Although there are several rather strong medications on the market for heartburn and acid stomach, these conditions are usually quite easy to control with the following natural Ayurvedic home remedies:
Take 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel with a pinch of baking soda. This will have an immediate soothing effect.
You might also try this formula. Into 1 cup of water add
lime juice :1 a drops
organic sugar 1/2 teaspoon
baking soda 1/4 teaspoon
Put the baking soda into the cup last. When you add it, an effervescent reaction will occur. Immediately drink the mixture to neutralize heartburn and acid stomach.
For hyperacidity and indigestion, try drinking 1 cup papaya juice with
1 teaspoon organic sugar and 2 pinches cardamom.
NOTE: Pregnant women should not eat papayas, which contain natural estrogen and may create the danger of miscarriage.
Generally, acid stomach can be controlled by a pitta-pacifying diet. Strictly avoid all hot spicy food. No pickles, and no fermented food. Minimize or cut out citrus fruit and sour fruit. And avoid overeating.
If your heartburn is not helped by the remedies recommended in this sec?tion or if it occurs often for no appar?ent reason, you should consult a doctor. If you feel you have heart?burn and it is accompanied by vomit?ing, dizziness, chest pain radiating into your neck or shoulder, or short. ness of breath, you need help immediately: You may be having a heart attack.
The breathing technique known as shitali pranayama is also helpful. It is not only cool?ing (to combat the excess pitta) but also stimulates digestion.