Hyperacidity: Causes, Symptoms, Home remedies for hyperacidity

Hyperacidity: Causes, Symptoms, Home remedies for hyperacidity

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Home Remedies >> Hyperacidity



Written and Reviewed By :
Dr. Riddhi P. Sardhara.



What is Hyperacidity?

It is an uncomfortable burning sensation that oftentimes creeps up the throat and is a symptom more so than a disease. It is caused by acid reflux.

Causes of Hyperacidity

  • Excessive consumption of junk food and heavy fat food.

  • Excessive consumption of alcohol, tea, coffee, and tobacco.

  • Anxiety or other stress-related problems.

  • Long-term use of spicy, and oily preparations.

  • Such pain killer medicines like ibuprofen, aspirin, etc.


  • Symptoms of Hyperacidity

  • Heart-burn.

  • Acidic/sour belching.

  • Nausea.

  • Indigestion.

  • Regurgitation.

  • Home Remedies For Hyperacidity

  • During the time of Hyperacidity, drinking Coconut Water can help to get relief.

  • Take 3 to 6 gms of Liquorice (mulethi) root powder with warm milk.

  • Drink cold milk without any additives. Make it more effective by adding one teaspoonful of Ghee to it.

  • Eat overripe Bananas during an attack of acidity. They have higher amounts of potassium making them even more effective.

  • Boil one cup of water and add one teaspoon of Fennel (saunf) to it. Cover and leave overnight. Strain the water in the morning, add 1 tsp of Honey (shahad). Drink this preparation 3 times a day.

  • Chew Cumin (jeera) or boil it in water. Drink the water when it has cooled down.

  • Chop some mint leaves, add them to a pot of boiling water and drink this water after cooling it.

  • To relieve acidity crush two pods of Cardamom (with or without the skin), boil the powder in water, and drink the cooled juice for instant relief.

  • Mix crushed Ginger (adarak) with a small piece of Jaggery (gud). Keep this in the mouth and suck it for some time.

  • One teaspoon of Amla powder twice a day to help keep acidity way.

  • Chewing Holy Basil (tulsi) leaves on daily basis.


  • Diet and Regimen For Hyperacidity

  • Take a fresh and warm diet.

  • Use less oily and spicy food.

  • Take adequate sleep, avoid taking mid-day sleep.

  • Avoid taking so many caffeine products, tea, coffee, alcohol, tobacco.

  • Take small meals at one time of the day.


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