Remedies for Acidity

acidityThere are numerous and diverse causes of a burning sensation in the stomach, it is important to find out the exact cause before starting a treatment plan. For a proper diagnosis, you should consult your doctor.

Here are some home remedies for a burning sensation in your stomach.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a good remedy if you are experiencing a burning sensation in the stomach. Apple Cider vinegar is acidic in nature, but it has an alkalizing effect that helps balance the acid level in the stomach.

This in turn makes digesting food easier and prevents the formation of excess Hydrochloric acid in stomach, which often causes this painful problem. It also helps restore the proper pH in the stomach.

  1. Mix 1 to 2 teaspoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a glass of lukewarm water.
  2. Add a little honey (optional) and mix thoroughly.
  3. Drink it once or twice a day. You can also drink it before meals.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is another good remedy to treat burning sensation in the stomach. It works as a natural antacid to neutralize the acid in your stomach, thus providing instant relief.

  1. Mix ½ to 1 teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water. Stir until it dissolves completely.
  2. Add a little honey or lemon for taste if you want, and drink it immediately.
  3. Use this remedy 2 or 3 times a day.

 Ginger

Ginger is good for your overall digestion system and helps treat a number of stomach problems – from acid reflux to ulcers.

It aids better absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients to ensure proper digestion. Also, it promotes mucus secretion in the stomach and  ginger neutralizes stomach acids.

  1. Add 1 teaspoon of freshly chopped ginger root to 1 cup of boiling water.
  2. Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Strain, add honey and sip the tea slowly.
  3. Drink it 2 or 3 times a day for about a week.

Chamomile

Chamomile is another excellent natural remedy, due to its acid-neutralizing effect. It helps reduce inflammation in the stomach and reduce acidity levels. It can reduce the risk of ulcers. It helps relieve stress, which can trigger acid reflux.

  1. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried chamomile flowers to 1 cup of hot water.
  2. Cover and allow it to soak for 5 minutes.
  3. Strain and add some honey.
  4. Drink this tea 3 or 4 times a day.

Aloe Vera Juice

Aloe Vera juice has anti-inflammatory properties and is loaded with vitamins, minerals and amino acids that boost digestion as well as remove toxins from the body.

  1. Drink ½ cup of aloe vera juice before meals.
  2. Choose one that has the laxative component removed.
  3. Do not take aloe vera juice if you have an upset stomach.

Bananas

Bananas are high in fiber content and help speed up digestion, thus minimizing incidences of acidity and burning sensations in the chest and stomach.Bananas contain natural antacids that act as a buffer against acid reflux. Also, the potassium in them keeps acid production in the stomach under control.

  1. Eat a ripe banana for quick relief from a bad bout of acidity.
  2. You can even make a banana smoothie with cold milk or yogurt.

Slippery Elm

Slippery elm has demulcent properties that help coat the oesophagus and the stomach lining, which works as barrier against acidity.It also stimulates the intestines to produce mucus. This can help protect against ulcers and extra acidity.

  1. Soak 1 tablespoon of powdered slippery elm in 1 cup of warm water for 5 minutes.
  2. Drink this tea 2 or 3 times a day.

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