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An excess or imbalance of digestive acids produced by the stomach can cause a stomach ache, gas, nausea, bad breath and other symptoms. It is a common problem that affects people of all ages.

Those who suffer frequently from acidity problems may refer to having an “acid stomach.” Eating spicy foods, lack of exercise, irregular eating habits, stress, or drinking alcohol frequently can lead to acidity problems.

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Some simple natural remedies can be used to treat stomach acidity. For instance, simply drinking a little water will help neutralize and flush out excess acid from your stomach.

If you frequently suffer from acidity, drink a glass of lukewarm water every day before going to sleep and immediately after waking up in the morning. Do not drink water during or immediately after a meal though, as it can lead to improper digestion that can contribute to acidity.

There are many more simple ingredients available in your kitchen or refrigerator that can be used to get relief from stomach acidity.

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Here are the top 10 home remedies for acidity.

1. Basil Leaves

The soothing and carminative properties of basil leaves can give you instant relief from acidity, gas and nausea.

acidity remedy using basil leaves

  • Simply eat some basil leaves at the first sign of acid upset. Be sure to chew them thoroughly.
  • Another option is to boil three to five basil leaves in a cup of water and then let it simmer for a few minutes. You can sweeten this basil tea with honey. Do not add milk, though. Sip it frequently.

2. Cinnamon

cinnamon for acidity

Cinnamon is good for your digestive health. It works as a natural antacid and helps dispel stomach gas.

  1. Add half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder in a cup of water.
  2. Bring it to a boil and then allow it to steep for a few minutes.
  3. Drink this cinnamon tea two to three times a day.

You can also add cinnamon powder to your soup or salad.

3. Buttermilk

buttermilk for acidity

Another simple home remedy for acidity is buttermilk. It contains lactic acid that normalizes the acidity in the stomach. You can buy buttermilk or make it yourself.

  • Grind half to one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds with a little water to make a paste. Mix it in a glass of plain buttermilk, also called chaas, and consume it to relieve stomach ache caused by acidity.
  • Or, you can simply drink plain buttermilk several times a day until you get relief. Mix in a little black pepper or one teaspoon of ground coriander leaves for best results.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar

Though acidic in nature, apple cider vinegar has an alkalizing effect. Thus, it helps treat stomach acidity.

  • Simply mix one or two teaspoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a cup of water.
  • Drink it once or twice a day. You can also drink it before meals.

5. Cloves

cloves for acidity

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Cloves can help alleviate acidity and dispel gas due to their carminative effect that increases hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Contrary to the popular belief, acidity can be caused due to low stomach acid too.

  • Chew two to three cloves thoroughly so that the juices are released into your system.
  • Eating crushed cloves and cardamom mixed in equal amounts can help minimize acid trouble and freshen bad breath that often accompanies this problem.

6. Cumin Seeds

cumin for acidity

Cumin seeds can also be used to treat acidity as cumin works as a great acid neutralizer. Also, it aids in digestion and relieves stomach pain.

  • Slightly crush some roasted cumin seeds and stir it into a glass of water. Drink it after every meal.
  • You can also boil one teaspoon of cumin seeds in a cup of water, strain it and then drink the water after your meal.
  • Another option is to mix one teaspoon each of coriander seed powder, cumin seed powder, fennel seed powder and some sugar in one-half cup of water. Drink it on an empty stomach.

7. Ginger

ginger slices

The anti-inflammatory properties in ginger help treat acidity. Ginger juice can also neutralize stomach acids.

  • During acidity just chew a slice of fresh ginger.
  • You can also put some fresh ginger slices in a cup of boiling water, let it steep for a few minutes and then drink it.
  • Even a spoonful of ginger juice taken two to three times a day can provide relief from acidity.

8. Jaggery

jaggery balls

Jaggery aids digestion and becomes alkaline in the digestive system, thus reducing stomach acidity. You can buy jaggery at most Indian or Asian ethnic grocery stores.

After each meal, suck on a small piece of jaggery until acidity subsides. This remedy is not suitable for people who have diabetes.

9. Fennel

fennel seeds

Fennel has carminative properties that aid digestion and help relieve stomach gas.

  • Simply chew some aniseed after eating a heavy or spicy meal.
  • You can also steep one or two teaspoons of fennel seeds in a cup of hot water. Strain and drink it a few times a day.

10. Cold Milk

milk

Milk can help stabilize gastric acids in the stomach and give you relief from acidity. Milk is rich in calcium, which prevents build-up of stomach acid. Simply drink a glass of cold milk  to prevent or soothe acidity problems.

Go time you suffer from acidity, try these remedies. If you do not get relief within a day or two, consult a doctor.

Medic for Acidity was last modified: August 13th, 2018 by Top10HomeRemedies
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97 thoughts on “Medic for Acidity”

  1. Great, to the point, easy to understand, presentation. Showing how to prepare remedies makes it even easier. However, Please show a close up of the ingredient. Give its name in hindi and english. People, unfamiliar with these ingredients may find it very helpful. Keep up the good work.

  2. Eating an apple also helps and chewing gum (something to do with salivation).

    I suffered for 2 weeks and ranitidine didn’t help but gaviscon and omneprazole capsules, apples and banana helped a lot!

  3. boil fennel seed about 1/2 tsp, 2 opened cardamom pods, and few leaves of mint for 5.10 mins water should turn greenish yellow .
    1/4 cup drink as often as you like will provide instant relief and promote healing process.

  4. Very useful information on your site. I keep s mall piece of ginger in mouth but don’t chew it just simply suck it. It has worked well on me.

  5. Found these natural remedy ideas worthy of noting for helping with my senior husband’s gas / high acid .. the pain that accompanies this condition to birth hope .. as I have written down various combinations of natural ingredients he will be trying … thanks everyone for their comments and feedback on what they tried .. God Bless everyone with their health .. Excellent Home Remedy site …. thanks for all the research put into this for the betterment of humanity.

  6. I gone to many doctors for acidity.wasted lots of money to doctors nothing worked .did angiography thinking it’s a block came back from death no heart blocks .stopped spicy food little relief.needs suggestions from well wishers.

  7. Acidity pain instant relief- ginger with turmeric very small amount lemon juice 10/drops and funnel seeds mix together after that u can chew for 2 min. After that u can drink water u can feel relief.

  8. done them all and I still get probs, best way is to prevent it, sit up straight when eating is ther best remedy, works for me

  9. simple plain vanila ice cream will give you instant relief from heart burn/acidity.. I keep ice-creams in fridge everyday.

  10. i have got a high acidity since morning taken 3 tablet of gelusil and also my tummy is getting bloated what to do. Kindly help

  11. Get a cup, put 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in it. Pour about 1/4 cup of water in it and stir, drink it quickly before it settles to the bottom. Baking soda is the BEST remedy for acidity.

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