Simple home remedies can be used to cure indigestion and gastric problems. In this remedy, dry ginger, cinnamon and cardamom are used to cure indigestion.
Benefits of dry ginger
Dry ginger can be useful to cure indigestion, it can improve metabolism and help to lose weight. Heart burn and GERD can also be reduced with the consumption of dry ginger.
However, those with GERD should not consume too much of dry ginger. In mild doses it is effective.
Dry ginger – Names in other languages:
- Scientific name – Zingiber officinale
- English – Dry ginger
- Hindi – Sonth
- Sanskrit – Sunthi
- Malayalam – Chukku
- Bengali – Sonth
- Tamil – Sukku
- Kannada – Shunti
- Telugu – Sonti
It can prevent and treat respiratory disorders such as cold and cough. To make a tea of dry ginger, boil water in a vessel, add crushed dry ginger and boil for a while. After a few minutes switch off and strain. When the tea is warm, add half a teaspoon of honey, mix and drink.
Ginger contains gingerol and other essential oils that contain anti-inflammatory properties. Due to the presence of these compounds dry ginger has various medicinal uses. You can also add half a teaspoon of dry ginger powder to buttermilk and drink to improve digestion.
Benefits of cinnamon
Cinnamon can improve immunity when consumed with honey. When you give this to kids also give them milk to ensure that their body heat does not increase.
Cinnamon – Names in other languages
- Scientific name – Cinnamomum verum
- English – Cinnamon
- Hindi – Dalchini
- Sanskrit – Darusita/ Tvak
- Malayalam – Karuvapatta
- Bengali – Daroochini
- Tamil – Lavangapattai
- Kannada – Lavanga chakke
- Telugu – Dalchina chekka
A glass of milk with cinnamon can be consumed regularly to improve libido in men.
Benefits of cardamom
The seeds of cardamom can be useful to treat incessant cough. You can chew on a few cardamom seeds and the consume warm water before you go to bed. This will help to promote restful sleep and reduce cough.
Cardamom – Names in other languages
- Scientific name – Elettaria Cardamomum Maton
- English – Cardamom
- Hindi – Choti Elaichi
- Sanskrit – Ela
- Malayalam – Elakkaya
- Bengali – Elach
- Tamil – Elakkai
- Kannada – Yalakki
- Telugu – Yalakulu
Using cardamom as gargle can reduce bad breath. For this, boil cardamom pods in water and use this water to wash your mouth.
In this remedy, we use these three herbs in small quantities to reduce indigestion and gastric troubles. Also consume lots of water for better results.