Many of us indulge in our favorite foods on special occasions and other social gatherings. These tempting dishes and fried food makes all our celebrations special. With these celebrations, comes various stomach issues that can spoil your mood and halt your festivities.
A stomach upset can be caused due to overeating or eating too quickly. If not taken care of in time, it can result in chronic conditions such as IBS, stomach ulcers, chronic gastritis, appendicitis, Crohn’s Disease etc.
Let us find out few simple tips and home remedies that can help in stomach upset and indigestion.
What are the symptoms of indigestion or upset stomach?
Stomach upset or Indigestion is the improper digestion of food. It is also termed Dyspepsia. Common symptoms of Indigestion includes various gastrointestinal complaints such as -
- Gas (flatulence or belching)
- Acid reflux
- Stomach pain
- Feeling of discomfort after eating
What does Ayurveda say about indigestion or upset stomach?
Indigestion is called “Ajirna” in Ayurveda. It can be caused due to unhealthy eating habits and ageing. Older adults frequently face gastrointestinal issues due to the changes in physiology experienced by them.
According to Ayurveda, the secret to healthy digestion is proper and balanced digestive fire (Agni). So,theAgni cycle of“digestion (पाचन)-absorption (अवशोषण) -assimilation (आत्मसात)- elimination (उन्मूलन)” needs to be balanced.
When the digestive fire is balanced, it increasesOjas (ऊर्जा).
Ayurvedic home remedies for indigestion, upset stomach and stomach pain
- Asafetida or Hing
Hing is used in every Indian household as a great remedy for flatulence and indigestion.
You can mix 5 grams of asafetida with a glass of hot water. Add a teaspoonful of sugar to improve the taste. Drink this to release any gas that can cause pain when accumulated in the digestive system.
- Mint Oil
Add 2 drops of mint oil in a cup of warm water and drink immediately. It provides instant relief from gripping and flatulence.
- Ajwain / Carom Seeds
Home remedies for Indigestion also include the use of Carom seeds. These are easily available in the Indian kitchens. You just need to mix a teaspoon of carom seeds with 1/2 spoon of rock salt in a glass of water. This will help relieve flatulence and stomach disorders.
If you are facing frequent episodes of acidity, then you must try this simple tip. Add some grated ginger and honey to a glass of warm water and sip it slowly. Ginger can be added to your daily tea also.
- Curry Leaves
Take 20-25 fresh curry leaves and wash them in cold water. Now extract juice from these washed curry leaves. In a cup of plain water, add about 1 teaspoonful of lemon juice, juice of the curry leaves and 1 teaspoonful of honey. Drink this when it is fresh. This mixture relieves nausea, vomiting and flatulence in the case of stomach upset.
- Lemon and Honey
Take 1 glass of warm water and add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of honey. Drink this mixture after every meal. This is one of the best and most effective home remedies for indigestion.
- Coriander Seeds
Coriander seeds are known for their anti-inflammatory properties that soothe an upset stomach or indigestion. Further stimulating your digestive process. Coriander consists of essential oil called “urand oil” that detoxifies the liver and increases appetite and relieves stomach issues. But this remedy will take time to show results. You need to take coriander seeds infused water for about a week to see the difference.
- Ginger and lemon extract
Blending lemon extract with ginger extract is an effective ayurvedic remedy to cure stomach disorders and soothe abdominal pains.
- Clove and warm water solution
Boil 8-10 cloves in water. Drink this clove water daily as it is an ayurvedic remedy for stomach pain.
- Pomegranate Seeds
Pomegranate when mixed with black salt and pepper is a great remedy for stomach pains.
Yoghurt, which has healthy gut bacteria is a very effective remedy for people who have diarrhoea and indigestion. You can eat this by adding crushed cumin seeds and salt.
- Nutmeg Oil
Ayurveda recommends the regular consumption of nutmeg oil mixed with sugar to treat stomach pain and issues. This oil is also great for stomach cramps.
- Yogic practices
Do practice Pranayama (Surya anuloma viloma, Bhastrika), Agnisara kriya, Bhujangini mudra, Kunjala, Danda dhauti, Vastra dhauti etc.
You can also practice these yoga asanas for indigestion such as Suryanamaskara, Katichakrasana, Bhujangasana, Dhanurasana, Vajrasana,Pavanamuktasana etc.
Ayurvedic medicine for Stomach Upset/ Indigestion/ Gastric problems and GI disorders
Digestive Care Therapy is a potent combination of Ayurvedic herbs and ingredients that work synergistically to balance the stomach acid, digestive fire and treat the root cause of stomach upset in the most natural way possible. It is a combination of three ayurvedic medicines.
Amlant-Best ayurvedic medicine for gastric problem
Amlant balances Udana and Samana Vata digests Sama Pitta and pacifies Kledaka Kapha doshas respectively.
Amlant has Amla, Mulethi, Harad, Pippali, Baheda, Kali Mirch, Sunthi, Mishri, Haritaki, Lawang, Vibhitaki, Sarjika Kshor, Nagar Mustaka etc
Dizomap- Best ayurvedic medicine for Indigestion and Constipation
Dizomap balances the Samana and Apana Vata along with Pachaka Pitta.
It aids in maintaining optimum levels of metabolic fire (Agni).
The Pachak Pitta helps in improving digestion and a balanced Samana Vata allows absorption and further processing of food.
Dizomap has Saunf, Sonth, Sanay, Harad, Sendha Namak, Kapardak Bhasm etc
Triphala- Best ayurvedic medicine for Constipation and Detoxification
Triphala balances the Kapha and Pitta dosha by detoxifying the body.
It also acts as a Prebiotic by creating a thriving environment for good gut bacteria. This ayurvedic formulation has been used since ancient times and is a potent Rasayana.
Maharishi Ayurveda Digestive Care Therapy is formulated on the principles of Ayurveda, is a natural acid balancer, helps detoxify the body and is a natural remedy for stomach upset, acidity, indigestion and constipation. All the formulations are non-addictive and have no side effects.