From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Indigestion:

  • Aloe
  • Anise Seed
  • Artichoke
  • Barberry Root
  • Barley Grass
  • Basil
  • Bay Leaf
  • Bitterwood
  • Blessed Thistle
  • Bromelain
  • Burdock Root
  • Carrot
  • Catnip
  • Celery Seed
  • Chamomile
  • Chicory Root
  • Cilantro Leaf
  • Clove Oil
  • Cumin
  • Dandelion
  • Dandelion Root
  • Devils Claw
  • Echinacea
  • Elecampane
  • Fennel
  • Fennel Seed
  • Fenugreek
  • Ginger
  • Ginger Root
  • Goldenseal Root
  • Green Tea
  • Hemp Oil
  • Irish Moss
  • Juniper Berry
  • Kelp
  • Lemon Balm
  • Milk Thistle
  • Muirapauma
  • Myrrh
  • Peppermint
  • Peppermint Leaf
  • Quassia
  • Rosemary
  • Senna Leaf
  • Slippery Elm
  • Slippery Elm Bark
  • Soy
  • Spearmint
  • Thyme
  • Wild Yam

Natural Cures and Remedies for Indigestion

Sleeping pills are no remedy for sleeplessness. They are habit forming and become less effective when taken continuously. They lower the I.Q., dull the brain and can prove fatal if taken in excess or before or after alcohol. The side-effects of sleeping pills include indigestion, skin rashes, lowered resistance to infection, circulatory and respiratory problems, poor appetite, high blood pressure, kidney and liver problems and mental confusion.

In case of diarrhoea caused by indigestion, dry or fresh ginger is very useful. A piece of dry ginger is powdered along with a crystal or rock salt. A quarter teaspoonful of this powder should be taken with a small piece of jugglery. It will bring quick relief as ginger, being carminative, aids digestion by stimulating the gastrointestinal tract.

Aloe, Anise Seed, Artichoke, Barberry Root, Barley Grass, Basil, Bay Leaf, Bitterwood, Blessed Thistle, Bromelain, Burdock Root, Carrot, Catnip, Celery Seed, Chamomile, Chicory Root, Cilantro Leaf, Clove Oil, Cumin, Dandelion, Dandelion Root, Devils Claw, Echinacea, Elecampane, Fennel, Fennel Seed, Fenugreek, Ginger, Ginger Root, Goldenseal Root, Green Tea, Hemp Oil, Irish Moss, Juniper Berry, Kelp, Lemon Balm, Milk Thistle, Muirapauma, Myrrh, Peppermint, Peppermint Leaf, Quassia, Rosemary, Senna Leaf, Slippery Elm, Slippery Elm Bark, Soy, Spearmint, Thyme, Wild Yam

Abdominal pain, a feeling of undue fullness after eating, heartburn, loss of appetite , nausea or vomiting and excessive wind or gas are the usual symptoms of indigestion. Other symptoms include a bad taste in the mouth, coated tongue, foul breath and pain in the upper abdomen.

The orange is another effective food remedy in chronic indigestion. It gives rest to the digestive organs and supplies nutrition in a most easily assimilable form. It also stimulates the flow of

Fried foods as well as rich and spicy foods often cause abdominal discomfort and gas, and aggravate the existing condition. Excessive smoking and intake of alcohol can also cause stomach upsets. Constipation may interfere with the normal flow of ingested matter through the gastro-intestinal tract, resulting in gas and abdominal pain. Drinking too much water with meals, insomnia, emotions such as jealousy, fear and anger and lack of exercise are among the other causes of indigestion.

In the early stages of the diseases, there may be nothing more than frequent attacks of gas and indigestion, with occasional nausea and vomiting. There may be some abdominal pain and loss of weight. In the advanced stage, the patient develops a low grade fever. He has a foul breath, jaundiced skin and distended veins in the abdomen. Reddish hair like markings, resembling small spiders, may appear on the face, neck, arms and trunk. The abdomen becomes bloated and swollen, the mind gets clouded and there may be considerable bleeding from the stomach.