Home Remedies for Indigestion

Indigestion, also known by the medical term dyspepsia, is due to a problem in the secretion of digestive juices in the stomach. Usually indigestion occurs after eating spicy or fatty foods or overeating.

It can also be triggered or made worse due to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome, stress or anxiety, obesity, ulcers, stomach infection, thyroid disease, smoking and certain medications.

Some symptoms of indigestion are bloating, gas, growling stomach, abdominal pain, burning sensation in the upper abdomen, acidic taste and vomiting.

You can easily get relief from indigestion symptoms using ingredients from your pantry. For instance, sipping a little water at the first sign of indigestion can give you some relief as it helps increase the gastric pH.

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There are also many other remedies that can be used to treat indigestion.

Here are the top 10 home remedies for indigestion. Also, consult your doctor to rule out the possibility of a more serious condition.

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(Out of the 10, we have covered 3 highly effective home remedies in this video.)

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is often used to kick start a slow stomach. Though acidic in nature, it also has an alkalizing effect that helps settle indigestion.

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  1. Add one tablespoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar to a cup of water.
  2. Mix in one teaspoon of raw honey.
  3. Drink this solution two to three times a day for quick relief.

2. Fennel Seeds

Fennel seeds can be really helpful for indigestion caused by very spicy or fatty food. Fennel seeds contain volatile oils that can help reduce nausea and control flatulence.

  • Dry roast, grind, and sieve fennel seeds. Take half a teaspoon of this powder along with water. Follow this remedy twice daily.
  • Alternatively, you can drink fennel tea, made by steeping two teaspoons of crushed fennel seeds in a cup of hot water.
  • Another option is to simply chew a spoonful of fennel seeds for symptom relief.

3. Ginger

Ginger stimulates digestive juices and the flow of enzymes that help you digest your food. This makes ginger an effective remedy for indigestion, especially when it is caused by overeating.

In fact, as a preventive measure, you can sprinkle salt on some fresh ginger slices and chew it thoroughly after eating a heavy meal.

  • Take two teaspoons of ginger juice, one teaspoon of lemon juice, and a pinch of table salt and black salt. Mix the ingredients thoroughly and consume it with or without water, whatever suits you.
  • Another option is to add two teaspoons of ginger juice and one teaspoon of honey to a cup of warm water and drink it.
  • You can also drink homemade ginger tea to get relief from bloating, cramps, gas and stomach aches. To make ginger tea, boil one teaspoon of grated ginger in a cup of  water for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Adding ginger as a spice in your recipes can also help if you are suffering from indigestion.

4. Baking Soda

Indigestion often happens due to high levels of stomach acids. Baking soda is one of the most simple and effective treatments for this problem because it acts like an antacid.

Stir one-half teaspoon of baking soda into half a glass of water. Drink this solution to neutralize the acid in your stomach and give your relief from bloating.

5. Carom Seeds

Carom seeds, also known as Bishop’s weed or ajwain, have digestive and carminative properties that help treat indigestion, flatulence and diarrhea.

  • Grind together some carom seeds and dried ginger into a fine powder. Add one teaspoon of this powder and a little black pepper to a cup of warm water and drink it. Do this once or twice a day.
  • Simply eating one-half teaspoon of carom seeds can also provide relief from indigestion.

6. Herbal Tea

Drinking herbal tea after eating a heavy meal can greatly reduce indigestion. Dip your favorite herbal tea bag into a hot cup of water and cover it for five minutes. Drink it while it is still warm.

Peppermint tea and chamomile tea, in particular, help calm your stomach and relieve digestive problems.




  1. Thx a lot for helpig me,nearly passed out by indigestion

  2. So much effective ways,thanx a lot.

  3. thank u very much for all the remedies. it helped me a lot.

  4. myrna t.lustria May 31, 2014, 3:26 pm

    a good source of information for better health..

  5. Thank you sooo much, my interjection was so bad , but your remedies did the job fast, thanks again.

  6. Up all night until i thought of google, up came this site and baking soda worked in seconds, sucked a ginger lolly aswell, now i can sleep, thanks

  7. Arun mahalingam June 23, 2014, 12:09 am

    Iam going to try i think its useful and easy

  8. This has kept me away from the doctor,thank you a lot.

  9. I nearly ran to the Hospital in pain before reading this link. The result was instant with the apple cider vinegar! Thanks a million.

  10. Feeling much better with fennel seeds water.. A few mins back i had a tough time with indigestion..jus rmbd to google n saw this site..thanks!

  11. I hav serious indigestion issues. I hop dis wil b helpfull. Thnx.

  12. Bonaventure Tetra August 12, 2014, 6:53 pm

    I was diagnosed of …… but ginger solved it. Thank God for google.

  13. Hi went to hospital and got no help just told to take maylenta so I tried using apple vinegar and great thanking google

  14. manohar narayanin September 30, 2014, 5:33 pm

    good information. thanks to top10 home remedy

  15. I seriously wanted to call the doctor but when my daughters searched up this website the ginger really helped me between 5 minutes. Thanks a lot

  16. Thanks a lot Was Suffering dry cough now got solution

  17. Fantastic the baking soda works a treat
    fixed my indigestion in 5 min flat.
    thank you so much :)

  18. Have just tried bicarbonate of soda remedy. Have laid a wake in the early hours before turning to the internet. Had already searched the bathroom cabinet. Fingers crossed this will work.

  19. Baking soda worked perfectly well..thank you so much!

  20. Thank. The warm peppermint herbal tea worked so fast. I was suffering bad.

  21. My indigestion gets pretty bad especially when I eat spicy foods or eat too much. Baking soda helps a lot. Thank you for the suggestion. What also worked for me was taking Episolve GI. It helped with heartburn and indigestion as well. I think mainly the olive oil helped out the most.

  22. This is starting to work.

  23. Baking soda worked well..
    Now I can sleep happily..

  24. The apple cider vinegar was terrible, but worked! Thx!

  25. I was suffering a lot due to heavy meals.taken ginger directly with salt and ginger tea helped me in 5 min.thanks for this website..

  26. Chopped onionS!
    I have a super toothache (last wisdom tooth)
    Placed a piece of chopped onion there, gave it a good chew
    and almost immediately, the pain went away.

  27. I’ve suffered with indigestion for about 20 years now
    fizzy frinks being the main problem
    havn’t had a lager/cider for 20 years
    gaviscon not good enough,
    seen my GP had the blood/enzym test and not positive
    now, my story
    I became yeast and gluton intolerant
    was advised to take omega 3 suppliment, unfortunatly the pill form gave me indigestion
    i went to Holland and barret and got a bottle of henp oil
    I have a gulp/mouthful every morning (for over a year now)
    the list of health benefits I have noticed is that I can now drink fizzy liquids including beers and ciders and I now no longer suffer with indigestion

  28. I tried the baking soda and water with skepticism but it actually works. Thanks so much for the tip.

  29. thanks a lot i nearly died today because of overeating


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