Acidity is related to indigestion and gas formation in stomach. In acidity, acid reflux or gastroesopohageal reflux disease, or more usually known as urdhva gata amalpitta in ayurveda, there is a group of gastric juices (carrying acid) from the stomach into the lower esophagus (food pipe).
This is a state which is caused when acidic filling in stomach (hydrochloric acid) move upward into the esophagus and creation it dysfunctional. Problem occurs what time these cells produce large amount of acid, more than your stomach needs. When this happens, you will bear from stomach acidity.
You would know if you were misery from stomach acidity if you feel a burning sensation just above the stomach, or right below (the hollow part) your breastbone. This is the most model sign of acidity.
Acids present in the stomach helps in breaking down of the food during digestion. But when there is excess production of acid by the gastric glands of the stomach, it results in the condition recognized as acidity.
Acidity leads to the sour or burning sensation in the chest. Its common symptoms are dyspepsia, heartburn and formation of the ulcers.
Treatment for Acidity
Apple Cider Vinegar. It doesn't seem like it would work, but it works better than anything else. The acid of many acidic substance outside of the body actually become alkaline once they are ingested.
It balances the acid in the belly so that you don't have to produce too much of your own stomach acid to digest foods.
Make a fine powder of ginger powder, black pepper, dried mint leaves, asafetida (hing), anise seeds, coriander seeds, cumin, fennel and frequent salt taken equally. Take one teaspoon of this powder with water, twice a day after meals.
Include green leafy vegetables and sprouts in your diet. These contain vitamins B and E which aid digestion plus also ease the elimination of acids from the body. ‘Raita’ prepared from cucumber and salads are a tried and trusted digestive aid.
Home Remedies for Acidity
If you are misery from acidity, try to suck on a piece of clove. It will bring immediate relief.
For people who are prone to acidity, intake of milk or other dairy harvest will prove to be helpful.
Regular expenditure of fresh mint juice can also help you get rid of acidity.
Add two teaspoons apple cider vinegar and two teaspoons honey to a glass of water. Drink this mixture after meals, as it reduces the chances of acidity.
Boil cumin seeds in a glass of water. Let it cool down and supplement your meals with it.
Banana, cucumber and watermelon have been found to be helpful in treating acidity naturally.
If you are have acidity problem, avoid taking tea, coffee and other aerated drinks. Instead, go for herbal tea, contain spearmint (pudina) and liquorice (mulethi).
The simplest of all remedies is to have a glass of warm water every day, early in the morning. Water is believed to neutralize acidity.
Drink coconut water 3 to 4 times in a day. It will help bring relief from acidity.
If you are looking for an instant relief, have a bowl of yoghurt. It is one of the most effective home remedies for acidity.
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