What is Acidity?
Acidity has become a common problem nowadays. It is caused by over secretion of acid by the gastric glands in the stomach.
The main symptoms of acidity is burning sensation in the stomach, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, headache and dizziness. In some cases patient complains of heartburn or pain in stomach.
The main causes of acidity are eating spicy food, or irregular eating habits, taking excessive tea or coffee or alcohol. Sometimes overeating or under eating may also cause acidity. Here are a few natural home treatment for acidity.
Home Remedies for Heartburn or Acidity:
Acid Treatment with Jaggery(gur)
Sucking about 10 grams of jaggery after meal prevents acid formation..
Acid Treatment with Ginger, Lemon and Honey
Take Ginger Juice 10gm
Lemon Juice 10gm
Pure Honey 10gm.
Mix all the above ingredients and take four times a day to get rid of gastric reflux.
Acid Treatment with Banana
Banana have a natural antacid effect in the body. So if you suffer from heart burn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.
Acid Treatment with Tomato and mint
Take a cup of tomato juice, add little ginger juice and little mint juice to it. Drinking this juice is very beneficial in acidity.
Acid Treatment with Cold Milk
One of the simplest but most effective remedy to soothe acid stomach is drinking a glass full of cold milk.
Acid Treatment with Orange
Extract the juice of one orange and mix a pinch of roasted cumin seed(jeera). Drinking it brings instant relief.
Acid Treatment with Basil leaves
The medicinal properties of basil leaves are known for ages. Chewing thoroughly one or two fresh basil leaves provides instant relief to acidity.
Acid Treatment with Amla (Indian goose berry)
Amla got natural properties for healing stomach properties. It is high in Vitamin C. Taking amla in any form helps stomach to fight acidity and gas.
Acid Treatment with Fenugreek seeds(methi)
Fenugreek leaves and seeds are widely used in Indian kitchen. It is believed that fenugreek got high medicinal properties. Its bitter in taste. Soak a spoonful of fenugreek seeds in a glass of water overnight. Strain and drink the liquid empty stomach to get relief from acidity and gastric problems.
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