Hyperacidity simply means an increased level of acid in the stomach. The stomach secretes Hydrochloric Acid, a digestive juice that breaks down food particles into their smallest form to aid digestion. When there is an excessive amount of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, the condition is known as Hyperacidity.
Symptoms and Causes
The main cause of hyperacidity is the aggravation of Pitta Dosha in the body. Pitta is an Ayurvedic humor that symbolizes heat or fire. There are many causes for the aggravation of Pitta, main among them being the following eating foods that do not suit the constitution or foods that should not be taken together (milk and fish, milk and salt), excessively sour or spicy foods and liquids, white flour products and white sugar products, smoking and excessive consumption of tea, coffee and alcohol, eating in a state of indigestion, suppressing urges of urination and stool. The typical symptoms of Hyperacidity are, a feeling of restlessness, feeling of nausea (wanting to throw up) and actual vomiting, sour belching with an aftertaste of the already-eaten food, stiffness in the stomach, lack of appetite, indigestion and constipation.
a. Avoid tea, coffee, and carbonated or alcoholic beverages.
b. Avoid processed and fermented foods.
c. Avoid using garlic, ginger, onions, tomatoes, and vinegar in cooking.
d. Also avoid rich gravies, sour, salty, and spicy foods.
e. Curd should be strictly avoided at night.
f. Practice Yoga and Pranayama such as Vajrasana, Bhujangasana, Salabhasana, Bhastrika Pranayama, Shitali Pranayama and Shitkari Pranayama.
g. Chew a small piece of jaggery after lunch and dinner. Repeat until acidity subsides.
Ayurvedic herbs to treat acidity
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