Gastric problems mainly occur due to infectious microorganisms, injury, food poisoning, food intolerance, excessive alcohol consumption, caffeine or continuous use of pain killers. First find out the reason for gastric issues and then take medicines. Like other problems acidity is also connected with the type of food intake. Extensive gastric problem leads to acidity and heart burn. “Acidity can be caused due to a long gap between meals, empty stomach or excessive intake of tea, coffee, smoking or alcohol”. It is also a big reason for bad breath, stomach ache, bloating, excessive hiccups, and other such symptoms. Some other causes of gas are
- Eating foods that are too spicy
- Improper chewing of food
- Anxiety and Stress
- Excessive drinking of alcohol
- Swallowed air (if not burped up)
- Regular habit of having excess sauces and condiments
- Malfunctioning of intestines
- Bacterial infection
- Improper Digestion
- Habit of talking while eating
- Chewing tobacco or smoking
- Chewing gum or hard candy
- Use of artificial additives
- Uses of Laxatives
Acidity and gastric problems can be cured with both foods and medicines. It also includes some home remedies and even homeopathic treatment.
Homeopathic Remedies for Gas
Other than these simple and quick home remedies, severe gas pain can also be relieved by some the following homeopathic remedies.
I still remember our mother used these medicines during our childhood and they really worked;
- Pulsatilla: It is used when indigestion is at its worst and is caused by consuming fatty and rich foods.
- Nux Vomica:It is used when one suffers with stomach pain and the urge to vomit. It works best for those, who are overindulged in alcohol, stimulants and food.
- Natrum phosphoricum: It is used when a person suffers from indigestion. It is due to consumption of a lot of dairy products or sugar.
- Natrum carbonicum: It is used for healing digestive problems.
- Colocynthis: It is used for healing cramping pain in the stomach.
- Bryonia: A remedy for heavy stomach.
- Arsenicum album: It is used when stomach and oesophagus are troubled with restless pain.
- Carbo vegetabilis: It is used when digestion is too slow and incomplete.
Foods that Cure Acidity
Turn your body into an acidity-free zone by adhering to the following food items;
- Aloe Vera
- Potato juice
- Chicken and Turkey
- Fish and sea foods
- Roots and greens
- Couscous and rice
- Apple cider vinegar
- Coconut water
Oatmeal is thought to be the best breakfast as its filling as well as absorbs acidity.
Ginger is well accepted from the ancient times as a natural cure for indigestion. It not just add aroma to the food but also helps prevent the burning effects of spicy foods. Ginger skin can be easily peeled or shoved by the grater. Ginger tea is a quick relief for heartburn and acidity.
Aloe Vera is also another natural healing agent to treat acidity. It is easily available in the stores now. Aloe Vera is also used in recipes as thickening agent. It is anti-inflammatory, calming and soothing for the stomach.
Salad should be a primary meal for acid refluxers, however tomatoes, onions, cheese and heavy fatty dressing should be avoided as these dressings may have some acids in them.
Banana has a pH of 5.6 and hence is a good food for fighting acidity.
Another best cure for stomach gas is potato juice. Take potato juice and drink about ½ cup of it before your meal. Repeat this three times a day for best results.
Fennel, also known as saunf, gives you quick relief from gas and bloating. The oil contained in fennel seeds reduces nausea and controls flatulence. Dry, roast and grind fennel seeds to make a powder. Take half teaspoon of this powder twice a day along with water. You will see some results. You can also take fennel leaves, cardamom and mint leaves together, boil them to make a concoction; it will really help you get rid of that gastric issue.
Chicken and Turkey
Poultry can be boiled, grilled or baked but make sure that the skin is removed as it can cause acidity because of high fat content. People with acidity problem should avoid fried poultry items.
Fish and Seafood
Like poultry fish and other seafood can be taken as boiled, grilled or sautéed but never fried. Shrimps, lobsters and shellfish can also be used in a diet.
10. Roots and Greens
All kind of green and root vegetables are included in this category and are beneficial for the people who are consuming acid relief diet plans.
Chewing some celery leaves can be the fastest and quick remedy for gas relief. It has no calories and is high in water content.
Like ginger, parsley is also used as a tradition for recovering from acidity and heartburn. They are used as a medicinal herb to settle the stomach.
13.Couscous and Rice
Couscous, known as semolina wheat, bulgur wheat, and rice (especially brown rice) are all outstanding foods for acid reflux.
A complex carbohydrate is a good carbohydrate!
14.Apple Cider Vinegar
To treat indigestion, take it with water and honey and it will give effective results. It is an effective natural remedy for a number of health conditions. It provides stomach with the specific amount of acid and thus considered as a fast reliever from acidity.
Coconut water is just like simple water. It contains potassium, magnesium, copper, antioxidants and other minerals. It’s low in calories. Regular intake of coconut water will completely vanish the heartburn problems. Coconut is high in naturally occurring electrolytes and is therefore alkaline in nature, as a result providing the body with proper pH balance.