Monday, 19 January 2015

10. Natural Remedies To Cure Acidity

An excess or imbalance of digestive acids produced by the stomach can cause a stomach stomach ache, gas, nausea, bad breath and other symptoms. It is a common problem that affects people of all ages.

Stomach acidity is thought to be caused by excessive amounts of acid in your stomach, which is why acid-blocking drugs are typically prescribed or recommended. Some simple natural remedies can be used to treat stomach acidity. For instance, simply drinking one or two glasses of water will help flush out excess acid in your stomach. If you frequently suffer from acidity, drink a glass of lukewarm water every day before going to sleep and immediately after waking up in the morning. Do not drink water during or immediately after a meal, though as it can lead to improper digestion that can contribute to

There are many more simple ingredients available in your kitchen or refrigerator that can be used to get relief from stomach acidity.

10. Natural Remedies To Cure Acidity

1. Cold Milk

Milk has a high amount of calcium that helps it prevent acid build up and absorbs the excess acid produced, thereby reducing the symptoms of acidity. The fact that it is cold also provides instant relief from the burning sensation one feels during acid reflux.

It is essential that you have the milk cold and without any additives like sugar. You could even mix it with a spoon of ghee to make the remedy even more effective.

2. Buttermilk

Another simple home remedy for acidity is buttermilk. It contains lactic acid that normalizes the acidity in the stomach. You can buy buttermilk or make it yourself.

Grind half to one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds with a little water to make a paste. Mix it in a glass of buttermilk and consume it. Add a tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice to a cup of buttermilk and let it sit for five minutes before drinking. You can drink buttermilk several times a day until you get relief. Mix in a little black pepper or one tablespoon of coriander leaf juice for best results.

3. Ginger Root

Ginger root is known to improve digestion and aid in better absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients. It also protect your stomach against ulcers by promoting mucus secretion and reducing the effect of the acid on your stomach.

For relief from acidity, chew a small piece of ginger. If you find that too pungent, try boiling it in water and drinking the decoction. Another remedy is to crush ginger, mix it with a small piece of jaggery and keeping sucking on it allowing the juice to slowly reach the stomach.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar

As it contains acetic acid, apple cider vinegar is good for various stomach problems including acidity. If you don’t have apple cider vinegar, you can use white vinegar. Simply mix one or two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in half a cup of water and drink it.

Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with one teaspoon of honey and drink it before eating a spicy meal to avoid this problem.

5. Aniseed

Aniseed helps aid digestion and thus provides relief from acidity. Soak one teaspoon of aniseed in one cup of boiled water overnight. In the morning, strain the water, add a teaspoon of honey to it and sip it at least three times during the day. You can also chew some aniseed after eating a heavy or spicy meal. Chew them thoroughly so that the juice from the aniseed can soothe your stomach.

6. Baking Soda 

Sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda is a great remedy for gastric acidity. Mix one or half a teaspoon of baking soda with a glass of water and drink the mix once a day for effective results.

7. Cloves

Cloves can help alleviate acidity and dispel gas due to their carminative effect that increases hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Contrary to the popular belief, acidity can be caused due to low stomach acid too. Chew two to three cloves thoroughly so that the juices are released into your system.

In case you’re suffering from acidity, bite a clove once so that the juice is released and then keep it in the mouth. The slowly released juice will immediately lower acid reflux and give you some relief. Cloves can also help relieve a sore throat, here’s how .

Eating crushed cloves and cardamom mixed in equal amounts can help minimize acid trouble and freshen bad breath that often accompanies this problem.

8. Garlic

Even though many people BLAME garlic for their heartburn, a clove or two can erase the burn as quickly as it came. Chew a clove of garlic when heartburn occurs, or store a few cloves of garlic in apple cider vinegar, and drink a sip of the liquid when acidity occurs.

Raw garlic is a power-packed antibiotic, and is known to kill the pathogenic microorganism that is most often found in those suffering from gastritis.

9. Peppermint Oil

Add two drops of peppermint oil to 8 oz. of cold water and drink whenever you have indigestion. If you are unable to drink this mixture, suck on one piece of peppermint candy to relieve indigestion and stomach irritation. Peppermint oil is a regular ingredient in over-the-counter acidity medicines and a great cure for acidity.

10. Jaggery

The high amount of potassium in jaggery helps maintain the balance of acids in your stomach. You can buy jaggery at most Indian or Asian ethnic grocery stores. After each meal, suck on a small piece of jaggery until acidity subsides. Because it is made from sugar, this remedy is not suitable for people who have diabetes.

Next time you suffer from acidity, try these remedies. If you do not get relief within a day or two, consult a doctor.