We’ve all suffered from it at some point or the other. Acidity occurs when there is excess secretion of acids in the gastric glands of the stomach. When the secretion is more than usual, we feel, what is commonly known as heartburn, which is normally triggered off by consumption of spicy foods.
Here are 15 home remedies to relieve and even cure acidity...
1. Skip the aerated drinks as well as the caffeine. Opt for herbal tea instead.
2. Have a glass of lukewarm water everyday.
3. Include banana, watermelon and cucumber in your daily diet. Watermelon juice is great for curing acidity.
4. Coconut Water is known to soothe the system if you suffer from acidity.
5. Drink a glass of milk (preferably raw) - everyday.
6. Have your last meal at least two to three hours before you hit the sack.
7. Keeping long intervals between meals is another cause for acidity. Have small but regular meals.
8. Try to avoid pickles, spicy chutneys, vinegar, etc.
9. Boil some mint leaves in water and have a glass of this after meals.
10. Sucking on a piece of clove is another effective remedy.
11. Jaggery, lemon, banana, almonds and yogurt are all known to give you instant relief from acidity.
12. Try a healthy chewing gum (non-sweetened). The saliva generated helps move food through the esophagus, easing symptoms of heartburn.
13. Ginger aids in digestion. Either buy powdered ginger in capsule forms or add the herb to your recipes.
14. A simple preparation of lemon water with sugar can be sipped on an hour before lunch to reduce uneasiness.
15. Have vegetables like drumsticks, beans, pumpkin, cabbage, carrot and spring onions.