Acidity: Adding cloves to your diet can keep tummy troubles away
While there are medications that can relieve you from the worsening pain; some natural ingredients also provide instant relief, one of which is cloves.
There are times when you've had tea on an empty stomach or had a hearty meal and felt a burn in your tummy, which further results in heartburn and acid reflux - we all have faced the problem at some point.
Eating spicy foods, irregular eating habits, stress, lesser physical activity and drinking alcohol may cause acidity. It happens when stomach acid or bile flows in your food pipe and irritates the lining, causing an irritating discomfort and pain.
While there are medications that can relieve you from the worsening pain; some natural ingredients also provide instant relief, including basil leaves, cinnamon, buttermilk, apple cider vinegar, cumin seeds and cloves. Of these amazing natural remedies, clove (laung) tops the list.
Cloves promote good digestion and assimilation of nutrients. When added to curries and food, they help prevent acidity. Mix equal amounts of cloves and cardamom to prevent the condition. It is their carminative effect that helps alleviate acidity and dispel gas.
Cloves also improve saliva production, aids digestion and reduce peristalsis (muscle contractions in the digestive tract). Chewing on clove is recommended as siddha or ayurvedic remedy for heartburn.
Chew two to three cloves so the juices are released into your system, giving you instant relief from acidity. Eat crushed cloves with cardamom, which will not only help minimise acid trouble, but also freshen the bad breath that often accompanies the condition. The best way to bring cloves in to use is to add them in curries and rice dishes to avoid any tummy trouble.