The answer of modern medicine is mostly in the form of antacids which are nothing but salts of calcium, sodium, magnesium, or aluminium. These neutralizers being external agents are only effective for as much time. Worse still they don’t come without side-effects. Prolonged and habitual use is known to damage your bones. heart and even kidneys. Some antacids kick off dizziness, headaches, diarrhea, and even fatigue!
A natural and most effective way out is the 5,000 year old science of Ayurveda which really works well with holistic, miraculous and lasting results. Consider this remedy provided by a preparation called “Amritdhara”. Amritdhara solution is prepared using five herbal ingredients like Ajwain [Carum Copticum], Pudina [Mint], Clove Oil, Camphor, and Eucalyptus Oil. Available in Ayurveda medicine pharmacies, 3-4 drops of Amritdhara solution added to half-a-glass of lukewarm water (3 times a day) not only relieves stomach gas, pain, flatulence, heaviness, and indigestion but also has side-benefits. Yes!
Though this very beneficial Ayurvedic remedy is mentioned in the context of stomach gas and acidity, yet it is found to be immensely helpful in various types of digestive disorders including diarrhea. Not many people know that it can be part of your First- Aid kit! External application of Amritdhara in cases of cuts, insect bites headaches and sinus cases has brought the much-needed relief.
Talking of the great Ayurveda solutions, I am also reminded of the excellent healing and coolant properties of rice gruel, coconut water and potato juice in ending the gastritis menace. Half-cup to one cup, two times a day of these juices are recommended without any risk of side-effects.
Before I round off this post, I must tell you that while taking any of these natural remedies, please give up your intake of caffeinated & aerated beverages, alcohol, smoke, spices, pastries, sauces, cakes and all oily food. Instead supplement your diet with fresh fruit salads, yogurt, 8 to 10 glasses of water, cottage cheese, fruit juices and nuts.