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Tulsi - The Wonder Herb

A good digestive system is an indication of good health.  Many diseases stem from poor digestive capacity.  Health and ill health depends to a large extent on the power of digestion.

What is indigestion?
Our digestive system breaks up all that we eat or drink to useful components which the body requires to lead a healthy life.  Any disturbance in this system leads to indigestion.


  • Eating too fast, especially by eating high-fat foods quickly.
  • Excessive acid accumulation in the stomach.
  • Overconsumption of alcohol.

Frequent or loose bowel movements, gas, flatulence (feeling bloated), nausea, vomiting, dizziness, feeling feverish, acidity, burning sensation in stomach or chest.

Remedy (Nuskhe)

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of ginger juice (adrak ka rus) and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice (nimbu ka rus).  Open a bottle of soda into it.  Salt or sugar can also be added according to taste.
  • Put 2-3 tender leaves of tulsi in a glass of water overnight and drink this water early in the morning.  This will clean your bowels and purify your blood.
  • The simplest treatment for indigestion – eat ½ teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain).
  • Have a glass of buttermilk (lassi) – churn together in a mixture, ½ cup curd, ½ teaspoon jeera (cumin seed), 4-5 curry leaves and 1" piece ginger chopped and ½ cup water.
  • Roast 100 gm aniseed (saunf) on a girdle (tawa) till light brown.  Cool and rub between palms to separate chaff.  Grind it into powder.  Mix the saunf powder with 100 gm cleaned carom seeds (ajwain) and 100 gm powdered sugar.  Store in a bottle.  A spoonful of this after meals benefits all those who suffer from indigestion and flatulence.
  • Boil ½ teaspoon dry ginger powder (saunth) and ½ teaspoon jiggery (gur) in 1 cup water.  Drink it warm two to three times a day.
  • For indigestion, drink 1 cup hot water mixed with 2 teaspoons ginger juice and 1 teaspoon honey.
  • Nausea, Acidity and Indigestion – Indigestion that is caused by overeating or some other cause can be cured by sucking 1-2 black cardamoms (badi illaichi) with a little sugar.
  • Boil 5-6 sticks of powdered cinnamon (dalchini) in a glass of water.  Add a pinch of pepper powder and little honey.  A tablespoon of the above concoction taken ½ hour after meals relieves indigestion and flatulence (gas).
  • Mix ¼ teaspoon pepper powder, ¼ teaspoon of cumin (jeera) powder in a glass of buttermilk.  Have this 1-2 times a day.
  • Chew your food well and do not eat bellyful.  Consume slightly less than your appetite.
  • Add 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger (adrak) to 1 cup water.  Cover and simmer on low heat for 5 minutes.  Strain and drink 1-2 times a day.
  • Soak one teaspoon of celery seeds in a glass of buttermilk for 5-6 hours.  Grind in the same buttermilk and drink it 1-2 times a day.
  • Grapes form a light food and so help in overcoming indigestion.  They have a soothing effect on excessive secretion of bile and the burning sensation in the stomach.
  • Eat 1 teaspoon dhania powder with a little water after meals for few days.