9 Remedies to Quickly Cure Indigestion

It often happens that, during or after meals, we feel heavy and uncomfortable. If it's a case of indigestion, then some of these alternatives may be the solution we're looking for.
9 Remedies to Quickly Cure Indigestion
Elisa Morales Lupayante

Reviewed and approved by the pedagogue in physical education and nutritionist Elisa Morales Lupayante.

Last update: 26 May, 2022

Indigestion, also known as dyspepsia, is an uncomfortable feeling that occurs in the stomach during or after eating. This discomfort can cause a burning sensation, pain, and heat between the lower part of the sternum and the navel. Find out some great remedies to quickly cure indigestion in this very informative article.

As we all know, this problem usually occurs very soon after the meal begins or soon after we finish it. There’s then a feeling of fullness that can be very uncomfortable. Let’s look at some of the triggers of indigestion before we tell you our 9 natural remedies.

Triggers of indigestion

This discomfort can be caused by several factors:

  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Very spicy or very fatty foods
  • Eating too much or too fast
  • Nervousness or emotional stress
  • Too much caffeine
  • Smoking

As a result, the increasing burning sensation makes the normal functioning of the digestive system almost impossible. However, quickly curing indigestion can be very easy. We bring you the most effective ways to do it.

How to quickly cure indigestion

Some of the following remedies may not work for you. We recommend you consult your doctor if indigestion becomes frequent.

Chamomile infusion

This plant has powerful properties that help improve digestion, relieve nausea, stomach pains, vomiting, and the different types of discomfort that occur in this area.

Chamomile has a fairly immediate effect; just add a chamomile tea bag in a cup of hot water, wait 5 minutes and drink slowly.

Cinnamon infusion

This is an ideal solution to relieve heaviness and that annoying full feeling. Just drink one cup when you start to feel the symptoms of indigestion; on doing so, you’ll see that they’ll quickly disappear.



A bunch of fresh coriander

Thanks to its properties, it could be a great ally to relieve indigestion. To consume it, boil water with a few sprigs of coriander for 10 minutes, let the infusion stand, and then drink.

Herbal tea

After a heavy meal, drinking herbal tea controls indigestion to a good extent. Take a tea bag and steep it in a cup of hot water; let it steep for 5 minutes and then drink it while it’s still hot.


This fruit can help to provide quick relief, as it contains citric and ascorbic acid. Ideally, drink freshly squeezed orange juice before a meal, as it’ll help to control stomach acid and improve digestion ability.

Baking soda

Baking soda.

The problem of indigestion can be easily controlled by baking soda. Preparing a homemade antacid is very easy. First you should add half a teaspoon of baking soda to half a glass of water. This solution will neutralize the acid that forms in the stomach and will give you noticeable relief.


Being acidic, grapefruit can be recommended for indigestion. With the help of a grater, grate a piece of peel, let it dry in the sun for a few hours and then take a teaspoon of the dried peel every time you feel stomach pain.

Eating pineapple

Some pineapple.

Before a meal, it’s advisable to eat a few pieces of pineapple. This fruit contains proteolytic enzymes, which help to digest quickly.

Read more about pineapple here: How to Prepare Pineapple to Relieve Constipation


Drinking hot water can be another of the best options to relieve indigestion, thanks to its relaxing effect. We recommend you don’t lie down after drinking it, as this can worsen the condition and cause reflux.

Finally, remember that, even though there are many remedies to cure indigestion, the best and most advisable is prevention and, above all, to listen to the warnings that your body sends you.

The most effective advice is not to eat any more if you’re already full and to avoid food that in the past has been bad for you. If symptoms worsen, of course, we recommend that you go and see your doctor.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.