6 Home Remedies To Help You Overcome Acidity
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Although we tend to ignore it most of the time, many of us suffer from digestion issues. While each of our body processes are equally important, digestion is never given its due attention. Perhaps, because most of its problems are temporary or short-lived. But we never realise that digestive issues, when left unattended for a longer period of time, can wreck our entire system. 

Acidity or acid reflux is one of the most common digestive ailments, where stomach acid or bile irritates the food pipe. It mostly occurs when there is excess secretion of acids in the gastric glands of the stomach, producing gas, bad breath, stomach ache and other symptoms. In the case of excessive secretion of acids, it can also cause heartburn in which there is a burning sensation in the chest, throat and stomach. According to experts, acidity can be caused due to a long gap between meals, an empty stomach or excessive intake of tea, coffee, smoking or alcohol. 

Symptoms of acidity can range from nausea and bloating to constipation, and these must be attended to immediately. Multiple episodes of acid reflux can lead to severe gastric problems and may require medical intervention. To avoid acidity, one must lead a healthy lifestyle and diet which includes physical activity, loads of hydration and eating right. To help you do that, here are 4 home remedies including foods that can help combat acidity naturally.  

1. Ajwain Water  

Ajwain or carom seeds boast multiple health benefits including alleviating digestive irritation. According to experts, biochemical thymol is an active ingredient in ajwain which helps relieve digestion. While the easiest way is to simply chew it as is, ajwain water is said to have many health benefits. Soak in water overnight and drink it first thing in the morning.  

2. Honey-Lemon Water  

Many studies have shown that honey and lemon in warm water can soothe gastric discomfort and aid in smooth digestion. Adding lemon to it can work like a neutraliser for the acid in the stomach.  

3. Yoghurt  

A natural probiotic, yoghurt provides a healthier gut and also reduces the risk of indigestion. A bowl of curd in all your meals can work wonders for your digestive system.  

4. Saunf Tea  

Saunf or fennel seeds are often eaten post meal as a mouth freshener. But did you know it also holds multiple health benefits? Saunf soaked in water or added to your regular tea can work wonders for digestion. 

5. Cinnamon 

Known as one of the oldest known spices, cinnamon, besides its many health benefits, works as a natural antacid for stomach acidity and can soothe your stomach by improving digestion and absorption. For better relief, one can drink cinnamon tea to heal infections in the gastrointestinal tract.  

6. Buttermilk 

Chaach or buttermilk is known to be an instant cooler during hot summer months. Did you know that buttermilk is categorised as a sattvic food in Ayurveda? So, if you have acidity after eating a heavy or spicy meal, drink a glass of chaas post your meal. Buttermilk contains lactic acid that normalises acidity in the stomach. Add a dash of black pepper or a teaspoon of ground coriander leaves for better results.