IndigestionIndigestion, also known as dyspepsia or agnimandya (in Ayurvedic medicine) is quite a common condition caused by irregular secretion of digestive enzymes. This problem is accompanied with quite unpleasant symptoms, like a feeling of heaviness, burning or extra gases inside. Indigestion, as well as heartburn, is caused by too fast eating, not chewing well or eating in a wrong manner, overeating, eating improperly cooked foods, fried or too oily foods, food allergies and so on.

A variety of herbal remedies for indigestion that are available in our health food shops can help us relieve the symptoms of this problem. Those include peppermint (Mentha piperita), coriander (Coriandrum sativum), marjoram (Satureja hortensis), angelica (Angelica archangelica), Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), gentian (Gentiana lutea), hops (Humulus lupulus) and others. These herbs can be used for preparing special herbal teas to relieve bloating, fullness and flatulence, meteorism and irritated stomach. In addition, such herbal remedy as ginger root tea (Zingiber officinale) is known for its excellent natural properties to calm down upset stomach and relieve the symptoms of indigestion.

Herbal remedies for indigestionAlso, those who suffer from frequent indigestion can use effective home made remedies for this condition.In particular, it is said that drinking a little of pineapple, orange or lemon juice is a very powerful remedy which assists digestion. Also, it is possible to eat 5-10 grapes to stimulate digestion.  Adding some drops of such herbal remedies for indigestion as Aloe vera or chamomile extracts to your green tea can be useful for relieving gas and soothing the stomach. Also, it is possible to use a special tea made from anise or cumin seeds.

Finally, there are a number of recommendations from the specialists on how to avoid indigestion and improve digestive secretion. Eating small meals and eating slowly is a key rule. Avoiding alcohol and too fatty meals can also help. Do not go to sleep 3-4 hours after having meals, avoid sleeping on the right side of the body. Besides, experiments showed that such factors as stresses, nervous tension and anxiety also play an important role, therefore for effective digestion it is recommended to avoid worries and stresses.

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

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