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Indigestion? Honey and lemon juice might do the trick!

Digestion: The antimicrobial properties of lemon grass help in relieving gastroenteritis. Its antiseptic compounds kill the bacteria, thereby reducing flatulence, stomach cramps, constipation or heartburn.

Indigestion is quite common and can be experienced at any time. So try this handy trick the next time you suffer from.

Written by Bhavyajyoti Chilukoti |Updated : June 5, 2015 2:53 PM IST

You might know that drinking a glass of honey and lemon juice (in warm water) early in the morning helps you to lose weight. But do you know that this mixture can put an end to your indigestion problem?

Yes, this mixture has been used as an age-old remedy to treat abdominal pain and bloating due to indigestion. And especially during summers, when you tend to overeat (at weddings and vacations) your stomach has to bear the burnt.

Here s what you need to know about this mixture before you start using it.

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Lemon juice contains high amounts of vitamin C, a potent antioxidant, which flushes out the harmful toxins from the body. As lemon is acidic in nature and might hinder the digestion of starch, mix it with honey. Also, honey helps the growth of gut bacteria (good bacteria) which in turn aids in better digestion. Also read about 5 combinations of honey that work wonders for your health and beauty!

How to use it?

  • Squeeze half a slice of lemon in a small bowl
  • Now, take a spoonful of this juice and add four to five drops of honey.
  • Mix this properly and drink it on an empty stomach (preferably early in the morning)
  • Do this every morning to enhance your digestion and prevent indigestion.

Apart from this, here are few more health benefits of drinking honey and lemon juice early in the morning.

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  • Davidson, J., & Singh, D. J. (2014). The Miracle of Honey (Vol. 29). JD-Biz Corp Publishing.

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