Digestion is one of the most important processes that a human body undertakes on a daily basis, and any disturbance to it can impact the overall health of the individual. Ayurveda recommends a number of rules for proper digestion. The proper balance of the doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) keep the parasympathetic nervous system (responsible for digesting and resting) active and are essential for the maintenance of life and health in the body.
Here are some important points to ensure good digestion according to Ayurveda.
a) Saunf or fennel seeds aid digestion. Hence eating them after a meal ensures proper digestion. Besides eating saunf, you can also make herbal tea with it by boiling saunf with ginger.
b) There are certain herbs and spices that are known to alleviate indigestion. Among these, dry ginger and pepper are excellent for our digestive tract.
c) Spices like cardamom and cinnamon can enhance digestion and keep away problems like flatulence and bloating.
d) Turmeric and lemon are also great for detoxification and digestion.
Apart from these herbs which aid digestion, Ayurveda also warns against certain dangerous food combinations that can cause indigestion.
Lifestyle issues like indigestion need to be tackled with a systematic and disciplined lifestyle, and Itoozhi Ayurveda, one of the leading Ayurvedic Hospitals in Kerala, has various treatments to take care of such lifestyle disorders.