We know how it feels!
There have been times when we have suffered from acidity. If you ever come across this unfortunate circumstance where you have no medicines at home or someplace else, here are a few homemade remedies to get rid of acidity.
Bananas: Bananas are extremely beneficial for gut and stomach health because of their high fibre content which enhances the digestion process. They also fight the harmful effects of excessive acid production.
Cold milk: Milk contains a high amount of calcium which makes it a superfood for bone health. Calcium is also one of the main ingredients in your over-the-counter antacids? This is the reason cold milk can provide you with instant relief from the burning sensation one feels during acidity and acid reflux. The calcium in milk also curbs and prevents acid build up and also absorbs the excess acid produced. Remember though that cold milk is more effective than hot milk.
Basil Leaves: Basil leaves or Tulsi, as we know them, stimulate our stomach to produce more mucus which in turn helps to relieve heartburn and nausea that often occurs with acidity. Chew 2-3 basil leaves to minimize your stomach acid.
Pineapple juice: Drink a glass of pineapple juice if you have had a spicy meal and detect symptoms of acidity. Pineapple juice is a tried and tested remedy to prevent as well as reduce hyperacidity and heartburn. Besides pineapple juice, edible aloe vera juice is also known to be a coolant and a natural remedy to relieve heartburn.
Raw almonds: Raw almonds are simply natural almonds that have not been soaked or tampered with in any way. In ancient times in the middle eastern countries, almonds were regarded as a natural remedy for ulcers and heartburn. Today, medical and natural therapy practitioners too advocate the benefits of the nut in curing acidity. Almonds are rich in natural oils which soothe and neutralize the acid in the stomach.
Mint leaves: Mint leaves or pudina can also help when suffering from indigestion or acidity. Mint leaves are one of the best coolants available in nature and thus this property makes them reduce the burning and pain that often accompanies acidity and indigestion.