Natural Remedies to Improve the Digestion
The act of eating is life-giving, and the process of digestion is very important said by Maharishi Ayurveda. The majority of peoples are suffering with occasional digestion problems such as bloating, gas, constipation, heartburn after eating and stomach discomfort. All bad eating habits are the main reason for stomach disorders. For the proper digestion, our body needs the suitable environment and a healthy diet routine. It is very important for digestion to increase your digestive power as it will helps you to maintain your digestive fire- Agni. In Ayurveda, the Pitta imbalance is directly related to digestive problems. It may stimulate your digestive Agni and the imbalance will continue. If you want to balance the digestive fire than you should take the drinks which have cooling and soothing effects on the imbalanced digestive fire between your meals.
Digestive system: Our digestive system is made up of gastrointestinal tract or GI tract. GI tract is a hollow organ which joined to a twisted tube from the mouth to the anus. The hollow organ that makes the GI tract includes mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and anus. Pancreas, liver, and gallbladder are also the main organ of the digestive system, which helps for our proper digestion.
Small intestine parts: jejunum, ileum and duodenum
Lager intestine parts: appendix, cecum, colon and rectum.
Why Digestion is Important.?
Digestion is one of a vital part of the human body because the body needs energy, nutrients, vitamin, proteins, and minerals. All these components are very essential for proper body functioning and to stay healthy. Our digestive system helps us with the breakdown of these nutrients into small parts so that our body can easily absorb them. Mainly the proteins break into amino acids, carbohydrates into simple sugar and fats into fatty acids and glycerol. After that our body uses them to run our system properly.
Worst Foods for Digestion ?
- The highly processed food contains a very low amount of nutrients in it. All the refined foods such as chips, white bread, soda cause symptoms like bloating, gas and cramping.
- Fried foods are included in the worst food list because they are very difficult to digest and may cause heartburn and acid reflux. So you should avoid all fried foods items.
- Junk and fast foods are also one of your enemies because they increase your fat deposition in the body and also disturb your digestive system.
- You should also avoid all soft drinks and alcohol because they contain very harmful preservative, additives, and chemicals. Which ultimately disturbs our digestive system.
- Avoid excessive consumption of highly acidic fruits such as oranges, grapes, lemons, and tomatoes. If your stomach becomes more acidic than it will lead to irritation in the inner lining of your stomach.
It is one of the best herbs for the digestive system, this amazing and warming spice shows some very good impact on our digestive system. Adding ginger to your diet can help to provide relief from several problems such as gas, bloating, cramps and diarrhea. Daily consumption of ginger tea before your bed or in the early morning with an empty stomach can help to reduce the problem of heartburn and gas. Take some chopped ginger slice and put them in a pan with one cup of water, boil the water and rest it for 10 minutes. Then strain and drink it. This is very beneficial for your digestive healing process.
2. Cinnamon Cassia
In Ayurveda, this warming spice has been used from several years for treatments of various body disorders. This herb balances the imbalanced vata and Kapha dosha and strengthens the digestive power. It provides relief from nausea, heartburn, indigestion and bloating. Take one glass of lukewarm water and add one tablespoon of cinnamon powder to it, drink it early morning with an empty stomach for better results.
Garlic has very good anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties. It contains compounds such as inulin and sulfur-containing compound allicin which shows some great effects on our body. The high content of sulfur helps to clean the stomach by flushing out all the toxin and you get relief from stomach disturbance. Add 2-3 clove in your morning diet before your meal.
Peppermint tea helps to soothe your upset stomach and its best remedy for indigestion. It has pain-relieving, antispasmodic, antimicrobial infection preventing properties. It is a digestive herb that helps to relax the muscles of the digestive tract and stimulates bile flow. This eases the indigestion, reduces colon spasms, relieves gas, and eases motion sickness and nausea. Take one glass of water in a pan and add peppermint powder to it. Boil the water and after that rest it for 10 mint. Strain and drink this herbal drink after your meal this will help to make your digestion easy.
It is very important Ayurvedic herb which has many medicinal properties. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it suppress the inflammation, increase mucin content of the stomach and stop bleeding, so turmeric helps to prevent ulcerations, including gastritis, peptic ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, and colitis. Add on a tablespoon of turmeric in your daily diet routine.
This fruit has very high fiber and low sugar content than other fruits. The high fiber content helps to prevent the constipation and maintains a healthy digestive tract. It flushes out all the toxins through bile and stool. One cup of raspberries contains 8 grams of fiber. You should add raspberries juice into your daily routine if you have digestion problem.
7. Chia Seeds
Chia seeds have massive amounts of nutrients, fibers, vitamins, minerals, and proteins. In your proper digestion, It helps to promote the growth of healthy bacteria in your gut. The high fiber content of chia seeds maintains your bowel regularity and healthy stool. To add this in your diet soak ¼ cup of chia seed in 4 cups of water for 20-30 minutes. After that drink it, you can also add some chopped fruits to it for better flavor.
By the use of above mentioned natural and ayurvedic remedies the digestion improves by reducing the Ama production.
Dr. Vikram Chauhan
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