are intake of fried food, rich and spicy foods;
excessive smoking; intake of alcohol; constipation; habit of eating and drinking together; insomnia; emotions such as jealousy,
fear, and anger; and lack of exercise.

Home Remedies for Indigestion  with Lemon:
The use of fruits in general is beneficial in the treatment of Indigestion. They flush out the undigested food residue and
accumulated faeces, and re-establish health to perfect order. The best fruit for die treatment of Indigestion is lemon. Its juice
reaches die stomach and attacks die bacteria, inhibiting die formation of acids. Lemon juice removes indigestion by dislodging
this acid and other harmful substances from the stomach, thereby strengthening and promoting a healthy appetite. The juice of
one lemon, diluted with water, can be taken twice daily before each principal meal.

Home Remedies for Indigestion  using Pineapple:
Another fruit useful in Indigestion is pineapple. It acts as a tonic and relieves much of die digestive disorders of die dyspeptics.
Half a glass of pineapple juice should be taken after one meal in treating this condition.
Pomegranate: One tablespoon of pomegranate juice, mixed with a tablespoon of honey, is valuable in indigestion accompanied
by giddiness. This dose may be taken twice daily. The seeds of this fruit act as a stomach tonic when mixed with a little rock salt
and Mack pepper powder.

Home Remedies for Indigestion  with Buttermilk:
A very simple remedy for indigestion is a glass of thin buttermilk mixed with a quarter teaspoon of pepper powder. For better
results an equal quantity of cumin powder may be added to the buttermilk.

Home Remedies for Indigestion  with Aniseed:
The use of aniseed is also beneficial in the treatment of indigestion. An infusion can be prepared by mixing a teaspoon of
aniseed in a cup of boiling water and leaving it covered overnight The clear fluid can then be decanted and taken with honey.

Home Remedies for Indigestion  with Carrot:
Carrots are valuable in Indigestion. Chewing of tins vegetable increases saliva and quickens digestion by supplying die
necessary enzymes, minerals, and vitamins. Half a glass of carrot juice, diluted with an equal quantity of water, can be taken
once daily to treat this disorder.

Home Remedies for Indigestion with Fenugreek:
Fenugreek leaves are beneficial in dyspepsia. About fifty grams of leaves, boiled and fried in butter, are valuable in allaying
biliousness. The seeds can also be used beneficially in the treatment of dyspepsia.

Home Remedies for Indigestion using Grapes:
The use of grapes is another effective remedy for Indigestion. This fruit is a light food and removes indigestion and irritation of
die stomach in a short time. About 250 gm can be taken daily.

Home Remedies for Indigestion with Mint:
Mint is also very useful in correcting Indigestion because of its digestive properties. Mint juice is a good appetizer. One teaspoon
of mint juice, mixed with an equal amount of honey and lemon juice, forms a very effective remedy for indigestion and gaseous
distension of the stomach.

The ideal time to take this tonic is 10 to 20 minutes before a meal. Place one dropperful (about 30 drops) directly on your
tongue or dilute the same dosage (about one-half teaspoon) in a small amount of warm water. Remember that to get your
digestive juices flowing, the bitter taste needs to come into direct contact with your tongue.

Mild herbal teas that improve digestion include chamomile, peppermint, and fennel, all of which help to stimulate digestion and
relieve gas. Try sipping the following tea after meals as a digestive aid.
Home Remedies for Indigestion
Herbal Digestive Tonic

                   1/2 ounce dandelion root
                   1/4 ounce gentian root
                   1/4 ounce licorice root
                   1/4 ounce fennel seeds
                   1/4 ounce dried ginger root
                   1/4 ounce dried organic orange peel
                   1/4 ounce cardamom pods

  • Using dried herbs, grind the herbs in a blender. Place in a glass jar and add enough  vodka to cover the herbs, plus 2
    inches. Close the jar tightly.

  • Place in a warm, dark place, and give the jar a gentle shake every day or two to keep the herbs from settling.

  • After 3 weeks, strain the liquid from the herbs through a strainer lined with several layers of cheesecloth, reserving
    the liquid. Squeeze the herbs to strain out all the liquid.

  • Funnel your bitters tonic into a dark-glass container, and store in a cool, dark place.
Home Remedies for Indigestion
Herbal Digestive Tea

1 teaspoon chamomile
1/2 teaspoon peppermint
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
1 cup water

Pour 1 cup boiling water over herbs. Cover, and let steep for 10 minutes. Strain, sweeten if desired, and drink while warm.
Home Remedies for Indigestion
Simple tips to Improve Digestion

  • Chew your food well. This may sound simplistic, but your stomach doesn't have teeth, and the more thoroughly you
    chew, the easier it is for your body to access nutrients from the foods that you eat. A good rule of thumb is to chew
    every mouthful of food until it is thoroughly pulverized.

  • Drinking large amounts of fluids with meals can interfere with digestion and cause bloating, but sipping a small amount
    of liquid with your meal can enhance digestive function.

  • Avoid eating when you are emotionally tense, because stress shuts down digestive processes.

  • Make it a habit to take a couple of minutes to relax and slow down before eating.

  • Take a couple of deep breaths, give your full attention to the food you are about to eat, and express your gratitude in
    whatever way feels comfortable to you for the nourishment you are about to receive.

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