I think everyone should have a quick remedy for indigestion, and what better than common home remedies? There are no side-effects to deal with afterwards. So here goes!

These natural remedies are safe and most importantly they are low in cost and environmentally friendly.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Brilliant for heartburn –1 teaspoon in 1/3 glass of water sipped during a meal

Honey

A marvellous aid – contains enzymes which aids digestion – add 1 large tsp to half glass of water and sip slowly

Baking Soda

1 tsp of Baking Soda to a glass of water and drink for immediate relief. This can be used a couple of times a day

Chamomile

Important for the digestive system as it has natural anti-inflammatory properties. This can be drunk as a herbal tea or taken as a tablet.

Pineapple Juice

Another effective treatment, pineapple contains an enzyme called Bromelain (plant enzyme) which helps your body break down and digest food. Papaya works the same way, this can either be eaten or you can take Papaya enzyme tablets at the first signs of indigestion

Apples & Carrots

These can be eaten to neutralise stomach acids. Eating raw apples, carrots or greens is a great way to alkalize and cure other problems besides that awful burning in the stomach which follows eating in excess.

Celery

I have heard that raw celery neutralizes and calms down an upset stomach; in fact they call it the natural antacid. It contains an alkaline pH so it works on excess acidity of heartburn.

Water

Last but not least drink lots of water, avoid sodas and carbonated drinks which only aggravate the problem and keep away from artificial sweeteners as they have been found to upset chemical balances in the stomach and trigger off discomfort.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST...

A good quick ‘fix’ is to swallow a teaspoon of aplle cider vinegar or yellow mustard as soon as you feel the symptoms taking place. If you are not too keen on bitter or strong tastes, one could try peppermint oil, drunk in the form of a herbal tea or as a capsule, this will relieve abdominal cramps and gas, it is also antispasmodic. Apart from Chamomile mentioned above, you can also try Peppermint or Fennel tea instead. All three of these teas are renowned for their stomach settling properties. Another trick is to eat five to ten unsalted, raw almonds or sucking a peppermint sweet works too!