Home Remedies for Acidity: Our stomach secretes acid to break down the food during the digestive process. If the acid production is more, it forms the acidity and heartburn. Heartburn occurs due to many reasons. The most common problems are –
- Alcohol consumption
- eating more spicy foods
- consuming more non vegetarian foods
- due to some medications like aspirins, some antibiotics, antidepressants
- skipping breakfast or meals produce acid in our stomach.
All these can later create stomach ulcer due to over secretion of acid.
Home Remedies for Acidity
Now let us see the top 10 home remedies for acidity one by one in no particular order.
If you ever feel the heartburn, the first and foremost thing you can do is to drink more water. Water washes away the acid from your esophogus to your stomach.
2. Apple Cidar Vinegar (ACV)
You could have noticed, that our grandma would have told to eat jaggery after meals. Yes chew a piece of jaggery after your heavy meals to get free from heart burn.
4. Cinnamon and Cardamom
Cinnamon and Cardamom cools down the heat of heartburn. Add 1 teaspoon of either crushed or powdered herb to 1 cup boiling water, steep, strain and drink. Cinnamon is a natural antacid and helps to dispel stomach gas too.
5. Caraway seeds (Shah Jeera)
6. Fennel seeds (Saunf)
In most Indian restaurants they give sweetened fennel seeds after heavy meals. Fennel is a good for bad breath as well as heart burn. You can take few fennel seeds and chew, to reduce the heart burn. If heart burn is a regular problem, then add 1 tsp of fennel seeds to 2 cups of water. Boil for 10 minutes. Leave it overnight. Add 1tbsp honey to the water and drink in the morning. You can follow this regularly to prevent acidity.