• Shruti GOCHHWAL

10 Home Remedies for Acidity

Acidity

Man suffering from acidity, Credits: pixabay


Home remedies for acidity is a very common problem and it usually happens when there is excess secretion of acids in the gastric glands of the stomach. This, in turn, causes bad breath, stomach pain and gas. When the acid secretion is more than normal and if a person consumes heavy meals or spicy foods, he may experience symptoms like heartburn or acid reflux.

The main reasons for acidity are skipping your meals, working for long stretches of hours; eating at the wrong time, consuming excessive amounts of coffee or tea, smoking, alcohol and consuming an unhealthy diet.

How Acidity Can Cause Chest Pain?

Sometimes the issue of acid reflux can be bad and you feel you have chest pain. Chest gas pain is fairly uncommon and Paying attention is necessary. The common symptoms of chest pain due to gas includes indigestion, belching, loss of appetite, bloating and abdominal pain. When you experience symptoms like shortness of breath, lightheadedness, nausea and chest discomfort, it is vital to seek immediate medical attention.

The causes of chest pain due to gas include food intolerance, food poisoning, inflammatory conditions and irritable bowel syndrome.

10 Home Remedies for Acidity

Acidity can be very troubling. Here are a few home remedies which we may try to get rid of acidity.

1. Basil Leaves

Basil leaves

Basil leaves have anti-ulcer properties, Credits: pixabay


Basil leaves have a soothing effect and anti-ulcer properties. These holy leaves offer you immediate acidity relief. You can either eat a few basil leaves or boil a few leaves in water for a few minutes and sip frequently. This can be one of the best home remedies for acidity.

2. Fennel

Fennel seeds

Fennel seeds for indigestion, Credits: pixabay


Fennel seeds have a lot of gastrointestinal benefits and fennel tea helps maintain your digestive tract health. Fennel tea helps ease acidity, indigestion, and bloating.

3. Cinnamon

innamon

Cinnamon for stomach acidity, Credits: pixabay


This readily available fragrant spice is considered as a natural antacid for stomach acidity and can make your stomach healthier by improving the digestion and absorption of vital nutrients.  When you have infections in the gastrointestinal tract, you can try having a cinnamon tea.

4. Buttermilk

Buttermilk

Buttermilk for stomach acidity, Credits: pixabay


It is a natural ancient practice that when we consume heavy and spicy food, we drink a glass of buttermilk. Buttermilk contains lactic acid that contributes to a normalization of stomach acidity. To obtain better results, you can add pepper, cumin powder, or a teaspoon of coriander leaves to buttermilk.

5. Jaggery

Jaggery

Jaggery for stomach acidity, Credits: pixabay


Jaggery contains a high amount of magnesium and helps build your intestinal strength. It helps to decrease stomach acidity by alkalizing the digestive system. You can take a small piece of jaggery after your meal and notice the innumerable benefits of it. Jaggery also aids in maintaining the body temperature and helps cool the stomach. So you can try it in summer (soak jaggery in ice-cold water).

6. Cloves

Cloves

Cloves for stomach acidity, Credits: pixabay


In Ayurveda medicine, cloves have an important role in the treatment of digestive disorders. Clove is an aromatic spice that prevents gas formation in the gastrointestinal tract and improves peristalsis. You can take it in a crushed form with cardamom and get relief from acidity and bad breath.

7. Cumin Seeds

Cumin seeds

Cumin seeds for indigestion, Credits: pixabay


Cumin seeds are an acid neutralizer and help in digestion and provide relief from stomach pain. After each meal you should add the seed of roasted cumin to a cup of water and drink.

8. Ginger

Ginger

Ginger for indigestion, Credits: pixabay


Ginger helps neutralize the acid. This root facilitates essential nutrients in absorption and assimilation. You should chew a piece of ginger or add it to hot water and drink it two or three times a day.

9. Coconut water

Coconut water

Coconut water prevents acid production, Credits: pixabay


Consumption of coconut water helps in turning the body’s acidic pH to alkaline. It helps to produce mucous that prevents the stomach from overproduction of acid. This tropical fruit is fiber rich which prevents acidity from occurring again.

10. Bananas

Bananas

Bananas for stomach acidity, Credits: pixabay


Bananas contain natural antacid and are rich in potassium and tend to act as a buffer against acid reflux. They also speed up the digestion and prevent the recurrence of acidity. You can prevent discomfort by consuming this easily accessible fruit every day.

How can I get Immediate Relief from Acidity?

The sudden onset of acidity can be cured by taking solutions like ENO. You can also try the following.

  1. Stand up straight and elevate your body.

  2. Try home remedies like ginger and apple cider vinegar.

  3. Use some over the counter medications

  4. Mix baking soda with water.

Take home message

Acidity is quite common and following a healthy lifestyle and home remedies may help you give relief.

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