Acidity is such a problem which most of us would have suffered at some point in our life. Acidity can be quite uncomfortable and embarrassing. Acidity is caused due to excessive production of acid by the gastric glands of stomach. This acid is generally used for digestive process but extra production causes acidity problem. The symptom of acidity includes heartburn, dyspepsia and ulcer formation. It mostly affects the people who are highly emotional and nervous.
There are lots of natural herbs and spices available in your kitchen that can treat acidity. As these are natural products so there is no side effects and you can get relieve quickly.
Acidity can be caused due to following reasons:
- Excessive consumption of alcohol
- Eating spicy stuffs
- Eating lots of non-vegetarian foods
Home remedies treating acidity – with Natural Ingrediants that are easily available
Ginger is a regular ingredient in most Indian households, it improves absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients and aids in digestion. It also beneficial as it helps break down the proteins in your food. Ginger also protects your stomach against ulcers by promoting mucus secretion thereby reducing the effect of the acid on the stomach. A piece of ginger can be chewed for relief. If you find that chewing too pungent then you can try boiling it in water and drinking the decoction. You can also crush ginger; mix it with a small piece of jaggery and keeping sucking on it allowing the juice to slowly reach the stomach.
Mint leaves have been used for ages as a mouth freshener and also for garnishing for various food items. This leaf has amazing properties that make it just the medicine to treat the problem of acidity. Mint leaves also lowers the acid content of the stomach and improves digestion. Its cooling effect helps to reduce the pain and burning associated with acid reflux. Whenever you feel an attack coming on chop some mint leaves, add them to a pot of boiling water and drink this water after it cools.
Clove is a natural carmitive and helps improve peristalisis and also increase the production of saliva. Cloves have a pungent taste when bitten into, and the taste buds react to this taste and secrete excess saliva, which in turn aids digestion. If you’re suffering from acidity, bite a clove once so that the juice is released and then keep it in the mouth. This slowly escaping juice will immediately lower the acid reflux and give you relief.
Cardamom is believed to be one of the balancing foods in ayurveda. It stimulates digestion and relieves people of stomach spasms. It is also known to soothe the mucous lining of the stomach helping it ward off the effects of excess acid produced in the stomach. Because of its sweet taste and slight cooling effect it also relieves the burning sensation of acidity. To get relief from acidity crust two pods of cardamom, boil the powder in water and drink the cooled juice for instant relief.
Fennel is popularly used as a mouth freshener and has many hidden benefits. The benefits also include aiding digestion reliving constipation. It is rich in volatile oils containing flavanoids, plamitic acid and many others; it is known to have very potent anti-ulcer properties. It also acts as coolant for the lining of the stomach helping it to heal faster and this is why it is served after meals at restaurants. When you’ve a sudden bout of acidity, boil a few seeds in water and leave overnight, drink this water when you feel uneasy.
Milk contains high amount of calcium which helps it prevent acid build up and absorb the excess acid produced thereby reducing the symptoms and the fact that it is cold provides instant relief from the burning sensation one feels during acid reflux. It is very essential that one has this cold and without any additives like sugar or honey. You can mix it with a spoon of ghee to make the remedy even more effective.
Bananas are high in potassium and it is an alkalizing mineral that has a high pH value. You should know that higher the pH value, the lower the acidity, which is why the banana is a formidable antidote to acidity. Bananas also contain a component that makes the stomach lining produce more mucous and this mucous protects the inner lining of the stomach, reducing the damage caused due to acidity. They are high in fiber content, which helps speed along digestion thus reducing the reoccurrence of acidity. For making this remedy even more effective try and eat overripe bananas during an attack of acidity. Overripe bananas have higher amounts of potassium making it even more effective.
These are the remedies which will help you overcome acidity and will make you feel better. You can try any of the above mentioned remedies and can get rid of acidity.