Rising stomach acid levels are triggered by a number of factors such as stress, consumption of spicy foods, and foods that contain high fat.
Everyone must feel uncomfortable when stomach acid levels rise. Understandably, patients will experience a number of symptoms such as sour mouth, bloating, nausea, burning chest, and pain
Although it can attack anyone, you can minimize the risk of acid reflux by living a healthy lifestyle.
However, for those of you who already suffer from stomach acid, you can take medication to relieve it. Just so you know, stomach acid drugs are pretty much sold in pharmacies and modern retail stores.
Alternatively, you can take herbal remedies to neutralize stomach acid levels. Quite a lot of herbal medicines that are efficacious as stomach acid medicine.
Natural ingredients that are efficacious to overcome stomach acid
Lately, herbal medicine has become a popular idol. They prefer to take herbal medicines because they are believed to be safer and have minimal side effects.
In addition, herbal medicines can also be made at home with ingredients that are around us. Here are herbal remedies that are believed to be effective in relieving your stomach acid.
Cucumber is commonly used as a complementary food menu. Cucumber is also widely used as an ingredient in making fresh drinks.
In fact, cucumber is believed to be effective in relieving stomach acid. Launching from a book entitled Atlas of Indonesian Medicinal Plants Volume 5 by Setiawan Dalimartha, cucumber contains many vitamins and minerals. The fruit contains vitamins B and C. In addition to cucumber, the cucumber also contains saponins, isoquercitrin, cucurbaticin, carotene, amino acids, calcium, phosphorus, and digestive enzymes. While the cucumber leaves contain cucurbitacin C and stigmasterol. Cucumber seeds contain lots of fatty oils and carotenoids. To treat stomach acid, the part of the cucumber that is used is the fruit. To feel the benefits, you simply consume two pieces of fresh cucumber that has been peeled and seeded every two hours.
Generally, turmeric is used as an ingredient in making herbal medicine and also in cooking menus. Quoting from Kompas, turmeric is believed to be effective in relieving your stomach acid. The part used as herbal medicine for stomach acid is the turmeric rhizome.
To feel the benefits, you mash dry turmeric until it becomes a powder. After that you brew 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder with warm water. You should not consume turmeric in excess because it can trigger nausea, diarrhea, and skin allergies.
Papaya is famous as a fiber-rich fruit that is efficacious for digestion. However, who would have thought that papaya is also useful as a stomach acid herbal remedy
Quoting from Kompas, papaya contains the enzyme papain which is useful for digestion and relieves symptoms of stomach acid such as heat in the upper abdomen to the chest (heartburn). The benefits of papaya as a stomach acid drug have been tested in a study. Dr George Herschell gave papaya juice to 12 acid reflux patients. As a result, 10 patients recovered from their illness, one person felt his condition was better, and another patient felt that his condition was not improving.
Citing a book entitled Benefits & Benefits of Temulawak: Rhizome Healing Various Diseases by Efi Afifah, Temulawak contains curcumin, essential oils, starch, cellulose, and minerals that provide benefits for the health of the body.
One of the benefits of ginger as an herbal plant is as an ulcer medicine. Temulawak contains cellulose which helps the digestive process. Not only that, temulawak also contains flavonoids and curcumin which play a role in capturing free radicals and protecting the gastric mucosa (wall). Here are the ingredients and how to make a ginger herbal concoction for ulcer medicine
Temulawak 30 grams Kencur 30 grams Galangal 30 grams Fennel 1 teaspoon Cardamom 4 grains Water 600 cc Palm sugar to taste
You peel the ginger, kencur, and galangal until clean. Then, you cut the spices. You boil all the ingredients in water until it boils and leave about 200 cc of water. You strain and cool the boiled water of temulawak and then drink it.