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8 Ways to fight acidity instantly

8 Ways to fight acidity instantly


Heart burn acidity,Gastric reflux are very common problems which all of us have to face some time or the other. There are two solutions to the problem which are, one  instant cure and the other a  long term one. Curing it altogether falls in the second category.

How does acidity happen?

There are many reasons  for  acidity, one  such as the presence of helicobacter pylorus,high hydrochloric acid levels in the stomach, functional problems with the stomach valve ( which puts a lid on the contents when the food is churned), too much of fried food,and eating a big meal and sleeping are related to acidity.

The Instant Solution for acidity

Eat a chilled banana,drink bael juice, chilled curds,  (though in the long run dairy is linked to causing acidity i.e lactose intolerance) Chilled Sabudana kheer, if nothing is available drink lots of water.


The Long term solution for acidity

The following few steps are sure to give you some relief from acidity

  1. Begin the day with half a cup cabbage juice (Ayurveda endorses it besides many naturalists) or white petha juice . They lower the acid content.
  2. Drink minimum of 3 glasses of water in the morning and follow up with a biscuit and a very light tea (with milk added if required). Try to avoid tea.
  3. If you are not used to a breakfast , start with a fruit like banana or a papaya.
  4. Acidity gets worse with an empty stomach.
  5. Acidity is frequently caused by dairy products. so give up dairy procucts for a week. and see the effect. ( not completely recommended )
  6. Have rice instead of wheat for a week and see if the acidity comes down. Instead of rice ,one can have dosa, idli without sambhar , poha or rice noodles with Less of oil.
  7. Avoid fried food for aweek and instead munch rice and chana roasted together with very little oil for taste and curry patta, add a little salt to taste.
  8. Avoid cauliflower,rajmah,heavy dals as it brings up gas with acidity.
Kitchen Remidies for Acidity

Kitchen Remidies for Acidity

acidityI have read in some of the health journals that to get relief from Acidity, there are certain Kitchen Remedies.

I understand that Acidity is a condition in which the stomach produces too much of acid of certain foods fermenting in the stomach leaving a lot of acid residue. The usual symptoms are heart burn, belching and pain in the upper part of the abdomen. These days we hear of stomach acidity very often. The remedies are:-

1) The juice of emblic myrobalan ( amlaki ) is very effective remedy for acidity. It is to be taken before meals.

2) The juice of chebulic myrobalan( Haritaki) if taken after principal meals reduces acidity in the stomach and cures it permanently.

3) Two or three cloves of garlic be chewed daily in the morning.

4) Half-ripe tomatoes are very useful in acidity.

5) Ripe Papaya fruits are very helpful for acidity

6) A few drinks of lemon juice will certainly give prompt relief, say four to five times.

7) Small pieces of onion taken with half formed sweet curds and sugar relieves the burning sensation.

All the items mentioned above are somewhere in the kitchen shelf where normally hands do not reach. So please search for them.

While on this, it is worth mentioning here for the benefit of our readers that one need not wait till the day he gets the symptoms of acidity for putting to use the above simple remedies. Whenever one feels like, he/she can take an item mentioned above and use it as a preventive measure rather than waiting for the bout and then searching for the remedy.