The stomach normally secretes acid that is essential in the digestive process. This acid helps in breaking down the food during digestion. When there is excess production of acid by the gastric glands of the stomach, it results in the condition known as acidity.
Symptoms and Causes
The common causes of acidity are consumption of alcohol, highly spicy food, non-vegetarian diets and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The symptoms of acidity are 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
a. For an instant relief from the high acid take tender coconut water. A dose of 100 to 500 ml should be taken twice/day. This is the best quick relieving home remedy for the Heartburn alias Acid reflux.
b. Take the powder of Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) in a dose of 3 to 6 g should be taken with100 to 250 ml water twice/day. Amalaki is one of the best pacifier for the Pitta as well as the Kapha Dosha and also a rich source of Vitamin C- to heal the bruised stomach and esophagous due to the high production of the Acid in stomach.
c. Mixing two teaspoonful’s of ghee in a glassful of milk and taking this once a day acts as a liner inside the gut and will heal all the destruction caused by the high flow of Pitta. There are various home remedies and ayurvedic treatments for acidity control; it is good to go for such treatments as they are safe and effective. Avoid chemical/medicinal acidity treatments as it creates a bundle of other health problems.
d. One of the ayurvedic herbs recommended for the treatment of acid reflux is amla, which is used for a variety of digestive problems. Amla can be taken with warm milk or eaten with vegetables to help settle the stomach.
e. Exercise helps in controlling acidity Morning walk are good for your health and keeps the acidity disease under control.
Ayurvedic herbs to treat acidity
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