Acidity is a regurgitation of the undigested food particles back towards the mouth. Sometimes it is also associated with a burning sensation in the chest region.
Normally gastric glands in our stomach secrete hydrochloric acid to break down the food. It becomes a hitch when it is secreted in excess or when you skip a meal. Due to this, acid from the stomach starts coming up.
According to Ayurveda, it happens due to the imbalance of Pitta dosha (heat energy of the body).
Here are the major causes behind acidity:
- Spicy food
- Irregular eating timings
- Excessive consumption of tea and coffee
- Eating more heavy, oily, and deep-fried things
The most common reason among all is indigestion.
Due to the weak digestive system, when food is not digested well, it leads to such problems as acidity, constipation, heaviness in the stomach, burps, etc.
If you are suffering from acidity every other day, and unable to understand its cause, visit a doctor for better supervision and guidance.
Here are natural remedies to get rid of acidity:
Amla is a coolant fruit which helps to relieve acidity. It is rich in fiber, Vitamin C, and various antioxidants. Due to this, it helps to improve digestion and cure acidity.
How to consume it?
- 1 teaspoon amla powder
- 100 ml of water
Drink 100 ml water mixed with one teaspoon amla powder two times a day one hour before your meals.
When amla is in season, instead of amla powder you can consume one fresh amla fruit every day.
Amla powder is readily available in any local Ayurvedic shop or grocery store. If not possible, you can order it from amazon. The link to order is below.
Licorice Root Herbal Drink
Licorice is rich in compound glycyrrhizin, which helps to relieve constipation, heartburn, acidity, and other digestive issues.
How to use it?
- 1 small licorice root, dry
- 1 cup of water
- Combine licorice root and water in a saucepan.
- Boil it for five minutes.
- Strain and pour it in a cup.
- Serve it hot.
Licorice root is also available in local Ayurvedic shops or grocery stores. If not available at local shops near your place, you can order licorice tea from the amazon.
- Do not drink more than twice a day.
- Avoid drinking licorice tea if you are suffering from high blood pressure.