Herbs'n' Other Alternative Health Remedies

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Natural Relief for Indigestion

Ginger is a natural for curing indigestion and stopping nausea. It also soothes sore throats and inflammation. I will either grate some fresh ginger root or sprinkle some ground ginger into my tea. If you don't like tea, take a capsule, or sprinkle some on a baked apple with cinnamon and brown sugar. Yum. I have also posted a recipe to make your own ginger ale. Click on the ginger root link on my side bar. 

This is my personal favorite aid for stress and indigestion. I have relied on a cup of chamomile tea on more occasions than I can remember and have never been disappointed by its calming properties. Another favorite tea for my stressful days is catnip. I grow catnip in my yard and will pinch off about four leaves; two for my tea and two for my kitty. :-) Rinse the leaves, place into a tea ball and let steep in boiling water for 10 minutes. 

Peppermint is also widely known to aid in treating indigestion. Drop some peppermint into your hot tea. Add some fresh or dried peppermint leaves if you have them on hand. 

Other natural aids to assist your tummy woes are listed by Dr. Duke in The Green Pharmacy: 
  • agrimony
  • allspice
  • angelica
  • anise
  • apples
  • catnip
  • cinnamon
  • clove
  • coriander
  • cumin
  • dill
  • fennel
  • horehound
  • marjoram
  • papaya
  • lemon grass
  • lemon balm
  • red pepper
  • rooibos
  • rosemary
  • sage
  • savory
  • tarragon
  • tea
  • thyme
  • turmeric
This list is not exhaustive but will certainly give you a good place to start and don't forget to consult with your doctor before trying to self diagnose. 

This post linked to AlphabeThursday. Thank you for your visit. Take care stay healthy and God bless. 



Debra January 17, 2013 at 6:35 AM  

My grandmother and mother always served ginger ale if we had the flu or an upset stomach! Never put the two and two together until your post! :)

Scudds Harrison January 17, 2013 at 9:00 AM  

What a great post. Thank you for sharing :)

Rocky Mountain Woman January 17, 2013 at 12:03 PM  

I always sip on ginger ale when I have an upset stomach. It really works!

Pamela January 17, 2013 at 8:39 PM  

Great post! I didn't even consider that humans used catnip lol :) I've always just associated it with my kitties!

Jenny January 24, 2013 at 9:48 AM  

I didn't know this about chamomile tea.

I am digging out my tea bags. It might help my sour stomach of late!

Thanks for an interesting post and hopefully a solution to a problem I'm getting irritated by!

Thank you for linking.


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