Indigestion is a term used for a group of symptoms like abdominal fullness after eating, abdominal discomfort/pain, excessive gas, and belching. Also known as dyspepsia, this is a condition is very familiar. Everybody experiences indigestion at some point, and this is usually related to bad eating habits. Homeopathic medicines for indigestion work very effectively to relieve the symptoms of both acute and chronic indigestion. Carbo Veg, China, and Lycopodium are the top indicated homeopathic remedies that treat indigestion naturally.
Overeating is one of the most common causes of indigestion. Consuming highly spiced or fatty food, smoking, and excessive alcohol intake are other factors that can lead to indigestion. People experiencing chronic indigestion may have an underlying gastric disease. These gastric issues tend to include gastritis, pancreatitis, celiac disease, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), gallstones, peptic ulcers, and H.pylori infection. Sometimes indigestion can arise from side effects of certain medicines like NSAID’s (e.g., aspirin, ibuprofen) and antibiotics. Anxiety and stress can also lead to indigestion. In some cases, there is no reason behind indigestion, which is known as functional dyspepsia.
Homeopathy offers a natural and highly effective solution for the complaint of indigestion. Homeopathic medicines are beneficial for both acute as well as chronic cases of indigestion. These medicines aim at treating the underlying cause of indigestion to bring about thorough recovery. Homeopathic medicines for indigestion are selected on the basis of unique, individual symptoms in every given case. Symptoms of indigestion including abdominal fullness, upper abdominal pain/discomfort, burning in the abdomen, bloating, excessive gas, belching, heartburn, nausea, and vomiting. Natural homeopathic remedies treat all these symptoms without any side effects.
Carbo Veg is an effective homeopathic medicine for indigestion with marked upper abdominal discomfort and fullness. There is an accumulation of excessive gas in the upper abdomen along with distension. An aching and cramping pain is felt in the upper abdomen. Burning in the upper abdomen may also be present. Abdominal discomfort, pain, and burning tend to worsen from eating. Belching that is empty, of gas, bitter, sour or offensive smelling substances are also present. Belching helps relieve the gastric complaint. Nausea and aversion to food and complaints that get worse from eating the simplest of food are treated well with Carbo Veg.
China is a natural homeopathic remedy prepared from the dried bark of a plant named Cinchona Officinalis. This plant belongs to natural order Rubiaceae. China is well indicated for cases of indigestion with gas and highly distended abdomen. The entire abdomen feels distended and tight due to obstructed flatus. The distension arises after intake of food or drink. Motion brings relief in the abdominal bloating, and there may be excessive rumbling in the abdomen due to gas. There may be a sensation of heat in the abdomen. The appetite goes down due to abdominal fullness and distension. China is suitable in cases where consumption of excessive tea, fruits, and milk causes indigestion.
Lycopodium is prepared from spores of a plant Lycopodium Clavatum (also known as Clubmoss.) This plant has natural order Lycopodiaceae. Lycopodium is an effective homeopathic remedy for cases of indigestion where there is abdominal fullness soon after eating. There is the formation of gas with bloating of the abdomen immediately after eating (even a small quantity of food.) The abdomen feels tense, and there may be rumbling, croaking and gurgling felt in the abdomen. Abdominal colic may appear from gas. Rubbing the abdomen may relieve the pain. Burning in the stomach that extends to the throat may appear. Vomiting of food, bile or sour substances may be present. Food that triggers the complaint mainly includes beans, onions, cabbage, wheat, and farinaceous food.
Ipecac is prepared from the dried root of a plant Cephaelis Ipecacuanha belonging to natural order Rubiaceae. Ipecac is an excellent homeopathic medicine for indigestion attended with marked nausea. The nausea is almost constant. Vomiting of watery fluid, white mucus or ingesta may be present. Weakness and fainting may appear with nausea and vomiting. There is an excessive accumulation of saliva along with empty belching. Distress or cutting pain in the stomach may be present, and the tongue looks clean.
Iris Versicolor is prepared from the root of a plant named blue flag. This plant belongs to natural order Iridaceae. Iris Versicolor offers a natural cure for indigestion with a marked burning in the stomach. The burning may extend to the food pipe and the throat. This is attended with vomiting (especially after taking meals.) Vomiting may be sour or of food that has just been eaten. Iris is also a top-listed medicine for migraine/headache with gastric issues, indigestion, acidity, nausea, sour vomiting.
Homeopathic medicine Robinia is prepared from the fresh bark or root and young twigs of Robinia Pseud-Acacia plant. This plant belongs to natural order Leguminosae. Robinia is a natural treatment for indigestion. The key indication to use Robinia in indigestion includes heartburn and intensely sour vomiting. It is a high-grade homeopathic remedy for GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Heartburn and vomiting tend to get worse during the night hours upon lying down. It is accompanied with marked nausea. A constant sensation of weight and fullness in the stomach is present with the above symptoms. Dull pain in the stomach after meals is frequently present.
Nux Vomica is a natural homeopathic medicine for treating indigestion that appears from taking spicy food or excessive alcohol. The symptoms to look for to use Nux Vomica are heartburn, sour/bitter belching, and nausea after eating. Vomiting of ingesta, bile, oily matter, or sour mucus is present, along with marked retching. The epigastric region is also distended, full after meals with a sensation of pressure. Cramping, clawing pain in the stomach may also be present. The stomach region is sensitive to pressure, and there is a loss of appetite. Nux Vomica is also indicated for dyspepsia arising from mental worries and belching of gas.
Antimonium Crudum is an effective homeopathic medicine for indigestion with belching that tastes like food. Along with this, burning at the pit of the stomach is present. Nausea and vomiting, a sensation of the stomach being overloaded, pain in the stomach, with distension and burning are some features. The tongue is coated thickly with white gastric derangements.
Asafoetida is a natural homeopathic medicine for indigestion with abdominal distension and loud belching. A person requiring Asafoetida complains of excessive gas in the abdomen with distension and pain. The gas tends to pass upward and comes through the mouth as belching. The belchings are loud and usually have an offensive or putrid smell.
Gas rolls in the stomach with a gurgling sound and escapes in the form of loud belching. Pressing or cutting pains in the stomach appear, and pulsation in the pit of the stomach may be present. Heat in the abdomen is also present, and the person feels disgusted towards of all kind of food.
Arsenic Album is a natural medicine for indigestion with burning in the stomach and vomiting in cases of gastritis. The burning is intense, and the stomach feels tender and sensitive to the slightest touch. The stomach region is also distended, and there is a sensation of weight in the stomach. Vomiting arises along with burning in the stomach. The vomiting tends to come from taking slightest amount of food or drink. Anxiety and restlessness are some other general symptoms that may appear. Arsenic Album also works in cases of indigestion with stomach ulcers.
Symptoms of Indigestion
The symptoms of indigestion include abdominal fullness soon after eating, upper abdominal pain/discomfort/burning, bloating in the upper abdomen, excessive gas/flatulence, belching, heartburn, nausea, and vomiting.
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