Herbal Medicine for Acidity

Acidity is a well known phenomenon. The symptoms can vary from a burning sensation or pain in the stomach after one to four hours of a meal, feeling hungry frequently, constant pain in upper abdomen and conditions such as belching, nausea, bitter taste in mouth, vomiting and loss of appetite. The reasons for acidity can vary from excessive smoking and drinking alcohol, Gastro duodenal (peptic) ulcer, hyper secretion of hydrochloric acid, reflux of gastric acid, not eating on time or eating fried and spicy food regularly. 

Changing our lifestyle will definitely help overcome acidity. Actions like eating fruits like apple, watermelon and banana every day, eating on time, avoiding fried food, pickle, hot and spicy food, drinking plenty of water etc helps in fighting acidity. 

There are many home remedies that has been tested and proved till date. My grand mom always used to give the medicinal lemon to cure acidity. The lemon therapy says cut a lemon into thin strips and dip in salt. Eating a strip before meals definitely prevents heartburn. One of the other cure is take some mint leaves, chop them and boil in a cup of water and sip slowly after meals. It has good results in the treatment of acidity. One of the other common natural remedy for acidity is eating a banana daily. To reduce the acidity you can also take a piece of Jaggery (gur) and keep it in the mouth and slowly suck it. Drinking coconut water 4-5 times a day is also an effective natural treatment for acidity. One of the other medications is make a fine powder of ginger powder, black pepper, dried mint leaves, asafetida (hing), anise seeds, coriander seeds, cumin, fennel and common salt taken equally. Take one teaspoon of this powder with water, twice a day after meals. Aletrnately, chew some basil leaves. It is best natural herbal remedy for acidity. Taking Harad (Terminalia chebula) after meal also minimizes heartburn. On a long run, you can also mix one tsp juice of chebulic myroblan with one tsp of amla (Indian gooseberry) juice and drink it everyday for acidity relief.