Pudina or peppermint is an age-old remedy to cure indigestion, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and IBS for ages. peppermint has a cooling and relaxing action that helps the stomach relax. Additionally, it is mildly antibacterial further keeping stomach infections at a distance. Some people highly recommend pudina to cure a mild heartburn. It is believed, pudina works more like a preventive measure for acidity, rather than a medicine to cure it.
How to use:
Peppermint tea: Drink a cup of peppermint tea half an hour before your meal to enhance digestion.
To make peppermint tea, add peppermint leaves to a glass of warm water with a spoon of apple cider vinegar and honey. Stir well and your tea is ready.
Peppermint oil: Some mothers swear by the method of rubbing peppermint oil on the belly to give instant relief from flatulence. You can also put a drop of peppermint oil on your tongue after having your meal to prevent indigestion.
Benefits of Pudina
Mint has one of the highest numbers of antioxidants than any other foods, hence it plays a prominent role in keeping stomach ailments at bay.
•Pudina is a cure for indigestion, nausea, bloating and mild heartburn.
•Heartburn leads to inflammation of the gut, causing pain. Pudina soothes the gut to bring instant relief from pain and uneasiness.
•Essential oils in Pudina, have been an effective natural drug, reducing contractions and cramps in the lower intestinal tract.
•Pudina also brings relief to those who feel dull after eating too much. All you need is a cup of peppermint tea to reduce the feeling of fullness and aid digestion.
•Apart from all this, peppermint’s natural cooling effect can instantly reduce the burning sensation in your stomach.