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Effective Home Remedies for Indigestion

Before rushing to fetch antacids for indigestion the next time, try these easily-available, natural and safe home remedies.

Home Remedies By Ariba Khaliq / Apr 18, 2014

Before You Pop the Pill

A heavy feeling a stomach, frequent burps, acidity and heartburn are all symptoms of indigestion. It usually occurs because of unhealthy eating habits and elevated stress levels which make the secretion of digestive juices erratic. For the love of spices that we Indians feel, we often suffer indigestion; but before you rush to the chemist and fetch antacids next time, you may want to try some natural remedies for your troublesome stomach. These are easily available in your kitchen cupboard. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

 

Lime and Ginger

All you need is two spoons of lime and ginger juice, and honey mixed in a glass of warm water. This can be taken after a heavy meal. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

 

Orange

Try eating an orange after every meal and it will keep indigestion at bay. Experts claim that eating oranges gives rest to the digestive organs and supplies adequate nutrition. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

 

Baking Soda

Dissolve a spoon of baking soda in a glass of water. Drink it for an instant stomach pain relief or to reduce indigestion. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

 

Lemon

Dissolve one tablespoon of lemon juice in a cup of hot water. It is recommended to drink it before you have meal to prevent acid indigestion. Besides helping with indigestion problem, lemon is effective in fighting against bacteria and other free-radicals. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

 

Garlic and Soya

Mix equal amount of garlic juice and soya oil. Massage the paste over your stomach. Allow it to be absorbed. In a few minutes, you will be relieved from indigestion. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

 

Grapes

Now who would have guessed the connection between grapes and a healthy stomach? Munch away on this juicy fruit, which is known to eliminate indigestion and irritation of the tummy. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

 

Coriander and Cumin

Dissolve coriander leaf juice, a few cumin seeds, pinch of salt in a cup of water. Alternatively, you can mix two teaspoons of coriander, a teaspoon of ginger in a glass of water to relieve indigestion trouble. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

 

 

Carom Seeds

Mix carom seeds (also known as Bishop's weed) with a little rock salt for immediate relief from stomach trouble.

 

Ice Packs

Indigestion may be accompanied by pain. In that case, health experts recommend placing an ice bag on your troubled stomach for at least half an hour after meals will help you to ease down the pain. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

 

Buttermilk

Drinking buttermilk after meal prevents indigestion besides boosting the digestive process. Similarly, mint tea and blackberry tea after meals help deal with indigestion issues. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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