Stomach problems are sicknesses or ailments of the stomach. Any disease that affects the normal functioning of the stomach is called stomach problem. Stomach problem includes pain in the stomach, bloating, flatulence, diarrhea, constipation, acid reflux, vomiting, indigestion, rumbling stomach and heartburn.
Stomach problem occurs due eating disorders, eating food very fast, drinking too much coffee, alcohol or smoking. If not treated properly, it may cause stomach cancer.
Indian borage is a single herb that can treat all stomach problems very effectively. Add 3 fresh Indian borage leaves and ½ teaspoon of fennel seeds in water, make decoction and drink twice a day to cure all stomach problems.
Fennel seed – Names in other languages
- Scientific name – Foeniculum vulgare
- English – Fennel seed
- Hindi – Saunf
- Sanskrit – Madhurika
- Malayalam – Perunjeeragam
- Bengali – Radhuni
- Tamil – Sombu
- Kannada – Badi-sopu
- Telugu – Sopu
Health benefits of Indian borage:
Indian borage has number of medicinal values. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients which all promotes healthy living.
It is rich in omega 6 fatty acids that boost joint restoration and good health.
The leaves extract cures burns, pimples, psoriasis, sores, herpes, nail fungus, insect bites, eczema, itching and skin irritations.
Indian borage is rich in vitamin A, C, antioxidants, and carotenoids which promotes good eyesight.
It contains choline water soluble vitamin that stimulates the glands to produce sweat and cools the body. Thus reduces fever, cold and flu. This cooling property helps to treat congestion problem, asthma, sore throat, and bronchitis. Also it eliminates phlegm and mucous from the respiratory tract and clean out sinuses.
Borage is used to remove harmful toxins, excess water and excess salt from body by stimulating urination thereby it smoothes the kidney and lymphatic system.
Borage helps reduce delivery pain, menstrual pain, and headache. It also increases the milk flow for lactating mothers.
It has niacin or vitamin B3 that has positive effects on stress, nervousness and anxiety. Regular consumption of this herb reduces high blood pressure, heart attacks, and hypertension.
Indian borage promotes digestion and settles stomach pain such as acidity, gastritis, and irritable bowel syndrome.
A decoction of the leaves is used for several medicinal purposes, especially respiratory diseases like congestion, bronchitis, sour throat, and digestive diseases like dysentery, diarrhoea, colitis, and so forth.
S. Khare, S. Banerjee, and K. Kundu, “Coleus aromaticus benth—a nutritive medicinal plant of potential therapeutic value,” International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. B488–B500, 2011.
The appetite enhancing effect of the beverage was best when it contained the sensorily optimized level of karpuravalli juice and confirms the results obtained in animal study.
Dadasaheb Dattatraya Wadikar, M Kunigal Srinivasaiah Premavalli, Nutrition”, Defence Food Research Laboratory, Siddharthanagar, India, 30(6), 702-705, 2014.
Follow the below steps and know how to prevent stomach problems with Indian borage.
How to prevent stomach problems with indian borage – DIY
- 3 Indian borage leaves
- 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds
- 200 ml Water
- 1/2 teaspoon Palm sugar
- To make this herbal drink use indian borage, fennel seeds, palm sugar, and water.
- Chop indian borage.
- Add 200 ml water to pan.
- Add chopped indian borage leaves.
- Add 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds.
- Add 1/2 teaspoon of palm sugar.
- Allow to boil for 3 minutes.
- Strain the drink.
- Herbal drink is done.
Adults can consume 100 ml thrice a week and children can have 40 ml thrice a week to avoid stomach problems.