Friday, April 3, 2015

Educational article | Symptoms | causes | Ayurvedic treatment | Acidity

           Increasing unwanted bile and acid inside the body causes acidity. It is also known as acid dispepsia, acid gastritis, and hyper cloriditrio. Continue eating of stale or oily and spicy food creates much acid and bile in the body. It is known as acidity. This type of disease has direct connection to the changing seasons. Acidity spreads mostly in the autumn season and rainy season. Acid and bile produce more in the pancreas of the acidity patient. Then tension starts in the gastric mucosa, from which it creates hyper acidity. Most often if the patient doesn't give importance for treatment, there is more chance of gastric and duodenal ulcer.

Symptoms of acidity - Acidity patient feels weak and tired.The patient feels heaviness in the belly. The patient vomits bile of yellow, blue, green and red color. The patient doesn't keep interest in food. The patient feels burning in belly, throat and chest. Taste of mouth change into sour and bitter. Starts wound in the mouth due to acidity. Teeth become sour. The patient feels burning in empty stomach and after meal feels relax for sometime. The patient can't sleep a sound sleep, for which he lives always with tension. Patient's tongue coated with dirty layer. Patient suffers from gastric problems, for which he has to face the problem of stomachache, swelling of belly, patient feels burning in hands, feet and eyes. Burning also occurs during excretion of urine. The patient most often spit again and again. Hot air comes out from the nose of the patient.

Causes of acidity- Bad food habits, drinking of wine and taking of tobacco, taking fast food and spicy food, bread, jam, jelly, cold drinks, tea, coffee, biscuits with enough sugar, sour curd or stale food, food made from wheat flour, taking a little amount of water, keeping more fasting, taking chocolate, ice-cream, food packed in containers in more amount, taking polished rice, triple filtered wheat flour, maximum use of allopathic medicine which leads to affect stomach and food pipe, taking polluted water, mixing of hot and cold food.

Ayurvedic treatment of acidity- By licking the mixture of powder of triphala(  yellow myrobalam, beleric myrobalam, amla) and honey is very helpful in acidity. Taking of the powder of red gram with honey also helpful in acidity disease. If the patient is suffering from stomachache, collect bark of peepal tree, boil it with water, mix black salt and make a solution, drink it daily to get relief from the stomachache. Make powder of amla and sugar candy, take one teaspoonful of it daily to avoid acidity. Take 10 g of munakka , 20 g of aniseed, wet it in water in the evening, filter it in the morning and drink it. Take 6 g of coriander seed, dry ginger and sugar each equal quantity and make a solution by boiling it. Take it twice daily for acidity. Take trifala(yellow myrobalam, beleric myrobalam and amla) powder half a teaspoonful 2-3 times with water in a day to get relief from acidity.

Domestic treatment -Take cucumber without adding salt to cure acidity soon. Water should not be taken after taking it. Roast two potatoes in sand and mix cumin seeds, black peeper, black salt with it, take the mixture with lemon juice for gastric problem and acidity. By taking cow milk with jaggery  which will help in urinal problem and acidity. Take powder of cumin seed with jaggery for acidity. Take equal amount of coriander seeds and ginger and eat it with water, it will help in acidity. Coconut water is also helpful in this. The chutney (condiment) of black pepper should be taken with black chickpeas for acidity. Mix lemon juice with onion juice and take it. It will stop burning during urination. Take 1 teaspoonful of black berry juice by adding some jagery with it, it will also help to get relief from acidity. The powder of Indian gooseberry(amla) should be taken with curd to get relief from acidity.

Diet- The patients shouldn't take stale food. They should make habit of walking morning and evening. The patients should take the roti (flat bread) made from thick wheat flour. They should take roasted and germinated food. They should take ridge gourd, Indian round gourd, spinach, fenugreek, radish, cabbage, bitter gourd, pumpkin, ash gourd and green vegetables. In fruits, they should take sweet pomegranate, Indian gooseberry (amla), guava, papaya, banana, mango, fig, apple etc. They should take the juice of wood apple, grapes' juice, bottle gourd's juice (lauki), carrot's juice etc. They should take sweet jam pickle (murabba) of Indian gooseberry (amla).

 The patients should take germinated moong (green gram), chickpeas, maize and wheat. They should take water or liquid food again and again. They should always take light and digestion friendly food. They should take sattu (a mixture of ground cereals and pulses) of chickpeas by adding sugar candy. Take food in a peaceful mind and chew it repeatedly. Make sure to fast a day in a week. Take seasonal fruits and must add salad to your meal. Make habit of drinking milk after boiling and cooling. Awaking in time, going to bed in time and eating in time don't allow the acidity to arise. Food materials, destroying phlegm & bile and boiled water are very helpful in acidity.

Should not take- The patients shouldn't take potato, tomato, cauliflower, brinjal etc. They shouldn't take the food materials made from gram flour. They shouldn't take heavy and fried, spicy food. Never eat with negative thoughts and worry in your mind, it becomes a obstacle in the digestion, which leads to acidity. They shouldn't take pickle, food material kept in closed containers, sour curd, tea, coffee, soyabean, oil, white chickpeas etc. They shouldn't take meal late in night.

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