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Indigestion is not a disease. It is a symptom of a gastric problem. Many people face this problem occasionally. This is one of the most common health issues. It can lead to stomach pain, bloating, etc. The digestive system produces excess intestinal gas. Stomach acid is not sufficient for digestion. The main cause of gas formation is eating spicy food, not chewing food properly. In this fast-paced world, we all consume Trans fats, sugars, and oily foods which are the main reasons for stomach upset. The main cause of gastric is eating fast and high amounts of greasy and junk food intake.
There are many effective home remedies for an upset stomach.
- Avoid heavy foods: Some foods are hard to digest mainly fried and fatty foods, creamy textured foods, extremely salty and preserved foods. These are too heavy and hard to digest.
- Drink lots of water: Our body needs water to digest foods. It absorbs the nutrients from food and keeps us hydrated. Dehydrated means lack of water percentage in body and that cause to less effective and difficulty in digestion process.
- Avoid smoking and alcohol: Alcohol is hard to digest. It can cause damage to liver. People who suffers from liver issues, should avoid drinking alcohol. Smoking can cause throat irritation and stomach disorder.
- Clove can be helpful: Clove speeds up digestion which may help to reduce nausea and vomiting. A person who suffers from gastric or stomach upset can take half tablespoon of clove powder with honey once a day before bedtime.
- Cumin: cumin seeds are a great source to help in indigestion. It reduces intestine inflammation. It has anti-microbial properties which helps in reducing gas and bloating.
- Aloe Vera juice: Research shows that people who consume 15 ml of aloe Vera juice every day for about one or two months get relief from gastrointestinal disease.
- Fennel Seeds: Fennel seeds have anti-bacterial properties which helps in heart burn, gas, loss of appetite, etc. Take one tablespoon of fennel seeds and add water. Boil it for 3 to 4 minutes and sip the tea once or twice a day half an hour after having your meal. It helps in instantly in relieving bloating.
- Ginger tea: Take a piece of fresh ginger. Boil with water and drink this while you have your meal. It stimulates secretion of saliva, gastric juices and bile production. Ginger has gingerol, it has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.
You can also take turmeric, apple cider vinegar, ajwain (carom seeds), licorice (mulethi), basil (tulsi), brewing in water, and consume to treat gastric issues, cramps, bloating, and nausea.
Some daily habits to prevent gastric problems
- Quit smoking and alcohol.
- Do not skip meals.
- Eat smaller meals 4 to 5 times a day.
- Take adequate sleep.
- Do yoga like vajrasana, balasana.
- Exercise regularly.
- Make sure you pass stool regularly.
Here are a list of people who are prone to gastric problems
- Those who overeat or skip their meals.
- Pregnant women
- Obese people.
- People who take too much junk food and carbonated drinks
- People who consume excess spicy foods.
To cure gastric problems permanently, it is important to follow a healthy routine and a proper lifestyle. If someone has some serious gastric issues, consult your doctor instead of home remedies and medication.