If you ask today’s mother on “What’s their most common problem”, they’d say Indigestion in kids. As a matter of fact, Indigestion is not only troubling kids but also adults and elderly people. The main cause of this problem is a bad lifestyle and eating habits, i.e. eating spicy foods, junk food, incompatible foods, eating wrong food at the wrong time, and also overeating. Due to this, our stomach is not able to digest food and becomes upset, commonly known as Dyspepsia.

In this post, we have covered some of the proven diet/lifestyle tips and herbal home remedies that will get you relief from indigestion in a jiffy!!!

The Ayurvedic viewpoint on Indigestion

When food is not digested properly, due to low jathragni (the digestive fire in the belly), and most of the food is not converted into nutritious juice required for the sustenance of the body, it forms the mucus-like substance which is ‘apakv ahar’. Very little of this substance gets converted into nutritious juice while a large part of it is converted into waste products. This excess of waste causes aggravation of Vata, which disrupts the normal functioning of the digestive canal thus producing (ama) in the body. Ama is the toxin caused by undigested food. When dhatus (tissues) are produced from this defective nutritious juice, there is an aggravation of Kapha and pitta in them. This results in the bad quality of tissues/organs and low immunity.

Symptoms for Indigestion:

  • Burning in chest
  • Upset stomach
  • Vertigo
  • Excess yawning
  • Fever
  • A headache
  • Stiffness in the back and lumbar region
  • Pain in body
  • Thirst
  • Anorexia
  • Vomiting
  • Bloated or distended abdomen
  • Nausea

Common causes of indigestion include:

  • Gallstones
  • Gastritis, or inflammation in the stomach
  • Infection in body
  • Nervousness
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Smoking
  • Too much Caffeine, drinking Alcohol, chocolate or carbonated beverages.
  • Overeating or Eating too fast
  • Medications
  • Stomach cancer

Ayurvedic treatment for Indigestion:

Step 1: Simple lifestyle & Diet tips for indigestion:
  • Avoid eating too much, too fast, eating high-fat foods, or eating during stressful situations.
  • Avoid cooking in the microwave.
  • Drink purified water. Avoid distilled water, which does not contain any minerals and tends to accumulate them from your system.
  • Get proper rest and sound sleep.
  • Keep your mind relaxed.
  • Try to get up early in the morning & avoid getting up late nights.
  • Add morning and night walk to the daily
  • Avoid too hot and too cold temperature.
  • Non-vegetarian foods should be avoided.
  • Rice can be eaten with steamed vegetables. Khichari also should be used.
  • Pomegranate fruit, buttermilk, soup of reddish are beneficial.
  • Eat fresh and natural foods. Avoid preserved, canned, or fast foods.
Step 2: Yogasanas for Indigestion
  • Kapalbhati Pranayam
  • Vajrasana, Diamond Pose
  • Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
  • Suryanamaskar (Sun Salutation)
  • Halasana (Plough Pose)
  • Pavanamuktasana (Wind Relieving Pose)

Step 3: Quick Herbal home remedies for Indigestion
  • Fennel Seeds: Fennel seeds have volatile oils helping you decrease nausea as well as control flatulence.
  • Procedure: Simply mix the fennel seed powder with enough water and drink.
  • Dosage: Drink this remedy two times a day.

Or

  • Dosage: Chew 1 tbsp of fennel seeds to relieve this problem.
  • Peppermint Herbal Tea: Peppermint tea is one of the effective herbal home remedies for indigestion pain.
  • Procedure: Simply dip a peppermint herbal tea bag into 1 cup of hot water & wait for 5 minutes.
  • Dosage: Drink this tea once in a day when it is still warm.
  • Cinnamon and Warm Water: Cinnamon can help you in your digestive process as well as provide a relief from bloating and cramps and calms the stomach.
  • Procedure: Add the ½ tbsp of cinnamon powder into the boiling water & allow it too steep for at least 5 minutes.
  • Dosage: Drink this cinnamon tea once in a day when it is still warm to get the best results.
  • Cumin Seed, Black Pepper, & Buttermilk: Cumin is beneficial in healing many digestive problems such as indigestion, nausea, flatulence, and diarrhea. Here are two home remedies for indigestion.
Remedy 1: Cumin seed powder and water to Improve Digestion
  • Procedure: Dry roast cumin seed & make powder then mix the powder in the water & stir them well.
  • Dosage: Drink this cumin water whenever you have any indigestion problem.
Remedy 2: Cumin seed, Black pepper, & Buttermilk to Improve Digestion
  • Procedure: For acidity in your stomach, add ¼ tbsp roasted cumin seed powder, add ¼ black pepper in 1 glass of buttermilk & stir them well to make a fine mixture.
  • Dosage: Drink this mixture 2-3 times per day for several days.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey: Apple cider vinegar will provide an alkalizing effect which helps you to get rid of indigestion & acidity.
  • Procedure: Firstly, add 1tbsp apple cider vinegar in 1 cup of water & mix them and add 1 tbsp raw honey in this mixture & stir.
  • Dosage: Drink the mixture 2-3 times per day for a quick relief.
  • Dried Amla: Amla (known as Indian Gooseberry) is best home remedies for indigestion and acidity.
  • Procedure: Simply boil a few Amla pieces in the water & mix, add salt and let them dry with the helping of sunshine. And when they become dries, put them in an airtight jar.
  • Dosage: Take 1-2 dried amla pieces whenever you suffer from indigestion.

Healthybazar recommends ayurvedic medicines to improve DIGESTION:

Do try these remedies and share with us your experience. Also, if you have any remedy that has proven beneficial to you, share with others here, write in comment box. Selected remedies are also awarded Gift Vouchers to shop @ Healthybazar.

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