People are facing various problems in their lives due to the modern lifestyle that they have adopted. The fast food that they eat due to lack of time, not exercising regularly and having an uneven work-life has led to people going through tough times in their personal life be it physically or mentally. It is found that eating spicy food, lack of exercise, irregular eating habits, smoking, emotional stress and consuming alcohol frequently can lead to acidity problems which has become common in today’s world. Studies reveal that gas in the stomach, nausea problem, bad breath, stomach ache and other problems are caused due to an imbalance or excessive digestive acids produced by the stomach.
Acidity is a common problem which is affecting people of all age group alike. It would be surprising for you to know that you need not consult a doctor or take outside medication to solve the problem of acidity. There are very simple remedies which if followed religiously can solve the problem of stomach acidity. The natural remedies are so simple that, simply drinking a glass of water has the power to neutralize and flush out the excess acids from your stomach.
One of the primary reasons why people face acidity problem is that they drink water immediately after having a meal, which is not a healthy step as it results in improper digestion, which directly results in acidity. If you are a person who is facing acidity problem frequently, you can start drinking a glass of lukewarm water each day before going to bed and after waking up from the bed. Do this for a few days and you will observe the improvements in your health.
The kitchen of your home that you rarely visit if you are a male and a place where you spend most of your time if you are a female, has several natural remedies which can help in solving the acidity problem. Here are the top 10 natural remedies to cure acidity:
- Basil Leaves
Basil leaves have the power to give you instant relief from acidity, gas, and nausea owing to its soothing and carminative properties. You can simply chew some basil leaves as you feel an increase in acidity but make sure you chew them thoroughly before consuming them, or, you can make a basil tea by adding 3 to 5 basil leaves in a cup of boiling water and let it simmer for a few minutes. If you want to sweeten the tea you can add a teaspoon of honey to the tea. Sip this tea frequently to get rid of your acidity problem.
Cinnamon is an important natural remedy which not only helps in digestion but also has the power to neutralize stomach acidity and relieve heartburn. You can make a cup of cinnamon tea by adding half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder to the boiling water. You can drink this tea two to three times a day after allowing it to steep for a few minutes. You can also add cinnamon powder to your salad or soup to overcome the problem of acidity.
Buttermilk contains lactic acid which can normalize the acid in the stomach. You can either drink plain buttermilk several times a day or you can grind half a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds with a little water to make a paste, which can be added to plain buttermilk before consuming it. You can also do well to add a little black pepper or a teaspoon of ground coriander leaves for getting the maximum benefit.
- Apple Cider Vinegar
All you need to do is to mix a spoon or two of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a cup of water and consume it twice a day. You can also drink this mixture before meals to get the best results. Yes, apple cider vinegar is acidic in nature but it also has an alkalizing effect. Thus it is very helpful in treating stomach acidity.
Simple chew two to three cloves thoroughly and make sure the juices are released into your system to reduce the problem of acidity. You can also add cloves and cardamom in equal quantity, crush it and eat it to treat the problem of stomach acidity. This mixture has the power to solve not only acidic problems but also the problem of bad breath.
- Cumin Seeds
Cumin seeds are also a great acid neutralizer and hence help in solving the problem of acidity. Not only that cumin seeds also aids digestion and relieves stomach ache. One of the options is to mix one teaspoon of fennel seed powder, coriander seed powder, cumin seed powder and a small amount of sugar into a cup of water and drink it on an empty stomach to get instant relief.
You can also crush the roasted cumin seeds, add it to a glass of water, stir it well and drink it after every meal. Or the other option is to add one teaspoon of cumin seeds in a cup of boiling water, strain it and drink it after every meal.
At the very first instance of acidity chew a slice of fresh ginger to get instant relief. You can also drink a spoonful of ginger juice two to three times a day to get relief from acidity. You can make a ginger tea by adding a slice of ginger to the water and let it boil. You can drink the tea after letting it steep for a while. The anti-inflammatory properties present in the ginger will help you treat acidity effectively.
Jaggery is a common remedy for many of the health problems. The amazing property of the jaggery also helps in digestion and becomes alkaline in the digestive system. All you have to do is suck a piece of jaggery after every meal until acidity subsides. Though this is an effective remedy it is not recommended to people having diabetes.
Fennel seeds have the amazing carminative property which not only aids in digestion but also helps in relieving stomach gas. Just chew some fennel seeds after having a heavy meal to treat acidity. You can also add fennel seeds to a cup of boiling water, strain it, and drink it two to three times a day.
- Cold Milk
As milk is rich in calcium has the power to prevent the build-up of stomach acid. It also has the power to stabilize gastric acids and provide relief from acidity. All you have to do is drink a glass of cold milk to prevent or soothe acidity problems.
The next time you face acidity problems rather than going out of your house in search of relief to your problem (which also has side effects) just turn to your kitchen and use any of the above-mentioned remedies to get relief from acidity problem naturally (that too without side effects).