Acidity? Try these 5 Ayurveda-recommended drinks to feel relieved

Don't feel helpless and annoyed while struggling with acidity. Instead try these drinks recommended to manage your digestive health.
Acidity can be quite a pain – literally! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Published on: 18 March 2022, 12:30 pm IST
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How often do you end up having an upset stomach? Must be many times! All thanks to your habit of binge eating or munching on your favourite snacks. In fact, this can even result in a burning sensation in the stomach, bloating, and a bitter taste in the throat. And these symptoms point towards one thing: that you have acidity! However, we’ve got a natural cure for acidity. Wonder what it is? Well, Ayurveda recommends some drinks for acidity which can help reduce pain and discomfort.

Read how diet plays an important role in digestion

As per Ayurveda, whatever you consume becomes committed to a fire that exists in the body. The food you consume may either fuel or increase this fire, strengthening your digestive system. And this can make digestion smooth and easy.

Acidity can be very cumbersome. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

However, unhealthy eating habits can result in adding up to your stomach issues. Vaidya Shakuntala Devi, an Ayurvedic expert, explains, “In Ayurvedic words, unhealthy meals such as fried foods, baked- cheesy food, and very cold foods, can leave an undigested residue that generates poisons or ‘Ama’. The underlying cause of stomach-related problems like acidity and constipation can be characterized as Ama.” So, drop your unhealthy eating habits and follow a healthy routine.

Here are 5 drinks for acidity, as recommended by Ayurveda:

1. Milk and rose petals

Dr Shakuntala says, “Constipation can be relieved by drinking boiled milk and rose petals. This will empty your stomach in the morning, and consuming it for a few days can alleviate your constipation problem.”

2. Ajwain and jeera

In a jar of water, combine cumin seeds (Jeera) and carom seeds (Ajwain) and let them overnight. In the morning, strain the water and consume it first thing in the morning. This drink aids in the growth of metabolism, digestion, and elimination of constipation.

3. Mint leaves

Peppermint leaves can help in almost all stomach issues. Dr Shakuntala says, “Mint soothes the burning sensation in your stomach by reducing acid production.” Therefore, it helps to relieve you from the burning sensation in the throat as well. So, chop and grind some mint leaves, then drink the cooled solution to get relief.

Brew a cup of peppermint tea to beat bloating. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

4. Cold milk

Drinking cold milk to relieve acid reflux is the simplest and most common home remedy that people use. All thanks to the presence of calcium in milk which helps to control the excess secretion of hydrochloric acid thereby reducing acids in the stomach. Dr Shakuntala also agrees and says, “Milk’s high calcium content helps to reduce acid issues and absorb acid that has already been created. Because of its coolness, it helps to provide immediate relief from the burning feeling.”

5. Radish juice

Radish is high in fibre and helps to maintain regular bowel movements. Drinking the juice of this root vegetable can help in getting relieved from constipation, acid reflux, and other digestive disorders like as irritable bowel syndrome

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Aayushi Gupta

Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information.

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