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Acid reflux is caused when the mechanism of digestion which is initiated when the production of the stomach acid exceeds the required limit. Consumption of Pitta aggravating foods and foods of incompatible nature (virudh aahar) vitiates all the doshas. Vitiated doshas produce heating toxins that are expelled upwards into the food pipe, causing heartburn.
Therefore, Ayurveda recommends usage of certain herbs and spices in daily cooking that helps in the easy breakdown of food for easier digestion.
It’s an effective digestive agent and many even suggest smearing the paste on the abdomen to prevent acidity. It helps in balancing the Vata dosha. This herb also supports agni in a healthy way. Hing can be referred to as a herb that increases earth and fire as well as pacifies air. Therefore, don’t forget to incorporate hing in your cooking.
It has been for the culinary purpose for centuries. It not only adds flavour to your food, it’s also an effective coolant that helps reduce burning sensation caused by gastric acids and gases. Mint buttermilk is good to drink with a meal, as it is cooling and sweet to the taste.
It helps control the excessive secretion of gastric juices. It’s often had with rock salt. Combine a pinch of rock salt and half a teaspoon of Ajwain and have this with a glass of lukewarm water. This will reduce bloating and heartburn.
It’s taken in powder form and can be used as a laxative to improve bowel movement. It helps clear out the digestive tract and prevents indigestion, bringing you relief from acid flux and heartburn. The recommended dosage of Haritaki powder would be a quarter to half a teaspoon mixed in a cup of warm water and had at least half an hour before going to bed.
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