Indigestion … ugh! I have had a problem with this for years. I have tried so many things and you know what? There are some natural cures for indigestion that work great! I don’t need to add harmful chemicals to my body. Also, some of the medications for indigestion interfere with my medications for my RSD. If you suffer from occasional or chronic indigestion you can use natural herbs to cure it.
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- Peppermint. Peppermint has long been used to cure stomach illness. It helps knockout nausea fast! It can also help soothe indigestion. You can use peppermint in a number of ways. Often simply inhaling peppermint oil can help calm an upset stomach. You can also drink peppermint tea. If you have peppermint oil on hand you can place a drop of oil in a glass of water and drink it. I also rub peppermint on little bellies when they are upset. Make your own indigestion tea by combining 1/3 tsp. dried peppermint leaves, 1/3 tsp. chamomile and 1/3 tsp. peeled and grated ginger into a tea ball. Boil water and steep tea for ten to twelve minutes.
- Ginger. Second to peppermint, ginger is another common indigestion cure. Simply chewing on a small piece of candied, pickled or raw ginger can help soothe an upset stomach. You can also add ginger juice to boiling water. Add a little honey and drink it as an indigestion tea.
- Anise. Anise, which tastes a lot like black licorice, helps cure indigestion. The most basic preparation requires you to crush one to two teaspoons of seeds and steep for ten minutes in boiling water. Use a tea ball or bag to avoid having to strain the seeds from the water.
- Parsley. Parsley is often eaten after a meal to help squelch bad breath. You can also use it to ease indigestion. You can chew on few leaves after a meal. Or you can juice a bunch of parsley and drink the juice.
- Cinnamon. Cinnamon has been commonly used to aid digestion. It aids in liver function and helps boost metabolism. It also helps indigestion. Instead of taking a teaspoon of dried cinnamon orally, consider taking capsules. A teaspoon of dried cinnamon can be very difficult to swallow. It doesn’t taste good in large quantities.
Other things you can try would be drinking a warm glass of water with lemon when you’re suffering from indigestion. Green apples, fennel, dandelion, and chamomile can all be used to cure indigestion too.
Indigestion is a common problem. It’s often the result of eating foods that aren’t good for us … in fact, we usually know it is going to give us problems before we eat it … but we still choose to eat it like morons. However, healthy foods can cause it too. Instead of running to the pharmacy, consider opening up your refrigerator or spice cabinet. You probably have a great natural cure already in your home.
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