Acidity is the most common problem seen today, which needs to get cured for a healthy living. It occurs when there is excess secretion of acids in the gastric glands of the stomach. When the secretion is more than usual, we feel, what is commonly known as heartburn, which is normally triggered off by consumption of spicy foods. It is nothing but a burning sensation right behind the breastbone that makes one feel uneasy and uncomfortable.
Acidity is generally a consequence of bad eating habits, alcohol consumption, smoking, lack of physical activity and stress. Acidity happens when people eat more of non-vegetarian, oily and spicy foods. Acidity can be treated with making changes in eating and lifestyle habits.
5 quick home remedies to get rid of acidity are:
Guava plant leaves are known for painkilling properties, they are a rich source of antioxidants, the leaves are considered to have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. The benefit of guava leaves can be taken in the form of tea, capsules or extract.
Procedure: Prepare Tea by boiling Guava leaves in water, consume this daily to relieve gas you can also add rock salt aka sendha namak to make the infusion more effective. If you can get fresh leaves, nothing like it otherwise just go to any herbal store and grab yourself some dried guava leaves to make your infusion.
Soothe your stomach with Aloe juice:
Aloe is a plant used to soothe burns, and people often think of using it to help something like sunburn, but it can do more than that. It may be able to help with heartburn too because it reduces inflammation.
Procedure: Take 2-3 Aloe Vera’s, chop them into fine pieces and push them in a Mixer. Add some water and 1tbps of Salt to add little taste. Drink it at regular intervals when feeling a burn. This means when your tummy starts getting irritated and inflamed, a nice glass of Aloe vera juice may be just the thing to help calm it down.
Raw Potato Juice:
Raw Potato juice has Anti acidic properties and is a lesser-known remedy for stomach gas. Potato juice stimulates stomach function and thus aids in alleviating digestive disorders.
Procedure: Drink half a cup of potato juice diluted in water, an hour before meals. This can be done thrice a day or before every heavy meal.
For this remedy, you must always use a raw potato, to take out the juice grate raw potatoes and squeeze out the juice. This juice may not be very soothing to your palate, to make it palatable mix it with carrot or radish juice.
Fennel seed can also ease the acidity, according to herbalists. Add 2 teaspoons of fennel seeds to 1 cup of boiling water, steep for 10 minutes, strain it and drink till you get relief.
Or chew half teaspoon each of fennel seeds before and after every meal if you have chronic acidic problems. Fennel seed is known for its cooling property and also relieving gas. This amazing herb aids digestion and relieves stomach pain and bloating.
Ginger has many health benefits and it cures many problems. Chewing fresh ginger can help in relieving stomach gas.
Procedure: Take 1 teaspoon Ginger powder with a pinch of rock salt, a pinch of asafetida and a cup of water, mix well and drink this juice for a better condition.
Suggested: Drink ginger tea after meals, it will promote proper digestion.
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Acidity is now generally found among many people, 8 Out of 10 people in India today suffer from this problem. Something that most adults experience and their lifestyle are to be blamed for it. To get rid of acidity one must follow the above simple home remedies and also should maintain a Nutritious diet, Avoid skipping Meals and having dinner late at night. Live a healthy lifestyle, Say bye to acidity with these simpler steps, and stay healthy!
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Author of the Blog: Dr. Ramchandra Konduskar
Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram
Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd