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Natural Cures for Indigestion and Heartburn

By Jenny McLarthan

When I think of Indigestion, Heartburn and nausea, the popular ad
campaign for Pepto Bismol with the dancing symptoms starts playing
in my head. Then the pink chalky residue comes to mind, ew. So what
is a natural health girl to do when she has a stomach ache? Consult
the herbalists and Alternative Medicine gurus, of course.

The main symptoms of Indigestion include abdominal pain, a burning
feeling in the upper abdomen, nausea, Heartburn, Bloating, Belching,
vomiting and Flatulence. Sounds like a good time, eh? Please do
consult with your Alternative Medicine practitioner if you have a
chronic problem, but if it is just the occasional malady, here are a
few Natural Remedies that may help:

Indigestion Prevention – Drink a mixture of one teaspoon Ginger and
two tablespoons baking soda in cold water before eating to avoid
Indigestion altogether.

Bananas – Ripe bananas are actually natural antacids that help to
soothe the lining of your stomach. I guess that is why pediatricians
often recommend them when the little ones are not feeling well.
Cider Vinegar or Lemon Juice – Add either of these to hot water and
drink to alkalize the acid in your stomach if you do not have a
banana handy.

Tea – The following Teas are excellent for indigestion: Ginger,
Peppermint, Fennel, Lemon Balm, Cinnamon, Slippery Elm powder.
Why water=bad with a meal – Yes, the glass is on the table at
dinner, but you shouldn’t drink while eating according to experts.
Water can dilute the gastric acid in your stomach which causes
Indigestion.

One response to “Natural Cures for Indigestion and Heartburn

  1. Mark October 6, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Thank you for the article! These are all very good suggestions. I have two more that work well for me. A cup of plain kefir will calm an inflamed tummy or a cup of juice from fermented vegetables. Another great remedy is chia seeds. Take a tablespoon or two of dry chia seeds with water. The chia seeds will expand and soak up the acids in your stomach, then, after a few minutes drink some more water and the excess acid will be flushed out with the expanded seeds. All is well!

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