An occasional episode of indigestion is harmless and can be fixed easily by simple home remedies. But continuous indigestion can lead to stomach ulcers, heart burns, fatty liver and a bad digestive health. Some of the causes of indigestion include over-eating, eating oily or spicy food, stress, fatigue, excessive smoking and drinking. Symptoms include bloating,loss of appetite, feeling of fullness and burning sensation in stomach.
Here are some effective home remedies to get rid of indigestion naturally:
1 . Ginger
Ginger is an excellent remedy for indigestion. It can be munched in slices or taken in tea. It secretes digestive juices and enzymes to help you digest those stubborn fats in your food.
2 . Tulsi
Tulsi or basil leaves are known for their ability to drive away intestinal gases and reduce bloating. Take about 5-6 leaves, wash them properly and then make a paste out of it. Add it with a pinch of salt and pepper in 2-4 table spoons of yoghurt. Consume 2-3 times a day.
3 . Saunf
Roast/Grind a handful of saunf seeds (fennel ) and consume it with water, daily after meals for a healthy digestion. Alternatively, the seeds can be chewed after meals for a quick remedy.
4 . Ajwain
Carom seeds also known as ajwain are traditionally used to cure indigestion. Take a spoon full of it and chew it after a heavy meal. It can also be grounded and mixed with dry ginger into a fine powder, to be consumed with a glass of water daily.
5 . Jeera
Jeera or cumin seeds aid in the secretion of pancreatic enzymes that helps in digestion. Take a handful of cumin seeds, grind them and add the powder to a glass of water for a digestive drink! Alternatively, you can also use the powder in milk, add pepper and consume the tasty drink!
6 . Baking Soda
This is one of the most popular treatment for indigestion, caused due to stomach acid. Baking Soda acts like an antacid and can be consumed by stirring half a teaspoon of baking soda with half a glass of water. This would help neutralize the acids and reduce bloating of the stomach.