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Acidity is the condition where food and stomach acids regurgitate back into the oesophagus, causing burning pain in the lower chest accompanied by a host of other symptoms such as bloating, belching, sore throats, snoring, difficulty breathing and ulcers. The early stages of digestion occur with the release of hydrochloric acid in the stomach to break down food. Later during the digestive process, bicarbonate is released by the pancreas to help neutralize those acids. In some instances, this process doesn't happen, contributing to painful reflux.

Here’s a proof-

There are two major pieces to the puzzle which most people don’t tend to understand;

  1. The type of food that is being consumed.
  2. The proper digestion of the food that is being consumed.

  • It is no coincidence that both traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda, arguably the two oldest systems of medicine on the planet, consider digestion to be one of the key factors influencing our health. These forerunners of modern medicine discovered through thousands of years of clinical practice and observation that a very direct link exists between a person’s digestive health and their physical and mental wellbeing.
  • In fact, some of the more radical Ayurveda doctors go so far as to not even acknowledging the presence of individual diseases, believing that all imbalances in the body stem from digestive problems and faulty diet in one form or another.
  • Modern nutritional research has in large part validated this ancient knowledge, confirming that diet does indeed play a major role in health.

  • Digestion is the other piece of the puzzle, equally important and yet rarely acknowledged. The quality and strength of one’s digestion governs the ability of their body to properly absorb the nutrients from the food being consumed as a daily diet. Without a healthy, well-functioning digestive tract, free of digestive problems, even the best dietary habits will do no good as the body struggles to process the essential nutrients locked away in our food.


Now there are some methods that can be used to reduce acidity which have died over the years. But it’s time to revive them-

Aloe Vera-

  • Aloe Vera is widely used as a powerful skin moisturizer, scar remover and wound healer and is truly one of nature’s most useful medicinal plants. When taken internally, Aloe has many of the same effects on the digestive tract.
  • It works wonders on constipation, soothes ulcers, eases heartburn, acidity and gently draws toxins from the body and is an excellent remedy for healing digestive problems.
  • However, its effects are not solely limited to the digestive tract; it deeply cleanses and nourishes the body, pulling out wastes from the affected tissues and helping the liver excrete them; thus cleansing our body from within.

Blend of long pepper, black pepper and ginger-

  • All these are herbs with a remarkable ability to powerfully stimulate digestion—particularly the production of digestive enzymes and hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
  • Significant increases in energy and elimination of digestive problems after the first dose are not uncommon, however, for such a powerful herbal blend it is important to start slow and be aware of how your body reacts.
  • So before taking such high doses try something milder like ghee. If that does not control the acidity then take this blend only after consulting with a doctor.


  • Ghee, which is simply clarified butter, with an incredible array of remarkable healing properties, not least of which is the ability to rapidly repair digestive problems.
  • Ghee is a building food, meaning that it is ideal for people recovering from a deficiency due to its deeply nourishing effects on the body.
  • In a more scientific sense, ghee heals digestive problems because it is extraordinarily rich in butyric acid, which is used in the treatment of ulcers and acid reflux.
  • It balances the hydrochloric acid levels in the stomach which are frequently disturbed in those with digestive problems.

Let food be thy medicine said Socrates; long after it had been said by Thiruvalluvar the famous south Indian Tamil poet. So it is best to rectify ourselves by changing the type of diet we all eat and thus all the problems like acidity can be solved.


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