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Hyperacidity is a discomforting stomach condition, caused by an imbalance due to acid secretion in the stomach. Stomach has natural defense mechanisms in digestion of foods. When the mechanism gets affected, it affects the digestive power, damage intestines or the functionality, which leads to secretion of excess acid in the stomach. This is called hyperacidity. On a simple note, excessive secretion of gastric juice is hyperacidity. It is painful, discomforting and leads to intolerable heartburn. Ayurvedic treatment for hyperacidity gives a tremendous relief and complete cure.

Hyperacidity in Ayurveda

In Ayurveda, hyperacidity is classified under Pitta aggravation. Pitta, the fire or heat is seated in the stomach. Exacerbation of Pitta affects the digestion and accumulates ama. When the fire element worsens in your body, in the stomach it leads to hyperacidity.

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Foods and other causes that aggravates Pitta dosha include

  • Eating foods opposite to your body constitution or your requirement
  • Eating opposite quality foods
  • Excessive intake sour and salty foods
  • Super-spicy foods
  • Eating heavy foods or more quantity than desired level
  • Refined foods, beverages and preservatives
  • Too much caffeine
  • Smoking and alcohol
  • Sleeping immediately after eating

Eating wrong choice of foods is the major cause of hyperacidity. Hyperacidity can occur in any individual. People with Pitta dominant nature are more prone to this condition due to foods.

In addition, prolonged intake of certain medications also affects the natural response or resistance in the intestines. It leads to excessive secretion of gastric juices.

Treatment for Hyperacidity

Pitta pacifying diet is the primary remedy for hyperacidity in Ayurveda. However, treatment generally comprises of adhering to strict diet recommendations.

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Simple home remedies and food recommendations for hyperacidity

  • Drink fresh tender coconut everyday
  • Infuse cumin seeds in water, store overnight and drink the water. Or practice the habit of drinking cumin infused water regularly.
  • Include lot of herbs and mild spices that boost up your digestion – Ginger, garlic, shallots, cumin, fennel seeds, fenugreek etc.
  • Eat light, steamed or boiled foods
  • Eat in small quantities
  • Consume adequate liquids in form herbal tea, fresh fruit juices, juicy fruits and water vegetables
  • Include healthy oils and ghee in your diet
  • Practice pranayama or meditation

Ayurvedic Herbs / Medicines for Hyperacidity

Following are the effective herbal medicines that control the secretion of acid and soothe the irritated intestines.

  • Shathavari – 2 to 3 gms twice a day in milk or water
  • Yashtimadhu – 2 to 3 gms twice a day in milk or water
  • Amalaki (Gooseberry) – 2 to 3 gms twice a day in milk or water
  • Sunthi (dry ginger) – 1gm twice a day in milk or water

Since food is the major trigger, sometimes, stress also aggravates the condition. In certain cases, Panchakarma therapy is essential. Get the proper diagnosis from an Ayurvedic wellness center in Melbourne, and contact Ayurways for comprehensive treatment for hyperacidity. There are few exclusive Ayurvedic formulations which may need proper prescription from a professional Ayurvedic practitioner based on individual diagnosis.

In case of chronic condition, Panchakarma procedures like Virechana, Vamana, Basti (induced vomiting, medicated enema etc to clear the ama from the stomach). Lifestyle changes is essential to improve the health and get rid of hyperacidity.

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