In India, the festival of Diwali is not just the festival of lights but it entails a lot of sweets, Diwali parties with late night snacking, Diwali dinners, and various other forms in which this festival is now celebrated. And as a fact, while enjoying with friends and family we often tend to over eat or eat unhealthy food, which causes a lot of acidity symptoms and heartburn. Acidity and heartburn are very uncomfortable and often painful conditions. So, this Diwali ensure you stay away from foods that are likely to cause acidity symptoms in the body, but let’s be honest – it is not possible to completely avoid those foods, thus, Gas-O-Fast brings you some quick home remedies for acidity on this Diwali so that you celebrate this festival with joy and on good health.
Fennel tea is a very useful home remedy for acidity. It is an effective aid to digestion, helping the stomach muscles to function properly and relax when required. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties reduce the stress in the gastrointestinal tract relieving the body of acidity, stomach ache, heartburn, gas in stomach, and stomach cramps. Boil a handful of fennel seeds in water for about 10 minutes, strain the mixture, and drink it hot twice a day.
This Diwali remember to consume basil leaves to avoid any acidity symptoms. Basil leaves are known to reduce the impact of acid in stomach and repress any formation of gas in stomach during the digestion of food. You can chew 2-3 leaves daily to avoid acidity and gas in stomach. Alternatively, you can drink Tulsi tea by boiling 5-6 Tulsi leaves in water for about 15 minutes, straining the mix, and drinking it hot post 30 minutes of food.
Peppermint is enriched with antispasmodic and relaxant properties that promote healthy digestion and breakdown of food. Peppermint is also known to be very effective in releasing of gas clogged in the intestines. It smoothly clams the stomach muscles, enhances the flow of bile and aids digestion leading to no formation of acid in stomach. This Diwali, to get instant relief from gas, stomach ache, stomach burning, acidity, and heartburn – you can get Gas-O-Fast Pudina from the nearest chemist shop. Alternatively, you can boil a few peppermint leaves in water for approximately 15-20 minutes, strain the mixture, and drink it hot post all three meals of the day.
When you consumer those unhealthy snacks and feast on those delicious sweets this Diwali, remember to also drink chamomile tea post every meal or early in the morning on empty stomach to stay away from all acidity symptoms. Chamomile by nature is a relaxant herb, which is also rich in antioxidant, antispasmodic, relaxant and anti-inflammatory properties that fasten the process of digestion, help in dispelling of gas and aids the smooth movement of food through the digestive track to keep all acidity problems at bay. Chamomile tea is also known to reduce stress and hence, it reduces the heartburn caused by formation of acid in stomach. Take chamomile tea sachets or boil chamomile leaves in water for 5 minutes, strain the mixture, and drink it hot. You can also add some honey, lemon or any other flavour to this tea, as per preference.
Ginger is a strong plant that is full of benefits for health. Ginger strengthens the digestive muscles, improves the lining of the stomach and helps maintain a normal pH level of the stomach. It keeps the movement of food through the system – uninterrupted and smooth by keeping the LES in place to avoid any formation of acid in stomach. Apart from adding ginger to your everyday food preparation, you can grate an inch of ginger in a cup of water and leave it to boil for 5 minutes. Once done, strain the water and drink it hot after 30 minutes of food every day. You can add honey or lemon per taste.
Fennel Seeds or Sauf
If you are on the go this Diwali and juggling between many celebrations, remember to munch on a few fennel seeds now and then to avoid any acidity symptoms. Fennel seeds are anti-inflammatory, and are full of antioxidant properties that reduce the gastrointestinal stress reliving the body of stomach ache, acidity, bloating, heartburn, and gas in stomach. You can either chew on fennel seeds post every meal or can boil a handful of fennel seeds in water for about 10 minutes, strain the mixture, and drink it hot twice a day. You can also keep Gas-O-Fast Sauf sachets handy to get instant relief from acidity.
While we do understand that Diwali calls for celebrations and celebrations without indulging in good food are incomplete, but remember to be cautious and take some minor precautions to ensure you celebrate this Diwali with zeal, vigour and in the best of your health.
Further, remember to keep Gas-O-Fast flavoured sachets handy, so that you are ready to fight acidity symptoms at all times. Wishing you a Healthy, Safe and a Happy Diwali!