What is indigestion?

Indigestion (also called as dyspepsia or stomach upset) that happens to almost everyone. This is not a disease, but it is a sign of various underlying problems like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers, or gallbladder disease. Unhealthy eating habits or chronic digestive problems can trigger indigestion. As it is a common disease so each person may experience indigestion in a slightly different way. It is also defined as persistent or recurrent pain or any discomfort in the upper part of the abdomen.

What are the causes of indigestion?

There are many causes of indigestion which are usually related to lifestyle and can be triggered by food, drinks or medication. Here are some of the common causes of indigestion include:

  1. Overeating or eating too quickly or eating during stressful situations
  2. Eating fatty, oily or spicy foods
  3. Consumption of too much caffeine, alcohol, chocolate or carbonated beverages
  4. Smoking
  5. Emotional problems like anxiety, stress, depression
  6. Use of certain drugs that causes irritation in the stomach, such as antibiotics, pain relievers, and iron supplements

Sometimes indigestion is also caused by various digestion-related conditions, including:

  • Gastritis
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Celiac disease
  • Gallstones
  • Constipation
  • Pancreatitis
  • Carcinoma of abdomen
  • Intestinal blockage
  • Reduced blood flow in the intestine (intestinal ischemia)

What Are the Symptoms of Indigestion?

Symptoms of indigestion can be felt occasionally or daily. People of all ages are affected by this condition.

  1. The symptoms of indigestion can include:
  2. Burning sensation in the stomach or upper abdomen
  3. Abdominal pain
  4. Bloating (feeling of fullness) and discomfort in the upper abdomen
  5. Belching and gas
  6. Nausea and vomiting
  7. Acidic taste
  8. Growling stomach
  9. Trouble swallowing
  10. Unexplained weight loss

If discomfort persists for more than two weeks and the pain is severe or accompanied by these symptoms, then seek immediate medical attention:

  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Repeated vomiting or vomiting mixed with blood
  • Black or tarry colored stool
  • Difficulty in swallowing that gets progressively worse
  • Excessive fatigue or weakness
  • Shortness of breath,
  • Excessive sweating
  • Chest pain which is radiating to the jaw, neck or arm

What is the Ayurvedic Treatment for Indigestion?

Chandigarh Ayurved Centre is providing you a complete and wonderful solution for your weak digestion named as “Digestion Support Kit”. This kit comprises of six ayurvedic products named as- Detox tablet, Detox Standard Powder, Sheet Dhara Syrup, PanchsakarChurna, Trikatu Tablet, Triphala Tablet, and Liver care syrup. These formulations work on the root cause of disease and treat indigestion naturally.

1. Detox tablet:

Detox Tablet is herbo-mineral formulation that contains ingredients like ParwalPishti, ShuktaPishti, GiloySatav, KamdudhaRas, JaharMohra, AkikPishti, GandhakRasayan, ShankhBhasma, SutshekharRas, Sudhyog Tab, ShwetParpati, Yavakshaar, etc. It possesses antioxidant properties that eliminate the harmful toxins (ama) from the body and prevents the body from infections. It also increases improves digestion, relieves acidity, helps in treating fever, nausea, and vomiting. It also boosts up the immune system of the body.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.

2. Detox Standard Powder:

Detox standard powder is an herbal Ayurvedic formulation that comprises of various herbal ingredients like parwalpishti, shuktapishti, giloysatv, kamdudharas, shwetparpati, etc. As the name suggests, this formulation helps in the overall detoxification of the body. It also treats various digestion-related issues and provides strength to the digestive system of an individual.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.

3. Sheet Dhara Syrup:

As the name suggests, this formulation provides a calm and cooling effect to the body. It is formulated with various effective herbs and ingredients like Ajwainsatv, Mushk Kapoor, and Peppermint. This wonderful combination reduces hyperacidity, nausea, heaviness, belching, etc. Hence, it maintains healthy digestion.

Recommended Dosage: Mix 1 teaspoonful of this syrup in 30ml water & drink early in the morning on an empty stomach.

4. PanchsakarChurna:

Panchsakaarchurna is a classical herbal formulation that has been mentioned and used in Ayurveda for many ages for the treatment of digestive issues. This formulation is prepared from various ingredients such as SaindhavanLavana (Rock Salt), Swarnapatri (Cassia angustifolia), Shatapushpa (Anethum Sowa), Shunti (Zingiberofficinale), Balaharitaki (Terminalia chebula). All these ingredients in an effective combination deal with digestion related symptoms like loss of appetite, abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence, constipation, weak digestion, etc. It removes the harmful wastes and toxins from the body and keeps you healthy.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 teaspoonful at bedtime with lukewarm water.

5. Trikatu Tablet:

As the name suggests three ingredients are used in the preparation of this formulation named Shunthi, Pippali, &Maricha. These herbs have been used in Ayurveda for many ages for treating indigestion. These herbs in combination deal with the loss of appetite, gas, flatulence, abdominal bloating and distension, weak digestion, constipation, abdominal pain, etc.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.

6. Triphala Tablet:

Triphala tablet is a classical herbal remedy that contains ingredients like Terminalia Chebula, Terminalia bellirica, Emblicaofficinalis. Triphala tablet is balances all the three vitiation Vata, pitta and Kaphadosha. It helps in treating digestive issues like weak digestion, abdominal pain, & cramps, constipation, heartburn, etc.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.

7. Liver care syrup:

Liver Care syrup balances the Pitta dosha because the herbs present in it are very effective such as Kalmegh (Andrographispaniculata), Kutaki (Picrorhizakurroa), Bhumi amla (Phyllanthusniruri), Giloy(TinosporaCordifolia), Yavakshar( Hordeumvulgare), ImliKshar (Tamarindusindica), MuktaShuktapishti, etc. This formulation helps in the regeneration of liver cells and promotes liver functioning. It also improves blood flow and thereby helps in the treatment of fatty liver, liver cirrhosis, Hepatitis, etc. It also treats various symptoms related to it like- loss of appetite, abdominal pain, bloating, abdominal cramps, etc.

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 teaspoonful twice daily after meals.