Acidity means an increased level of acid in the stomach. The stomach secretes Hydrochloric acid, a digestive juice that breaks down food particles into their smallest form to promote digestion. When there is an extra supply of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, this condition is known as Hyperacidity. Acidity treatment in Ayurveda is highly effective and result-oriented. Even in advanced instances, with proper medicines, Acidity treatment provides very high relief.
Symptoms of Hyperacidity
- Respiratory problems
- Sudden weight loss
- Burping and belching
- Dry throat and chronic dry cough
- Lack of appetite
- Pain in ears
- Chest and stomach pain
- Hair loss
- Bitter taste in the mouth
- Irritation in the rectal region
- Pressure in the chest after eating
- Feeling of restlessness
- The occurrence of blood may be seen in the stools
In Ayurveda, acidity is called ama Pitta. This condition is caused by an imbalance of Pitta dosha. The humor is handled by the elements of fire and water; these, in turn, control the digestive fire and stomach enzymes. This is also the reason why Pitta nature people turn to suffer from Hyperacidity, peptic ulcers, and indigestion. Things that enhance the Pitta dosha like anger, stress, hot and spicy foods, very hot environment can also bring on a bout of acidity.
While Pitta is generally the one indicted for acid indigestion, the Kapha dosha has its place in the stomach and the chest. Because Kapha controls the digestive juices and causes mucus, indigestion that results from low metabolism and mucus congestion are natural in acid reflux. You can get Kaphic acid reflux if you have a feel of sluggishness, feel a bitter taste in your mouth after late-night meals, chest congestion in the morning, a heavily coated tongue, and a tendency to pile on weight.
Key Tips for Treating Hyperacidity
Here are some Ayurvedic home remedies for acidity problems. These home remedies are easily available and very effective and give you relief:
- Avoid excessive salty, oily, sour, and spicy foods. Food should consist mainly of bitters like bitter gourd, matured ash gourd, and avoid smoking and alcohol intake.
- Include barley, wheat, old rice, and green gram in the diet.
- Avoid overcooked, stale, and contaminated food.
- The infusion of coriander seeds (Dhanyak) taken with sugar twice a day.
- Water obtained from the green fruit of coconut 100-500 ml to be taken twice a day.
- Powder of Amla 3-6 gm BD with water.
- Powder of Shatapuspa (Saunf) (Anethumsowa) with sugar mixed in a glass of water – 20 ml twice daily for 1 week or till the symptom subsides.
- Chewing of half a teaspoon of fennel seeds after food.
- Shatavari, Yashtimadhu, Sunthi (dry ginger) these herbs are used to treat Acidity.
- Vegetables like white pumpkin, bitter gourd, matured ash gourd, leafy vegetables except for Methi.
- Fruits like gooseberry, dry grapes, black grapes, sweet lime, pomegranate, and fig.
- Take adequate amount of fluids like pomegranate juice, lemon juice, amla juice, sweet lime juice, medicated water with ushir (wala) or coriander seeds, or laja (puffed rice) Warm water.
- Consume Dadimpak (sweet preparation made of pomegranate). Moramla (jam made from amla), Gulkand (jam made from rose petals) with milk.
- Consume one teaspoonful of ghee with warm milk.
- Practice yoga, pranayama, meditation & exercise regularly.
The exacerbated Pitta worsens your digestive fire, making your food to be not perfectly digested as well as influence the production of ama (toxins). When ama builds up in your digestive channels, it brings about the problem of hyperacidity reflux.
Ayurveda treatment focuses on cooling down the troubled Pitta dosha lead to acid reflux. For this, various Ayurvedic herbs are used to get rid of the toxins that prevent digestive system. This usually improves your digestive fire, bringing about better digestion.
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