Acidity and heartburn are problematic and cause extreme discomfort and happen when the body’s normal digestive process is vulnerable. In a normal digestive process, the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) opens to allow the food to pass swiftly through it to the stomach and closes right after to avoid any acid or juices from the stomach to flow back into it. When the LES is weakened and relaxes inappropriately allowing the juices to flow back is when one experiences the burning sensation and acidity.
The digestive disorder is common in people of all ages but is extremely uncomfortable and embarrassing. You can try Gas-O-Fast’s plus Sachets that contain digestive enzymes and remove acidity from the root, giving you instant relief from acidity and heartburn. Also, you can try these amazing home remedies for acidity and heartburn.
Baking Soda is a very effective home remedy to heartburn and acidity. It is a natural antacid and works smoothly to neutralize the acid in the stomach and reduce the heartburn. Take one tablespoon of baking soda with 8 ounces of water.
Basil or Tulsi leaves reduce the impact of acid in the stomach by repressing excess acid production during the digestion process. You can chew 2-3 leaves daily to avoid acidity symptoms or 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.
Ginger Tea is one of the healthiest home remedies for acidity and heartburn as it has abundant anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help in natural and healthy digestion. It also reduces nausea, muscle pain, swelling, and gastrointestinal irritation. Take a few slices of ginger, boil it in a cup of water for 20 minutes, strain it, and drink the tea hot before all three meals to avoid acidity symptoms.
Chamomile tea is highly antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and contains relaxing properties of chamomile that soothe the muscles of the intestines enabling food to pass through smoothly; it also reduces the stress level leading to lower heartburn. Take chamomile tea sachets and boil them in water for 5 minutes, strain the mixture, and drink it hot. You can also add some honey, lemon or any other flavor to this tea, as per preference.
·Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV):
Dilute ACV is a very effective cure for heartburn and acidity. It contains enzymes and digestive properties that help improve the process of food breakdown and hence, secrete digestive juices. It is advisable to take two tablespoons of ACV with three to five glasses of warm water and honey to neutralize the acid in the stomach and balances the intestinal pH.
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 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.
Cinnamon is a magical cure for acidity and is the quickest and easiest home remedies for heartburn. Chewing cinnamon after a meal or making cinnamon tea can really help with acidity as this spice works as a natural antacid and settles the stomach improving digestion and absorption.
·Warm Lemon Water:
Lemon being a natural diuretic and a gentle laxative reduces the amount of water retained in the body and stimulates the process of food breakdown. Squeeze in one full lemon into a cup of lukewarm water and drink it early in the morning or 20 minutes post your meal. You can also add some honey to this as per taste. Apart from naturally providing gas relief, lemon also keeps many other problems at bay.
Full of fiber, oatmeal is a great food that helps stay clear of acidity symptoms. Fiber present in oatmeal promotes intestinal health, reduces constipation, and makes you feel fuller for a longer time. You can take oatmeal in your breakfast with low-in-fat and alkaline options such as low-fat/skimmed milk or almond milk. Apart from this, you could also include whole grain bread and whole grain rice in your diet to get rid of acid in the stomach; all of these are healthy complex carbs that are easy to digest.
These natural home remedies for heartburn and acidity provide guaranteed results. However, you should always keep your quickest ally - Gas-O-Fast sachets – handy, for instant relief. These sachets are 100% Ayurvedic and function super quickly to provide you relief from acidity and heartburn within seconds.
Apart from these home remedies, one would also need to make a lot of changes in the lifestyle and diet to get rid of the acidity and heartburn problem permanently. If the acidity problem persists, please connect with your doctor for more insight.
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