HEALTH

Home Remedies to Relieve Indigestion

Poor digestion can cause all kinds of abdominal discomfort and pain, swelling, gas, diarrhea, vomiting and malaise. Sometimes these discomforts are caused by excessive consumption of caffeine, alcohol, soft drinks, by eating too fast or by stress.

Luckily, these types of problems can be treated simply and effectively by resorting to home remedies and taking care of our eating habits. If digestive problems are too frequent, then it will be necessary to consult with our doctor and review our usual diet to try to detect what foods are causing us that discomfort.

Green Tea

Green tea is an ally of the digestive system, as it strengthens and helps you stay healthy. In addition, it relieves the discomfort caused by heavy digestion, since the polyphenols present in it accelerate the digestive process, helping the liver and gallbladder to work properly. Green tea reduces irritation and intestinal inflammation caused by gastritis and ulcerative colitis. Similarly, it will prevent abdominal swelling and flatulence caused by indigestion.

Lemon and another citrus

Squeezed lemon, mixed with warm water, is one of the great remedies to relieve poor digestion and a lot of stomach problems. Lemon neutralizes natural stomach acids, something that other citrus fruits such as grapefruit and pineapple can also get. If you think you are going to face a very heavy meal, take a few pieces of pineapple or orange first to increase stomach acid and promote good digestion.

Ginger

Ginger root offers multiple benefits for our health, such as reducing body inflammation, improving heavy digestion and alleviating possible nausea. A couple of slices of fresh ginger will help you feel better after a meal too copious. By chewing, you stimulate digestive juices, favoring spontaneous bowel movement, and eliminate any hint of bad breath. You can also prepare them in infusion and thus relieve stomach bloating and gases that may occur.

Cinnamon

This use of cinnamon is very little known, but very effective. You only need to infuse for a few minutes’ half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder in a cup of boiling water and drink slowly.

Chamomile

It is surely the best-known infusion when it comes to relieving any type of stomach discomfort, since it promotes digestion, reduces the possibility of inflammation and relaxes the stomach muscles. This is possible thanks to one of its main components, an active substance called bisabolol.

Apple

The fiber of the apple can be of great help as soon as we feel the first signs of indigestion. Eating an apple, with skin included, helps that fiber clean the obstructions of the digestive system and make us feel better.

Water

As simple as effective it is to drink a glass of warm (or slightly hot) water when relieving poor digestion, as it helps to relax the stomach and reduce possible inflammations. If, in addition, indigestion becomes decomposition or diarrhea, drinking water in small sips will help us replenish lost fluids.