Dyspepsia is a very common problem faced by practically everyone at some point of time or the other in their life. The condition develops when the body is unable to secrete the right about of digestive juices in the stomach. People complain of severe pain in stomach, acidity, heartburns, bloating, burping, nausea, and vomiting. The best way of treating dyspepsia is by going the natural way. Simple home remedies are not only very effective, but are also very safe and easy on the pocket.
A quick remedy to cure indigestion is to swallow a mixture of one teaspoon of ajwain (carom seeds) and a pinch of rock salt with a glass of lukewarm water. This mixture helps to stimulate the digestion process and also helps to boost the body’s immunity naturally. The carminative property of ajwain prevents the formation of gas in the alimentary tract.
Taking half a teaspoon of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) with a glass of water can provide immediate relief from chronic heartburns. This remedy soothes the upset stomach by neutralizing the excess stomach acid. It is safe to drink the mixture after every 2-3 hrs until indigestion subsides, but this must not be drunk more than 4-5 times a day.
In order to minimize the symptoms of indigestion, consume one teaspoon of a powder made by grinding equal quantities of dried ginger (soonth), black pepper (kali mari), asafetida (hing), coriander seeds (dhania), cumin (jeera), fennel (saunf) and rock salt with a glass of warm water, twice a day after meals. Ginger power helps to cleanse the digestive system, while fennel decreases stomach cramps, heartburn, and bloating. On the other hand, asafetida ensures that the digestion process and the evacuation of bowels occur properly.
A mixture of ground cardamom seeds, cloves, ginger, and fresh coriander, with a glass of thin buttermilk, can also be taken for the treatment of indigestion. Cardamom acts as a digestive and reduces flatulence, nausea, and abdominal discomfort. Further, cloves promote the flow of various digestive enzymes in the gastrointestinal tract and thereby boost digestion. Another good alternative for treating indigestion is mint. Drinking mint tea or chewing a few mint leaves can promote digestion and help decrease the symptoms of heartburn. It is extremely beneficial in the management of severe abdominal pain and nausea associated with dyspepsia.