Acidity as a gastric issue known as acid reflux, heartburn, or dyspersia, which is very uncomfortable and can later become a bigger problem. Everyone has experienced acidity at least once in their life.
When this happens occasionally, it isn’t dangerous and can be effectively treated. But, when the symptoms continue to appear on a daily basis, you should ask for a medical assistance.
What is acidity?
It is a problem caused by unhealthy eating regimen. When you eat junk foods, eat at irregular intervals, and you don’t exercise, your stomach can’t digest that food.
Oily nourishments cause the generation of more acid in the stomach so as to process the sustenance and separate it into amino acids, proteins, carbs, glucose, vitamins and minerals. When the body creates acid excessively, that acid will stay in your body and will start to destroy the stomach related system.
The nourishment we eat enters the stomach through a valve called the lower oesophageal sphincter, which closes after the nourishment has entered. When the stomach becomes acidic, the acid goes through this valve, up the throat, and causes the heartburn and stomach aches, which are known as acid reflux.
What causes acidity?
- Eating salty, oily, sweet or very spicy foods;
- Acidic foods or drinks;
- Smoking, alcohol, coffee, and drugs;
- Lack of physical movement;
- Frequent consumption of pain killers.
Acidity can also be caused by an abnormality which occurs in the stomach and is known as hiatal hernia. This happens when one part of the stomach together with the lower oesophageal sphincter come in front of the diaphragm.
The diaphragm is responsible for keeping the acidity in your stomach, so when that issue occurs, you can feel the acidity up your throat.
What are the symptoms of acidity?
- Indigestion and severe constipation;
- Chest pain, heartburn, stomach aches;
- Nausea and vomiting;
- Desire or aversion for some particular types of food;
Home remedies to cure acidity
- Buttermilk- This is a great remedy because buttermilk is full with lactic acid which acts as an acid neutralizer. Consume a glass of buttermilk couple of times per day to prevent this issue. You can also spice it up with coriander and black pepper.
- Basil Leaves- Basil leaves have calming and soothing properties. When you feel the acidity in your stomach, you should take few leaves and chew them. Also, you can make basil tea and drink it to relieve the symptoms.
- Cinnamon- Cinnamon acts as an antacid, which will reduce the gasses if you have them. You can make a cinnamon tea by adding ½ tsp. of cinnamon powder into a cup of boiled water, and drink it couple of times per day.
- Apple Cider Vinegar–Even though having a sour taste, ACV alkalizes the stomach and reduces the symptoms of acid reflux. You can add 2 tsp. of ACV into a cup of water and consume the drink before your meals.
- Cloves and Cumin Seeds-These two are nature’s acidity relievers. All you have to do is chew few cloves when you feel the heartburn. Also, you can crush cumin seeds and cloves together, add some fresh mint, and boil water to make tea with those ingredients. Consume the tea whenever you feel the need.