How To Deal With Acidity

Our stomach contains natural acids, which has the function of digesting the food we eat. The acid also helps in preventing infection in the intestine. When a person has too much of acid in the stomach, the condition is known as acidity. It causes several types of problems like pain, discomfort and heartburn. The acid can come up to the esophagus and this is a symptom of heartburn due to acidity. The main reasons of acidity are poor diet, taking spicy foods, stress and taking alcohol. The affected person undergoes distress, discomfort and inconvenience when acidity continues without taking any treatment. Drinking water along with food causes indigestion and it worsens the problem of acidity. We will suggest several ways to fight the problem of acidity.

Following Are The Tips On How To Deal With Acidity:

Take Antacids

Taking antacids help in reducing acidity.[1] These medicines help in nullifying the stomach acid. If you have indigestion, heartburn and other problems due to excess stomach acid, you should take antacids. Take the antacid in a small amount.


Take Garlic

Garlic is an easily available ingredient that can stop acidity.[2] Chew few cloves of crushed garlic. After that, drink a very little amount of water. Do this remedy after eating food. This will control the amount of excess acid in the stomach.


Take Basil Leaves

Basil leaves can be used for stopping acidity. Mix fresh basil with yogurt and eat it.[3] Do this regularly till acidity becomes less. You can mix dry powdered basil with the yogurt. Mix black pepper also with the yogurt. For extra taste, add rock salt also. Mix all things and consume it.

Take Basil Leaves

Drink Aloe Vera Juice

Aloe Vera juice gives relief in the problem of acidity. It helps in soothing the digestive organs internally, which stops acid reflux due to acidity. Drink the aloe juice for this.[4] Avoid drinking the juice with food. Always drink it in between two meals and not with the meal.

Drink Aloe Vera Juice

Use Baking Soda

Taking baking soda helps in reducing acidity. For this, you need to make a baking soda solution by mixing water with it. The amount of baking soda should be one-fourth teaspoon.[5] For this amount, you can mix about one-fourth cup water. Mix well and consume the drink.

Baking Soda

Drink Buttermilk

You can use buttermilk to decrease acidity caused by eating spicy foods. Mix black pepper powder with the buttermilk and drink it. Take buttermilk in this way 5 times daily.[6] It will give a lot of relief in the excess stomach acid problem.

Drink Buttermilk

Use Slippery Elm

Slippery elm is a useful herb for decreasing excess stomach acid. The herb gives a lot of relief in the problem of reflux. Add water to a very little amount of slippery elm bark powder.[7] Mix this with boiling water. For flavor, add cinnamon and honey. Mix well all ingredients and consume the drink. Another option is to take the herb in the form of powder or capsule. You can also take tablets of this herb.

Slippery Elm


Use Marshmallow Herb

Using the marshmallow herb helps in decreasing stomach acidity. For this, you can use the leaves and flowers in several ways. However, the best remedy is to use the marshmallow root.[8] The herb helps in stopping heartburn. Use the herb instead of taking its candies.

Marshmallow Herb

Take Apple Cider Vinegar

Acid reflux problem due to acidity can be controlled by taking apple cider vinegar. The vinegar helps in digesting the food properly and stopping acidity.[9] Consume one-tablespoon vinegar before eating food to get relief from acid reflux.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.