Acidity is the cause of surplus secretion of acid by the gastric glands of the stomach. Our stomach secretes an acid, which is necessary for the digestive process. This acid, in turn, produces various digestive enzymes, like pepsin, which help in the breaking complex food particles into elements that can be easily digested by the body.

Causes Of Acidity
  • Excessive smoking.
  • Drinking too much alcohol.
  • Gastro duodenal (peptic) ulcer.
  • Hyper secretion of hydrochloric acid.
  • Reflux of gastric acid.
  • Not having meals on time.
  • Eating fried and spicy food.
  • Problems in the functioning of digestive system.
  • Being on an empty stomach for a long time or skipping breakfast.
  • Eating foods rich in fats, like chocolates.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Aging.
  • Obesity.
  • Excessive exposure to sun and heat.
  • Inappropriate food habits.
  • Negative emotions.
  • Weakness of the valves.

Symptoms Of Acidity

  • Burning sensation or pain in the stomach, 1-4 hours after a meal.
  • Chest pain.
  • Prolonged heartburn.
  • Inflammation in chest.
  • Feeling hungry often.
  • Constant pain in the upper abdomen.
  • Belching.
  • Nausea.
  • Bitter taste in mouth.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Respiratory problems.
  • Vomiting.
  • Coughing.
  • Gastroesophageal reflux.
  • Voice change and formation of ulcer in esophagus (tube connecting mouth and stomach).
  • Pain during muscular contractions.
  • Pain in ears.


1. Chew 8-10 pudina leaves (fresh mint leaves) early in the morning on an empty stomach for one month. Having raw onions along with your meals will also keep acidity at bay.

2. Regular consumption of fresh mint juice can also help you get rid of acidity.

3. Avoid too much tea, coffee, fried and fermented food as they stimulate acid production.

4. Take a glass of water, add a pinch of baking soda and drink it at one go. It gives immediate relief.

5. Take a glass of warm water, add a pinch of hing (asafoetida) and have it every morning.

6. If you are looking for an immediate relief, have a bowl of yoghurt. It is one of the most effective home remedies for acidity.

7. Eat a serving of cucumber or watermelon 4-5 times in a day.

8. Chew 7-8 basil (tulsi leaves) leaves to get relief from acidity and gas.

9.. Have a glass of cabbage juice everyday, to avoid acid formation and the resultant acidity.

10. If you are suffering from acidity, try to suck on a piece of clove. It will bring immediate relief.

11. Drink a glass of lemon juice before each meal, it will help relieve acidity.

12. Drink coconut water 3-4 times in a day.

13. A glass of kokum sherbet with little jeera (cumin seeds) added to it helps relieve acidity.

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