Here are a few home remedies for indigestion:
In a glass of water boil 2 teaspoons of dried Parsley leaves. Steep for 5 minutes.
When cooled add pure, organic honey and drink twice daily as needed.
Parsley contains flavonoids like apioside, luteolol, apigenol, as well as a generous dose of Vitamins A, B, and C, it is rich in minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium and iodine that have a soothing effect on a stomach.
Parsley does not have any major side effects.
Prolonged use can cause anemia, and affect the liver and kidneys.
- In a glass of water, boil 1 teaspoon of dried Dandelion leaves .
- Steep for 3 to 4 minutes. When cooled, add pure, organic honey.
Drink daily as needed.
Dandelion regulates the flow of bile, due to high Vitamin C content helps mineral absorption. It is an effective anti – inflammatory agent.
- Take 2 – 3 black radishes. Wash, peel and grate the radishes.
- Extract the juice. Drink half a cup of the juice at a time. Continue the process for a week.
Black radish is a natural laxative and cures constipation and helps relieve intestinal cramps. It regenerates the liver cells and stimulates the production of bile. Black radish is a great detoxifying agent and helps remove harmful toxins from the body.
Black radish has no known side effects. However, people who have gall bladder stones or problems with the kidneys or liver should be guided by their health practitioner.
Peppermint Essential Oil
- Mix a few drops of Peppermint Essential Oil in a glass of warm water.
- Drink the mixture twice daily for two weeks or as needed
It generates soothing effect on the stomach and is effective in blocking the generation of calcium ions which cause painful stomach cramps. It also prevents intestinal spasms by relaxing involuntary muscles in the digestive tract.
Peppermint essential oil is free of side effects. However, infants or small children should never be given peppermint essential oil as it causes burning sensation in the mouth and can cause respiratory complications as well.
- Boil 2 teaspoons of dried Cinnamon bark powder in a glass of water.
- Steep for 10 minutes when cooled to body temperature add a teaspoon of honey. Drink it twice daily as needed.
The cinnamic aldehyde content along with cassia helps prevent infections in the stomach.
Cinnamon and honey together make one of the best remedies for indigestion.
Cinnamon and honey do not have any known side effects. However, excessive use of Cinnamon can cause liver damage.
- Cut a into small pieces.
- Boil fresh plantain leaf in a glass of water in a small bowl, steep for 10 minutes, drink twice daily for two weeks.
Plantain leaves cure heartburns and aid digestion. They prevent the formation of ulcers and keep the digestive tract free of infections.
Plantain leaves do not have any side effects.
- Swallow two teaspoons of the yellow mustard seeds with a glass of water daily for about a week.
Mustard seeds contain calcium, magnesium, zinc, Omega – 3 fatty acids and iron. Mustard neutralizes the acidity in the stomach and stimulate the flow of gastric juices.
Mustard seeds do not have any known side effects.
- Boil 2 – 3 fresh Galangal leaves in a glass of water, steep for a few minutes and drink daily for a week.
Galangal herb belongs to the ginger family is rich with sodium, iron, Vitamins A, and C and has excellent anti – inflammatory properties.
Galangal leaves do not have any side effects. However, pregnant women and lactating mothers should consult with their health practitioner.
Recipe: Boil 2 teaspoons of dried Chamomile in a glass of water, drink the tea daily for a week.
Chamomile contains flavonoids and coumarins that have a soothing effect on the stomach.
The chemical compounds apigenin and alpha
bisabolol help cures indigestion and restore the normal functions of the GI tract.
Chamomile has no known side effects but high concentrations of Chamomile can cause nausea.
Adhatoda Leaves & Ginger
Recipe: Extract the juice of a bunch of fresh Adhatoda liefs and ginger root add water and drink daily for a week.
Adhatoda leaf juice contains phytochemicals like alkaloids, tannins, saponins, as well as phenolics and flavonoids; alkaloid vasicine which help in balancing the acid levels in the stomach. Ginger is antiseptic agent with great digestive power.
This mix does not have any known side effects but pregnant women and lactating mothers should consult their health practitioner regarding Adhatoda lief consumption.
Lemon, ginger, vinegar.
Recipe: To a cap of filtered water add lemon or lime juice, 1 tsp. raw apple cider vinegar and a pinch of Celtic sea salt, ginger and cinnamon.
Drink this coattail 5 – 10 minutes before meals to improve digestion, promote bile production and increase stomach acid (HCL) production.