Acidity is a common health problem that occurs when the stomach releases excess gastric acids which rise back up to the esophagus (food pipe). It can be an unsettling experience with recurring spells of burning sensations in the stomach and lower chest area. It can be cured with the help of antacids found at your nearby pharmacy.
However, if you are not able to get hold of one then here are some effective, fast and easily accessible home remedies to cure acidity.
Milk as a calcium-rich antacid can aid the body in maintaining an ideal Ph balance that can prevent excess acid build up. Also, a glass of cold milk can keep the formation of gastric acids under control and ease the burning sensations caused by acidity. For further relief, you can also consume curd and buttermilk, two established antidotes to acidity. The next time you feel the formation of acid in your stomach, quickly have a cold glass of milk without any additives.
Bananas, with a pH 5.6, make for a great remedy to combat acidity. They contain a high fiber and potassium content, which act as natural antacids and help calm the burning sensations caused by acid reflux. And the mucus created by the banana pulp helps control the formation of excess gastric acid in the stomach and minimizes the effects of acidity. The best part is that this is one of the most easily accessible home remedies to cure acidity. Eat over-ripe bananas and you’ll never have to suffer from acidity.
In the ancient middle-east, raw almonds, the natural almonds which have not been soaked or interfered with anyway served as a fix for ulcers and heartburn. Unlike other nuts such as cashews and walnuts, almonds are usually alkaline. Abundant in natural oils and fiber content, they not only help to neutralize the acid in the stomach but also help in the digestion process. A combination of bananas and almonds serves as a very effective antidote for acidity. You can also drink almond milk to maintain a healthy stomach.
Apart from being just a lip-smacking drink, pineapple juice is a proven natural remedy to cure hyperacidity and heartburn. An enzyme called bromelain in pineapple prevents acidity by regulating the level of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Have a glass of the juice after a heavy meal to prevent symptoms of acidity.
Fennel seeds (saunf)
At a pH of 6.9, fennel seeds are also an effective cure for acidity as they offer gastrointestinal benefits. These seeds contain dietary fiber and anethole which aid to soothe stomach spasms. They also keep various other stomach ailments at bay. You can chew on a spoonful of these fennel seeds after meals, as is the general practice in Indian households. You can also boil a few teaspoons of fennel seeds with a cup of water. Once boiled, steep it for ten minutes then strain the solution and drink it. For best results, drink this solution before meals or with an empty stomach to gain relief from acid reflux and acidity.
Basil leaves (Tulsi)
Basil leaves are rich in antiulcer properties which can offer an expedited cure for acidity. Also, its carminative content gives instant relief from gas, nausea, and acidity. Consuming basil leaves help the formation to mucus in the stomach which controls the excess acid retention and calms the burning sensations caused by acidity. You can chew a few leaves or boil some in a cup of water and consume the solution when it is warm. This can instantly alleviate the symptoms of acid reflux.
Aloe vera is another effective remedy to cure a case of acid reflux. It is rich in anti-inflammatory properties that aid to reduce the symptoms of acidity and detoxify the body. You can consume a spoonful of aloe vera gel before meals as it also promotes effective digestion. For better results, you can also drink a glass of aloe vera juice, which is loaded with minerals, vitamins, amino acid and cooling properties that can aid instant relief from acid reflux.
All these home remedies can help you prevent as well as curb the common symptoms of acidity. If you still feel the need to try something else, you can always go for Gas-O-Fast, that offers fast relief from acidity.
Gas-O-Fast brings you a blend with the goodness of Ayurveda and the antacid properties of cumin seeds that travel down to the source of acidity and provide instant relief. So the next time you experience acid reflux, feel free to opt for any of these suggested home remedies or Gas-O-Fast.
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