One out of five individuals complains about hyperacidity symptoms. Rather many of us suffer from indigestion, bloating after a wedding or late-night parties. We usually blame the fried, spicy food and binging for the same. It’s a habit to ignore one odd indigestion episode. This ignorance leads to chronic conditions like chest pain, heartburn, GERD, and ulcers too. The prevalence of GERD (acid reflux) in India ranges from 7.6% to 30%. The dietary factors associated with GERD include the use of spices and non-vegetarian food.
What are the other causes of hyperacidity?
- Poor eating habits
- Irregular meal timings
- Stress, anxiety, sleep disturbance
- Consumption of stale, spicy, processed and fried food
- Physical inactivity
- Excessive consumption of caffeinated beverages like tea, coffee
- Habit of alcohol and smoking also affects digestion
Most of the time we look for a quick fix and might resort to medicines. But you can always try some simple tips for a long term fix to indigestion
1. Correcting the way, you eat
According to Ayurveda, one should only eat when hungry. When you have symptoms like heartburn, nausea, or prolonged sour taste in the mouth, you should avoid taking regular meals. Small meals with a gap of 3-4 hours help to get relief from acid reflux and heartburn if followed regularly and make your tummy happy.
Eat small meals with healthy portion of carbs, proteins, fibers and fats.
Always eat with a peaceful mind and chew the food thoroughly. Gobbling down in a hurry always leads to acidity.
Always avoid a mix of milk and sour fruit smoothie. It will end up causing acidity.
2. Drink coriander water
A very simple and easy recipe that calms down the acidity and helps relieve heartburn is coriander water along with sugar. Add 1 tablespoon raw coriander seeds in 1 full glass of warm water and rest it overnight. Strain the water in a glass and remove the seeds, add a tablespoon of sugar into the glass. Drink this sweet-infused water to calm down your hyperacidity.
3. The acidity rescue remedies
One of grandma’s recipes for treating hyperacidity is sweet pickled Amla. Also, the rose sharbat or Gulkand (Rose petal jam) helps to protect your stomach from severe acidity. Rose petals or rose water give instant relief from hyperacidity.
4. Fennel seeds or Saunf
It’s a tradition in Indian homes, have saunf (fennel seeds) along with mishri after meals. This remedy will help you get relief from acidity and heartburn, thereby reducing symptoms of bloating and stomach aches. It helps improve digestion and is hence practiced at every home.
5. Black raisins
Overnight soaked 10-12 raisins, should be had on an empty stomach for a complete relief from acidity and constipation. It regulates the gut health too, to correct digestion.
If you are looking for a natural acidity reliever, you can rely on Dipya syrup from Charak Pharma which is infused with the goodness of amla, yashtimadhu, grapes and more potenet herbs for complete digestive care and acidity relief.
These are a few tips and home remedies to help get relief from acidity and heartburn. Follow them to keep your tummy calm!