Indigestion is very common in cloudy and humid climate of monsoon which often gives rise to issues like:
- Constipation and gas
If the is issue not attended on time, it can lead to even torturing issues like GERD or gastroesophageal reflux and irritable bowel syndrome.
Ayurveda shares a concept known as Ama, which can be termed Non-toxic metabolites and toxins created by faulty metabolism / indigestion. There are many ways to treat indigestion in an ayurvedic way. Let us look at some tips for the same: Langhanam, swedanam, hot water and use of Dried Ginger i.e. sunthi, cumin seeds, Ajwain carom seeds some salts and salty pickles is so common in Indian culture and being used since ancient times i.e. tradition.
Aloe vera: An ounce of aloe vera a day will keep indigestion away. Break off, a leaf and scoop some gel into a smoothie for smooth digestion.
Turmeric: Haldi or Turmeric helps in reducing bloating and is one of the most commonly used spices found in ayurveda. This spice is a staple in indian cooking as well, where pretty much all dishes are seasoned with cooked turmeric.
Maintaining Biological clock and Traditional Healer fasting: For better digestion, one must take meals at the same time everyday. Also, do not sit down for the next meal before the previous meal has been digested properly, its seen over eating causes much more issues after certain age say 40+ so once in a week light food or skipping food or usually on full moon or on No moon there is fast that adds value.
Choosing healthy food: one must avoid unhealthy food that are excessively fried, fatty, sweet or cold so as to aid the digestive fires in doing their job effectively.
Triphala with Saindhav (Rock salt): This combination of three fruits (Avala,Behada and Hirada)with saindhav ensures that your digestive system remains in good working condition during monsoon
Water: one must have clean filtered potable adequate water a day (Excess water must be avoided), in order to flush the toxins out. Keeping in mind monsoon causes much more water borne diseases so use of Crystal Allum, Nivali/ Nirmali/clearing nut Beej(seeds) to clean and to deodorize Ayurveda offers Mustha/chandan/ushir/Taruni/Jai/jui/chanpak and Bakul flowers.
Rest and bed Room: sleep (1 of major pillar of health and fitness tripod like Diet and Celibacy) is a major factor that cures stress and creates a balance of sorts in one's routine, thus aiding proper digestion. Room must be clean as excess humidity can cause Allergic skin and Respiratory issues in Kids and elderly population so fumigate space with sunthi / Guggulu / Tulasi / Jatamansi / Haldi / Ajwain / peels of Garlics or Dehumidifier can be used.
Exercise: Those who are eager to stabilise at Health and Fitness and yeah Finances too must engage in some form of movement and exercise (Actively) is imperative to keep the digestive system in prime working condition. Walk and yoga, especially are ideal to boost one's digestive health.
Meditation: This is one of the best ways to give digestion a positive push with a good dose of mindfulness and awareness for better balance in the body.
Massage: a good oil massage on a regular basis keeps the blood flow in order and ensures that all the organs function well.In ayurveda, the point is to heal and prevent, which is why the methods tend to get to the root of the problem.