5 Guaranteed Home Remedies That Relieve Acid Reflux Instantly

Most of us have been there – relishing an extra spicy heavy meal and later enduring a burning pain that radiates from the chest to the neck, which almost feels like a heart attack. This heartburn is known as acidity, acid reflux or GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), which is a prevalent difficulty. In this article, Dr Kausthub Desikachar shares 5 guaranteed home remedies that relieve acid reflux instantly.

Dr Kausthub Desikachar says acid reflux is painful and discomforting because of the acid that backflows from the stomach. Acid Reflux or GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) is produced when the valve between the esophagus and stomach grows vulnerable. Usually, this valve initiates to open when you swallow to allow food and then seals tightly. But when a person endures acid reflux or GERD, this valve stays open for a more extended period, enabling stomach acids to roll back upward into the esophagus, resulting in heartburn along with other symptoms.

Causes Of Acid Reflux

Gastroenterologists say that GERD or Acid Reflux is a lifestyle disease. 

Junk foods and other processed foods are loaded with preservatives that create toxins (ama) in the body, resulting in GERD.

Food and lifestyle are the most critical factors that result in GERD.

Excessive intake of:

  1. Junk food
  2. Processed meat
  3. Frozen foods
  4. Carbonated drinks
  5. Alcohol consumption
  6. Tea or coffee
  7. Chocolate
  8. High intake of table salt

Other Factors:

  1. Eating large meals
  2. Sleeping within 2 hours after a meal
  3. Irregular eating habits and timings 
  4. Certain painkillers and medications
  5. Pregnancy

Dr Kausthub Desikachar says it’s time to pay attention if you frequently experience heartburn, bloating or a sensation of food adhered in your throat. The signs mentioned above are the symptoms of acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Fortunately, certain foods can affect the amount of acid your stomach produces.


The Right Diet To Control Acid Reflux Or GERD 

  • Vegetables like spinach, fenugreek or methi leaves, ladies finger, cucumber, beetroot, carrots, broccoli, cabbage, coriander, cauliflower, sweet potato, onion, peas, yellow pumpkin and radish often reduce the symptoms of acid reflux.

  • Fruits that are non-citrus like apples, bananas, watermelon, figs and pomegranate do not trigger acid reflux symptoms.

  • Beans include green beans, navy beans, broad beans, mung bean sprouts, and lentils are gut-friendly.

  • Nuts like almonds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds can act as acid-reducing foods.

  • Herbs like ginger is a natural treatment for heartburn and other gastrointestinal problems because it has anti-inflammatory properties.

5 Guaranteed Home Remedies That Relieve Acid Reflux Instantly

1.Coconut Water

Having tender coconut water on an empty stomach regularly will help reduce the symptoms of heartburns, helps soothe your digestive tract and protect your stomach from the effects of excess acid production.

2.Mint Leaves

Mint leaves, also known as pudina, have digestive properties and can act as a natural cooling agent and help you get proper relief from acidity and heartburn.

3.Basil Leaves

Basil leaves, also known as tulsi, help produce mucous in our stomach, which acts as a relief and soothes the stomach lining. You can chew3-4 tulsi leaves to get instant relief from acidity.


Buttermilk is one of the most helpful home remedies for acid reflux and heartburn. It contains lactic acid that helps normalize the acidity in your stomach. Drink a glass of buttermilk after any meal to get relief from acidity.


Jaggery is another helpful home remedy for heartburn and acid reflux. It helps with the digestive process and offers relief from acidity. It has a cooling effect on your stomach as well. Have a small portion of jaggery after your meal to stay far from acid reflux.

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Dr Kausthub Desikachar

Dr Kausthub Desikachar

Dr. Kausthub Desikachar is the successor and current lineage holder of the classical Viniyoga tradition of T Krishnamacharya & TKV Desikachar. He is an acclaimed yoga teacher, yoga therapist, healer and spiritual adviser. He is also an avid photographer, inspirational writer and poet.

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