A Symptom caused by the imbalance in the secretion of gastric acid.
The stomach normally secretes acid that is essential in the digestive process.
This acid helps in food digestion. When there is excess production of acid by the gastric glands, it results in the condition known as acidity.
Causes of acidity
The most common cause of acidity is bad eating habits, excessive intake of spicy food, Junk food, caffeine, alcohol. Medicines like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, painkillers, antibiotics etc trigger's acid production in the stomach.
Overeating and eating just before going to bed can cause acidity.
Ayurvedic remedies for acidity
1) Bananas- the potassium in bananas is an excellent remedy for acidity a ripe banana can provide relief from symptoms of acidity
2) Milk-The calcium in milk bars acid built up and absorbs the extra acid. For best results drink cold milk.
3) Mint leaves-Mint reduces acid production and cools the burning sensation in the stomach. Chop and boil some mint leaves the drink it with a cooled solution for relief.
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