January 23, 2007

Home remedies for acidity

Unlike yesteryears, the balance between physical labor and rest is not adequately maintained nowadays. We ruthlessly wreck our health and take notice only when adverse symptoms start disturbing our lives. Acidity is one such ailment. Burning sensation in the chest, lack of appetite, sour oral secretion/belching, vomiting, headache, frequent indigestion etc. are some of the symptoms.

Hyper-acidity is mainly caused when hydrochloric acid, an important component of digestive juices is produced in excess. Acidity is quite a simple problem when it begins, but can get out of hand easily. It might even lead to ulcer formation in the digestive tract.

Home remedies to combat acidity

1) Tender fruit pulp of coconut, tender coconut water, cucumber juice and thick skinned lemons can soothe gastric irritation because they are alkaline.

2) Bitter gourd(karela) is another excellent aid to dispel acidity.

3) A teaspoon of amla (Indian gooseberry) powder diluted in water is also effective.

4) A decoction of sandal (chandan) consumed thrice a day also proves to be beneficial.

5) Besides these, intestinal toxins can be counteracted with benign and protective lactic acid- present in buttermilk, yoghurt and sour milk.

6) Consuming lots of water can aid digestion and help flush out toxins.

7) Eat only when hungry because digestive juices are released in the stomach only when one is hungry. Otherwise, undigested food in the stomach leads to fermentation.

8) Include green leafy vegetables and sprouts in your diet. These contain vitamins B and E which aid digestion and also facilitate the elimination of acids from the body. ‘Raita’ prepared from cucumber and salads are a tried and trusted digestive aid.

9) Cold beverages with or after meals should be particularly avoided.

10) Avoid canned and junk food, artificially ripened fruits and vegetables kept in cold storage.

11) Avoid heavy intake of spices and aerated drinks that are highly acidic and strong enough to dissolve teeth and bones.

12) Too much tea and coffee, garlic, onions and excessive smoking should be avoided.

13) Alcohol is not advisable for those who suffer from acidity because it tends to aggravate the problem.

14) Weight reduction is also essential because excessive weight puts too much pressure on the esophagus, and heartburn follows.

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  1. avoid spicy,greezy,oily, chilly food

  2. Nisha5:59 PM

    Avoid foods that produce acidity.
    e.g. hot and spicy foods,citrus fruits,curd which is sour,
    Use antacids to neutralise the acidity.

  3. Kalyani6:01 PM

    try changing your diet. Obviously stop eating acid foods and try to boost things like vegetables and fruits and grains like rice and whole grains. Drink lots of liquid but not before you sit or lie down. Drink your liquid separate from your meals and drink while standing. Then stay standing for 30 minutes or so. Never leave an empty stomach empty. Nibble throughout the day but mostlyon high-fiber, low acid foods. (Cucumber good, cucumber with vinagrette, bad)

    * 2

  4. Anonymous2:08 PM

    please take one teaspoon of kailas jeevan with warm water orally half an hour before or after meals.do it for 21 days minimum

  5. Suvarna2:21 PM

    take action to make your bowels clear like husk,esabgul,etc. drink water sufficiently. drink a glass of water before bed & breakfast.
    take aqua ptychotis. take ajwaine. check up with a doctor for gallbladder problem.pain normally occurs at upper abdomen,parallel to right chest.the pain is excruciating. take pantoprazole/omniprazole,etc.capsule in the first morning before breakfast for a month by consulting a gastro-enterologist.

  6. Anonymous10:18 AM

    Onions and radish also promotes the secretion of hydrochloric acid hence they should be avoided.
    Avoid drinking water exactly before and after meals.
    It is highly advisable to finish dinner at least about 2-3 hours before heading to sleep.
    coconut water is an excellent remedy to prevent acidity
    In take of curd sweetened by sugar or jaggery is very effective in acidity.
    As the acid is neutralized by base hence intake of calcium bi carbonate commonly known as sweet soda is a world famous remedy in treating acidity.
    White vinegar, another base (alakali) has also proven its worth inacidity.
    Ginger is also good remedy for heart burns.

  7. Bhagirathi4:30 PM

    Chewing a piece of harad also helps in curing acidity fast.

  8. Shashikala4:31 PM

    The fruits like watermelon, banana and cucumber are very good for persons suffering from acidity.Unripe foods with high pectin content should also be avoided as they may worsen the condition.

  9. Swarnagouri10:54 AM

    Poppy seeds, aprum involucreatum ( hindi equivalent ajwan), palm jaggery equal amount.
    First powder poppy seeds and ajwan using a mixer.
    Powder the palm jaggery
    Blend all together
    Whenever acidity occurs take a teaspoon of the above mixture and eat chew well before swallowing

  10. Anonymous8:50 AM

    Hydrobromic Acid is stronger.

  11. Anonymous9:11 AM

    Avoid fried food, Avoid pickle, hot and spicy food, Take your meals on time and don’t skip your meals, Avoid garlic, onion, pepper, radish and cabbage and Eat green and leafy vegetables.

  12. Kumud9:17 AM

    Add sugar to juice of white onions and consume daily.

  13. Anonymous10:59 AM

    1 cup chilled milk with sugar helps a lot, take it twice or thrice, try to do some physical exercise this ensure sound sleep and hence no tension, Banana helps alot, yoga to curb tension helps as well, remember ACIDITY and MENTAL TENSION are inter related

  14. Expert11:00 AM

    Mix together, 25ml each of pomegranate juice, sweet lime juice, or beetroot juice with one teaspoon of honey. This could be sipped on empty stomach for a month.

  15. Kavya7:33 AM

    Bananas control hyper acidity and heart burn.

  16. Anonymous10:27 AM

    I suggest you to take pH drops, any brands will do so long it helps to increase the pH of your drinking water to make it more alkaline to neutralize your acid in your body.
    You make want to drink black cherry juice on a daily basis


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