Heartburn, indigestions and nausea can really mess up your day. The best way to get rid of them is to use a natural herbal remedies that calms the tummy! Indigestion can be caused by a lot of different things including food, stress, work, friends and the loved ones.
Heartburn and indigestion is caused by stomach acids burning your esophagus (seepicture) usually because youve eaten too much or the acid in your stomach builds up too fast and opens that little flap. Its the acid of your stomach thats causing the heartburn by burning your esophagus.
So, there are ways to stop this from happening.
Natural Herbal Remedies for Indigestion and Heartburn
Licorice – The most effective natural herbal remedies for upset stomach is licorice. Take 2 tablets three times a day with meals. Read more below.
Peppermint – The all around cure for upset tummies. One of Mother Natures best natural herbal remedies. You cant beat peppermint to calm the tummy. Thats why they have mints at restaurants and cafes. It can be any type of mint but peppermint works the fastest.
Angelica – Angelica is a member of the carrot family and has a soothing effect on the digestive track. If you dont have any and are desperate then eat a carrot. It will calm your stomach.
Chamomile – Chamomile tea is great if you drink it along with eating. If keeps you calm and calms the stomach.
Cardamom – Cardamom helps eliminate gas or rather it breaks down big gas bubbles into little tiny ones.
Cinnamon – Cinnamon also help eliminate gas. Just sprinkle some in a glass, make a tea or eat a piece of toast with some cinnamon on it.
Natural Herbal Remedies to Stop Heartburn
Dont eat so much – I understand some foods are impossible not to eat a lot of, like, pizza, ice cream, cookies and cakes, anything at a BBQ and many more foods but try not to take that last bite.
Dont sit or lay down after eating – This only makes it worst. It puts pressure on your stomach which pushes the food up into your esophagus. Thats why they say not to do strenuous exercise, or work after eating. Let the food go down a little before doing anything. Half an hour should be enough to let the food digest and start on its way down your digestive track.
Standing after eating can help with heartburn. By standing and waiting until your food goes down with help keep your esophagus clear of acid that causes heartburn.
Eating slower – Eating slower allow your stomach to digest the food a little bit at a time. Thats why dinners used to be served in courses. You knowthe seven course meals at the White House or that fancy restaurant. Its so your stomach can do its job so you wont have any upsets tummies.
If you dont have any of these natural herbal remedies around then you can try some ginger tea. A couple of slice in some hot water and let steep for ten minutes will help with heartburn. Ginger is not real for indigestion but is mostly for nausea, vomiting and water/air sickness but it will work for heartburn.
Licorice root contains a chemical called glycyrrhiza that can raise blood pressure. However, they have tablets that this compound has been remove making it save to take. Popping a couple tablets before meals not only helps prevent heartburn, its reputed to soothe and heal the esophageal tissue by decreasing inflammation and ulceration. There are also several licorice teas that will do the same thing and can be drank while eating.
The main cause of stomach indigestion is over eating. Sorry thats just the way the body works. Your stomach is a muscle and it will expand but your stomach is also the size of your fist. So if you put too much food or drink in your stomach at one time you will end up with heartburn.
Using natural herbal remedies to calm your stomach down should be an everyday thing. Even when you have to eat on the run. Be sure you have some mint, cinnamon, or even a carrot on hand when youre on the move.