Ayurveda terms indigestion as ajirn or agnimandya and believes that it’s caused by the dimming of digestive fire. To keep the digestive fire burning bright, it recommends a few simple home remedies
- Yoga helps clear out excess kapha from the body
- Eating garlic with a pinch of salt ignites digestive fire
- The combination of ginger and lime juice expels gas and pacifies vata
Suffering from heartburn, bloating, and frequent bouts of burping and belching? Well, you can blame it all on indigestion. Ayurveda terms indigestion as ajirn or agnimandya. The ancient wisdom states that body’s Agni is responsible for a good digestive system. And when we consume overly rich food with too many oils and cold drinks, it douses the digestive fire and causes indigestion.
So how do you plan on keeping your digestive fire burning efficiently to avoid discomfort? By adopting the preventive measures and remedies mentioned below.
Use a fresh lime; squeeze a quarter of its juice into a cup of lukewarm water. Add ½ tsp. of powdered black pepper (kali mirch), ½ tsp. of dhania powder, ½ tsp. of jeera seeds and black salt to taste in lukewarm water. This remedy works for severe indigestion as it clears up the blocked passages.
Chop up one clove of garlic and sprinkle it with a pinch of salt and eat it. The pungent heat of garlic will stimulate your gastric juices and give relief from gas and ingestion.
Ginger + lime juice
Take 1 tsp of fresh ginger pulp and mix it with a tsp. of lime juice. Drink this right after eating. Ginger is a powerful herb and helps prevent or expel gas.
Yoga is a great way to alleviate the symptoms of indigestion. Easy and simple asanas in a seated position such as hero (Virasana) or lotus (Padmasana) are great for opening up the body and flushing out the toxins.
Centuries of Ayurvedic wisdom have created these natural cures and preventive measures to help with indigestion and other related ailments. So make sure you adopt these practices for a healthy lifestyle.
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