Acidity Home Remedies: Quick Remedies to Get Rid of Acidity

A common side-effect of our sedentary and stressful lifestyle is acidity. With common symptoms, such asstomach ache, gas, nausea, bad breath, this is caused due to an imbalance of digestive acids produced by the stomach. However, instead of popping a pill every time you feel uncomfortable, here are certain foods you can eat to treat acidity:


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5 home remedies to deal with acidity


Milk

Milk has high amounts of calcium with prevents acid buid up. In addition, cold milk provides instant relief from the burning sensation that causes discomfort.  


tulsi


Tulsi

Tulsi stimulates the stomach to produce more mucous and its anti-ulcer properties reduce the effect of gastric acids. Chew on a few tulsi leaves when you feel acidic for instant relief.


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Banana
A rich source of potassium and high in fibre content, bananas help in balancing acid levels in your stomach. An overripe banana is especially good as they tend to contain more potassium.


saunf


Saunf
It has anti-ulcer properties, cools the stomach linings, and relieves constipation. This is why eating saunf after a heavy meal, especially in a restaurant, is a common practice in India. To deal with chronic acidity, boil a few seeds in water and leave it overnight, sip on this water throughout the day.


Cardamom


Cardamom
It is known to stimulate digestion, relieve stomach spasms and soothe the inner lining of the stomach to ward off excess acid production.Crush a few pods of cardamom, boil it in water and let it cool. Drink thisliquid for instant relief.


cloves


Cloves
Clove has carminative properties and helps improve peristalsis.Once bitten, the pungent taste of clove helps secrete a large about of saliva, which aids digestion and fights acidity.


jaggery


Jaggery
Due to its high magnesium content, jaggery helps in digestion by boost intestinal strength and reducing stomach acidity. Simply suck on a small piece of jaggery after your meal and reap the benefits. You can also soak the jiggery in a glass of ice cold water and relish the drink.


Cumin seeds


Cumin seeds
They act as a natural acid neutralizer, aiding digestion and providing relief from stomach pain. Crush some roasted cumin seeds, mix it into a glass of warm water and drink after every meal.


Apple cider vinegar


Apple cider vinegar
Acidity may even arise due to little acid in your stomach. Simply mix 1-2 teaspoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a cup of water and drink twice daily.


Coconut water


Coconut water
Coconut water helps maintain the body’s pH levels, preventing excessive acid production. Besides, as this drink is rich in fibre, it also aids digestion. Daily consume one glass of fresh coconut water.


Ginger


Ginger
This spice is known to improve digestion and reduce the effect of acids on your stomach. Suck on a small piece of ginger for immediate relief. You can also boil some crushed ginger in a glass of water and sip on this drink throughout the day.

Dr Rohit Bhaskar, Physio
Dr Rohit Bhaskar, Physio Dr. Rohit Bhaskar, Physio is Founder of Bhaskar Health and Physiotherapy and is also a consulting physiotherapist. He completed his Graduation in Physiotherapy from Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences. His clinical interests are in Chest Physiotherapy, stroke rehab, parkinson’s and head injury rehab. Bhaskar Health is dedicated to readers, doctors, physiotherapists, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals. Bhaskar Health audience is the reason I feel so passionate about this project, so thanks for reading and sharing Bhaskar Health.

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