Managing indigestion becomes easy if you know which natural home remedies can help with it. Indigestion could be due to a number of reasons such as eating spicy or fatty foods or overeating. The resulting imbalance in gastric juice secretion in your stomach will cause indigestion. This problem can also be triggered or made worse if you are; suffering from conditions like peptic ulcer (1), gastroesophageal reflex disease etc, or on certain medications or stressed, anxious, obese etc. You can experience symptoms like bloating, abdominal pain, burning sensation in your upper abdomen, frequent belching or even vomiting.
However, there are some natural home remedies that you can use to relieve the pain and discomfort.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is another effective remedy for indigestion; it is a high source of magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and other minerals that help with digestion. Its acidic nature also has an alkalizing effect that helps settle indigestion.
For this remedy to be effective, you can add a tablespoon of acid cider vinegar and a teaspoon of raw honey to a cup of water, make sure you drink this solution 2-3 times a day for a quick relief.
Ginger is naturally effective for indigestion especially when it is due to overeating; it contains antioxidants including gingerols (2) that stimulates digestive juices and the flow of enzymes that help you with digestion
To use this remedy, you can make a homemade ginger tea to get relief from the symptoms of indigestion by boiling one teaspoon of grated ginger in a cup of water.
Alternatively, you can mix 2 teaspoons of ginger juice, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and a pinch of table salt and drink it with or without water. Also, you can drink a cup of warm water mixed with 2 teaspoons of ginger juice and a teaspoon of honey
3. Baking Soda
Foods like beans, cabbage, onions etc increases the gastric acid levels in your stomach resulting in indigestion. The huge amount of sodium bicarbonate in baking soda acts as an antacid thereby neutralizing your stomach acid- thus, relieving you from heartburn and indigestion.
Simply stir one and half teaspoon of baking soda into a glass of water or even with honey and lemon then, drink this solution for your desired result.
Cinnamon helps in your digestive process and provides relief from bloating and cramps so you can make a cup of cinnamon tea by boiling a cup of water with one and half teaspoon of cinnamon powder , drink it while it’s warm for maximum results
5. Chamomile Tea
Chamomile can calm your stomach and relieve spasms in your intestinal tract. For maximum results, you can take drink few cups of chamomile tea throughout the day.
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