Sometimes by consuming too much of our favorite food we could face with the problem of indigestion. Usually, the symptoms include feeling uncomfortable fullness after you have your meals and feeling pain or burning sensation in the upper stomach.
You can replace the antacids for calming this issue with a natural solution of herbs and ingredients. So take a look at what exactly is helpful for this condition.
How to treat indigestion naturally
Despite enabling you fresh breath, the peppermint also includes antispasmodic characteristics for our organism making it helpful for fighting nausea and indigestion. Drink one glass of tea after your meal for relieving stomach pain.
This tea is helpful for improving sleep and calming anxiety. It is also lowering the stomach acid in the gastrointestinal tract which relieves indigestion. It has anti-inflammatory ingredients as well.
Prepare it in a cup of boiling water and add honey if you like. However, if you are taking blood thinners then you should avoid its usage because it has anticoagulant ingredients.
Apple cider vinegar
The apple cider vinegar has many usages and one of them is treating indigestion.
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If you have too little stomach acid you may experience indigestion and the apple cider vinegar will help you with this. You can add 1-2 teaspoons in a cup of water and drink it, you can drink it half an hour before eating in order to stop the indigestion from happening.
However, there are some disadvantages if you consume the apple cider vinegar undiluted or too much of it like for example tooth erosion, throat burn, nausea or low blood sugar.
Too little stomach acid causes indigestion, however too much of it as well. The ginger is actually lowering stomach acid. You can drink a cup of ginger tea or you can also prepare your ginger water by boiling the ginger root and adding lemon and honey. However do not consume too much because it has disadvantages as well like heartburn, throat burn or causing gas.
Prepare yourself a tea for relieving the gastrointestinal problems by boiling ½ teaspoon of the seeds 10 min before drinking. However, there can be side effects like vomiting, nausea, and sun sensitivity.
Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
Make yourself a mix of ½ teaspoon baking soda and 4 ounces of warm water in order to relieve the indigestion gas and bloating. However, be careful for the amount and do not exaggerate because there can be some side effects.
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When to see a doctor
This is a really common issue however it is often a sign for a chronic problem such as gastritis, acid reflux or even stomach cancer, so if this is happening for more than 2 weeks and you have other symptoms like losing weight, losing appetite, vomiting, black stools, fatigue and trouble swallowing then you should immediately go to the doctor.