Experiencing a peculiar burning sensation in the stomach which seems to be moving up to the chest, making you feel as if your heart is on fire? This discomforting, painful and embarrassing problem of stomach burning is caused by a phenomenon known as acid reflux in the body. Our stomachs naturally contain and produce hydrochloric acid which helps in breaking down of food and liquids in the body. The entry of food and liquids in the body is managed by a valve known as Lower Esophageal Sphincter; this valve also restricts the food to re-enter the esophagus or the acid in the stomach to flow into the food pipe. But when due to several reasons this valve does not function properly and opens too often or does not close properly, the acid in the stomach moves to the esophagus creating a burning sensation in the stomach which can trouble you for hours. The naaciditytural functioning of the valve could be hampered due to multiple reasons such as alcohol, overeating, obesity, fatty food, caffeine, smoking, stress, pregnancy, and even directly lying down after meals.
When you experience continuous stomach burning for hours and feel acute pain, it is better to opt for some very effective home remedies rather than take over-the-counter medicines which will ultimately cause a lot of side effects.
Some of the best home remedies for continuous stomach burning that can last for hours are:
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
This all-rounder, magical kitchen ingredient cures heartburn and other stomach related problems. The presence of enzymes and digestive properties in ACV amp up the digestive process and help the body to smoothly breakdown food, thus allowing juices to flow in the right path. Moreover, ingesting more suitable acid when the acid in the stomach is high can actually help calm the stomach by regulating and balancing stomach acid production. You can take one tablespoon of ACV with a glass of warm water every day to reduce the stomach burning sensation. You can also add honey as per taste. You should take a glass of Apple Cider Vinegar whenever you experience stomach burning symptoms. Repeat after a few hours if you experience no relief after the first.
Lemon is alkaline and aids in the smooth digestion process. It also neutralizes the acid in the stomach while also supplying Vitamin C to the body. Lemon contains citric acid which keeps indigestion problems at bay. Lemon interacts with other enzymes in the stomach and stimulates the secretion of gastric juices. You can take one full-size lemon, squeeze it in a boiling cup of water and drink it hot after meals or drink it on empty stomach in the morning by adding some honey to it. If you experience stomach burning regularly or frequent acidity symptoms, try and have this lukewarm lemon water 15 minutes before a meal.
Aloe Vera is enriched with anthraquinones which are known to have a laxative effect on the stomach burning. Aloe Vera increases the water content in the body and stimulates water secretion in the intestines, enabling a smooth digestion process. Moreover, it is anti-inflammatory and is loaded with minerals, vitamins and amino acids that help boost digestion and flush out toxins from the body. It is also very helpful for several other medical conditions. You can take a natural aloe vera juice bottle from the market and consume one tablespoon of it with normal water either an empty stomach or before meals.
One of the best and the easiest home remedies for acidity and stomach burning is to have a glass of cold milk. Cold milk is a magical home remedy for heartburn; it stabilises and restricts the formation of acid in the stomach by absorbing excess stomach acid and controlling any refluxes or burning sensations. Milk is also full of calcium that hampers the creation of acid in the stomach and calms the stomach providing instant relief from the heartburn, discomfort and stomach ache. Consume a glass of cold milk in the morning or after half an hour of a meal. You can also consume this when you experience acidity symptoms. Try to drink milk without any additives or sugar.
Fennel tea is a very useful home remedy for heartburn and 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 the 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.
Green tea is widely popular and also very effective when it comes to curing heartburn. Its anti-inflammatory properties neutralizes the effect of acid in the stomach and calm the muscles. You can also add some honey preferably Manuka honey to your green tea to make a more effective home remedy for heartburn. Manuka honey contains antibacterial properties that help fight infection. You can buy green tea bags and manuka honey from the market and dip one tea bag in a cup of water until the extract is gained, then add honey to it and stir well. Drink this hot after 30 minutes of each meal for the best results.
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