For those big on fatty, oily food, the uncomfortable sensation of burning in the stomach is a familiar one. Indigestion is not something anyone likes to experience but it isn’t a serious enough problem to warrant a trip to the pharmacy. Indigestion, as the name would suggest, is caused when the food in the stomach can’t be properly digested and the body reflexively tries to get rid of it. In an effort to do so, the body produces more acid to digest the food but instead, the acid rises up to the esophagus (food pipe), causing indigestion. While some may consider taking a drug to get rid of this ailment, Ayurveda has proven to be helpful and unlike traditional drugs, has no side-effects. Here are some of the natural antacids to get rid of indigestion.
Cardamom helps improve digestion and is a particularly effective antacid against stomach spasms. Boil some water with cardamom seeds to use it to its full effect.
Acid from the stomach rising up to the esophagus can cause inflammation which can be very painful. Honey is great when it comes to dealing with heartburn as it soothes the inflammation and damaged tissue by coating the mucous membranes of the inflamed area. Just consume a teaspoon or two of raw honey to get rid of heartburn.
Clove is a natural carminative, improves saliva production, aids digestion and provides immediate relief from acid reflux. Eating clove is recommended for heartburn. Chew into the clove to help increase this antacid’s its potency.
Acids are neutralised by alkaline materials. Thus, red apples are a great way to battle indigestion as they help neutralize the excess acid and help rid the body of acid reflux. Avoid green apples as they are slightly acidic themselves.
Cumin seeds help your body digest food as well as reduce gas and soothe indigestion. They do so by stimulation the production of certain enzymes which help control digestion and acidity. Boil some water and after taking it off the stove add some cumin seeds to it before consumption.
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