Have you ever felt like your gut is on fire? If so, it’s the most uncomfortable and painful situation to be in, and sometimes you need an immediate fix to get out of that situation. But first, comprehend why it does occur before looking for a solution. Extra gastric acid production causes your stomach to become acidic, which can further cause a burning sensation in your chest or abdomen. So try these home remedies for acidity to relieve the burning sensation.
Healthy Shots got in touch with Dt Hari Lakshmi Consultant, Dietitian/Nutritionist, Motherhood Hospitals, Alwarpet, Chennai, to find out home remedies to cure acidity, bloating, and indigestion.
Lakshmi says, “Stomach burn is a very common digestive ailment which is also known as dyspepsia, and it can be easily treated by trying a few tried and tested home remedies.” Let’s look at a few of them.
How to get rid of acidity?
Here are 10 home remedies to relieve the burning sensation in the stomach:
1. Have a banana
Bananas are rich in antacids that can fight the burning sensations in your stomach. Regular consumption of it can provide you quick relief from it.
2. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar helps balance the pH levels of your stomach, thus treating acid reflux. Just dissolve two or three teaspoons of it with a tablespoon of honey in a cup of lukewarm water. Mix it well and drink it. It will give you quick relief from your acid reflux.
3. Aloe vera gel
Aloe vera gel has anthraquinones that have a laxative effect on your gut. Having half a cup of aloe vera gel before your meal can avoid heartburn.
4. Lemon juice
Though lemon juice is acidic, mixing a tablespoon of it into a cup of lukewarm water and drinking it on an empty stomach will save you from regretting all the overeating at the party last night. It helps neutralise the acid in your stomach.
5. Cold milk
The home cure that people use the most frequently to treat acidity is cold milk. After meals, sip on a glass of cold milk to soothe acid reflux since it helps regulate overproduction of hydrochloric acids.
6. Green tea
Yes, green tea can help in relieving the burning sensation of the stomach due to its inflammatory property. However, don’t consume it on an empty stomach.
7. Dry ginger
When it comes to home remedies, you can never go wrong with ginger. Ginger consumption can also help in stomach problems like nausea, stomachache, and acid reflux as it contains anti-inflammatory properties.
Just consume a chilled cup of curd in case you have stomach burns. A cup of curd is full of vitamin B and lactobacillus which can help cool down your stomach.
Ajwain or carom seeds contain a compound called thymol that eases the release of gastric juices, enhances digestion and relieves acidity and constipation. Remember that ajwain should be avoided during pregnancy.
10. Mint leaves
Studies have found that mint leaves can improve digestive health and stomach acid content. Its cooling impact also aids in reducing acid reflux-related pain and burning. When you feel an acid attack coming up, chop some mint leaves, put them in a saucepan of boiling water, then drink the mixture after it cools down.
Along with these home remedies, avoid eating these to prevent digestive issues:
Fatty, oily, and spicy foods should be avoided as they can cause several digestive issues, including acidity, constipation, or stomach pain. Apart from them, you should also reduce the consumption of foods such as onions, caffeinated drinks, and carbonated drinks.
Remember that heartburn generally happens due to overeating, and avoiding that will surely bring good results!