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4 Effective Remedies to get relief from Acidity and Gas

Ayurveda views Agni (Digestive Fire) as the source of life. Its literally the gatekeeper of good health and a metaphor for all metabolic functions in the body. Your state of digestion is considered the key indicator of good health, and – persistent bloating, acidity and gas are the signs that indicate your digestive system and overall health are in need of some support.

Bloating is one of the most common gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, which is a frequent complaint in the patients of all ages. The severity of bloating is varied from mild discomfort to severe, and it is one of the bothersome symptoms of the patients, affecting their quality of life. Due to impaired digestion, the food is disintegrated through the process of fermentation and a byproduct of this process is gas.

Rapidly changing lifestyle and dietary habits has left no human being immune to acidity and gassy stomach. We are all prone to it and can be embarrassing at times if not treated at the initial stage. It’s a painfully uncomfortable experience that can often lead to problems like stomach ache, heaviness, discomfort, loss of appetite and acidity.

Fortunately, there are ample of efficient Ayurvedic medicines for gas and acidity trouble that can heal your gut and mitigate uncomfortable gas.

Evil causes of acidity and gas –

  • Munching on unhealthy foods, fried, crispy, processed and cold food
  • Erratic meal timings and having very late dinner
  • Excessive intake of tea, coffee, carbonated drinks, smoking and alcohol.
  • Swallowing air when eating too quickly, drinking through a straw, chewing gum or sucking on candies
  • Consumption of high carb food like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, rajma, chickpeas and lentils without enough water consumption.
  • Consumption of all dairy products except buttermilk.
  • Suppressing natural urges of urination, defecation and flatus.

 

Improper eating and unhealthy eating habits is one of the most common reasons behind bloating and acidity. Modifications in eating patterns and following a healthy diet with regular exercise is the simplest and most effective way to reduce bloating.

Thankfully there are a number of Ayurvedic medicines for gas and acidity which may help to eliminate the embarrassment of intestinal gas from our lives. Few of them are elaborated below.

  1. Cumin seeds (Jeera)

Cumin seeds contain organic active constituents like cumin-aldehyde and thymol which are known to have carminative and anti-flatulent properties, which helps in preventing and relieving excess intestinal gas. Thymol is a chemical that stimulates the pancreas and liver to produce enzymes and bile. This property therefore improves the overall digestion of carbs and fats within the body.

  1. Ginger

Ginger is one of the best household remedy for acidity and gas problems. Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger which improves the activity of gastrointestinal tract, promotes digestion and reduces bloating. Ayurveda suggests chewing a slice of fresh ginger with Saindhav salt before meals to improve digestion and taste perception.

  1. Draksha (Black raisins)

This sweet-tasting dry fruit is well-known for its medicinal properties. Draksha or Black raisins are rich in fiber and helps improve digestion. It has a mild laxative property that promotes bowel movements and relieves constipation. It balances Pitta and helps control excess acid production in the stomach to reduce the symptoms of acidity. It has a cooling effect on the stomach. Handful of black raisins daily can prove beneficial in controlling acidity and gas trouble.

  1. Amla (Indian Gooseberry)

This superfood is the main ingredient of many ayurvedic formulations for GI disorders. The alkaline nature of Amla is known to clear and strengthen the digestive system. Its high fiber content helps relieve constipation that can cause acidity and other digestive issues.

 Dipya Syrup – formulated and manufactured by Charak Pharma – is a complete digestive formula with 19 powerful ayurvedic digestive herbs which includes Amla, Draksha, Jeeraka and Shunthi. It promotes appetite and aids healthy digestion. It helps to stimulate the digestive enzymes, to aid digestion and assimilation of food thereby relieving abdominal discomfort.

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