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Symptoms | Digestion | Stomach | Heaviness in stomach

Heaviness in stomach

Written by John Immel, Asheville, NC
Excess mucus, poor metabolism, poor circulation, or eating heavy foods cause a subjective feeling of heaviness in the stomach.

Aggravated Doshas & Qualities

Symptoms Tell A Story

The first step to healing is learning patterns from your symptoms. Symptoms are clues that reveal underlying imbalances, showing you where your body is weak. Specifically, they reveal the doshas & qualities that may have become aggravated. If you notice a quality or dosha appears next to many of your symptoms, it helps you establish a pattern that may be systemic.

Heaviness in stomach indicates one or more of the following doshas and qualities are imbalanced:

Kapha aggravatingDigestive Effects Help

Key: V = Vata, P = Pitta, K = Kapha. A slash through a dosha means it an aggravated dosha. To learn more about the symbols above, click on them.

Stage of Disease: 1 - Affecting Digestion

If you have symptoms in this category, your body is sending you a warning sign. Ayurveda recommends paying careful, close attention to correct these warning signs before they weaken your body's resistance.

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herbal remedies & natural products for Heaviness in stomach

Please review these herbs & products below to determine which ones might be helpful for Heaviness in stomach.

Digestive Bitters
Vata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
$15.00 $13.50
Digestive bitters are revered in Europe for digestion, rejuvenation, bloating relief, and mental sharpness. Caution! A little goes a long way.

Triphala Tablets
Vata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
The classic Ayurvedic formula for regular elimination. Promotes healthy bowel function and tone and gently removes toxicity from the colon.

Mint Belly Bliss Tea: Energize & Awaken
Vata aggravatingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
Feel clean, clear, fresh and light. Mint Belly Bliss re-awakens and brightens your mood and mind after a heavy meal.

Hing (Asafoetida 3.5oz)
Vata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
$6.99 $6.29
A warming digestive and anti-spasmodic in block form.

Hingvastak Churna
Vata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
Relieves gas & bloating, improves digestion, and tastes delicious.

Mindfulness & Digest Cleanse Tea
Vata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
A refreshing tea that promotes mindfulness, clarity & focus while aiding good digestion. We send 2 to 3 ounces depending on the volume and leafiness of the herbs.

CardamomVata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifyingCardamom TinctureVata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
Fennel SeedVata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifyingDigestive CordialVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
Bitter Orange PeelVata aggravatingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifyingPeppermintVata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
Cumin SeedVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifyingChamomile TinctureVata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
Nullify Nausea TeaVata aggravatingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifyingGarlic TinctureVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha aggravating
Ginger TinctureVata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying

The following herbal actions and effects have been traditionally suggested for 'Heaviness in stomach'.

Pharmacological Effects
About Pharmacological Effects
The list of actions below have not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.

Diet for Heaviness in stomach

A diet rich in these foods & nutritional supplements may help re-balance the aggravated qualities and doshas in heaviness in stomach.
AjwainVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifyingBasilVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
BuckwheatVata aggravatingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifyingChamomileVata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
Lime ZestVata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifyingTomatoVata aggravatingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying

Comments & Personal Experiences

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What is hypolipidemic which appears here under herbal remedies for heaviness in stomach after meals? Nothing in the dictionary or on internet that I can find under "hypolipidemic". breathe@softcom.net

- barbara, 10-28-12 (Reply)
Hypolipidemic means reduces lipids in the blood...Thanks for asking!

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