When there is excess secretion of acids in the gastric glands of the stomach, the acidity occurs. It also creates problems like producing gas, bad breath, and stomach pain.
The cause for acidity may be due to a long gap between meals, empty stomach, excess intake of tea, coffee, smoking or alcohol.
We experience heartburn after having a heavy meal or spicy food which causes in the secretion of acid more than usual.
Acidity can be cured by some easy and simple home remedies.
It improves the digestion and absorption. You can consume it by preparing tea from it. It heals any infections in the gastrointestinal tract.
Chew some stuff (fennel seeds) after every meal. Can consume as a tea too. The oils found in fennel seeds helps indigestion and bloating.
Eat few basil leaves or make a tea out of it and sip. It gives instant relief from acidity.
The high magnesium content of Jaggery helps boost intestinal strength. Jaggery aids digestion and make the digestive system more alkaline in nature and reduces stomach acidity. Suck a small piece of Jaggery after a meal and you will see the benefits.
After a heavy or spicy meal, the Ayurveda recommends Buttermilk. Because it is a ‘sattvic’ food. For good benefits out of it, add some black pepper powder and some chopped coriander leaves.
Crush some cumin seeds and stir into a glass of water or can prepare tea out of it. Drink this after every meal.
Crushed cloves can be eaten or can mix with cardamom and consumed. It prevents the bad breathe symptom from acidity.
Chew slices of fresh Ginger or can have a little Ginger juice- two to three times a day. The tea out of ginger also helpful.
Apple cider vinegar:
Mix 1-2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a cup of water and have it once or twice a day.
Drink a glass cold milk when you suffer from acidity. The calcium content of milk prevents the buildup of acid in the stomach.
Eat a banana every day to prevent discomfort in the stomach due to acidity.
Consuming coconut water helps produce mucous in the stomach which protects the stomach from excessive acid production.
If you know any other remedies, please comment below.