Acidity or inflammation is the most common daily problem encountered by all the age groups. Acidity occurs when there is an excess production of digestive acids in the stomach. It causes severe pain, bloating in stomach, gas and various other symptoms.
Taking antacid is not a healthy solution to this problem. So instead we recommend opting for home remedies which are a healthy solution to this common problem.
Here are 8 amazing home remedies for acidity:
Ginger is known to has many health benefits. It helps in easy digestion of food and absorption of essential nutrients. It reduces the acidity and relieves the stomach of all the pain.
⦁ Chew a piece of ginger slowly
⦁ Cut a piece of ginger
⦁ Boil it in some water
⦁ Strain the boiled water and drink it.
2. Cold Milk
Milk has large quantities of calcium present. This calcium prevents the excessive building of acid in your body and also absorbs the extra amount of acid if present.
⦁ Drink a cup of cold milk for fast relief from acidity.
TIP: Don’t add sugar or any other additive in the cold milk.
3. Amla or Gooseberry
Amla is a rich source of Vitamin C and has a cooling property that pacifies burning sensation in the stomach due to excess of acid formation. Also, helps in fast digestion of food.
⦁ Take 1 teaspoon amla powder once on daily basis prevents acidity.
⦁ Mix two tablespoons of amla juice to a cup of water and drink it whenever you feel acidic.
4. Aloe Vera juice
Aloe Vera is known to be one of the most effective natural healing agents. Apart from its soothing properties on skin, it is also good for reducing acidity.
⦁ Take 2 spoons of aloe juice mixed with water and gulp it down instantly.
TIP: Aloe Vera has a laxative component, so be careful if you have a super fine bowel motion.
Bananas are the rich source of potassium and have pH 5.6 that make them ideal for acidity reduction. They do not allow the acid level in the stomach to go above required limit.
⦁ Ripe bananas tend to have much more potassium levels, so while in pain eat the ripe one for fast relief.
⦁ Eat one banana every day considering the fiber need of your body which keeps digestive system fit and sound.
6. Saunf or Aniseeds
Saunf is very helpful in digestion and is recommended by doctors to the surgery patients. It soothes down the burning sensation due to acidity. It also has anti-ulcer properties.
⦁ Eat 1 tablespoon saunf daily after meals.
7. Fenugreek seeds or Methi
Fenugreek seeds are an effective remedy to treat heartburn or acidity. It outlines the outer covering of stomach and soothes gastrointestinal tissues.
- Take 1 spoon of methi with a glass of warm water.
- Or else, soak methi seeds in a water overnight. Eat it next morning mixing it with salad to enhance the taste.
- Also, add some methi seeds in food recipes to prevent acidity.
8. Carom seeds or Ajwain
Carom seeds also soothe down the excessive acid formation in the oesophagus region. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-acidic properties which reduce the heartburn and acidity.
- Take one spoon of carom seeds with lukewarm water.
- Or else, add ajwain in the food recipes.