Ayurvedic Treatment of Heartburn (Acid reflux)
Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest. This pain in the chest may radiate to the throat, neck, or angle of the jaw. It is an irritation of the esophagus, which is caused by acid in the stomach. Heartburn which occurs frequently and interferes with our daily routine is considered as GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease).
Symptoms of Heartburn
- Burning feeling in the chest occurs after taking meals and this feeling lasts a few minutes to several hours.
- Difficulty in swallowing.
- Feeling of food sticking in the chest or throat.
- Pain in the chest, especially after bending over or eating.
- Burning feeling in the throat.
Cause of Heartburn
It occurs when the acid in the stomach backs up into the tube which carries food from our mouth to our stomach.
In general, when we swallow, lower esophageal sphincter muscle relaxes and allow the food and liquid to flow down into the stomach. Then after, this muscle tightens again. If this lower esophageal sphincter muscle relaxes abnormally, then the acid in the stomach can flow back up into our esophagus and causes heartburn. And this acid backup may get worse when we are bent over or lying down.
Foods that cause Heartburn Triggers
There are some foods that cause heartburn to flare up and these foods are called as heartburn triggers. These foods include citrus fruits, spicy foods, chocolate, onions, garlic, fatty foods, black pepper, tomatoes, vinegar, caffeinated beverages, peppermints and alcoholic beverages.
Ayurvedic Approach to Heartburn
Ayurveda is an ancient healthcare system. There are three doshas of the body which are known as tridoshas. These three doshas are Vata dosha, Pitta dosha and Kapha dosha. According to Ayurveda, any imbalance in any of these tridoshas leads to one or the other health conditions. These doshas are considered as the energies of our body.
According to Ayurveda, Heartburn is caused by the aggravation of Pitta dosha of the body. Acid starts climbing the esophagus, when Kapha dosha is associated with this aggravated pitta dosha. So if a person is suffering from heartburn, then he should avoid Pitta aggravating foods.
Herbal Remedies for Heartburn (Acid Reflux)
Planet Ayurveda provides best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Acidity Care Pack for Ayurvedic treatment of heartburn (acid reflux). These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.
- Amalaki Rasayana - 1 capsule, twice daily with plain water
- Digestion Support - 1 capsule, twice daily with plain water
- HeartBurn Capsules - 1 capsule, twice daily, with plain water
1. Amalaki Rasayan
It is a standardized extract of Amalaki (Emblica officanlis).
Amalki rasayan is the one of the richest source of the vitamin c. Vitamin c is called ascorbic acid, it supports digestion. It acts as an anti-oxidant which helps to remove the toxins from the body. It also helps to protect against the harmful chemicals. It helps in keeping the digestive system healthy.
2. Digestion Support
This product consist of Amla (Emblica officanlis), Haritaki (Terminalis chebula), Bhibtaki (Terminalis officanlis), Soufa (Foeniculum vulgar), Dhania ( Coriander sativum), Pippali (Piper nigrum) and Jeera (Cymium cuminum).
All the herbs present in this formulation are very helpful in the proper digestion of the food, hence maintain the natural PH of the stomach. It also helps to balance the all three doshas of the body. It is also very effective in the case of loss of appetite. It removes the excessive kapha form the body which is the main cause of loss of appetite. It helps to maintain the proper metabolism of the body. It provides the strength to the immune system. This herbal preparation helps to balance the three humors of the body. It also has a rejuvenating property.
3. Heartburn Capsules
This herbal preparation consists of coral calcium (praval pishti), Agate calcium (Akik Pishti), Ayurvedic calcium compound (Jahar mohra pishti),(kamkdudha ras), Pearl calcium (Mukta pishti) and Tinopsora corifolia extract (Giloy satva).
It is the wonderful herbal remedy for the heartburn which is caused by the Acid reflux or GERD. These herbal capsules help to neutralize the excess of acid within few minutes. It also helps to balance the aggravated pitta in the human body. It provides the cooling effect to the body. It has a rejuvenating power. It provides the strength to the body to fight against the foreign bodies hence these herbal capsules act as an anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic and an excellent blood purifier.
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