How to quickly relieve an indigestion

Among the most effective and comfortable remedies to relieve indigestion is the infusion of mint, which will help us reduce swelling and relieve pain
How to quickly relieve an indigestion

Indigestion or empathy is not a disease, but rather a disorder that occurs during digestion, mostly to women, and especially at times of celebrations.


We review some natural remedies that will help us avoid discomfort such as burning, pain, heaviness, nausea, belching or even vomiting and diarrhea.

Possible causes


To eat in excess and without chewing
Excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages
Toxic or spoiled food
Stress or emotional shocks during lunch

When the indigestion is recurrent, it could also be caused by:

Weak digestive system (difficulty in digesting fats, proteins, etc.)
Gastritis
Ulcers
Intolerance to certain nutrients and foods (gluten, lactose, etc.)
Here we review some remedies that we should have available for when we suffer indigestion punctual or to alleviate if we suffer habitually:

Clay water

Clay not only has topical applications, but if we want to consume it, we must specify it when buying it, since it must be free of toxic substances. In the herbalist we will ask for clay for oral use.

Clay has absorbing properties of harmful substances, in addition to soothing irritation, neutralizing acids and regenerating tissues.

In addition, the clay carries uric acid, relieves constipation and is very beneficial in cases of gastritis and gastrointestinal ulcers.

To take it we will put a teaspoon in a glass of water and mix it well using a spoon that is not made of metal (it can be made of wood, glass, porcelain ...). We will let it rest for 10 minutes, we will remove it again and we can take it. We can repeat the take every two hours.


Mint essential oil

Peppermint is one of the plants known to regulate indigestion. It helps reduce swelling, soothes pain, improves bad breath and is refreshing. It will even help us when indigestion is causing headaches or migraine.

Typically: we can spread 4 to 6 drops of the oil directly on the belly and around the navel. If we also have a headache we will apply a droplet on each temple and massage gently.

Orally: we will add a drop of the essential oil to an infusion or we will mix it with a teaspoon of honey. We can also put that drop inside a vegetable capsule and take it with water.
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Activated charcoal

Activated charcoal is a traditionally used remedy that attracts excess gas in the stomach and intestines, which binds to the surface of coal dust, and at the same time respects the bacterial flora. It is obtained after a process in which the common coal is milled, and subjected to heating through steam, but without having contact with the air, thus achieving a much more absorbent carboniferous surface. It is very useful in cases of indigestion, flatulence, heartburn, halitosis vomit and diarrhea.

We will take the dose indicated by the product, which can be found in herbalists and pharmacies.

In some cases can cause constipation, so we recommend that people who usually suffer choose other remedies or take small doses accompanied by plenty of water. Causas de náuseas después de comer con o sin vómito

The most natural remedy


There is a simple and economical remedy that the great naturopath, Manuel Lezaeta, made known, which consists of drinking short water trays every 3 or 4 minutes. Lezaeta says that doing it this way without skipping shots, the indigestion disappears in one or two hours.

Water is a great detoxifier, but it should never be cold. If we wish we can add a little lemon juice, which is a great neutralizer of excessive stomach acids.

The next morning, fasting, we will take two glasses of warm water to finish cleaning the body of the remains of toxins and undigested substances.

Homeopathic remedies

The remedy par excellence for the indigestion is Nux Vomica, which we will always take after excesses of food and drink to balance our liver and our intestine.

If instead indigestion has been caused by something toxic or in poor condition and is causing us a state of diarrhea or vomiting, we will take the remedy Arsenicum Album.

In both cases we will take three balls under the tongue every hour until we notice improvement, always separated from the food and drinks or strong and menthol flavors.