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Natural Home Remedies for Treatment and Cure of Indigestion or Dyspepsia

Rajan is a botany and chemistry major. He has worked as a poultry breeder for 23 years, breeding layer and broiler parents.

Causes Of Dyspepsia

Dyspepsia is also known as indigestion, upset stomach or dysfunctional dyspepsia. It is exhibited by various symptoms all related to disturbed digestion and discomfort in the abdomen.

There are various factors that are responsible for causing indigestion. The foremost cause is primarily, faulty eating habits as well as some others. They are listed below.

  • Eating a lot of junk food which is laced with many artificial preservatives.
  • No fixed eating schedule or timings.
  • Eating food very fast, going to bed soon after meals.
  • Overeating.
  • Eating foods which are difficult to digest, having lots of spices and oils or eating foods that do not suit one's constitution.
  • Eating while stressed or tensed. People with hot temperament suffer more digestive problems.
  • Possible infection with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori.
  • Excess of alcohol or smoking.

Symptoms Of Dyspepsia

A wide variety of symptoms come under the umbrella of dyspepsia. All these are not exhibited in everyone. They are:

  • Feeling of heaviness in the stomach.
  • Nausea with or without vomiting.
  • Constipation.
  • Flatulence and expulsion of wind.
  • Belching.
  • Stomachache.
  • Diarrhoea.
  • Offensive smelling stools.
  • Acid reflux, heartburn.
  • Aversion to food/loss of appetite.

Measures To Prevent Dyspepsia

  • Adhere to fixed mealtimes.
  • Give an interval of 4 to 5 hours between meals.
  • Water should be drunk 30 minutes after meals. A sip or two while eating is okay.
  • Do not consume excessively spicy or oily foods. Consume more of green vegetables and fruits especially in summer.
  • Avoid smoking or drinking if you suffer from digestive problems.
  • Go to bed at fixed times.
  • Avoid undue stress and tension.
  • Exercise moderately every day.
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Natural Home Remedies For Indigestion

LEMON

For loss of appetite and sour eructations along with other symptoms of indigestion try these :

  • Add freshly squeezed juice of 1 lemon to 1/2 a glass of water. Add sugar to taste before drinking.
  • Take 1 tsp each of ginger juice, lemon juice and ground rock salt. Mix in a glass of water and drink for relief.

PINEAPPLE

  • Sprinkle some salt and ground black pepper on a pineapple slice and eat this for relief.

GUAVA

  • For indigestion, bloating and weak digestive power, eat 250 gms of guava after meals.

PAPAYA

  • It benefits to eat ripe papaya in dyspepsia. It will also relieve constipation and bleeding piles.

CARROTS

  • Drink a glass of carrot juice for relief. It will also strengthen the digestive system and control gas.

CAULIFLOWER

  • Drinking cauliflower juice mixed with carrot juice benefits in relieving gas, joint and bone pain, indigestion, jaundice and eye weakness.

ONION

  • Make round slices from red onion. Squeeze lemon juice over them and eat with meals.

LAMB'S QUARTERS (Chenopodium album)

Drink 1 glass juice made from the leaves. It is very potent against all types of stomach afflictions like gas, indigestion, pain etc.
Taking a glassful daily breaks renal stones and removes them. It also benefits in liver and spleen diseases and piles.

YOGHURT

  • Add some roasted and ground cumin seeds, salt and ground black pepper to yoghurt and eat daily. It also digests food faster.

BUTTERMILK

  • Indigestion caused by eating fried and oily things and excess of peanuts is definitely relieved by consuming buttermilk. Add rock salt, roasted ground cumin powder and ground black pepper before drinking.

MUSTARD SEEDS

  • Grind 3 grams mustard seeds. Mix in water and drink.

CLOVES

  • Grind 2 cloves and put in 1/2 cup of boiling water. Simmer for a couple of minutes, cool and drink. Take 3 times daily.

ASAFOETIDA

  • Take equal quantities of Asafoetida, the fruit of Terminalia chebula (small harad), Rock salt and Carom seeds. Grind all of them. Take 1 tsp 3 times a day with hot water for relief.

CUMIN SEEDS

  • Roast some cumin seeds and add little rock salt to taste. Swallow this with water on an empty stomach early in the morning.

GINGER

  • Take 1 tsp ginger juice, 1 tsp lemon juice and add rock salt to taste. Drink this twice a day before meals and once after meals to get relief. It removes gas too.

CINNAMON

  • Take equal quantities of cinnamon, ginger powder, cumin seeds and cardamon. Mix and grind all together. Take 1/2 tsp of this with hot water.

TULSI (HOLY BASIL)

  • Take 20 tulsi leaves and 5 black peppercorns. Chew them together. after meals.

NEEM

  • Take 25 gms neem leaves, 3 cloves, 3 black peppercorns. Grind all together. Add little sugar. Stir well in little water and drink 3 times a day.

Disclaimer

The information provided in this hub is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your physician, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements or embarking on a new health regime.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2012 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 25, 2013:

@Peggy-lemon is the easiest way to make the body alkaline. Bacteria cannot thrive in an alkaline medium. Glad you have herbs like mint and basil growing in your backyard. Thanks for all the sharing and visit.

@Rose-glad you appreciate the info. Thanks.

rose-the planner from Toronto, Ontario-Canada on July 25, 2013:

This is another wonderful health related article Rajan. It appears that this condition is very preventable. Also, I found the natural remedies very interesting, especially the pineapple slice sprinkled with salt and ground black pepper. Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 25, 2013:

Hi Rajan,

I have started using fresh squeezed lemon juice mixed with water in the mornings just to make my body more alkaline which I understand is good. We grow mint and basil in the backyard (among other things) so it is an easy one for us to incorporate into our diets. Very interesting combination of things that can help people suffering with dyspepsia. Up votes, sharing and pinning.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 21, 2012:

Thanks for reading and appreciating, laadhy.

laadhy from Maldives- The Paradise on Earth on June 21, 2012:

Use and interestiing

laadhy from Maldives- The Paradise on Earth on June 21, 2012:

Use and interestiing

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 23, 2012:

Ruchira, Glad you liked it. Thanks for reading and appreciating. Your comments are always a pleasure.

Ruchira from United States on April 23, 2012:

you did it again, Rajan.

Wonderful hub with insightful information...thanks!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 16, 2012:

shilpi, I am glad you liked the hub and found it useful. Thanks for reading and appreciating.

shilpi on April 16, 2012:

thanx for sharing...this is very useful hub...

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 13, 2012:

Perspycacious, herbal and other natural remedies have for too long being given a back seat. Any traditional medicine which has survived the onslaught of time deserves a look in. It surely must have something in it to still be around.

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate your comments.

Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on April 13, 2012:

I like the comments that "all do their job" and to find the one which works best for you. Some herbal products have combinations of these that work well and are popular with some of our customers.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 13, 2012:

Radhika, thanks for this useful tip. Appreciated. Thanks for reading and sharing.

Radhika Sreekanth from Mumbai,India on April 13, 2012:

There is a lot of natural remedies available here for those suffering from stomach troubles. To add up, curd mixed with a little asafoetida is also a great remedy that works wonders.

Up and useful.

Sharing with my friends here.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 12, 2012:

aurelio, well the choice is yours. All are natural foods and do their job. Glad you liked and appreciate the votes.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on April 12, 2012:

I'd have to say that papaya would be my favorite remedy here, though they aren't as common here in the U.S. Onion, which is one of my favorite foods, would be the one I'd like to try. Voting this Up and Useful.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 11, 2012:

PurvisBobbi, it is nice to note that this hub has info which could be used by those who'd want to. The suggestions here are a mixture of some common sense, some practical experiences and some things that I have learnt. A book, maybe one day.

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate your comments.

Barbara Purvis Hunter from Florida on April 11, 2012:

Hi rajan jolly,

This is very useful information for us all. You seem to have a lot of knowledge about solving health issues, and it makes me think you should write a book. Or have you already?

I voted up and useful.

Thanks,

Bobbi

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 11, 2012:

Vinaya, it's a pleasure to see you here. I appreciate your reading and sharing.

Vinaya Ghimire from Nepal on April 11, 2012:

Rajan, this is useful and informative hub.

Thanks for sharing.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 11, 2012:

@ - blessedp, though all remedies act well the individual's constitution does matter. Hence you can use whichever you feel comfortable with.

Appreciate your visit. Thanks.

@ - rahul, I'm so glad you liked the hubs. Thanks for reading and sharing.

Jessee R from Gurgaon, India on April 11, 2012:

Very useful I must say Rajan Sir! I have read two such hubs by you and I am amazed at the depth of knowledge you have about herbal tact and techniques for severe problems like these.

Voted up and shared!

blessedp on April 11, 2012:

Rajan you have given many home remedy but which do you recommend is effective the most. This is a good article.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 11, 2012:

Chasuk, thanks for sparing time to read and comment.

Chasuk on April 11, 2012:

Thank you, Rajan. An interesting hub.

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