Sleep on left side, drink water from copper vessel: How to fix indigestion naturally

Swaryog recommends having meals, including spicy or warm food, with activation of right nostril. It helps in controlling excessive body acids generated due to food, thus helping in digestion process

Physical activity helps keep your digestive system working smoothly. But is important to take a nap after every meal to soothe your digestive system. While taking the nap, you should first sleep on the left side for some time and relax for 10 minutes before rushing for work, says an expert.

Pramod Kulkarni, swaryog expert and founder of SwarYog Foundation, Mumbai, lists some tips: Try these for your better digestive health.

1 Swaryog recommends having meals, including spicy or warm food, with activation of right nostril. It helps in controlling excessive body acids generated due to food, thus helping in digestion process.

2 Having sweet or cold or frozen food dishes during activation of left nostril helps in harmonising the body fluids without disrupting the body temperature.indigestion

3 It is recommended to sleep on the left side at night because the longer the right nostril is active during this period, the better for digestion and, hence, for overall health.

 Sit in Padmasana pose for 10 minutes in morning. Concentrate on the Swadisthan Chakra — around navel. Do deep breathing through right nostril for 15 times. It helps in streamlining the digestion flow.

5 Drinking water from copper vessel is recommended as it helps your body maintain its temperature according to outside weather, thus, helping one to feel rejuvenated and energetic throughout the day.

6 One can practise this application daily after having lunch and dinner: Lie down straight on plain surface and breathe in normal breathing pattern for eight times, then turn around to right side and breathe for 16 times and then to left side and breathe for 32 times.

This application helps to make your digestive system stronger and spread out the food particles evenly throughout the system.

 

7 Amazing Home Remedies for Indigestion

 

We all know how it feels when our stomach isn’t doing great. Indigestion is a common problem, and it makes us feel full even when we haven’t eaten anything. Needless to say that it takes a toll on our body. Indigestion is caused when the acid in your stomach flows back to your esophagus. It is also caused when your stomach is inflamed and causes irritation. It can cause great discomfort like fullness, pain, heaviness and even nausea if not treated well. You cannot completely depend on medications as they may not be very helpful in the long run. Therefore, we list down the causes and natural home remedies to calm your tummy without any side effects.

Causes of Indigestion

Being one of the most common problems, indigestion has numerous causes including over-eating, stomach infections, ulcers, acidity, smoking, alcohol, thyroid, irritable bowel syndrome, excess intake of fatty or spicy foods and stress among others. It is imperative to understand the condition and choose a natural remedy for the same.

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Indigestion is one of the most common problems 

Natural Home Remedies for Indigestion

1. Baking Soda

The cause of indigestion can be the presence of excess acid levels. Certain foods like beans, cabbage, milk products and onions among others result in indigestion. Baking soda has sodium bicarbonate that acts as an antacid helping to neutralise stomach acid. Sodium bicarbonates react with the excess formation of hydrochloric acid to break down the effect of the acid in your stomach. It also detoxifies the digestive system relieving you from heartburn and indigestion. You can take baking soda with water or with honey and even lemon, whichever suits you best.

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The cause of indigestion is the presence of excess acid levels in the stomach

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is one of the most effective cures for indigestion. It is an excellent source of magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium and other minerals that help in digestion. Vinegar is acidic in nature that breaks down fats, preventing acid reflux. The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar helps cure indigestion by virtue of its alkaline-based digestive attributes. You can consume apple cider vinegar with water or honey. Try buying raw, organic and unfiltered form to make it more effective.

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Vinegar is acidic in nature and breaks down the fats, preventing acid reflux

3. Ginger (Adrak)

Ginger has long been associated with curing indigestion and is a popular ingredient in Indian households. It contains antioxidants including gingerols that are known for relieving indigestion and nausea. Its phenolic compounds are believed to reduce gastric contractions and relieve gastrointestinal irritation. It is also known to reduce inflammation.

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Ginger has long been associated with curing acidity and indigestion

4. Fennel Seeds (Saunf)

Fennel seeds or saunf consist certain oil compounds including fenchone and estragole that are responsible for preventing or removing the gas from the intestinal tract. These volatile oils also help boost the production of gastric juices, initiating a smooth digestive process. It also has antispasmodic properties that help to relax muscle cells that line the respiratory system, stomach and intestines. You can drink fennel tea or even consume the seeds with water.

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Ginger has certain oil compounds that help remove gas from the intestinal tracts

5. Carom Seeds (Ajwain)

Carom seed or ajwain is known to cure various digestive disorders including indigestion, acidity, flatulence, et al. The active enzymes in ajwain help in boosting the digestive system by facilitating gastric juices. Take ajwain with water for about a week and you can see the difference. You can also consume ajwain powder with water that is generally done to relieve from gastric problems.

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The active enzymes in ajwain help stimulate the digestive system

6. Coriander Seeds (Dhaniya)

Coriander seeds or dhaniya seeds are known for their antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties that relieve you from an upset stomach or indigestion, further stimulating your digestive process. Coriander consists of an essential oil called urandrol that detoxifies the liver and increases appetite, curing indigestion. Take coriander seeds infused water for about a week to see the difference.

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Coriander seeds are known for their antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties

7. Indian Gooseberry (Amla)

Indian gooseberry or amla has various aphrodisiac, diuretic, laxative, carminative, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. These properties help stimulate your digestive process, further curing indigestion, heartburn or acidity. Amle ka murabba is said to be one of the most effective ingredients for curing indigestion.

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Amla is said to have anti-inflammatory and aphrodisiac properties

You can easily try these home-based natural remedies and cure the discomfort caused by indigestion and stimulate your digestive system. While these can prove to be great for your digestive process, we would suggest that you consult a doctor before completely relying on these, in case of chronic issues.