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10 Best Home Remedies for Indigestion

10 Best Home Remedies for Indigestion

We've all experienced the discomfort of an upset stomach. Even if we haven't eaten, we still feel full because of indigestion, a common problem. Naturally, it harms our bodies. When stomach acid flows back into your esophagus, you get indigestion. It also occurs when your stomach is irritated and inflamed. If not treated properly, it can result in severe discomforts such as fullness, pain, weight, and even nausea. Medication may not be very helpful in the long run, so you cannot completely rely on them. As a result, we've compiled a list of 10 safe and effective natural remedies for indigestion.

  • Fennel Seeds 

Fennel seeds have potent antispasmodic properties that help relieve indigestion, stomach cramps, nausea, and bloating. If you have indigestion, just chew a few fennel seeds shortly after eating. Additionally, fennel water can be consumed to alleviate indigestion. Put half a teaspoon of crushed fennel seeds in half a cup of water in a pan, bring it to a boil, and then drink the water.

  • Ginger 

Ginger helps to reduce the amount of excess stomach acid secreted, making it an effective treatment for indigestion. It has the potential to lessen irritation, speed up the digestion process, and reduce stomach lining inflammation. To alleviate gas, sip a cup of warm ginger tea. In addition, indigestion can be treated with ginger candy, ginger ale, or ginger water flavored with honey or lemon.

  • Peppermint Tea

The natural cooling properties of peppermint work exceptionally well to promote digestion and calm the irritated stomach lining. In addition, peppermint's antispasmodic properties help alleviate gastrointestinal issues like nausea and indigestion. To alleviate symptoms of indigestion, sip peppermint tea shortly after eating.

  • Cinnamon

The antioxidants eugenol, cinnamaldehyde, and linalool in cinnamon are a storehouse that aids in digestion and reduces gastrointestinal damage. To alleviate flatulence, bloating, abdominal cramps, and gas, sipping cinnamon tea. Additionally, cinnamon tea helps to neutralize stomach acid secretions, which reduces heartburn and irritated stomachs. Cinnamon tea taken three times a day helps with indigestion.

  • Ajwain 

Ajwain is an excellent herb for treating indigestion, acidity, and flatulence, among other digestive issues. Ajwain seeds' active enzymes encourage the production of gastric juices, which aids in the efficient digestion process. Regular consumption of warm ajwain water helps alleviate stomach pain and indigestion.

  • Coriander Seeds (Dhaniya) 

Coriander seeds, also known as dhaniya seeds, are well-known for their antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties, which help you feel better when you have indigestion or an upset stomach and also help your digestive system work more efficiently. Urandrol, an essential oil found in coriander, helps alleviate indigestion by cleansing the liver and boosting appetite. To see the difference, drink water infused with coriander seeds for about a week.

  • Amla

Indian gooseberry, also known as amla, has several aphrodisiac, diuretic, laxative, carminative, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. These properties help you feel better if you have acidity, heartburn, or indigestion. 

  • Apple cider vinegar 

Apple cider vinegar is one of the most effective remedies. This is for you if you've been having problems with your digestion. It is a great source of calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, and other minerals that aid digestion. Vinegar, which is naturally acidic and breaks down fats, helps prevent acid reflux. Due to its alkaline-based digestive properties, apple cider vinegar's acetic acid alleviates indigestion. Apple cider vinegar can be consumed with honey or water. If you want it to be more effective, try purchasing raw, organic, and unfiltered forms.

  • Baking soda 

The sodium bicarbonate in baking soda helps to neutralize stomach acid and acts as an antacid. To reduce the effects of stomach acid, sodium bicarbonates react with the excess hydrochloric acid that forms. Additionally, it cleanses the digestive system, which helps alleviate heartburn and indigestion. Depending on your preference, you can take baking soda with water, honey, or even lemon. 

  • Lemon water 

The alkaline effect of lemon water also helps digestion and neutralizes stomach acid. Drink a few minutes before eating by combining one tablespoon of lemon juice with warm or hot water.

Lemon water is a good source of vitamin C and helps with indigestion. However, drinking too much lemon water can damage tooth enamel and make you urinate more often. After drinking lemon water, rinse your mouth with water to protect your teeth.

When Should I Get Medical Aid?

Do you or someone you care about continue to experience any of the following symptoms despite using the aforementioned treatments? 

  • Frequent or bloody vomiting 
  • Chest pain 
  • Black stools 
  • Difficulty breathing 
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin) 
  • Severe pain in the belly 
  • Unexplained weight loss

Consult a doctor through Sarathi Healthcare for immediate assistance.

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