Favourite Natural Remedies for Indigestion
Even though I’ve been eating much healthier foods for the past couple of years, I still often have to deal with indigestion while my body continues to slowly heal. Although I’m definitely not opposed to taking an ibuprofen every once in awhile if my pain is severe, I generally try to combat stomach aches with natural remedies as much as possible. Here are a few of my favourites…
PEPPERMINT TEA AND/OR GINGER TEA
If I have a stomach ache or feel unsettled after dinner, a warm cup of any kind of herbal tea is really comforting, but peppermint and ginger teas are especially soothing and helpful for digestion.
CINNAMON STICK TEA
Another really helpful tea is cinnamon tea - I simply pop a cinnamon stick into a mug and pour hot water over it! By the time the water has cooled enough for me to drink, I can start to taste a subtle flavour; I like to prepare this tea early in the day, so that as I drink it, I can continue refilling it with more hot water throughout the day, increasing the flavour. This tea helps with digestion, and can help with menstrual issues as well.
WARM LEMON WATER
Another great way to start the day is by squeezing some lemon juice into warm water. It helps with digestion, and has so many other great benefits as well! If you find the taste too bitter, you can add a little honey; and be sure to drink it with a straw, as the lemon can be hard on your teeth over time.
CLEANSE FOR LIFE BY ISAGENIX
This product is a really gentle way to cleanse your digestive system. I like to take a few tablespoons of the liquid version before bed each night - it tastes like a really concentrated berry juice! It’s one of those things that I don’t necessarily notice whether or not it’s working until I haven’t taken it for awhile - and then I realize how much better I felt while I was taking it.
DIGEST EASE ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND BY EDEN’S GARDEN
This magical blend of oils significantly reduces feelings of nausea or indigestion in just a few minutes simply by smelling it! I choose not to diffuse the oil into the air because I have two cats, and essential oils can actually be very harmful to pets; so instead, I simply hold the bottle open beneath my nose and breathe deeply until I feel better.
EASE MAGNESIUM SPRAY BY ACTIVATION
This is a one-size-fits-all remedy for any pain or discomfort anywhere in your body. I cannot recommend it enough! Simply spritz a few sprays onto your skin wherever you’re feeling pain, and rub it in. If you’re applying it over your stomach, rubbing in a counter-clockwise direction will be extra helpful for digestion. I find I usually start feeling soothed within 10-15 minutes after applying.
For those days when I’m feeling really uncomfortable, a heat pad really helps my muscles relax so I can experience less pain or cramping. I purchased a hand-made microwaveable beanbag style heat pad from a local craft show!
HIMALAYAN PINK SALT ROCK LAMP
I have so many lovely things to say about rock lamps! Not only do they add a warm comfortable glow to a room, but they actually help balance and purify the air. I find that using screens often makes me feel unwell (I get a similar sensation to car sickness), so relaxing with my rock lamp nearby helps me feel well again.
If I’m feeling really unwell, I like to combine some of the above remedies. I might rub some magnesium spray onto my stomach, warm up my heat pad, and then lie down on my bed next to my rock lamp, while holding the essential oil blend beneath my nose!
I hope these remedies can help you as much as they’ve helped me!