Natural remedies for Acidity

Natural remedies for acidity that are useful

By Veena Deo

 

In this article I am going to discuss natural remedies for acidity, constipation that one can try at home and use of some herbal supplements.

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Here are home remedies which help with acidity, stomach discomfort and constipation. In this article we are going discussing about some specific digestive problems.

Acidity also known as hyperacidity -

It is the condition of producing more than the normal amount of acid in stomach. It occurs, when hydrochloric acid, an essential component of the digestive juices, is produced in excess.

Possible Indications: Burning sensation in stomach & throat, vertigo, nausea, vomiting, uneasiness, burning sensation in esophagus after a meal, frequent hunger & dry throat, flatulence after meal, regurgitation of acid into esophagus etc.

Natural Remedies for acidity -

Chew on a piece of Chebulic fruit (available also as supplements) between meals.
Drink cold milk 3 to 4 times a day.
Drink carrot juice and juice of Pomegranate (available also as supplements).
Use Coriander, black pepper, Cumin seeds during cooking, for easy digestion.
Take fiber rich food.
Take Indian Gooseberry (available also as supplements).
Make a mix of Black pepper, dry Ginger, Coriander, Garlic, powders with rock salt and roasted Cumin seeds, each in equal weight and pulverize them. Take half teaspoon of this powder with lukewarm water, every day.
Finish dinner at least 2 to 3 hours before going to bed.
Take Yogurt sweetened with a little sugar.
Also extensive use of Garlic in food preparations.

Stomach discomforts-

This is the term is generally associated with common pain in the abdominal region. It occurs due to constipation, indigestion, excessive gas, etc.

Possible Indications: Loss of appetite, vomiting, uncomfortable feeling & pain in stomach.

Remedies for stomach discomfort -

Drink a glass of hot water. If it is due to flatulence, drink plain soda water.
Add rock salt powder to lemon juice, add water and drink this twice a day.
Take equal quantities of Roasted Cumin seeds, dry Mint leaves, Coriander, Garlic & rock salt, and Black pepper, pulverize it & take 1 teaspoon of this mixture with lukewarm water every day.

If stomach discomfort is due to flatulence apply a paste of Asafetida on the stomach area.
If stomach discomfort is due to dehydration or indigestion, it is advisable to take a cup of water with a few drops of Mint extract 2 to 3 times a day.

Constipation-

Constipation is a disturbance of the Digestive Tract. It is caused by abnormally delayed or infrequent passage of dry hardened stools.

Possible Indications: Difficulty in passing the stools, coated tongue, foul breath, headaches, uneasiness, and loss of appetite, dizziness, nausea, and feeling of fullness in the abdomen.

Remedies for constipation -

Take Billerica, Chebula, and Indian Gooseberry extracts in equal weight, pulverize it and take one teaspoonful with warm water at bed time (also available as supplements called Triphala).
Eating Guava fruit or extracts is another effective remedy for constipation.

Eat Oranges, Grapes, and Papaya fruits.
Food should contain wholegrain cereals, honey, leafy vegetables etc.
Take a cup of warm milk with one teaspoonful Cow Ghee or Clarified butter before going to bed.

In my opinion following some of the above natural remedies for acidity as well as constipation will greately enhances his or her health greatly.


Dr. Veena Deo is an Ayurvedic Doctor in India. All the information provided above and opinions expressed above are her own and should not be construed as medical advice. This information and on supplements is provided for educational purposes only. For questions or to consult Dr. Veena Deo, please send an email to veenadeo@herbsbenefits.com

 

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