10 Home Remedies for Acidity
The remedies for acidity or acid reflux happening very often are explained here. There are natural remedies which give relief from acidity problems, which occurs due to increased pitta (
) or the lack of digestive fire. Ayurveda remedies have no side-effects and it will also give relief from the discomfort that comes with hyperacidity in jiffy.
10 Home Remedies for Acidity
1 * Banana *
Banana is a rich source of potassium which helps to controll the acid production in the stomach.Some components of Banana help to increase the production of mucous in stomach, which helps to protect it from the bad effects of excessive acid production.
Banana is rich in fibre content, hence it helps to accelarate digestion process and prevent from the recurring acidity problems.
A ripe banana gives some relief, however an overripe banana contents more potassium which makes it a perfect antidote to beat an especially bad bout of acidity.
2 * Cold Milk *
The cold milk provides instant relief from the burning sensation during an acid reflux. Milk contents high amount of calcium which helps to prevent increase in acid level and absorbs the excess acid produced.
Cold milk should be consumed plane without any additives such as sugar, syrups etc.The remedy becomes more effective if the milk is added with "Ghee"(type of liquid butter used in cooking in India, which is made from the cow or buffalo milk and clarified by boiling).
3 * Tulsi (Basil leaves) *
Tulsi (Basil) leaves have anti-ulcer properties, which reduces the effect of gastric problems.It stimulates the stomach process to produce more mucous.
Chewing about five tulsi leaves during acidity problems, gives a great relief.
4 * Ginger or Aala *
It's a root which promotes mucus secretion and protects the stomach from ulcers.It also improves the digestion and helps in good absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients.It reduces the effect of the acid on your stomach. Chewing a small piece of ginger is pungent but gives good relief.
Also a piece of ginger is crushed and mixed with a small piece of jaggery and keep chewing by allowing the juice to reach gradually to the stomach.
Also the Ginger can be boiled in water by making it more concentrated to drink to get relief from acidity.
5 * Jeera or Cumin seed *
Jeera has a calming effect on irritated stomach nerves which helps to heal ulcers.It stimulates the production of saliva which helps in better digestion and improves metabolism, giving relief from gastric troubles.
Few seeds are chewed during acidity problem.Also the seeds are boiled it in water and drank after the solution is cooled down.
6 * Clove or lavang *
Cloves give pungent taste which secrete excess saliva,helping in digestion and beating the symptoms of acidity.
It has carminative properties, that relieves flatulence and helps improve peristalisis (the movement of food down the stomach).
Just bite a clove once and then keep it in the mouth so that the juice is released. The gradual release of juice lowers the acid reflux and gives relief.
7 * Cardamom or Elaichi *
Cardamom ie Elaichi controlls all three doshas
which are - vata
.Elaichi stimulates digestion, soothes the inner lining of stomach and gives relief from excess acidity production and stomach spasms.
Two pods of Elaichi ie cardamom (with or without the skin) are powdered and boiled in water.On cooling the mixture gives good relief on drinking.
8 * Pudina or Mint leaves *
Pudina gives cooling effect which reduces the burning sensation and pain due to acid reflux. It lowers down the acid content in the stomach and improves digestion process.Put some chopped Pudina leaves in a pot of boiling water and consume it after it cools down which will give you relief from acidity and indigestion.
9 * Amla *
Amla is a good remedy for pitta
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.It is rich in vitamin C which helps in healing the injured stomach lining and food pipe.
By taking one teaspoon of amla powder twice a day keeps you relieved from the acidity problems.
10 * Saunf or Fennel seeds *
Saunf contents volatile oils, hence it has very potent anti-ulcer properties, which aids in digestion and gives relief from constipation.It reduces the burning effect caused by acidity.
Chewing few saunf seeds reduces the symptoms of acidity, however for long relief remedy, boil a few seeds in water and leave overnight.This water consumed during the day time gives full relief.
Caution: Please use our home remedies after proper guidence and research.You accept that you are following our advice at your own risk.Use our remedies after consulting the concerned doctor.