Monday, January 12, 2009


Festive season has just passed and with lots of party and fun the problem which many of us face is indigestion. There are many reason for this disorder-

Indigestion happens when the body has a hard time breaking down and assimilating foods. Symptoms may include, heartburn or burning of the stomach, a feeling of heaviness long after the meal, belching, gas, flatulence, bloating, nausea and a poor appetite. Most digestive problems can be traced to the type of food eaten and poor eating habits. Refined, processed and altered food all stress and wear out the digestive organs. Saturated fats and hydrogenated oils also slow digestion. Over consumption of coffee, alcohol, cigarettes and processed foods cause an overly acidic condition in the stomach and make it more worse. Other contributing factors may include, eating too fast or when stressed out, not chewing well, stomach acids and enzymes, food allergies and sensitivities, improper combinations of different types of food, and drinking lots of liquids with meals which dilutes the digestive fluids.
Some good home remedies for indigestion are given below-

One teaspoon of seeds of ajwain taken with a little rock salt is good home remedy for indigestion.

Lemon juice mixed in a cup of hot water taken before meal help to prevent acid – indigestion as it fight against bacteria.

Mix equal part of baking soda and water for immediate relief from indigestion.

Add one teaspoon of cumin seed in a glass of water and drink it.

Application of ice bag for half an hour after meal is also good to get relief from indigestion.

Chewing small piece of fresh ginger with a bit of salt 10 to 15 minutes before meal helps in digestion.

Fresh peppermint is also good to cure ingestion.

Watch out this video to know more.

(This information does not substitute for professional medical advice and care)


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