Common Causes of Acidity

  • Consumption of Alcohol
  • Highly spicy foodstuffs
  • Non-vegetarian diets
  • Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID's)

Most acidity problems occur

  1. After meals
  2. When lifting weight or straining and applying pressure in the intra-abdominal area.
  3. At night when lying down.
  4. Ulcers also occur as a result of over secretion of acid.  


  1. After all three meals take a small piece of Jaggery and keep it in your mouth and suck.
  1. Boil one cup of water. To this add 1 tsp of Aniseed (Saunf). Cover and leave overnight. Strain the water in the morning, add 1 tsp of honey. When this is taken 3 times a day it prevents acidity.
  1. To 1 ½ liters of water add 1 tsp Caraway seeds (shah jeera). Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Sip while warm. Have the concoction 2-3 times a day for 5-6 days.
  1. Drinking milk or eating milk products are helpful in relieving symptoms of acidity.
  1. Almonds are also a good source for relieving the heartburn and acidity. Eat several almonds when heartburn symptoms persist.
  1. Lemons also help to prevent heartburn. Cut a lemon into thin strips and dip in salt. Eat before meals to prevent heartburn.
  1. Take some mint leaves and chop these and then boil in a cup of water and sip slowly after meals. If a person drinks Fresh mint juice every day he will never experience acidity.
  1. Eating bananas is also helpful in preventing the symptoms of acidity and heartburn. To prevent acidity it is advised to eat a banana daily.
  1. Basil leaves helps to get relief from burning, nausea and gas. Chew some leaves of tulsi to decrease the acidity.
  1. Eat a serving of cucumber or watermelon 4-5 times in a day to fight against acidity.
  1. Fennel helps to relieve abdominal pain, colon disorders, gas, and gastrointestinal tract spasms. It is an effective remedy for acidic stomach conditions (heartburn).
  1. It is advised to eat 8-10 glass to water daily. Drinking water gives immediate relief to symptoms like wind, distended stomach and acidity.
  1. After food maintain an upright posture to prevent the reflex and to prevent the symptoms of acidity. Sleep with your head and shoulder on a high pillow for elevation.
  1. Do not skip meals. Do not keep large gap between meals. This produces gas / wind.




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