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

What is the remedy about?

Stomach Indigestion is characterized by pain in the stomach and under the ribs. Symptoms of stomach indigestion are stomach bloating, nausea and gas. These are a few remedies for stomach indigestion:

  • Ginger: Ginger is very helpful for stomach indigestion. Eating a few raw pieces of ginger or mixing a piece of ginger with your cup of tea can be greatly beneficial for stomach trouble.
  • Peppermint: Peppermint is helpful in soothing intestinal muscle spasms and relieving nausea. A cup or two of peppermint tea would be greatly helpful in treating stomach indigestion.
  • Baking Soda: Mix a teaspoon full of baking soda in a glass of water. Drinking it would help in neutralizing your stomach if it is too acidic. It also helps relieve painful gas.
  • Lemon water: This is another remedy for stomach upset. It helps in dispelling gas from your stomach.
    • Beer: Half a glass of beer can also be very helpful in clearing up your stomach.

Are there any side effects?

Sometimes, Baking soda and water are known to react violently in the stomach, causing tearing of tissues. To avoid it, mix a few drops of lime in it. Also, don't exceed half a glass of beer as it might aggravate stomach problems.

What are the post-remedy guidelines?

Some post remedy precautions are-

  • Avoid eating spicy food.
  • Avoid eating junk food
  • Avoid too much alcohol
  • Eat a lot of green vegetables

How long does it take to recover?

Usually it takes a day or two for the remedies to show its effect. However, if conditions do not improve within two days, it is highly recommended that you consult a doctor.

Are the results of the remedy permanent?

No. Even after you are cured, if you do not follow precautions, chances are you'll have stomach trouble once again. So, it is advisable to follow the precautions for a week or so atleast.

Is there any training or experts required?

No formal training is required to apply these remedies as the procedures are fairly simple.

Effectiveness: High Side Effects: Low Time for Recovery: Low Price Range :

Approx Rs. 10 - Rs 200

Training Requirement:

No formal training is required to apply this remedies as the procedures are fairly simple.

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Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicines and Surgery(BAMS), Post Graduation Diploma in Emergency Medicines And Services(PGDEMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad

• Indigestion refers to an upset stomach
• It is also referred to as dyspepsia

Symptoms to look for:

• Belching
• Nausea
• Bloated stomach
• Abdominal discomfort in upper abdominal area


• Gastritis or GERD
• Symptom of peptic ulcer
• In some cases, it's a symptom of cancer
• Incorrect eating habits like:
o Excessive intake of spicy or oily food
o Overeating
o Eating quickly
• Excessive consumption of coffee or alcohol
• Certain antibiotics
• Excessive smoking
• Anxiety

Natural home remedy using cumin seeds:

1. Take 2 tbsp cumin seeds
2. Add it to 4½ cups of water
3. Boil for 5 min
4. Allow it to cool
5. Strain the mixture
6. Drink everyday

Natural home remedy using lemon juice and honey:

1. Take 1 glass warm water
2. Add 1 tsp lemon juice
3. Add 1 tsp honey
4. Mix well
5. Drink after each meal

Natural home remedy using coriander leaves, buttermilk and cardamom powder:

1. Crush a few coriander leaves
2. Press them in a sieve
3. Extract juice
4. Mix 1 tbsp yogurt in 1 cup water
5. Add 1 tsp salt and make buttermilk
6. Add 3 tsp of coriander juice to it
7. Add ½ tsp of cardamom powder to it
8. Drink 1 hr after every meal


• Eat jaggery after every meal

These remedies are based on the principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of healing, and are completely natural, non-invasive, and can be prepared at home. Consult your doctor if the symptoms persist
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Home Remedies for Indigestion

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
Home Remedies for Indigestion
Indigestion, also known by the medical term dyspepsia, is due to a problem in the secretion of digestive juices in the stomach. Usually indigestion occurs after eating spicy or fatty foods or overeating.

It can also be triggered or made worse due to gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), irritable bowel syndrome, stress or anxiety, obesity, ulcers, stomach infection, thyroid disease, smoking and certain medications.

Some symptoms of indigestion are bloating, gas, growling stomach, abdominal pain, burning sensation in the upper abdomen, acidic taste and vomiting.

You can easily get relief from indigestion symptoms using ingredients from your pantry. For instance, sipping a little water at the first sign of indigestion can give you some relief as it helps increase the gastric ph.
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Home Remedies For Indigestion and Gas

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Home Remedies For Indigestion and Gas

Basic tips to avoid indigestion and gas

  • Eating small frequent meals instead of binge eating.
  • Exercising regularly.
  • Cutting down fatty and fried foods from your diet.
  • Eating dinner at least two hours before going to sleep. Or slow pace walking for 5 – 10 mins after dinner.
  • Not taking too much stress.

Home remedies for gas and acidity

Here are some instant home remedies to get relief from gas and indigestion. Medicines have only a temporary effect on your problem. But home remedies can take you a long way in solving this problem.

1. Ginger tea

Ginger helps to produce enzymes that facilitate digestion of food. A hot cup of ginger tea helps to relieve gas, cramps, bloating and stomach aches. In fact, chewing a slice of ginger after eating food can help to prevent acidity and gas. Alternately, you can also add a few drops of lemon juice with a little ginger juice and a teaspoon of honey in warm water and drink this after ever meal. This is one of the most common indian home remedies for gas.

2. Buttermilk

This is one of the most refreshing home remedies for gas problem. Although, it is said that milk should be avoided if you’re suffering from indigestion. Buttermilk is a form of lactic acid that is the easiest to digest. It soothes the stomach and gives relief from acidity.

3. Cardamom

Just chewing a seed of cardamom or sipping some cardamom tea can help to get relief from gas and indigestion. Cardamom seeds can also be added to some vegetables. This will prevent indigestion from occurring.

4. Warm water

Keeping your body hydrated can help to prevent and cure acidity and gas. If possible, start your day by drinking lots of water and continue to do so throughout the day. Water helps to eliminate all the toxins from the body and cleans your entire system.

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Indigestion - The Ayurveda Way

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, DNHE, P.G. Diploma in Panchkarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hapur
Indigestion - The Ayurveda Way
What is indigestion (dyspepsia)?

Indigestion is a term used to describe a feeling of fullness or discomfort during or after a meal. It can be accompanied by burning or pain in the upper stomach.

Home remedies for indigestion

1. Mix equal part of ginger juice (adrak ka rass) with lemon juice (nimbu ka rass) and add some rock salt (sendha namak, khanij namak) and take it before meals.
2. Take 2-3 gm of dried ginger powder with luke warm water.
3. Take carrot juice.
4. Take 1 tsp. Of peppermint oil three times a day between meals.
5. Chew and swallow a spoonful of fennel or caraway seeds stop indigestion.
6. Roast, grind and sieve fennel seeds. Take half a teaspoon of this powder along with water twice daily.
7. Take 10 gm of old jaggery (gudha) with a pinch of long pepper (piplamul, lindi pepper, piplamool) powder
8. Mix 3 gm of ajowan (ajwain) powder with 3 gm of dried ginger powder and take it one hour before meal.

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Indigestion - Ayurvedic Remedies For It!

BAMS, PGFP, M. D. Kayachikitsa (Scholar)
Ayurveda, Jalgaon
Indigestion - Ayurvedic Remedies For It!

One of the most common health problems people have is indigestion. As per ayurveda, the accumulation of Ama or toxins leads to an imbalance in the way the small and large intestines functions along with various other participating organs like the liver and more. And this is the rootcause for indigestion.

The digestive tract or system is one of the most important organs of the body. Ayurveda relies on the rhythms and functions of the body to find the rootcause of ailments. Indigestion usually occurs because of bad daily habits & less physical activity.

There are many ways to treat to indigestion in an ayurvedic way. Let us look at the top tips for the same:

  1. Timely intake of meals: For better digestion, one must take meals at the same time everyday. Also, do not sit down for the next meal before the previous meal has been digested properly.
  2. Sleep: Sleep is a major factor that cure stress and creates a balance of sorts in one's routine, thus aiding proper digestion.
  3. Exercise: Some form of movement and exercise is imperative to keep the digestive system in prime working condition. Walk and yoga especially are ideal to boost one's digestive health.
  4. Aloe vera: An ounce of aloe vera a day will keep indigestion away. Break off, a leaf and scoop some gel into a smoothie for smooth digestion.
  5. Turmeric: Haldi or turmeric helps in reducing bloating and is one of the most commonly used spices found in ayurveda. This spice is a staple in indian cooking as well, where pretty much all dishes are seasoned with cooked turmeric.
  6. Meditation: This is one of the best ways to give digestion a positive push with a good dose of mindfulness and awareness for better balance in the body.
  7. Avoiding unhealthy food: One must avoid unhealthy food that are excessively fried, fatty, sweet or cold so as to aid the digestive fires in doing their job effectively.
  8. Triphala: This combination of three fruits ensures that your digestive system remains in good working condition. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.
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Popular Questions & Answers

I'm 22 years old. I've been smoking for 6 months. When I started smoking, I used to smoke 10 cigarettes in a day. 1 month ago I started smoking 2 cigarettes a day. 2 weeks ago I was having liquor on a friend's birthday (I drink occasionally) after that we had vaang with malai kulfi. First 1 hour I was ok but then when I got back home, I started feeling suffocated and also started vomiting, feeling weak, legs started shaking, chest pain etc. I took pankreoflat after that and PAN40 and everything came back to normal. Next day I was alright and had home made breakfast, lunch, dinner and didn't smoke. 2 days later I had pizza and I felt uneasy. It felt like something stuck inside my chest. I was shocked but it got stopped after few hours of rest. From then on I started taking home made food and take green tea twice in a day and drink lots of water. But sometimes I feel like the food is not going down , it gets stuck somewhere in chest. I also feel chest pain in the morning. Is this digestion problem or lungs problem and what should I do now?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. You neither have digestive disorder nor lung disorder. Buf the problem is reflex related to acidity. You are doing well. Make sure to consume only homely food without much spices and oil. Exercise regularly. Include ginger and garlic in your daily diet. You will be alright in a week. Take care.
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I always feel like I am full. I can't pass the stool easily. Even for 3-3 days. Always feel like vomit out. Even vomit out sometimes in a very small amount. I don't eat any fried item and street food outside. But I am not able to eat even home made chapatis.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Ghaziabad
you should eat more of fibre and water. consume at least 8 to 10 glasses. as per your height your weight is more than required. you should get yourself tested for hypothyroidism also.
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My girl can't eat spicy food at all & she always eat home made food, can't even eat outside as always face problem with digestion, how to tackle this situation, pls advice.

Homeopath, Hyderabad
It's good to avoid outside food and nice to have home food, don't force her to eat junk food it will cause acidity, spice and fried foods will cause acidity so better avoid them rather than using medicines to counter act the effect.

Hi I am 25 years old female, I have indigestion, gastric, no good sleep, if I go to hospital they are giving many tablets and I can't take that many tablets. So, please suggest me some home remedies or any suggestions. Thank you.

General Physician, Nashik
Eat a high-fiber diet. Get insoluble and soluble fiber. Limit foods that are high in fat. Choose lean meats. Incorporate probiotics into your diet. Eat on schedule. Stay hydrated.
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Sir, im arindam, 22 yr, 169 cm and my body weight is only 48 kg. I have chronic digestive disorder such as gas, flatulence, acidity, indigestion, nausea after meal and constipation also, bowl is not clear properly. Im underweight, and tiredness too with low b.p. Im also suffering from very small appetite. Please suggest me sir. Ant home remedies or medicine.

General Physician, Nashik
Follow the following tips:- · Pay attention to your health and food intake. · To increase your appetite, have a glass of lime water or 1 cardamom (elaichi) before your meal. · Have minimum 4 meals in a day. · Drink 1 glass of milk twice a day. · Try to enjoy your meals and gradually increase the quantity you eat every time. · A balance diet should have all essential nutrients in it. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It should include combination of Both Carbohydrates and Proteins for e.g. Oats with Milk or Poha/ Upma with a glass of milk. If you do not like milk have 1-2 egg whites in the morning along with your breakfast. · You need to focus on your protein intake: Increase your protein intake e.g. Milk, dairy products- cheese, paneer, lentils (dals), nuts (soya, peanuts, dry fruits ), pulses e.g. Rajma, chole, kidney beans etc. Sprouts. If you are a non-vegetarian, then you can have proteins by also eating eggs, chicken, fish. Make sure you are including at least 2 serving of any of these in your daily meal. · Lunch and dinner again should be a combination of Proteins, Carbohydrates and Fats which could have dal, roti, sabji/chicken, salad. · Please do have minimum 4 almonds or a small bowl of peanuts every day. · Please ensure that you drink at least 3 litres of water every day.
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What is the remedy about?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-remedy guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
Are the results of the remedy permanent?
Is there any training or experts required?
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