Whenever we have indigestion, it is an indication that our body is not functioning properly. There is something wrong in our system. There may be physical or psychological disorder which we may not be aware of but our body reacts to it by having a digestive disorder.
It’s a forewarning to take care of the problem in the initial stages. There can be numerous reasons for having indigestion: there might be mental stress, found the food very tasty and overeaten, rotten food, lack of exercise, lack of sleep, etc. Indigestion is not life threatening and it is always advisable to try home remedies than going to the doctor and popping synthetic medicines. Try these home remedies for indigestion and be sure to get relief and permanent cure.
Effective Home Remedies for Indigestion
Have your adequate quota of sleep every day. Not sleeping enough might be the cause of your indigestion. Get your sleep and your indigestion will be cured. It is mandatory that one should have between eight to six hours of sleep every day. Irregular sleeping hours may also lead to indigestion.
When you are having indigestion don’t sleep or lie on your as this will only aggravate the situation by having acid reflux. Always lie with your upper body raised than your lower body. It’s better to sleep sideways.
Brush Your Teeth
This will not cure your indigestion but you will feel relaxed and will be less irritable. A clean mouth will give you a nice feeling. It provides instant relief.
In a glass of water mix a teaspoon of sodium bi-carbonate and drink immediately. This the best antacid one can have. Ensure that the water is at room temperature; it should not be too hot or too cold. Bottled soda water is not effective as the one freshly made. Aerated drinks will only worsen the situation.
Drink Plenty Of Water
In case of indigestion and uneasy feeling, drink a glass or two of fresh mint sorbet. It’s very soothing and the effect is almost instant. The juice of mint leaves provides a soothing effect on the digestive tract and cools the stomach linings. It also helps in removing toxins from our body.Making mint sorbet is very easy, grind a bunch of fresh, green and clean mint leaves to a fine paste.
In a jug of water dissolve sugar according to your taste, stir in the mint paste and strain the liquid through a fine muslin cloth. You get a clear green liquid and ice to it and drink to your heart’s content. This sorbet also makes a cool drink for summers. You can also make this sorbet with mint oil available in the market but the taste is not that good as the freshly made.
Yoga (vraj Asana)
Sit in the Vraj Asana pose twenty minutes and you will get relief from indigestion. This is the only yoga pose that can be done after having meals. As the name suggests, vraj means iron, and any person who does Vraj Asana on regular basis will gets the capacity to digest iron balls without any side effects. This is an easy yoga posture which is good for all digestive disorders. It is also recommended for strengthening of digestive system.
You can do this yoga anytime and is most beneficial if done after meals. It is extremely simple to do; kneel on a hard mattress and lower your buttocks to touch the back of the ankle, keep the back straight and sit in this pose for at least twenty minutes. You can read books or do sewing in this posture but make sure that your back is always straight.
This is one of the most difficult things to do on regular basis: stop eating when you are half full. Chances of having indigestion in half full stomach are practically none. Most of the indigestion is caused by over eating and none by under eating. This will also help you maintain your weight. There is an old saying that people don’t die from eating less but people has died from eating more.
For healthy living, it is necessary that a persons exercise on a regular basis. But in this modern world full of conveniences people tend to ignore which is most necessary. Regular exercise is panacea for most of our body disorders.
Regular exercise makes our metabolism strong and gives us the strength to digest anything. With regular exercise and healthy lifestyle, you will forget what indigestion is.
Having stress is also one of the major factors of indigestion. In this fast paced lifestyle one cannot eliminate stress but one must learn to manage it. Stress not only cause indigestion but it also cause of other lifestyle diseases such as heart attack, hyper tension, blood pressure, diabetes, etc.
Yoga and exercise are great stress busters. And remember that you can’t be solution to all the problems around. Let go once in a while and a problem will itself find a solution.
Indian Green Chutney
Eat this chutney with also your meals daily and chances of having indigestion will be very remote. Made with coriander and mint leaves, this chutney contains all the ingredients are aid digestion and provides all minerals required for a smooth digestion process. It tastes great and has all the elements that combat ill effects of fried food.
Making this chutney is child’s play; you will require bunch of green coriander and mint leaves, four cloves of garlic, a small piece of ginger, one or two green chilies, juice of one lemon and salt to taste, blend them together in a grinder, chutney is ready. You can reduce or increase ingredients as per your personal preference.
Dry roasted carom seeds with rock salt are not only a great mouth freshener but also a great digestive aid. Having one teaspoon after meals will keep your mouth and stomach fresh.
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