Homeopathy & natural medicine for indigestion and slow digestion

Homeopathy is often a great help to treat these ailments from a dyspeptic syndrome. Natural medicine also has good remedies.

Indigestion or dyspepsia is a word that comes from the Greek (dys: bad; pepsis: digestion). Dyspepsia is traditionally known as: slow digestion, difficult digestion, indigestion or poor digestion.

Dyspepsia can be chronic. But also dyspepsia or indigestion can appear after a food binge, does this sound familiar: “Christmas” or “Easter”?

Indigestion or dyspepsia is not the same as hyperacidity. The cause of dyspepsia may be a lack of gastric acid secretion and/or inadequate secretion of pancreatic enzymes.

There are many people that complain of epigastric burning, slow digestion, bloating after eating, drowsiness, etc.

It is possible that complementary tests do not detect any alteration of mucous or histology.

The treatment for dyspepsia has to be accompanied by good hygienic-dietary habits. Dyspepsia can be triggered by stressful situations, by emotions, or digestive disorders.

Digestive disorders are sometimes accompanied by high cholesterol, high Gamma-GT and this gives an idea of any organic malfunction.

Homeopathy to treat indigestion or dyspepsia

Homeopathy is very effective to treat indigestion or dyspepsia. Indigestion can be chronic or timely. At any given point people get together to “have a big feast” and after lunch symptoms such as heaviness, pain, and flatulence… Some medications that homeopathy offers in these cases are:

Nux vomica

The Nux vomica serves as a preventative. Nux vomica should be taken half an hour before a “big dinner” if you are afraid you will not be able to digest it.

Nux vomica is recommended after dietary excesses, drinking excess alcohol, stimulants (coffee, spices…) or medication. It worsens one or two hours after eating.

It improves with having a nap right after eating. The patient has the feeling of gastric fullness and the tongue is loaded at the back.

Antimonium crudum

Antimonium crudum is prescribed when the patient complains of heaviness, fullness in the epigastrium, belching presents the flavour of the food eaten.

The disorders occur after great food excesses. The tongue is covered with a white, thick layer.

Lycopodium clavatum

Lycopodium is prescribed when the patient complains of slow digestion, food stays a long time in the stomach. There are a lot of gases after eating.

Someone with a Lycopodium condition improves if they sleep for a long time after eating.

Sulfuricum acidum

A person with the Sulfuricum acidum condition has burning in the oesophagus and stomach, belching and acidic vomiting.

These symptoms occur after a stressful situation or after drinking alcohol.

The Sulfuricum acidum individual worsens with cold drinks and improves with hot drinks and local heat. Oesophageal reflux is often a result of a hiatal hernia.

Sometimes cold sores appear, exhausting diarrhoea and petechiae.

Natural medicine to treat indigestion or dyspepsia

Natural medicine also has remedies for treating dyspepsia or indigestion. Some of these remedies are:

Digestive and eupeptic plants

Digestive plants promote digestion because they contain proteolytic enzymes, such as papaya, or they contain essential oils and other active ingredients, such as the common chamomile.

There are some remedies that promote the digestion of fats because they increase the production of bile acids, such as artichoke and turmeric.

Digestive enzymes with betaine hydrochloride

Digestive enzymes are to be taken before main meals. They help to improve digestion and better assimilate nutrients.

Digestive enzymes can be deficient with age or a disease such as chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic insufficiency, a fatty liver or in celiacs…

Pancreatic enzymes reduce bloating from gas and bloating after a meal rich in fat. Some digestive enzymes are: bromelain, papain, pancreatin

Carminative plants

Carminative plants relieve pain bloating and gas. Some of them are: Fennel, Peppermint, star anise, aniseed, lemongrass, ginger, angelica, lemon balm, rosemary…


There are some events in which sometimes it is not easy to give up the excesses of food, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks… They are celebrations such as Easter, Christmas, and holidays with buffets…

After these binges or excesses, is advisable to do a detoxification of the body. Removing toxins that remain in the body from so much food, or alcohol… to facilitate the work of the liver and expel elements that can be harmful to the health.

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Great information thanks.