Note: 5 Plants for instant relief from Acidity and Heartburn

Suffering from painful acidity? Try these home remedies that really work without and side-effects!

#1: Tulsi

How it helps?

  • Tulsi leaves help stimulate your stomach to produce more mucous
  • Has antiulcer properties and reduces the effect of gastric acids.

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Top Tip:

Chewing on five to six tulsi leaves when you suffer from acidity is a great way to beat the discomfort you feel.

#2: Bananas
How it helps?

  • This rich source of potassium help to keep the level of acid production in stomach.
  • Some components in this fruit also help in increasing the production of mucous in stomach, which helps in protecting the harmful effects of excessive acid production.
  • Bananas are high in fibre content which helps speed up digestion, preventing the recurrence of acidity.

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Top Tip: Eat a ripe banana for some relief. You could also eat an overripe banana to beat an especially bad bout of acidity, as they tend to contain more potassium which makes it the perfect antidote.

#3. Mint or Pudina

How it helps?

  • Pudina helpslower the acid content of the stomach and improves digestion.
  • Has a cooling effect which helps reduce the pain and burning associated with acid reflux.

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Top Tip

If you feel an attack coming on chop some mint leaves, add them to a pot of boiling water and drink this water after it cools. You could also try mint to calm indigestion.

#4. Amla

How it helps

  • Amla is a kapha and pitta pacifier apart from having high amounts of vitamin C that helps in healing the injured stomach lining and oesophagus.

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Top Tip

Have one teaspoon of amla powder twice a day to help keep acidity away.

#5. Ginger

How it helps

  • The root is known to improve digestion and aid in better absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients.
  • It also protect your stomach against ulcers by promoting mucus secretion and reducing the effect of the acid on your stomach.

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Top Tip

For relief from acidity, chew a small piece of ginger. If you find that too pungent, try boiling it in water and drinking the decoction.

Another remedy is to crush ginger, mix it with a small piece of jaggery and keeping sucking on it allowing the juice to slowly reach the stomach.