Acidity, commonly known as ‘Urdhvang Amalpitta’ in Ayurvedic terminology, refers to the discharge of the gastric juices secreted in the stomach back into the food canal pipe up to the throat. Although it seems to be a simple problem, it leads to a high burning and even painful sensation which is called acid reflux and which forms gas in the stomach. There are a few causes of acidity which might be Irregular eating habits, Improper sleep, and many more. Ayurveda associates acidity is caused due to the imbalance of pitta doshas.
Ayurveda suggests few ways to control acidity and it might even help to cure it. Which are as follows :
- Eat well-balanced and bland food items that are rich in fiber. Include cow’s milk, old rice, and veggies like green banana, pumpkin, and bitter gourd as a portion of meals.
- Avoid foods that are oily, fatty, and refined flour that are difficult to digest.
- Stay away from chilled or hot beverages such as tea & coffee.