Indigestion is persistent or recurrent pain or discomfort in the upper abdomen. Some of its common causes include overeating or eating too quickly, fatty, greasy or spicy foods, too much caffeine, alcohol, chocolate or carbonated beverages.
Lemons Against Indigestion
Many of us may have already known that drinking a glass of lemon juice and honey (in warm water) early in the morning may help us lose some pounds. This mixture has also been used traditionally to treat abdominal pain and bloating due to indigestion.
High amounts of vitamin C are present in lemon juice. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps flush out harmful toxins from our body. However, lemons are acidic in nature and may possibly hinder the digestion of starch that’s why it is recommended to mix its juice with honey.
Honey is a powerhouse of many minerals, enzymes, and amino acids. It contains certain enzymes that act as a catalyst in the digestion process, especially, to disintegrate the carbohydrates and sugars. Also, honey helps the growth of gut bacteria (good bacteria) which in turn aids in better digestion. It also possesses immune-boosting power that helps in preventing any stomach related disease in the future.
How To Use It?
Simply squeeze half a slice of lemon in a small bowl. Take a spoonful of this juice and add four to five drops of honey. Mix properly and drink it on an empty stomach (preferably early in the morning). Too improve digestion and prevent indigestion, it is recommended to consume the mixture every morning.
Another home remedy we can try is a hot lemonade with raw honey and ginger.
According to the book ““Healing Foods” by D. K. Publishing.” Fresh ginger root possesses anti-inflammatory effects that can lessen aches and pain. Meanwhile, lemon has antibacterial effects while honey is a natural antibiotic.
When combined, these three ingredients will not only keep indigestion at bay but will also improve circulation, and boost the immune system so that it would be able to fight cold and flu.
Hot Lemonade With Raw Honey And Ginger:
For this effective remedy, we need to gather the following:
- 2 Tbsp Lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp Raw honey
- 2-inch freshly Grated ginger
- 1 tsp chopped Mint leaves
In a saucepan, add 2 cups of water and grated ginger and then bring to a boil. Turn down the heat to low flame for about 10-12 minutes. Remove the saucepan and strain the mixture in a vessel, then add lemon juice and raw honey into it. Mix them well and add some mint leaves. Enjoy the drink.