As children, we used to love visiting grandma in our summer holidays. All of us cousins created havoc at our ancestral home in the southern state of Kerala, India.
We used to get small injuries, stomach upsets and diarrhea from over eating and my wonderful grandma had a home remedy for all these small ailments.
Grandma’s concoction for stomach pain due to indigestion and over eating:
Grandma used to a small bunch of crushed fresh mint leaves and put it into 1 cup boiling water.
Then she used to add a teaspoonful of cinnamon powder to the mix.
Then she used to grate half a spoon of ginger into this mix
Then she used to add half a spoonful of cumin seed powder, fennel seed powder and asafetida each.
To this mix she used to add two teaspoonfuls of mango leaves which were previously dried and powdered.
Finally when the mix was brought to a boil over a small flame. She used to cool this mixture and add some honey to taste. She then strained this mix and allowed it to cool.
One glassful of this wonderful mixture worked wonders for any stomach pain or indigestion brought about due to a gastronomic extravaganza.