We often feel a burning sensation in the chest and stomach also known as heartburn. This burning sensation occurs when acidic juices present in the stomach rises into the esophagus due to which you individuals may feel uneasiness, irritation and breathing issues in many cases. Other symptoms of heartburn and acid reflux includes bloating, nausea, breathing difficulties, sour taste in the mouth and throat.
If someone gets frequent heartburn sensations, then it is very important to consult the specialist as it might be the sign of any serious health problem like Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).
You can also minimize the risk of getting heartburn and acid reflux by reducing consumption of coffee. Reducing your coffee intake can help you save from getting heartburn attacks. One more important thing to keep in mind is to avoid taking antacids as there are many negative effects of taking antacids as it also causes acid rebound, constipation and in many cases even diarrhea. So try to cure heartburn attacks and acid reflux naturally.
Try these natural methods and remedies to prevent heartburn and acid reflux.
Baking Soda– Also known as sodium bicarbonate, baking soda is very effective to provide quick relief from acid attacks and heartburn sensation as it acts like a natural antacid.
For instant relief, take a glass of water and add 1 tbsp. of baking soda to it. You can also add a few drops of lemon juice to it. Drink this mixture to get immediate relief from pain and heartburn sensation.
Mint– Famous for its soothing and calming properties, mint is the best remedy to treat indigestion and heartburn sensation.
Note– Do not eat mint for other acid reflux symptoms. Take it only in case of heartburn.
In case heartburn, you can chew mint leaves to get relief or you can also add 1 tbsp. of crushed mint leaves to 2 glasses of water. Drink this water two-three times a day.
Ginger– Ginger is easily available in all grocery stores. There are uncountable health benefits of ginger. It is very beneficial to aid digestion and also possess the ability to calm the nerves which help to absorb acid present in the stomach.
Take 2-3 small pieces of ginger and eat raw or you can also take it in a form of capsules right after your meals. You can also drink ginger-lemon tea after heavy meals. This will help you to prevent heartburn and acid reflux for the long-term.
Aloe Vera juice To use Aloe Vera juice to treat heartburn is of great help. It instantly provides relief from the burning sensation and is also highly beneficial to treat gastrointestinal tract. It contains the soothing properties which reduce inflammation and pain occurs in the chest and stomach.
Take 1-2 tbsp. of Aloe Vera juice with warm water and drink on an empty stomach. You can also drink 2 tbsp. Juice 25 minutes before meals. But do not drink this juice in large quantity as it can cause abdominal pain and in some cases diarrhea. Drink it in small quantity once in a day.
You can also take help of some herbs like Oregano, Artemisia Asiatica, Peppermint to put a stop to heartburn and acid reflux problems. And yes, don’t forget to drink plenty of water as it helps to maintain the pH level in the body. So stay hydrated and healthy always with these amazing and useful natural remedies.
Cure acid reflux the Ayurvedic way
Ayurveda has different approach towards diseases than the western medicines, Instead of the symptoms it works over the root cause. As per the Ayurveda, the undigested food in the body becomes ama i.e toxin and wherever it gets accumulated in the body it manifests diseases that is why people suffering from acidity have quite varied experiences and symptoms. The symptom may vary from person to person but the root cause is ama. Ayurveda insists upon having a strong digestive system to cure acid reflux as strong digestion helps in eliminating the toxins from the body. Ayurveda suggests some Ayurvedic medicines and dietary changes for a well-functioning digestion. We’ve listed a few good Ayurvedic medicines below:-
- Buttermilk + Hingwashtak Powder
Buttermilk is great for digestion. It can be consumed anytime of the day. For acid reflux Mix Hingwashtak Churna with buttermilk and drink it twice a day. Generally buttermilk should be consumed within half an hour of preparation as it loses its healing property.
- Gashar Powder for instant relief from acid reflux
Gashar powder is one the powerful medicines in ayurveda. It has proved to be beneficial in case of acidity / acid reflux. You can consume Gashar powder 1-2 gm after meal with water, you will experience an instant relief.
- Triphala powder for colon cleanse and detoxification
As we have already discussed, the accumulated toxin is one of the major reasons for the acid reflux. Triphala works wonders for colon cleanse, just soak
1 tbsp Triphala powder in a glass of water (300 ml ) at night. Next morning, boil the mixture until the water becomes half and just drink the mixture after filtering the water.
Continue this for 45 days. You’ll experience a difference in the pH level of your body. Another way is to take 1-2 triphala capsules with warm water just before going to bed.
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- Panchkarma for toxin cleanse
Toxins in the body play a major role for acid formation in the body. Ayurveda suggests taking a panchakarma every 3 months for cleansing of the body. A toxin free body leads to a healthy digestion and gradually a healthy body. Panchakarma should be taken under experts, you can consult your nearest ayurvedic experts.
Cure acid reflux the yogic way
If you do not have much physical activity in a day, you are likely to suffer from acidity. We’ve few easy yoga poses and breathing exercises specifically for acid reflux.
Breathing Exercises –
- Kapalabhati Pranayama
- Bhastrika Pranayama
- Anulom Vilom
Yoga Poses –
- Ushtra Asana
Final tips for busy people –
We understand that you have a busy schedule and it is really hard to manage time for your health but it is essential for a quality life to obtain a good health. Above we’ve elaborated in numerous remedies, which is too extensive for you to follow but we’ve listed a schedule for you below which will make it easy for you to take care of your acid reflux issue :-
- Pick one remedy out of all which is easiest for you to follow and follow it consistently.
- You can sit in vajrasana after your meals for 5 – 15 minutes.
- Pick one more yoga pose which you can regularly practice, early in the morning or after you get out of bed.
- Eat slowly and chew your food well. Food is as well digested as good it is chewed.
- Practice deep breathing throughout the day.
- Avoid distractions while you eat. Talking, watching tv, texting ,reading newspaper any such distraction must be avoided. Food should be consumed peacefully.
- Drink enough water, make a habit of not drinking water 45 minutes before and after heavy meals. If you feel the need then consume warm water not more than a cup i.e 200 ml. Never drink water in between the meal.
- Don’t rush while you eat, if you generally experience anxiety while eating shift your meal time half an hour early.
- Quit the habit of having tea/coffee/carbonated drinks in between or after the meals.
- And above all relax!
Pregnant women and people suffering from major health issues should not consume any medicines without consultation.All yoga poses must be practiced under expert supervision.
Acid reflux trigger some of the major health diseases. An ignored acid reflux can lead you to deteriorating health. Take time to take care of yourself and make a healthy living.
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