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Home Remedies For Gastric: Procedure, Recovery, Risk & Complication

Last Updated: Apr 21, 2021

What are the best home remedies for gastric?

Gastric is a common problem that many people experience in their daily life. It could be due to indigestion, acidity, excessive consumption of spicy foods or alcohol and stress. Some easy and simple home remedies can help you deal with your gastric problems:

  1. Lemon juice:

    Lemon juice, taken with baking soda can relieve you of your gastric problems easily. Squeeze a few drops of lemon juice in water and add a small amount of baking soda in it. Stir till it has been diluted properly and drink the mixture.

  2. Garlic:

    Garlic has some healing qualities that help in stimulating the gastric juices in your stomach to ease the bloating and gas, relieving you from gastric problems. You can have garlic in the form of soup or boil some garlic cloves with black pepper and cumin seeds. Drink the mixture two to three times daily.

  3. Fennel seeds:

    Fennel seeds can be an instant remedy for bloating or flatulence. You can directly take some fennel seeds and chew them to get relief from your gastric pain. Another option is to put some fennel seeds in boiled water and drink it after a few minutes.

  4. Coconut water:

    Coconut water is said to soothe your digestive system and will give you relief from gastric problems. Drinking coconut water daily will provide protein to your body and improve your condition.

  5. Cloves:

    Cloves have medicinal properties that can effectively reduce your gastric problems. It increases the gastrointestinal secretion and cures you of indigestion and other gastric problems. Consume 1 or 2 pieces of clove directly and you will see the positive results.

  6. Cardamom:

    Cardamom, the kitchen spice can help to speed up your digestion, thus providing you relief from acidity and other gastric problems. You can add cardamom powder to your food when you are cooking or simply chew one twice or thrice in a day.

  7. Basil leaves:

    Basil leaves have some carminative and soothing properties that provide instant relief from gas, acidity as well as nausea. Take some fresh basil leaves and chew them properly if you are facing acidity problems. You can also boil it in water and have it by adding honey if you want to.

  8. Peppermint and chamomile tea:

    Peppermint and chamomile tea are a form of herbal tea which prevents indigestion and promotes bowel movement.

  9. Ginger:

    Ginger contains a compound called gingerols that promotes bowel movement and prevents indigestion. Ginger can be taken in raw form adding to your diet or In the form of ginger tea.

  10. Avoid smoking and alcohol:

    Smoking leads to irritation in the throat which results in an upset stomach. Alcohol is not easy to digest and it also has adverse effects on the liver. So, avoid smoking and drinking if you are suffering from an upset stomach.

  11. Heeng:

    Heeng possesses compounds showing antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which helps to cure any problem related to upset stomach or bowel movement. You can directly consume raw heeng or add-in your diet.

  12. Ajwain:

    Ajwain contains a compound called thymine which promotes secretion of gastric juices and prevents indigestion. It also prevents gas formation.

  13. Buttermilk:

    Buttermilk neutralizes the excess acid in the stomach and protects the stomach lining. It also prevents the formation of gas. Buttermilk also acts as probiotics and improves the digestion of food in the stomach.

Summary: Gastric issue is a normal condition and it happens to most of us but if you suffer from it regularly, it could be a serious issue. It’s always good to cure it with natural home remedies rather than taking pills but if the problem persists don’t ignore consult with your healthcare expert.

Are there any side effects of remedies for gastric?

The possible side effects of these home remedies could be:

  • Consuming excessive lemon water can erode the enamel of your tooth due to its acidic content. Apart from that, it can also make your teeth sensitive and you may feel discomfort when consuming hot or cold foods. excess of lemon water can also trigger heartburn.
  • Garlic, when consumed in large amounts can lead to a burning sensation in your mouth and throat, cause nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting.
  • In case you are allergic to Fennel, consuming it can cause an allergic reaction that may include swelling of the lips, rashes, hives or difficulty in breathing.
  • Coconut water may lower your blood pressure.
  • Over-consumption of cloves may trigger allergic reactions, causing rashes and hives. It also contains a blood-thinning agent that can increase your risk of bleeding.
  • Cardamom can trigger spasmodic pain in people who have gallstones. Excessive consumption can also make you feel nauseated.
  • Although rare, few people are allergic to basil leaves. In that case, having them can cause itchy eyes, vomiting, runny nose, hives or welts on your face.
Summary: Despite being effective, certain home remedies have some side effects which vary from person to person, so choose your home remedy only if you are not allergic or sensitive to the particular substance. Do not use any home remedies in excess as it may be harmful to health.

What are the post-remedy guidelines?

The post remedy guidelines include:

  • Avoid spicy, acidic, fatty foods that can cause gastric problems. Reduce the consumption of soda and other carbonated drinks.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol, or drink in moderation.
  • Maintain a proper mealtime and do not skip meals. Also, do not rush while you are eating. Chew your food properly and drink slowly.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Do not overstress yourself.
  • Opt for relaxation activities that can relieve you from stress.
  • Make sure you drink plenty of water.
Summary: Follow the guidelines. Avoid spicy foods, smoking and drinking. Drink plenty of water, Avoid stress, chew your food properly while eating.

How long does it take to recover or to get rid of gastric?

Once you make changes in your lifestyle and start practising these home remedies to get rid of gastric problem, you will slowly get rid of your gastric problems. It may take around a week to observe improvements in your condition. If there is no improvement, you need to consult a doctor as the symptoms could be a result of some other medical condition like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease or some other problem.

Summary: The time for recovery from Gastric problem is usually one week. But if don't see any improvement then it's recommended to visit your doctor.

Are the results of the home remedies for gastric are permanent?

With proper treatment and a healthy lifestyle, you can be cured of your gastric problems permanently. However, you must remember that going back to an unhealthy diet and lifestyle can bring back your problems.

Summary: No, the results of the remedies are not permanent if you don't eat a healthy diet. Follow a healthy lifestyle.

Is there any training or experts required to perform these natural remedies for gastric?

You do not require any special training for practising these natural home remedies for gastric. To avoid any confusion, you may consult your doctor once before having anything regularly if you have a medical condition.

Summary: No, there is no need for training or expert assistance since these home remedies are easy to perform. But if after following the remedies you are not seeing any improvement then it's recommended to visit your doctor.

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Written ByDr. Jyoti MongaBachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)Ayurveda

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