Treating Digestive Disorders Without Popping a Pill
Digestive disorders often don’t get the attention they deserve. A slight discomfort in the belly is commonplace after all. Most people just shrug and get on with their lives.
Others pop a Pepcid and go to work.
The fact is that digestive disorders are one of the most debilitating conditions that must not be ignored. And your frequent pill popping might be damaging the internal lining of the stomach.
So, the next time you feel uncomfortable or bloated, head straight to your kitchen instead of a medicine closet. Here are a few pantry items that might help relieve your abdominal discomfort without causing nasty side effects.
- Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea is naturally anti-inflammatory and might even be anti-spasmodic in nature. Moreover, it promotes good sleep and there’s nothing like some rest to give your body time to heal. From heart burn to stomach cramps, this is one of the best remedies that you can try. Avoid adding sugar. You can add honey instead.
- Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar does a lot more to your body than burn fat and give you glowing skin. It is an excellent digestive and when diluted with water, can be a magic bullet to most stomach discomfort problems. However, if you are suffering from heartburn, then this might aggravate it. Some of our other remedies might be better for you.
There’s no wonder that the Ginger root is touted to be a superfood. This powerful root is crammed with anti-spasmodic, carminative and anti-flatulence properties that can do wonders to soothe an upset stomach. It can stimulate the release of your natural digestive juices and also helps to prevent bloating and gas. Hate popping antibiotic pills? Ginger might be the best natural antibiotic you need.
Coriander is widely used and enjoyed by many people in India. Coriander has known digestive properties and can help cure the symptoms of indigestion. It helps settle the stomach and get you relief from inflammation and burning sensations usually caused by indigestion and gas. Consider adding roasted coriander seeds in a glass of buttermilk or a teaspoonful of dried coriander leaves in boiling water.
Here are a few more reasons for you to have pumpkin that has nothing to do with its taste. The powerful antioxidants in Pumpkin can soothe your stomach lining. It is anti-flatulent and helps to relieve gas. Also, it is crammed with fiber and potassium which can help relieve constipation.
Garlic, the humble bulb that’s a mainstay of most kitchen recipes is a treasure trove of goodness. It is antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, has expectorant properties and is beneficial to your health in ways that you wouldn’t believe. Just crush a bulb and pop it into your mouth for instant relief from heartburn and gas. You’ll probably need a mouth freshener later. Use our next recommendation, peppermint to refresh your breath.
Who doesn’t like the taste of peppermint? This refreshing natural remedy is loaded with menthol oil and has anti-spasmodic properties that relieve cramped stomach muscles. It is anti-flatulent and will also help in regulating your bladder movement.