Treat Acidity and Heartburn at Home: 4 Natural Ways to Calm the Stomach

Treat Acidity and Heartburn at Home: 4 Natural Ways to Calm the Stomach
Acid reflux and heartburn are common problems that can make you feel uncomfortable. While medications can help, they come with their own side effects. Here are 4 natural tips to control acidity at home that you can follow for the long term.
  1. Chew Holy Basil Leaves and Cloves: Chewing 10-15 Holy Basil leaves and two cloves after a meal can work as an antacid, aid digestion, and prevent acid reflux. It can also help with bad breath, mouth ulcers, and gum health.
  2. Drink Baking Soda Water: Dissolve one teaspoon of baking soda in half a glass of cold water and drink it for severe acid reflux attacks at night.
  3. Have Cold Milk: Drinking half a cup of cold milk without sugar can be an uncommon but effective home treatment for acidity.
  4. Chew Fennel Seeds or Drink Fennel Seed Decoction: Chewing a few fennel seeds after meals or drinking fennel seed decoction by boiling fennel seeds in a cup of water and letting it cool down can also be effective home remedies for acidity.

Additional Tips to Control Gastric Acidity:

  • Avoid spicy, oily, and acidic foods.
  • Eat slowly and avoid overeating and eating late at night.
  • Avoid alcoholic drinks and foods that trigger acidity.
  • Don't stay empty stomach for long durations and take small, frequent meals.
  • Avoid sweets after dinner.
  • Don't lie down immediately after eating.
  • Avoid caffeine, carbonated beverages, citrus, tomato-based products, and chocolate.
  • Practice stress management techniques like meditation and quit smoking.
  • Adjust your sleeping position by elevating the head of your bed to relieve snoring, sleep apnea, acid reflux, and supine hypertension.
  • Maintain a healthy weight and exercise daily to remain healthy.
  • By following these natural tips and making lifestyle changes, you can control acidity and promote better digestive health.
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