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Home Remedies for Indigestion

What home remedies can you use for your indigestion?

There are many things you can do to avoid feeling uncomfortably full after eating including avoiding fluids with your meals, consuming apple cider vinegar and using herbal digestifs.  

To enhance your digestion do not drink any fluids with your meals. The golden rule is to avoid fluids (water, wine, tea etc) 30 minutes before eating and 30 minutes after finishing your meal. 

This will prevent the dilution of your stomach hydrochloric acid.  Please be aware it can take up to 30 days before your mouth produces enough saliva to make chewing fully comfortable.  If all you can manage in the first week is to stop drinking with your meals do this then move onto slowly increasing time up to your goal of 30 minutes.  This means that outside of meal times you need to be mindful to drink enough water until your urine stream is clear, indicating a hydrated body.

Initially if your stomach acid production and has this has been identified as the cause of your indigestion take 1-2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar sprinkled over your salads or added into your meal.  Apple cider vinegar can add that little bit extra acidity to help your stomach acid. 

Remember to rest and relax when you are eating.  Savour your food by chewing each mouthful at least 20 times.  Eat simple food combinations particularly when you are tired, 

Herbal digestifs are used throughout Europe to help stimulate your digestive fire after eating.   You can buy herbal tinctures and use these in drop doses with your meals or make yp your own dried herbal blend to have 30 minutes after your meals.  Herbal digestive herbs include angelica root, gentian, cinnamon, ginger, dandelion and fennel. Use 1 teaspoon to one cup of boiling water, steep for 5 minutes, add honey or maple syrup to taste.  

Sometimes indigestion can be caused from a variety of more complicated reasons, if this is you and you would like further assistance please get in touch with me via the Your Consultation page.   

 

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