Heartburn or acidity

Heartburn or acidity is a common problem almost everyone experiences once in their lifetime. Heartburn is also known as acid reflux, it is caused when stomach acid travels to the esophagus (food pipe) causing nagging pain in the chest and throat sometime.
At least 20% of the American population suffer on weekly basis. It affects both men or women and people of any age.
Apple cider vinegar: people believe acid reflux is caused due to increased acid production however latest research shows acid reflux is caused as a result of too little acid.
You can consume the Mixture of 1-2 spoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water, you can also add
honey for the better taste.
Lemon: According to Rebekah Fedrowitz, an applied holistic nutritionist, lemon can naturally balance out acid levels and it is a great digestive aid.
Drink a cup of warm water and fresh lemon juice on an empty stomach every morning
Angelica: angelica reduces indigestion the active component present in angelica (columbianadin, umbelliferon and xanthotoxin) possess analgesic an anti-inflammatory property. Which help reduce the symptom of heartburn.
Aloe Vera juice: Aloe-vera is known as a wonder plant with tons of medicinal benefit. Aloe-vera juice is used as one of the effective medicine against the heartburn. Aloe-vera provide cooling effect to the stomach lining and reduces the inflammation providing relief to the heart burn.
Drink at least two ounces of aloe vera juice daily.
Slippery elm: the tree extract from slippery elm coats and soothe stomach lining and intestines.
Add one teaspoon of the powder to a cup of hot water, steep for 3-4 min and drink a few cups throughout the day.
fenugreek seed: Ayurveda consider fenugreek seed has warming effect, Fenugreek seeds contain mucilage, which helps soothes stomach it stimulates bile production which aids in digestion.
Soak fenugreek seed water overnight and consume water next water net morning in an empty stomach.
Fenugreek can be taken in powder form , take a tablespoon of fenugreek powder with warm water 30 minutes prior to meal twice a day.
Turmeric: turmeric has long been used in Ayurveda to treat different health condition. Turmeric is rich in in polyphenols, essential oil, polysaccharides and sterols it can reduce stomach acids and prevent inflammation of the intestinal walls. Turmeric balances the pitta and restore normal digestive function therefore, Ayurveda healers uses turmeric for to peptic ulcer, indigestion and heartburn.
Turmeric tea:
Bring two cups of water to boil, add ground turmeric or grate fresh turmeric (easily available in the store) for 10 minutes, strain and drink. Honey and lime can be added for additional flavor.
Ginger root: ginger contains Melatonin which reduces stomach acid and helps relaxes the stomach muscle and speed up the digestive process.
Bring water to boil add freshly grated ginger, boil for 10 minutes, strain and drink the mixture. Honey and lemon can be added for more flavor.
Take one inch of fresh ginger Peel the skin and chew.

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