People feel always blotted and nauseous all the time after eating food may suffer from acidity. Hyperacidity is very common problem and important issue these days. Because our unhealthy eating habits and sedentary lifestyle is responsible for the birth of this serious issue. Read on to know more about some effective home remedies for hyperacidity.
- 1 What is Hyperacidity ?
- 2 Major Symptoms of Amalpitta (Hyperacidity)
- 3 Top 10 Natural Home Remedies For Hyperacidity
- 4 Prevention Tip – To Reduce Hyperacidity
What is Hyperacidity ?
Hyperacidity may be defined as condition of increased levels of acid in stomach. Stomach releases hydrochloric acid for the digestion of large food particles into smaller one. Extra deposition of this hydrochloric acid in stomach is called hyperacidity. Severe pain in stomach, nausea, vomiting, blotting, burning sensation, heartburn, bad breath, flatulence, hiccups and acid reflux are the most common symptoms of this serious disorder.
According to Ayurveda term “Amalpitta” is used for this disease.
It is a condition that is characterized by sourness (amal rasa) and excessive heat (Vishmagni) in the body. Virudh ahara (incomepatible incompatible food), vishudh ahara (polluted food), spicy food (vidhai ahara), sour food (amal food) and foods that provokes pitta dosha (pittalaahara) are major causes to aggravate pitta dosha in body. Aggravated pitta dosha impairs with the internal digestive fire and as a result of bad digestion ama (toxins) are responsible for formation of acid in stomach. This acid is termed as amalpitta in body.
Extra consumption of tea, coffee, salty and spicy food, smoking, irregular meals, supressing your urges, excessive day time sleep, extra eating of food in condition of indigestion and exposure to heat and sunlight are the major causes of amalpitta.
Major Symptoms of Amalpitta (Hyperacidity)
- Indigestion (apachan)
- Heartburn (hridyadaha)
- Pain in abdomen (udarshool)
- Bad breath (much daurgandhya)
- Nausea (shardi)
- Loose motion with foul smell (atisaar)
- Headache (shiroshool)
To treat amalpitta Ayurveda focus on the pacification of pitta dosha which is main cause of this disorder. Proper healthy diet and natural herbs are used to pacify pitta dosha naturally. A managed diet and herbs help to maintain impaired digestion and promotes overall health.
A lot of antacids are available in markets but this is not long term relief for this problem. Nature has severe served us with natural remedies that are easily available at home with no without any side-effects. Below mentioned home remedies are very effective to treat hyperacidity naturally and to promote overall health.
Top 10 Natural Home Remedies For Hyperacidity
When it comes to digestive health, banana is fibre rich fruit and are very beneficial for the health of abdomen because it enhances our digestive fire. Bananas are rich source of potassium and also helps to produce mucus in the gut which is very beneficial for absorbing extra acids in the gut and prevent our digestive system from acid reflux and hyperacidity. Ripe banana is a perfect antidote for the sufferers of hyperacidity.
2. Cold Milk
Milk contains highest content of calcium that is very good for bone and body health. Calcium is again main ingredient that helps to fight against hyperacidity. It helps in regulating proper balance and is also beneficial for regulating Ph balance in body. Cold milk is very effective remedy to relieve burning sensation and heart burn. It helps to supress the production of acid in stomach and other underlying symptoms of hyperacidity.
Buttermilk is another natural antidote available at home to fight against this serious disorder. One glass of buttermilk is instant relief for heartburn. Lactic acid present in butter milk helps to neutralize the effect of hydrochloric acid in gut and also helps to sooth the lining of gut and reduce the irritation. Good bacteria’s bacteria present in butter milk aid with indigestion and helps to promote overall health of digestive system.
4. Basil Leaves
Basil leaves or tulsi leaves are another great home remedy to cure hyperacidity. Tulsi leaves helps to stimulate the production of mucus in the gut which helps to neutralize the acid produced that causes nausea, vomiting and burning sensation. It also helps to cure the inflammation of oesophagus. Basically leaf powder and leaf juice is used in the treatment of hyperacidity.
Fennel seeds are used to reduce inflammation and pain in abdomen because of presence of compound athenole in seeds of fennel. It is good supplement that is rich in fibre, nutrients and minerals that are good for digestive health. It is very beneficial home remedy to cure constipation and also contain anti-ulcer properties. It prevents nausea, vomiting and indigestion in pregnant women. Also It is also good for lactating mothers as it increase increases the product production of breast milk.
6. Mint leaves
Mint or pudina leaves are considered as best natural coolants. Leaves are gain good to relieve heart burn and acid reflux and good for improving digestion. Mint leaves are very effective home remedy to cure spasm and severe pain of stomach.
Amla is richest source of Vitamin C and considered as satvik food in Ayurveda. Highest content of vitamin C is beneficial for healing injured stomach and oesophageal lining. One teaspoon of amla powder daily helps relieve discomfort, nausea and burning sensation caused by extra hydrochloric acid in gut.
Almonds are again good remedy for hyperacidity. Raw almonds helps to reduce extra acid in stomach. It is good for promoting good digestive health. One should take almond milk to sooth the lining of stomach. Almond along with bananas is very effective remedy to cure acid reflux.
Jaggery became become alkaline in gut and neutralizes the effect of acid. It is very effective remedy to aid with digestive problems. A small piece of jiggery jaggery after your meals is good natural remedy to promote good digestion.
ginger is anti-inflammatory in nature that helps to reduce spasm and severe pain in abdomen. Chew One should chew fresh slices of ginger to reduce acidity.
Prevention Tip – To Reduce Hyperacidity
#Tip 1 – Follow simple and hygienic diet.
#Tip 2 – Try to eat frequently and small meals throughout day.
#Tip 3 – Chew your food properly for good digestion.
#Tip 4 – Try to sleep on your left side.
#Tip 5 – Spend some times time in outdoor activites for good digestion.
#Tip 6 – Avoid highly spicy, fatty and fried food.
#Tip 7– Stay hydrated always and avoid drinking water during meals.
#Tip 8 – Consume fruits, high fibre diet and green leafy vegetables to your daily routine diet.
#Tip 9 – Make a habit of having taking warm water daily after your meals.
#Tip 10 – Do exercise and yoga daily for a healthy digestive system.
#Tip 11-Strictly quit alcohol and smoking.
#Tip 12 – Strictly avoid tea, carbonated drinks and beverages.
#Tip 13 – Curd should be strictly avoided for the sufferers of hyperacidity at night.
#Tip 14 – Live healthy and stress free life.
In brief, afroementioned home remedies for hyperacidity are good to go for instant relief. Hoever, in severe conditions it is better to take medical advice before trying any of these remedies.
This article is written by DR. Vikram Chauhan (MD – AYURVEDA). He is an expert Ayurvedic practitioner based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda (Ancient healing treatment), not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company.