Something you ate was heavy or the entire meal was heavy, or... you just overindulged! Your stomach feels like a rock, it’s bloated and uncomfortable.

    • Crush a 1-inch piece of peeled, fresh ginger root in your kitchen pestle or even with the flat of a knife on a chopping board. Add this to one cup of water and bring to a boil. Let cool, strain out the ginger, add about 1/2 teaspoon of lemon or lime juice, and drink the water. It relieves the bloated, heavy feeling pretty quickly.
    • Suck on a piece of preserved ginger. Not the variety that is sweetened, but ginger dried after marinating in lime or lemon juice.
    Preserved Ginger Recipe:
    We keep this handy in a jar in our kitchen.

    Here’s how:
    • Peel and cut ginger into half-inch pieces. Place in a bowl and squeeze lime juice over it until it covers all the ginger pieces.
    • Let it sit on your kitchen counter for a day or two, until the ginger pieces look like they have absorbed the juice well.
    • Store in a small jar in your fridge. They taste intense and slightly ‘spicy’ because of the ginger, but this really works.
    Chew a piece whenever you feel any digestive discomfort and it works within half an hour. It makes you burp, releasing the locked gas in your stomach and you immediately feel lighter and less bloated.

    What we also do is go a step further and preserve this ginger in a jar in our pantry. All we do is:
    • Steep the ginger pieces in the lime juice until they have absorbed the juice
    • Set out the ginger on a plate on the deck in full midday sun for a few days or until they dry out completely and shrivel. They are now dry and ‘preserved’ and can be stored in a jar in your kitchen pharmacy pantry!

    Coriander Powder: 
    • Boil 8 oz of water. Add 3 teaspoons coriander powder. Remove from stove and let it sit overnight or for about 5 - 6 hours. 
    • Strain out the coriander powder and drink the liquid. 
    It helps relieve indigestion and reduces bloat. 
    Coriander is also believed to be rich in phyto nutrients & flavonoids ·

    1 comment:

    1. This really worked for me. Thank you a lot.