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A pain or burning sensation in the upper abdomen is a disorder of the digestive tract. This is a page about natural remedies for indigestion (dyspepsia).


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November 14, 2017

Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 cup of water. Drink immediately. It helps with sour stomach, nausea and acid stomach only seconds after drinking.

I keep this mixture on a nightstand in a small glass jar. If I need it during the night I just shake it up and take a swig.

It works faster than Rolaids or any antacids I've ever tried.

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September 2, 2011

Take 2 tsp of cumin and boil it with 1 glass of water. Add a few mint leaves and let it simmer till it reduces to half a glass. Strain the mixture and add sugar as per taste and drink it. This remedy has helped me and a lot of other people cure their indigestion problems. This is a natural remedy without any side effects.

By Khan R. from Bangalore, India

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August 22, 2005

I have a relative with indigestion regularly that won't take over the counter or prescriptions if she can possibly help it. Other than milk thistle, which is great for indigestion, can anyone tell me what they have done which eliminated the problem using only foods or natural items? I've heard lemons can somehow be helpful.


Thanks so much
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By Lee (Guest Post)
August 23, 20050 found this helpful

my nan used to swear by peppermint, she used to keep a packet of extra strong mints in the house for indegestion.

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August 23, 20050 found this helpful

1. stay away from spicy or acidic foods
2. chew gum
3. buy (now over the counter) and use Prilosec pills
4. eat small, frequent meals
5. before every large meal take a pill to help with acidity (Beano)
6. after every large meal, swallow a digestive enzyme pill (health food stores)
7. see a gastroenterologist doctor because GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) can kill when stomach cells come up with the acid in the esophagus and plant themselves.
Esophageal cancer doesn't need to happen.
8. eat vegan food because it's lower in acid than animal products and causes less distress (the McDougall diet is a great place to start)

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August 23, 20050 found this helpful

I, too, rely on peppermint for indegestion. I rarely have it, and I attribute the natural peppermint for this.


Personally I don't need anything particularly strong, just peppermint candy like starbrites! bbb

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August 23, 20050 found this helpful

Peppermint works great, but it too sometimes gives me heartburn. I find that drinking milk with a meal, or even before the meal, helps to coat your stomach. I can't eat Italian food without getting heartburn or acid reflux, and the milk always helps.

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By Dana (Guest Post)
August 23, 20050 found this helpful

I agree that peppermint is a good quick remedy. But for long term relief, I take acidophilus. I've taken Prilosec, Tagamet, Rolaids, Tums, you name it, I tried it. But for me, the only thing that helps me is acidophilus. I take three in the morning, and two at night. I buy them at Walgreens, or Walmart, and a month's supply usually costs me around five dollars.

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By Claudia (Guest Post)
August 24, 20050 found this helpful

All of those suggestions are great, but, if your relative has not yet done so, she should go to the doctor and make sure that the indigestion is not being caused by some underlying problem that needs other treatment.

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August 25, 20050 found this helpful

I was just told that taking two tablespoons of Apple cider vinegar daily helps with the acid in the stomach, if there is acid present. your stomach doesn't need to make more. And.... Vinegar is good for you! Dee

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By Becky, from Medford. OR (Guest Post)
August 26, 20050 found this helpful

You didn't say what kind of indigestion, so here are a few of my favorites; Ginger tea for nausea and gas, peppermint tea for acid indigestion, a good chewable enzyme with meals. If the enzymes help, try one with betain hcl. For an ulcer condition DGL works great! For a cramping feeling try camomile tea.

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By Melanie (Guest Post)
September 27, 20050 found this helpful

I've had really good luck chewing celery. If you notice, sometimes it even numbs your tongue a bit.

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By Spater (Guest Post)
October 7, 20050 found this helpful

I swear by chamomille tea, at all hours of the morning I was hit bad without any rollaids or pepto in the house, I brewed up a cup and within the hour it was gone, and usually a bad spell for me will last 6

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November 24, 20050 found this helpful

Stomach gas is an extremely universal problem which largely results due to improper eating habits."


Just as the problem is extremely common, so has modern medicine derived novel ways to keep the problems in check - antacids.
How modern antacids work?

As the name suggests, antacids work by using a base to neutralize the acid. These "neutralizers" are generally salts of calcium, magnesium, sodium or aluminum. Therefore, they use an external influence rather than helping the body to use its own power to treat stomach acidity.

Side effects

Sometimes, certain antacids can cause side-effects such as headaches, dizziness, constipation, diarrhea, stomach pains and in some case fatigue. Long - term effects with continued use may include damage to the kidneys, heart or bones.

The healthier alternative

Certain herbs can have extraordinary effects on the digestive process by improving absorption. Tablets made of these herbs use the power of nature's own bounty to treat stomach gas, stomach pains and abdominal bloating.


Amritdhara is one such ayurvedic herbal preparation that is very effective in relieving excess flatulence, stomach gas, stomach pains and abdominal bloating. It is very effective in cases of distension and heaviness in the stomach. It dramatically reduces acidity in the stomach .
What it contains

Each ml. of Amritdhara solution contains:

Ajwain (Ajowan or Carum Copticum) extract: 0.200 gms.

Pudina (Mint) extract: 0.050 gms.

Clove oil: 0.002 ml.

Camphor: 0.400 gms.

Eucalyptus Oil: to make 1 ml.

Ajowan (Ajwain) is a very effective herb for relieving indigestion flatulence, and spasmodic disorders.

Mint extracts have excellent carminative and digestive properties. They provide quick natural relief from stomachache, gas and indigestion without any side effects.

Camphor, in small doses camphor warms the stomach, stimulates secretion, increases peristalsis, and expels flatus.

Clove oil stimulates peristalsis.


When combined in predetermined proportions, they present a POWERFUL concoction that works wonders on stomach health.

How it works

A few drops of Amritdhara help normalize the peristaltic movements - a major cause of stomach discomfort. It is effective in healing stomach bloating and stomach heaviness caused by excessive gas formation.

Directions for use:

For stomach pains, stomach gas or indigestion, add 3-4 drops of herbal Amritdhara to lukewarm water and drink. May be taken thrice a day or even hourly in case of acute cases.

For greater effect, the Amritdhara drops may be added to a decoction of fennel seeds (saunf).

Soon after intake, you should experience a relief in symptoms such as an urge to release stomach gas, or a subsiding of stomach pains and abdominal bloating.

The most important benefit is the absence of any side effect when taken in recommended dosage. It should not effect the body adversely. However, in the extreme unlikely event of an undesired effect, please discontinue use.
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September 13, 20060 found this helpful

Natural remedies would include probiotics and enzymes. The very best are distributed by Celltech. They are wildcrafted whole and organic food. See

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April 25, 2009

Does anyone know how to treat dyspepsia the easiest and cheapest way? I seem to have a recurrent dyspepsia. I am going back and forth to the doctor; yet those expensive medications don't really work that fast.

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April 25, 20090 found this helpful

I would check on There are lots of helpful alternative treatments on this site.

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April 25, 20090 found this helpful

1) Peppermint - Make yourself very STRONG Peppermint tea & sip this throughout the day, & always drink a cup before or after you eat. Peppermint soothes the tummy & stops indigestion & also stops nausea, pain & other problems. I swore by it when my kids had the flu. (I would make them peppermint tea & they always stopped vomiting)

* Buy dried peppermint in bulk if you can & it will cost very little. I like to first boil a quart or more of water, then take the pan off the burner, then add 3 tablespoons or so of dried peppermint to the hot water & leave it sit for 5-7 minutes. Next, strain it through a coffee filter (or just let the mint fall to the bottom) next, pour the liquid into a container & refrigerate it. You can sweeten it with sugar or honey of you like. This recipe is for making tea... You'll need to drink a cup with your meals or whenever you have a problem or pain. Also, you can make the tea really, really strong for quickie booster doses, you'll only need 2 or 3 Tablespoons. (Keep it in the fridge! or freeze as ice-cubes) You can also buy tea bags to use in a pinch or when traveling, (about 3 tea bags per cup of tea) but the cost of bags is much more than buying the tea bulk. If you are on the go, you can also try chewing peppermint gum or candy, this can help a TINY bit. Peppermint also comes in a super-concentrated oil for candy making (look in the grocery store by the spices). You might want to soak wooden toothpicks in the peppermint oil for several days then put the oil-soaked toothpicks in a tiny bottle or a zip-lock & just chew or suck on a toothpick when you need it. These peppermint toothpicks work MUCH better than candy or gum! Spearmint can also help, but it's not nearly as effective as peppermint. Never take straight peppermint or any essential oil, it's to strong all but itself, but the toothpicks are okay!

2) Ginger - Either buy ginger candy or cut up real ginger-root into small pieces & chew on it (sold in grocery stores in the produce area)... You can blend fresh ginger in the blender with honey if you like. You can also drink ginger-ale... Ginger does what Peppermint does, but it's stronger. Hot Ginger-honey tea is also nice after meals. The ginger will feel hot on your tongue, but this is why it works.

3) Papaya enzymes- If you have excess stomach acid or any problems with digestion buy chewable "Papaya Enzyme" at any health food store. You'll need to chew 5 or so of the tiny (peach colored oblong pills) during every meal, or about 3 of them with a snack. Papaya Enzymes really saved my life when I was pregnant! It can also help to eat fresh papaya or drink papaya juice with your meals... But it's not as strong at the enzyme pills.

* You can try all 3 of the above if you like... These remedies will not hurt you & should help!
Also, make sure you eat 1 or 2 yogurts per day... You should start your day off eating a yogurt before you eat anything else... The yogurt is already partially digested & will soothe your stomach & help your digestion... then wait about 1/2 an hour before eating your morning meal.

-- Secondly, eat small portions of food all day long instead of 3 large meals.

-- Lastly, on bad days you may want to try eating a bland diet. (Bland = Think BRAT)
B = bananas
R = rice
A = applesauce
T = toast

But sometimes these carbs can make problems worse in some people. You'll just have do what's best for your body.

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April 26, 20090 found this helpful

I find GasX, even a half tablet works for me, better than prescription ranitidine.

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April 26, 20090 found this helpful

http://www.medi  ne/Dyspepsia.asp - lot of info there, good luck.

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