Those constant hiccups, bad breath, bloating, burping, nausea, and chest burn could well, be a really annoying experience. Most of us, at some point in our lives, do suffer from acidity but for many others, hyperacidity is a common cause of worry.
That’s where Ayurveda comes in. Ayurveda, by principle, believes that humans are made of five natural elements like fire and water. Any imbalance in these elements can trigger a health problem. Acidity is a condition caused by the imbalance of Agni (fire) in the body. Here are 3 tips to ease acidity according to Ayurveda:
- Buttermilk/ Chaas: Commonly known as the ‘food of the gods’ buttermilk is a perennial favourite. This sattvic food will instantly give you the much-needed respite from acidity. So the next time you have a heavy, spicy meal and feel like gulping that antacid, just relish a glass of chaas instead. This wonder drink contains lactic acid that normalizes acidity in the stomach. Pro-tip: Add coriander leaves for better results and enhanced taste!
- Holy Basil: Holy basil or tulsi leaves have a special place in our diet. For almost all ailments or woes you suffer, Tulsi is the solution. All you have to do the next time you suffer from acidity is chew some holy basil leaves. One of the easiest fixes is to sip on tulsi water throughout the day. Remember that anything that increases saliva in the mouth is good medicine for acidity. Therefore, some ayurvedic experts also recommend having bits of tender coconut for acidity.
- Cloves: Most of us might wonder why Indonesia uses half of the world’s production of cloves. That’s because this wonder spice can aid you with just about any ailment related to the gut and core. It is carminative in nature, hence it prevents your body from forming gas in the gastrointestinal tract. All you have to do is to add cloves while cooking foods like beans or black gram. If that doesn’t suit your taste, you could simply mix equal parts of cloves and cardamom and chew on it to counter acidity.