Home Remedies for Acidity

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An excess or imbalance of digestive acids produced by the stomach can cause a stomach ache, gas, nausea, bad breath and other symptoms. It is a common problem that affects people of all ages.

Those who suffer frequently from acidity problems may refer to having an “acid stomach.” Eating spicy foods, lack of exercise, irregular eating habits, stress, or drinking alcohol frequently can lead to acidity problems.

Some simple natural remedies can be used to treat stomach acidity. For instance, simply drinking a little water will help neutralize and flush out excess acid from your stomach.

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If you frequently suffer from acidity, drink a glass of lukewarm water every day before going to sleep and immediately after waking up in the morning. Do not drink water during or immediately after a meal though, as it can lead to improper digestion that can contribute to acidity.

There are many more simple ingredients available in your kitchen or refrigerator that can be used to get relief from stomach acidity.

home remedies for acidity

Here are the top 10 home remedies for acidity.

1. Basil Leaves

The soothing and carminative properties of basil leaves can give you instant relief from acidity, gas and nausea.

acidity remedy using basil leaves

  • Simply eat some basil leaves at the first sign of acid upset. Be sure to chew them thoroughly.
  • Another option is to boil three to five basil leaves in a cup of water and then let it simmer for a few minutes. You can sweeten this basil tea with honey. Do not add milk, though. Sip it frequently.

2. Cinnamon

Cinnamon is good for your digestive health. It works as a natural antacid and helps dispel stomach gas.

  1. Add half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder in a cup of water.
  2. Boil it for few minutes.
  3. Drink this cinnamon tea two to three times a day.

You can also add cinnamon powder to your soup or salad.

3. Buttermilk

Another simple home remedy for acidity is buttermilk. It contains lactic acid that normalizes the acidity in the stomach. You can buy buttermilk or make it yourself.

  • Grind half to one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds with a little water to make a paste. Mix it in a glass of buttermilk and consume it to relieve stomach ache caused by acidity.
  • Or, you can simply drink buttermilk several times a day until you get relief. Mix in a little black pepper or one tablespoon of coriander leaf juice for best results.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar

Though acidic in nature, apple cider vinegar has an alkalizing effect. Thus, it helps treat stomach acidity.

  • Simply mix one or two teaspoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a cup of water.
  • Drink it once or twice a day. You can also drink it before meals.

5. Cloves

Cloves can help alleviate acidity and dispel gas due to their carminative effect that increases hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Contrary to the popular belief, acidity can be caused due to low stomach acid too.

  • Chew two to three cloves thoroughly so that the juices are released into your system.
  • Eating crushed cloves and cardamom mixed in equal amounts can help minimize acid trouble and freshen bad breath that often accompanies this problem.

6. Cumin Seeds

Cumin seeds can also be used to treat acidity as cumin works as a great acid neutralizer. Also, it aids in digestion and relieves stomach pain.

  • Slightly crush some roasted cumin seeds and stir it into a glass of water. Drink it after every meal.
  • You can also boil one teaspoon of cumin seeds in a cup of water, strain it and then drink the water after your meal.
  • Another option is to mix one teaspoon each of coriander seed powder, cumin seed powder, fennel seed powder and some sugar in one-half cup of water. Drink it on an empty stomach.




  1. Nice and helpful…

  2. I have got acidity problem so what should i do and i get pain from the upper abdomen. Pl suggest the remedy for this.

  3. It helpful for me these tips. Thanks

  4. These tips are wonderfully good and helped me to overcome the acidity problem. Thanks.

  5. Simple& useful tips

  6. dattuanna patil July 27, 2013, 8:47 am

    very nice site

  7. shahana amjath August 1, 2013, 7:37 am

    Practical remedies for fighting acidity…using of milk and curd daily helped me to reduce my acidity…

  8. I think this really very helpful n ayurvedic…so I like it…

  9. very simple tips. i would like to try it. i like your site. thank you…

  10. your 10 remidies is very excellent



  13. basil leaves kannada translatilon ginger what

  14. easily available and very useful tips’ thanks.

  15. Clove works best to me however I’m going to use basil leaves tonight.

  16. These are all helpful if one has moderate acidity. Recently I encountered very severe to acute hyperacidity. I tried most of these, but threw up (almost 8 times) minutes later. Went to emergency care. Doctor there gave me simple Zantac and Maalox. Also checked me for potential aortal aneurysm and specific blood test for heart enzymes. Fortunately all tests came negative. I feel individual’s diet control is the best remedy to avoid such problems.

  17. I m feeling much better after using ur remedies about acidity control

  18. Basil leaves found excellent to control Acidity thanks.

  19. Very useful and works like miracal thanx

  20. Brij Bala Bhatia August 16, 2014, 12:29 pm

    Very useful information. Thanks

  21. Oh I realy need it; it is very useful it give releaf from acidity

  22. Too much acidity problem, I will try these remedies and hopeful about reducing
    my problem.

  23. basil one works very instantly

  24. i like Ur tips this is actually help of human beings.

  25. Draksharapu Satyanarayana October 29, 2014, 10:57 am

    Really very good help me this remedies….Thanks for your top ten remedies.

  26. nice remedy thanks for share

  27. Awesome remedies it really works awesome site too I just love it

  28. just take quarter tea spoon of Rice with water, or half Apple this will help in Acidity Refluxe.

  29. I have become a fan of your remedies. Many of them works out

  30. nice remedy. i shall use this remedy

  31. Thanks it’s worked

  32. A qtr glass of cold milk is an instant remedy for Reflux…though not suggested for people with resistence to dairy items.

  33. surinder sharma March 9, 2015, 1:28 pm

    Very nice i like ur site and thanks simple and safe solution for acidity


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