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Home remedies for acidity

About Acidity
Due to indigestion, the digestive acids from the stomach flow up into the esophagus. This causes acid reflux and results in burning sensation in the heart region. The symptoms of acid reflux include bloating, sour feeling in the food passage, flatulence, etc. If you are experiencing acid reflux symptoms, treat it immediately. Neglecting it can result in greater problems since the lining of the esophagus will get destroyed and will lead to greater problems.

Symptoms and causes
Indigestion is the major cause of acidity the symptoms being heartburn, a burning pain or discomfort that may move from your stomach to your abdomen or chest, or even up into your throat and regurgitation, a sour or bitter-tasting acid backing up into your throat or mouth.

Remedial action

Home Remedies
a. Drink a lot water
b. Do not drink water immediately before and after taking food
c. Consuming fiber rich food
d. Eat with moderate speed (Do not eat fast)
e. Consuming atleast a few raw vegetables and fruits on a daily basis
f. Avoid wearing tight belts
g. Wear loose garments
h. Papaya contains an enzyme called papain which dissolves the proteins. You can take this after having food. It increases digestion.
i. Mix a tablespoon of baking soda in half cup of water and consume it

Ayurvedic herbs to cure acidity
Kamadudha Ras, Avipattikar churna, Narikel lavann, Sukumara Ghrita and Dhaatri lauha

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