Indigestion, or dyspepsia, is a painful stomach problem that can occur either before or after a meal. There is a painful burning sensation between the stomach and the bellybutton. In general, the person feels full and heavy. So what causes indigestion? And how can we treat it naturally?
What causes indigestion?
There could be several factors causing indigestion, including the following:
- Excessive consumption of alcohol
- Excessive consumption of food and/or fatty foods
- Anxiety and emotional stress
- Excessive consumption of caffeine
7 natural remedies for indigestion
Before reaching for chemical medication with multiple side effects, we recommend that you give these natural remedies a chance, which will treat your indigestion and which have multiple health benefits in general!
Chamomile tea: rapid results guaranteed!
Chamomile helps rapidly improve digestion, it eases nausea, stomach pains and vomiting.
Add a chamomile tea teabag to a cup of boiling water, leave it to infuse for 5 minutes and slowly drink it.
Green tea stimulates digestive and intestinal functioning, thanks to its numerous nutrients: tannins, flavanoids, antioxidants, amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, etc.
Infuse it in a mug of boiling water (use a tea bag or a tea infuser ball), wait around 5 minutes and drink it slowly, being careful not to burn yourself.
Beware, pregnant women and people undergoing medical treatment should ask the advice of their doctors before drinking green tea.
Oranges contribute to rapid relief from indigestion thanks to the citric acid and the ascorbic acid they contain. What’s more, their high quantities of vitamin C will provide you with energy for the day!
Drink freshly squeezed orange juice before every meal to regulate stomach acid and promote digestion.
As we have already shown you in a previous article, baking soda can treat many skin and health problems, particularly indigestion.
Add a half a spoon of bicarbonate of soda to a half a glass of water. This solution should neutralise stomach acid and provide rapid relief.
An apple is an ideal natural medication in the case of indigestion, because it is rich in fibre. Be aware that washing and peeling the skin of non-organic fruit and vegetables has little effect on their levels of pesticides, so don’t eat the skin of the apple unless it is organic. However, the peel of organic apples is rich in pectin, a substance which protects the stomach.
While the nutrients in apples go through the digestive system, they cleanse and soothe heartburn in just a few minutes.
It is the vitamins and nutrients present in the grapefruit peel that will relieve the burning and irritation caused by indigestion.
Grate a little of the rind, leave it to dry for a few hours and take a spoon of the dried grapefruit rind as soon as you start to feel stomach pain.
The fibres in pineapple regulate intestinal transit and accelerate the process of digestion. Pineapple equally contains bromelain, a powerful enzyme that prevents constipation and bloating associated with food that our bodies find difficult to digest.
Ideally, eat pineapple on the day you cut it into slices, so that it doesn’t lose its nutritional benefits. Eat it before meals to speed up digestion.