In this digestion related disorder, the food is not converted into nutritious juice to fulfill the energy needs of the body. Rather, it forms some mucus like substance, a very small part of which is nutritious and a large part is converted into waste. This defective nutritious juice transferred to organs causes bad quality of tissues and organs and low immunity.
Reduced gap between meals, eating more than hunger, consuming heavy, hot or very cold, dry or unseasonal foods is often responsible for indigestion or dyspepsia. Other reasons may be holding urges, excessive water intake, late night work routines and feelings like anxiety, fear, anger also contribute to it.
- Heaviness and pain in the body
- Low energy
- Stiffness in back
- Bloating in abdomen
The digestive system of the body is affected by improper lifestyle and diet leading to low jathragni. Due to excessive water content in body, the digestive juices are diluted which causes indigestion. Other reasons are aggravated pitta causing excessive release of acids than required and acidification of food present in the stomach.
Diet & Lifestyle Advice
- Avoid foods containing starch, protein and fats.
- Cut on your consumption of tea, coffee, sugar, meats, pickles and processed foods.
- Avoid white flour and white sugar.
- Consuming heavy gravies, puddings, pastries, cakes, chocolates and alcohol should be avoided along with soft drinks, candies and ice creams.
- Include pomegranate, buttermilk and reddish soup in your diet.
- Take meals at regular intervals; eat less than appetite; never suppress urges; minimize distractions while eating; stay calm; practice yoga and meditation; practice fasting.
- Mix curry leaves juice and lime juice with honey and consume thrice a day.
- Mix powder of aniseed with boiling water and leave it overnight. Strain in the morning and consume with honey.