Stomach Acidity Causes | Natural Remedies For Stomach Acid

What Is Stomach Acidity?

It is commonly known that excessive secretion of acid leads to hyper acidity. The stomach has a inner lining. If this lining gets damaged or weakened if challenged with certain foods like too much tea, coffee, alcohol or certain medicines like pain relieving drugs. The acidic secretion transverses the stomach and causes pain and discomfort. If this happens repeatedly, it gives rise to gastritis thereby inflaming the lining of the stomach.

Causes Of Excess Stomach Acid

  1. Factors responsible for hyper acidity include excessive intake of pungent and sour food, alcoholic beverages and hot food which cause burning sensations.
  2. Fried, fatty, creamy stuff, chocolate, garlic and onion, coffee, tea and carbonated beverages may also be a reason for increasing acidic levels in your stomach.
  3. Anger, fear, excessive stress, exposure to sun and fire and irregular meals also contribute to acidity.

How To Reduce Stomach Acid

  • Avoid excess salt, oil, pickles, curd, fried food, sour foods like tamarind
  • Increase intake of salads and legumes.
  • Inculcate proper eating habits:
    • Do not eat too fast.
    • Maintain an upright posture after eating.
    • Do not overeat.
    • Dinner should be taken at least three hours before going to bed.
    • Avoid bedtime snacks.
  • Milk acts as an excellent remedy for acidity.
  • Cereals from fresh crops should be avoided.
  • Excess intake of sweets also can cause acidity as sugar causes fermentation and produces acid in stomach.

Natural Remedies For Stomach Acid

  • Chewing of fennel seeds after a meal, stimulates production of saliva, an alkaline solution that helps soothe and protect the food pipe.
  • Two teaspoonfuls of clarfied butter in a glass of warm milk lowers acid levels in your stomach. It also acts as a laxative, which helps flush excess acid from the system.
  • Coconut water is one of the best home remedies for acidity.
  • Take two spoons of Gooseberry powder three times a day.
  • A decoction of sandal if consumed thrice daily, gives good relief from acidity.

9 Comments

  1. S said:

    I am diagnosed with Helicobacter Pyroli. I suspect I have some kind of ulcer. What remedies will help soothe the stomach acid.

    September 3, 2010
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  2. N R said:

    My wife has acidity and is suffering from stomach pain, gastric problem, backache and joint pains.

    December 4, 2010
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  3. AA said:

    I am on Ecospirin due to angioplasty and always have acidity and gases. How I can reduce this without medication?

    August 9, 2011
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  4. HY said:

    I have had a Gastroscopy done. They found acid in my stomach. What is the cause of this and how can I reduce the acid. I have been given Nexium to take daily. I would like to reduce it naturally.

    December 13, 2011
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  5. TP said:

    I am 56 and am working with a Bank. I have acidity attacks at night. I get up in the night with a burning sensation in my heart. Sometimes I feel like some acid is poured through my nose as it burns along with the food pipe. I hope this is just acidity and nothing severe. Can you suggest any home remedies and natural treatment for stomach and food pipe acidity?

    February 4, 2012
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  6. SY said:

    Last month I underwent a Gastroscopy and afterwards they told me that there is nothing wrong and couldn’t find anything that was causing the symptoms. Although I felt relieved that the finding was good, I still feel confused to what else could be wrong? I still have to do other tests something to do with Acidity. I am afraid to eat or drink anything because it starts to hurt again.

    March 9, 2012
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  7. VK said:

    In the morning sometimes I spit blood. Also I feel like I have lost my energy and cannot concentrate on my work. Sometimes I have burning sensation in my stomach when I eat outside food. It is not possible to avoid eating outside food as I have to go out of city. Please suggest how can I take proper care of my health when I am out of town.

    March 24, 2012
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