Home remedies for Indigestion
Yummy foooods! Always draws us to it. No way of avoiding it, can we? But, Sometimes it leads to stomach upset or indigestion due to various causes like excessive eating, having oily or spicy food, or even by eating too quickly.
I normally love spicy foods. So I eat crazily and end up with abdominal discomfort. Ooof. That’s bad. Well I wanted to share some of the home remedies that I learnt from my Mom & Google! 😛
Key Symptoms for Indigestion or heartburns or dyspepsia:
Uncomfortable feeling or Pain or burning sensation in the chest / upper abdomen.
1. Ginger & salt:
Cut an inch of fresh ginger into tiny pieces. Sprinkle salt over it and eat as it is. I know its hard to eat. Close your eyes & just do it. Have a little honey on your side to lick it immediately if you want. Then have a glass of warm water. This is my mom’s home remedy & works as a magic for me.
2. Jal-jeera drink:
Jal (water)-jeera (cumin) is a powder used to make a flavored drink that is a popular summer drink in India. You can either make the powder at home or can buy from any Indian grocery store. Jal-jeera powder has medicinal ingredients that aids digestion. It can also be had as appetizer before a meal or drink while having your meal. Mix 1 tbsp. of jal-jeera powder in a glass of water & drink. This is my personal favorite drink to have any time during a heavy meal or even just as a refreshing drink.
3. Cumin seeds & coriander leaf:
Add a tbsp. of cumin seeds, a handful of coriander or mint leaves in a boiling water. Drink it while it’s warm.
4. Add one tablespoon of grated ginger, two tablespoon of coriander, three cloves and cardamom in a boiling water & drink as its warm. This will relieve the gas trouble.
5. Candied ginger:
Having some ginger candy might also help. You can find it from your local grocery or health store.
Don’t sleep flat on your back while suffering from indigestion. Instead, sleep on your side & elevate your head. This will stop the acid from rising to your chest.
Prevention is better than cure!
I know … I say that to myself at lots of occasions. But hard to keep.
1. Always eat slowly and chew your food.
2. Don’t go to sleep soon after your meal. Let there be at least 3 hours before bedtime. Because our stomach doesn’t digest well when sleeping.
3. Limit your intake of coffee and carbonated beverages.
4. Have a healthy herbal tea or green tea or jaljeera drink by side while having your meal. It will help to reduce the risk of indigestion.
Eat healthy & Live happily folks! Take care.