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Acidity is a common household disease name experienced by all of us. It can occur anytime and affect our day-to-day functioning. Popping an over-the-counter antacid pill is the easiest solution that we usually follow. But did you know that it can do more harm than good to your body? These pills provide immediate relief from acidity, heartburn and indigestion but in the long run, weaken your digestive system and cause side-effects. So, is there any safe solution for it? How to reduce acidity naturally?
Yes, an age-old, scientific and proven, Ayurvedic system of medicine has various solutions for your problem ‘how to reduce stomach acid naturally’? Ayurveda has powerful herbs and remedies that not only help ease your acidity symptoms but strengthen your digestive system. Following Ayurvedic ways of living, one can naturally have a strong jatharagni (digestive power) and live a disease-free life.
Fresh coconut water is one of the effective natural remedies to reduce acidity. This is because it is a great natural source of electrolytes such as potassium. These electrolytes promote pH balance in the body, which is crucial for controlling acidity.
A very simple way to reduce acidity or balance the pitta formation in the stomach is to avoid overeating. Always leave a part of the stomach empty for the movement of food during digestion. Try to regulate your eating hours. Finish your meal at least two to three hours before bedtime.
Avoid foods known to trigger acidity like garlic, tomatoes, chocolate, spicy foods, tea, coffee, carbonated or alcoholic beverages. Eat fresh and natural foods. Avoid preserved, canned, fermented and fast foods.
Don’t suppress natural urges such as passing urine, stool or flatus, sneezing, belching, yawning, and even crying. Suppression of such urges blocks the pitta in the stomach and leads to acidity, heartburn and indigestion.
Drinking aloe vera juice daily in the morning, preferably on an empty stomach will improve digestion. The compounds present in aloe vera help control the secretion of acid in your stomach. You may try Jiva Aloe Vera Juice for this purpose and other skin, hair and wellness benefits.
If you experience excessive heartburn and acidity and have nothing at the rescue, mix 20ml cold milk in ½ glass of water and drink to get instant relief.
Make a powdered mixture of equal parts of rock candy (mishri), fennel, and green cardamom. Whenever you feel the acidity and heartburn, mix 1 teaspoon of this mixture in a glass of cold milk and drink.
Reduce your stress levels by meditating, deep breathing exercises, regularly exercising, spending time in nature or the activities you like doing. Yoga asanas like Vajrasana and Agnisaar Pranayama are especially beneficial to reduce acidity and heartburn.
If you suffer from it frequently and not getting better with natural remedies and lifestyle changes, please consult an Ayurvedic doctor for a safe, effective ayurvedic medicine for acidity. Ayurveda corrects the root cause of your problem and strengthens your gut from within to provide you with a long-term cure.
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