6 Must Try Home Remedies To Treat Acidity
By: Kratika Sat, 26 Nov 2022 12:45:34
Many of us have experienced unpleasant burning in the chest and throat following a spicy, heavy meal. Known as heartburn, this is one of the most common symptoms of acidity or acid reflux.
Our stomach has gastric glands that secrete acid to digest the food. Irregular eating, excess spicy foods, binge eating, and snacking, excess consumption of tobacco or alcohol, and smoking affect the digestive system. It leads to excess acid production that causes acidity.
Along with burning sensation, bloating, frequent burping, indigestion, nausea, and difficulty or pain when swallowing are other common symptoms of acidity.
# Coconut Water
Coconut water is a delicious, cooling, electrolyte-rich, and easy-to-digest natural beverage. Being alkaline helps restore the pH balance and soothes the stomach.
According to Ayurved, coconut water is Sheetal (cold), Hridya (heart protective), Deepana (digestive stimulant), and Laghu (light). It pacifies the Pitta dosha and thus, acts as one of the best natural remedies for acidity.
Drinking a glass of fresh coconut water can help you get instant relief from acidity.
# Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe vera is a miraculous Ayurvedic herb with innumerable medicinal properties. It has cooling quality, balances Pitta dosha, improves digestion, and relieves constipation.
Drinking aloe vera juice provides quick relief from acidity. Its active compounds help control the secretion of acid in your stomach. On regular consumption with a proper diet and healthy lifestyle, Aloe supports the healing of gastric ulcers.
Licorice or Jyeshthimadhu or Mulethi is a popular hyperacidity home remedy for generations. It has a sweet taste, cold potency, and pacifies Pitta.
Licorice root contains certain compounds that regulate stomach acid secretion and protects the digestive tract from the irritating effects of acid. Thus, it eases symptoms of acid reflux like heartburn, stomach pain, indigestion, and nausea. It also promotes the healing of stomach ulcers.
Clean and wash a small jyeshthimadhu root stick. Chewing it once or twice a day is one of the best instant home remedies for acidity.
Jyesthimadhu is a key ingredient in Dr. Vaidya’s Medicine for Acidity Herbiacid.
# Ginger For Acid Reflux
Ginger is one of the best digestive spices. It is part of many home remedies for acidity and gas problems. As per Ayurved, the fresh wet ginger imparts taste, stimulates digestive fire, promotes digestion, relieves bloating, nausea, and treats vitiation of Pitta.
Ayurved suggests chewing a slice of fresh ginger with Saindhav salt before meals to improve digestion and taste perception. Alternately, boil it in a glass of water and reduce it to half a glass. Filter and drink the water as a hyperacidity home remedy.
# Pudina For Acidity
Mint is one of the top home remedies for acid reflux. Pudina leaves have natural soothing, carminative, and cooling properties. Thus, it helps you get instant relief from acidity and indigestion.
When you experience a burning sensation in the chest or throat due to acidity, drinking a cup of freshly prepared mint tea works well as acidity treatment at home.
Chewing saunf or fennel seeds after meals is considered a healthy practice around the globe. It is a common custom in India to offer fennel seeds after a meal.
Saunf or fennel calms the digestive system. It contains anethole that helps relax the stomach walls to give immediate relief from acidity or acid reflux. It helps in indigestion and bloating and keeps the digestive tract healthy. That’s why fennel is one of the most popular home remedies for gas and acidity.
You can directly chew few fennel seeds after every meal. One can boil a handful of raw fennel seeds in a cup of water and drink the decoction as a home remedy for acidity and gas problems.