By Usharani Patnaik 27.02.2010.
Garlic will do wonders. It really works. Take 2 or 3 Garlic Cloves (Preferably Farm, not Hybrid). Without peeling the skin, hold it in a tweezers and roast it on the fire directly. When the Garlic is roasted, unpeel it and chew the garlic well. Swallow the garlic and drink a glass of water. This is a natural way to overcome gastric problems. Constant use will gradually reduce the problem.
If you do not eat garlic, take a glass of well beater buttermilk (lassi). Mix about half a teaspoon cumin powder (jeera powder) and drink it every night.
For gastric problem, onion is the best remedy. Just take a little quantity of onion juice with salt. Avoid cucumber (can eat it with salt and black pepper) and vegetables that cause gas.
Do not skip any meal, have a regular timing for meal. If you happen to eat late, then take a glass of juice first and give a gap of 20 minutes and take food. This will release the gas. Also, it is always good to take fruits and juices before food and not after food. This is because by the time the food is digested, the fruits get rotten and there is no strength absorbed from it.
Drink plenty of water (1 liter) in the morning as soon as you wake up in empty stomach. Give a gap of 30 minutes to 1 hour after this before taking any food. This will flush out all the toxins and enable to release gas.
Avoid thick coffee with milk. This is one of the culprits of gastric problem.
Make a decoction of ginger in hot water and sip it slowly throughout the day.
Avoid fried food and spicy food; make sure to take vegetables, greens and fruits as part of your daily diet.
Walking is the best and safest exercise.
Avoid the use of Potato and dal (seeds) in food, 1 hour morning walk and evening walk after dinner is suggested. Timely food is also suggested. Use of garlic, ginger etc. in food and drinks proves highly beneficial. Good digestion and timely food is essential. Reduce the quantity of dinner. Avoid eating of cold food items, use warm water for drinking. Avoid the use of Nut items (ground nut etc.). Never be in empty stomach for long time.