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Herbs to treat indigestion

  Indigestion is defined as a condition that leads to chronic and recurring pain in the upper abdomen, and this pain is accompanied by a feeling of satiety, fullness before completing a meal, and a feeling of heartburn in the stomach or esophagus, and it may cause heartburn, in addition to Nausea and vomiting, and it is worth noting that it is a common condition among children, adults, and in both sexes, almost everyone suffers from it, and this is due either to wrong habits while eating, such as, eating too quickly, excessive quantity, and a lot of rich and spicy meals And lying down immediately after eating, or it is a sign of a problem or disease in the digestive system, such as ulcers, gallbladder disease, and gastrointestinal reflex.

Herbs that aid digestion:
There are some useful varieties in cases of indigestion, and they are: 
Anise:  
As eating anise infusion is useful in treating indigestion, as it is prepared by mixing a teaspoon of it in a cup of boiling water, leaving it covered overnight, then filtering it and eating it with honey.

Mint: 
It can be added to many recipes, and tea, but it is often consumed in the form of nutritional supplements, and it is worth noting that consuming peppermint oil for at least four weeks significantly reduces the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, as it affects as an anti-spasmodic, and calms the intestine.


Ginger:
 Where ginger helps speed up the process of moving food from the stomach to the upper part of the small intestine, which helps in enhancing the digestive process, which made its use in traditional treatment in Asia widespread, as well as among pregnant women, as it was used in the treatment of abdominal pain, And nausea, it is worth noting that there are many forms, such as, ginger tea, nutritional supplements, and it is also added to sweets, and it is considered one of the favorite spices in Japanese cuisine.

Basil:
As basil contains substances that may reduce gases, increase appetite, relieve cramps, and improve the overall digestive process, it also contains eugenol, which may help reduce the amount of acid in the stomach, and is considered anti-inflammatory. As it is rich in linoleic acid, basil leaves can be added to food, whether dry or fresh.

Sagebrush:
Helps treat digestive problems, as it relieves abdominal pain and bloating, and helps to reduce stomach disorders and diarrhea, and sage tea reduces cramps, and it is worth noting that sage has carminative properties.

Tips to get rid of indigestion:

  1. The treatment of indigestion depends on the cause of the infection, but following the following suggestions may help avoid it:
  2.  Stay away from foods rich in acids, such as: tomatoes, and citrus fruits. Avoid smoking. It causes the stomach lining to become irritated.
  3. Using one of the types of heating bags and placing them on the stomach for 20 minutes, or taking a warm shower or bath As the heat may help relax tense muscles, it also relieves stomach upsets and indigestion.
  4.  Exercising before meals or at least an hour after.
  5.  Eating light meals; To avoid straining the stomach.
  6.  Avoid the use of tight clothing. As it puts pressure on the stomach, which can cause its contents to back up into the esophagus.

Drinking more  water. 

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