Acidity


ACIDITY


Our blood contains 20 % acid and 80 % alkaline alcohol. When acid excessively occurs in blood, it affects duodenal and generates acidity. Introduction :  

         Our blood contains 20 % acid and 80 % alkaline alcohol. When acid excessively occurs in blood, it affects duodenal and generates acidity. The patient who suffers from acidity feels burning sensation and pain in his chest

      There are two kinds of this disease as: oodhrvagami and adhogami. In oodharvagmi, the indigestible substance and liquid of the stomach comes out from the mouth by vomiting, while the indigestible substance and liquid comes out form the anus in adhomi.

         In oodhrvagami acidity, the patient vomits indigestible substance that are color of green, black, yellow and blue but excessive vomiting is red color, vomiting is very glossy and like water washed of fish, when it comes with phlegm, it is about pungent, bitter and alkaline like juice.  

         In adhogami, burning sensation, unconscious, feeling thirstiness, confusion, illusion, indigestion, coming sweat out form  the body, the body becomes yellowness, etc. symptoms appear in the patient. The symptoms of better and sour belching, burning sensation in the chest and throat, nauseate, feeling heaviness from the body, the food does not digest, feeling dislike, headache, burning sensation of the hand and foot,  becoming warmth of the body, itching and lentigo appear on the body parts in this disease.

Name in different languages:

English             -               hyper acidity

Hindi                -               khatti dakaren, amlapitt

Bengali             -               amlapitt

Arabic              -               amlapitt, tenga kami

Gujarati            -               amlapitt

Kannada           -               hulitheagukattalmiote

Malayalam        -               pulichu thettal

Marathi             -               amnapitt, aambat, dhenkardyaarn

Panjabi             -               pet jalana

Tamil                 -               puliyappam

Telugu               -               pulitranuapul

Causes:

         Acidity is generated by many causes as: do not take meal at right time, keeping on excessive fast, taking the things of out of house, taking spicy and chilly food, taking excessive tea, coffee, wine etc. The digestion power becomes weak by these causes due to which eatable food does not digest properly consequently, acidity is generated.

Symptoms:

         The acid, which makes in the stomach, when it arrives to the throat with excessive saliva, the patient feels burning sensation and sourness in the stomach and he also feels burning sensation and sourness in the chest and throat. There are two types of this disease which have the symptoms of indigestion, constipation, lack of appetite, lack of urine, gastric, burning sensation in the throat and chest, giddiness, pain in hand, feet, waist and the joint of bone, vomiting, tiredness, do not digesting food, lack of sleep, excessive laziness, starting vomiting after 1-2 hours of taking meal, feeling dislike, etc. The patient who has been suffering form acidity, burning sensation keeps on occurring in his chest and throat and sour belching keeps on coming in mouth after taking meal. Acidity, diabetes, heart disease, cough, asthma, etc. mostly appear in the person who smokes and takes heavy food at night than other people.    

Diet and abstinence:

         The paitent can take ribbed luffa, sespadula, spinach, fenugreek, radish, Indian Gooseberry, coconut water, the compote of the ash gourd, and Indian Gooseberry, guava and papaya in his meal in this disease. Old shali rice, old barley, old wheat, the green vegetables of white goose foot, bitter-gourd, clove, banana, grape, date, sugar, ghee, butter, water caltrops, a dish of rice boiled in milk, pomegranate, satoo, wood apple, water chestnut, dried grape, ripen papaya, beel, rock salt and the soup of the flesh of forest animal, small fish, etc. can be taken too in this disease. The patient should take a little quantity of food according to normal appetite and take walk after taking meal. He should wear loose cloth. 

         The patient should take a little quantity of tea, coffee, egg, fish, wine, oily food, a dish of rice boiled in milk and pudding, stale food, chilly and spicy food, heavy food, sweats, red chilly, sourness, a powder of sour things (khatai) and salt because these foods can be harmful. Jaggery, sour and spicy juice, heaviness and acid food, the grain of new crop should not be taken. The seeds of sesame, the pulse of kidney bean, the food made from horse gram oil, curd, the milk of she goat, pasty (kachaudi), parathe, a food made by besan, cauliflower, potato, tomato, brinjal, etc. should be used in a little quantity. The patient has been suffering form acidity should avoid hard work and sexual intercourse with women. Mental aberration (mental depression), wrath, sleeping in day, awaking in the night (night vigil), stopping velocity of stool, urine, etc. are harmful for acidity patient.      

Treatment by different medicines : 

1. Asiatic greevia: If the patient has been suffering from gastric and acidity, he should take asiatic greevia to get relief.

2. Indian Gooseberry:

  • Mix 2 spoons juice of Indian Gooseberry and 2 spoons sugar candy and take, it removes acidity and sour belching.
  • Take 3 to 6 grams powder of Indian Gooseberry’s roots with 250 ml milk twice a day to remove acidity.
  • Mix one spoon juice of Indian Gooseberry, ¼ spoon toasted powder of cumin seed, half spoon powder of coriander and sugar candy together and take, it removes acidity within some days.
  • Grind the equal quantity of Indian Gooseberry, powder of white sandal, chook, nut-grass, lotus’s flower, liquorices, date-palm, dry grape and cus-cus together to make the powder. After that, take 2 pinches of this powder with honey in the morning and evening, it removes acidity and gastric.   
  • Grind the equal quantity of Indian Gooseberry, myrabalan chebulie, beleric myrobalan, brahmi and sphaeranthus indicus to make the powder. After that, take 6 grams this powder after mixing sugar candy in it with milk daily to eliminate gastric.
  • Taking the powder of Indian Gooseberry with cured or whey is useful to get relief in acidity.
  • Mix honey in juice of Indian Gooseberry and take, it removes acidity and stops coming out water from the mouth with belching.
  • Take 2 grams powder of Indian Gooseberry with coconut water to remove acidity.

3. Potato: The nature of potato is alkaline that reduces acidity. The person who has been suffering from acidity, sour belching and gastric should take roasted potato consequently; it provides relief in acidity soon. It has also potassium salt that reduces acidity.   

4. Orange: Mix toasted powder of cumin seed in 100 ml juice of orange and take, it removes acidity.

5. Milk:

  • Mix half glass of water and the powder of 2 pieces small cardamom in half glass of milk and take, it provides benefit in acidity.
  • Drink 2 sips of pure and cool milk many times in a day, it stops sour belching and coming out pungent water from the mouth.

6. Honey:

  • Take the powder of coriander and cumin seed with honey to stop sour vomiting.
  • Mix 2 pinches powder of myrabalan chebulie in honey and lick; it removes giddiness and removes gas from the stomach.

7. Paddy (rice): Mix the flour of puffed paddy, sugar and water together and take, it provides benefit in acidity.

8. Carissa carandas: Mix half spoon juice of carissa carandas and 2 pinches of ground cardamom together and take, it removes acidity.

9. Pomegranate:

  • Grind 100 grams seeds of pomegranate, 50 grams cinnamon, 2 pieces of red cardamom, 50 grams Indian cinnamon, 100 grams cumin seed and 10 grams seeds of coriander altogether to make the powder. After that, take 5 grams this powder with cool water thrice a day to remove acidity. It also provides relief in headache. 
  • Taking 10 ml juice of pomegranate twice a day is useful to get relief in belching and vomiting.

10. Trifala powder (the powder made from Indian Gooseberry, asafetida and beleric myrobalan):  

  • Take half spoon powder of triphala with water two and three times in a day, it provides relief in acidity.
  • Grind the equal quantity of triphala, pipal, cumin seed and black pepper together to make the powder. After that, lick half spoon this powder with honey in the morning and evening to eliminate gastric.
  • Grind triphala with water properly to make the paste and then coat this paste in hot iron pot and put it for the whole night. In the morning, mix this preparation in honey and sugar and take it to get benefit in acidity.
  • Give the powder of triphala with lukewarm water to the child to remove acidity that occurs in the stomach of child and clears the stomach.
  • Boil triphal, Helle bore and sespadula in the water to make a decoction and mix sugar candy in it. Taking it is useful to get relief in acidity.

11. Dry ginger:

  • Grind the equal quantity of dry ginger, Indian Gooseberry and sugar candy to make the fine powder. Taking it daily removes acidity.
  • Mix 15 grams powder of dry ginger in 40-50 ml boiled water for 20-25 minutes then filter it. After that, take 15 to 25 ml this preparation daily to end stomachache and flatulence. Mix soda bicarbonate into this water and drink it thrice a day, it cures indigestion and removes sour belching. It also eliminates gas troubles.
  • Grind the equal quantity of dry ginger, sanchar namak, toasted asafetida, seeds of pomegranate and dodder together to make the powder. After that, take 2 pinches of this powder with water in the morning and evening to remove acidity.

12. Sesbania grandiflora pears: Boil 60 grams bark of sesbania grandiflora pers in 1 litre of water until remain 250 ml this water then filter it.  Mix 2 grams asafetida in it and divided into four parts and take each part four times in a day to cure stomachache and remove sour belching that is caused by acidity.

13. Carrot: Taking carrot juice is useful in the condition of increasing acid level in the blood. It also provides benefit in acidity. 

14. Clove: Sucking clove after meal daily is useful to end the problems of acidity.

15. Barley:

  • Take the juice of barley or boiled water of barley with honey to remove gas, belching and stop coming out pungent water from the mouth.
  • Boil barley and malabar nut in the water to make a decoction and mix the powder of cinnamon, Indian cinnamon, cardamom and honey in it. Taking it stops vomiting that is caused by acidity soon.

16. Radish:

  • If sour belching comes because of warmth, mix sugar candy in a cup of radish juice and take, it stops sour belching.
  • Mix 10 ml juice of Indian Gooseberry or 3 grams powder of Indian Gooseberry in 100 ml juice of radish and take, it removes acidity, vomiting and giddiness. 
  • Mix the juice of radish and the water of raw coconut together and drink 250 ml this water; it removes stomach gas, acidity and sour belching.
  • Mix sugar candy in 10 to 20 ml juice of radish’s leaves and take it continuously to get relief in acidity.
  • Mix raw sugar in cut pieces of radish and take, it removes acidity. It also eliminates sour belching and gas troubles.
  • To eliminate sour belching, flatulence, burning sensation in the stomach and acidity, the patient should take radish. Digestion power increases by taking it. It also removes constipation. Note:- Do not take radish before meal.    
  • If sour belching comes because of warmth, mix sugar candy in the juice of radish and take, it provides benefit.
  • Mix rock salt in cut pieces of radish and take it in empty stomach in the morning to get benefit but do not take radish in the condition of cough.

17. The ash gourd:

  • The patient has been suffering from acidity; he should take 2 pieces of the ash gourd after meal daily. It eliminates the burning sensation of stomach and food tube.  
  • Mix sugar into juice of white the ash gourd and take, it removes acidity.

18. Banana:

  • Put sugar and cardamom on the banana and take, it provides relief in acidity.
  • Mix the powder of black pepper in 20 to 40 ml juice of the stem and fruit of banana and take it in the morning and evening to remove gastric and acidity.   

19. Liquorices: Take 3 grams powder of liquorices in the morning and evening; it eliminates acidity and stomachache.

20. Greater galangal: Suck half gram piece of greater galangal after meal, it digests properly and eliminates stomach gas.

21. Coconut:

  • Drinking 100 to 500 ml water of raw green coconut twice a day is useful to remove acidity. Taking it daily eliminates the burning sensation of the stomach and the chest.
  • Take the ash of coconut’s kernel in the morning daily to cure the diseases of acidity.

22. Onion:

  • Mix 60 grams cut pieces of white onion in 30 grams curd and take it three times in day to remove acidity within seven days.
  • Mix lemon juice in onion juice and take, it eliminates the burning sensation of the stomach, chest and urine.

23. Cumin seed:

  • Grind the equal quantity of cumin seed, coriander and sugar candy together to make the powder. After that, take 2 spoons of this powder with cold water after meal in the morning and evening to remove acidity.  
  • Taking 5 grams powder of cumin seed with jaggery is useful to remove acidity.
  • Grind cumin seed and sugar together to make the powder. After that, take half spoon of this powder with milk to get benefit in this disease.

24. Black pepper: Mix black pepper and rock salt (according to test) and take half spoon of it after meal in the morning and evening to get relief in acidity.

25. Spinach: Grind spinach and 5 pieces of sespadula and boil it in the water. Mix green coriander and salt in it after cooling it. After that, give it to the acidity patient in the morning and evening, it eliminates the burning sensation of the throat and the chest, belching and restless.

26. Coriander:

  • Grind 2 spoons dried coriander, 1 spoon dry ginger, half spoon cumin seed and 4 pieces of clove together to make the powder. Mix a little quantity of sugar candy in this powder and take it thrice a day to cure additional acidity in the stomach, burning sensation and asthma. It eliminates lazy and irritable.
  • Grind green coriander with the water and mix black pepper in it and take, it removes acidity.
  • Soak the equal quantity of coriander, Indian Gooseberry and nut-grass in the water and after two hours, mix sugar candy and lemon juice in it. Taking it provides benefit in this disease.

27. Ginger:

  • Grind the equal quantity of ginger and coriander together and take, it provides benefit.
  • Mix one spoon juice of ginger in honey and take, it removes acidity.

28. Impure carbonate of potash: Take impure carbonate of potash with Indian ghee or honey in the morning and evening to remove acidity.

29. Pipal:

  • Grind dried fruit of pipal to make the powder. After that, take 3 grams this powder with cold water to get relief in acidity.
  • Taking 5 grams powder of small pepper with honey is useful to get relief in this disease.

30. Bishops weed seed: Mix one spoon ground bishops weed seed, a glass of water and the juice of one lemon together and take, it provides benefit in acidity.

31. Big myrabalan chebulie: Mix ¼ gram of impure carbonate of potash in the powder of big myrabalan chebulie together and take 3 grams this mixture in the morning and evening to get benefit in acidity.

32. Myrabalan chebulie:

  • Lick 2 grams powder of myrabalan chebulie after mixing honey in it to child, it provides benefit in acidity.
  • Grind the equal quantity of myrabalan chebulie, small pepper, dry grapes, coriander and sugar candy or sugar together to make the powder. After that, take 3 to 4 grams this powder with honey to remove acidity.

33. Citron: Take 20 ml juice of citron in the evening daily to remove acidity.

34. Lemon:

  • Squeeze one ripen lemon in 500 ml water and add 5 grams sugar and then drink it before half hour of lunch. Use it for one to half month continuously to remove acidity. Note- do not take it after taking meal because acidity increases by taking it.  
  • Mix the juice of lemon in lukewarm water and take, it removes acidity.
  • Mix half spoon toasted cumin seed and one pinch rock salt in lemon juice and take, it provides benefit in acidity.
  • Mix honey in lemon juice and take, it removes acidity.

35. Tinospora: Grind the leaves of tinospora, neem and pungent sespadula and then take it after mixing honey in it to remove acidity.    

36. Malabar nut: Grind malabar nut, tinospora, common fumitory, bark of neem, chiretta, flavieria repanda, myrabalan chebulie, beleric myrobalan, Indian Gooseberry and the leaves of pungent sespadula together to make the powder. After that, take it after mixing honey in it to remove acidity.

37. Neem:

  • Boil the leaves of neem and Indian Gooseberry in the water to make a decoction and take, it removes acidity.
  • Boil coriander, dry ginger, wicker of broom of the neem and sugar in the water together to make the powder. After that, take it in the morning and evening to end sour belching, indigestion and over thirsty.   
  • Mix 10 grams fine powder of neem’s root, 20 grams powder of vidhara, 100 grams powder of parched together properly and take a little quantity of this mixture with honey, it removes acidity. 

38. Lime: Drink 10 ml lime water to remove acidity and constipation.

39. Rose water:

  • Mix rose, one piece of cardamom and one spoon of coriander’s powder in rose water and take it after meal to remove acidity.
  • Mix a cup of rose water, 2 spoons of lime water and 1 spoon of lemon juice properly and take it thrice a day to end sour belching, vomiting and stomach gas.
  • Mix the oil of sandal wood in the rose water and rub the body with the help of this mixture to eliminate fatigue and stomach that is caused by acidity.

40. Black gram: Grind black grams after mixing black pepper in it to make the sauce. After that, take it to remove acidity.

41. Dry grapes: Grind the equal quantity of dry grapes, myrabalan chebulie, small pepper, arabian, coriander and sugar candy together to make the powder. After that, take it with honey to get benefit in acidity. 

42. White cumin seed:

  • Grind 40 grams white cumin seed and 40 grams coriander with water and cook it in 320 ml ghee. After that, take 6 to 20 grams it daily to eliminate acidity problems.
  • Grind the equal quantity of white cumin seed, black cumin seed, sweet flag, toasted asafetida and black pepper together to make the powder. After that, take half spoon of this powder with water to get benefit in this disease.

43. Catechu: Taking half to one gram catechu in the morning and evening is useful to stop sour belching.

44. Goose foot:  Grind seeds of goose foot to make the powder and take 2 grams this powder with honey. Consequently, bile comes out by clearing stomach.

45. Mint: Grind mint with a cup of water to make the sauce and take it after mixing sugar in it to end burning sensation that is caused by acidity.

46. Black berry: Take one spoon juice of black berry with a little jaggery; it cures vomiting and eliminates gas from the stomach.

47. Garlic:

  • Fry one piece of garlic in ghee and grind it with 5 grams coriander and 5 grams cumin seed. After that, take it thrice a day to remove acidity.
  • Taking garlic on empty stomach is useful to remove acidity.

48. Chiretta: Grind chiretta and liquorices with water and take it after mixing sugar in it to eliminate acidity and constipation.

49. Jaggery: Mix lukewarm juice of jaggery, a little quantity of lemon and ginger together and take, it ends stomach gas and constipation.

50. Asafetida: Toast asafetida and mix a little black salt in it after that boil it in the water. Taking it provides benefit in acidity.

51. Bitter-gourd: Mix rock salt in mash made of boiled bitter gourd. After that, take it with meal to get benefit in acidity.

52. Sespadula: Boil leaves of sespadula, neem, malabar nut, rock salt and honey together to make a decoction. After that, take, it removes acidity by vomiting.

53. Liquorices: If sour belching comes and burning sensation occurs after taking meal, suck liquorices to get benefit. Suck small pieces of liquorices before 15 minute of taking meal and after that eat diet consequently, indigestion does not occur and it provides relief in acidity.

54. Fenugreek: Mix 100 ml juice of fenugreek’s leaves and 100 ml water and take, it provides relief in acidity.

55. Betel leaf: Eating betal leaf is useful to remove acidity.

56. Milk bush:  Boil 10 grams powder of milk bush, 10 grams ghee and 40 ml milk and mix ghee in it after that dry it. After that, take it to remove acidity, disturbance in blood caused by bile, occurring warmth in the body caused by gas, unconscious, asthma and over thirsty.

57. Asparagus racemosus:  Mix half gram juice of asparagus racemosus roots and honey and take it twice a day to remove acidity.

58. Grape:

  • Grind the equal quantity of dry grapes, myrabalan chebulie and sugar properly and make small tablets of one gram. After that, take one tablet with cold water, it removes acidity and the burning sensation of the heart and throat. 
  • Soak 10 grams dry ginger and 5 grams aniseed in 100 ml water overnight. In the morning, crush it in the same water and take, it provides benefit.

59. Citrus lemon: Take the juice of citrus lemon to get relief in acidity.

60. Other treatment:

  • The acidity patient should attend the time of taking his meal.
  • The patient should avoid anger, excessive sexual intercourse, worriment, dolour, etc.
  • If the patient has been suffering from over acidity, should take lemon water, the juice of orange, mosambi, pine apple, carrot, the ash gourd, cucumber, white gourd, etc.