Indigestion, also known as heart burn or stomach upset is due to a problem in the secretion of digestive juices in the stomach. Symptoms include – vomiting, bloated stomach; belching, growling stomach, gas, burning pain or acidity, etc. When you overeat or consume spicy or fatty food, you sometimes suffer from these problems called indigestion. There are several natural remedies for indigestion problems which you can easily find in your kitchen. But, if herbal remedies do not cure your problem in a day or two, it is advisable that you see a doctor to get treated for a more serious reason.
Some of the herbal remedies for indigestion are:
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Source: apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is often used to heal the ailing stomach. Even though acidic in nature, it also has an alkalizing property that gives relief in indigestion. Add 1 tbs of apple cidar vinegar to a cup of water, mix 1 tbs honey to the solution and drink this 2 to 3 times a day for quick relief.
2. Fennel Seeds (Saunf)
Fennel seeds or saunf as commonly called is a common spice found in every Indian kitchen. It is believed to be helpful in healing indigestion and reducing nausea and flatulence. You can chew the seeds raw or even roast them followed by a glass of water. You can also add it to your tea. It is common practice in many Indian families to chew saunf after meals for better digestion.
Ginger or adrak is a commonly used ingredient in almost all Indian recipes and found almost in all households. Ginger is also has to properties to cure indigestion due to overeating. You can cut a slice, sprinkle little salt on it and chew it after heavy meals to prevent any kind of discomfort in your stomach. Also take 2 tbs of ginger juice, 1 tbs of lemon juice, a pinch of salts and black salt, mix all and consume it with or without water. Can also add 2 tbs of ginger juice and 1 tbs of honey to a cup of warm water and drink it for a relief from indigestion.
Other helpful ingredients to cure indigestion are baking soda, carom seeds (ajwain), herbal tea, found almost in all Indian households. Avoid fatty, oily and spicy food. Eat light and slow. Chew your food properly to avoid stomach ache. Do not overeat.