When the gastric glands of our stomach secrete excess acids, acidity occurs. Due to this, we may experience heartburn or acid reflux or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) which is triggered when we eat spicy foods or heavy meals. It can also be caused by an empty stomach or excessive intake of tea, coffee, smoking or alcohol or a long gap between meals. Some of its symptoms include stomach ache, bad breath, bloating, a sour or bitter taste in the mouth, burning pain and sensation in the chest, and other symptoms.
When it comes to getting rid of acidity problems, a few home remedies show the best results. Cinnamon is among these effective home remedies. It acts as a natural antacid for stomach acidity and can settle the stomach by improving digestion and absorption.
Cinnamon is a powerhouse of nutrients and is loaded with healing benefits. This fragrant and popular spice has been credited with antibacterial, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. A teaspoon of ground cinnamon contains calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and vitamins A, B, C, and K.
Researchers have been using cinnamon to treat heartburn, acid reflux, gastritis, and even gastric cancer. It works by preventing excess gas formation in the stomach and stimulates digestive tracts that are having delayed gastric emptying for effective digestion of food thereby granting heartburn relief. Moreover, it was also found that cinnamon contains a substance that can help break of gas in the stomach and bring down the amount of stomach acid. This leads to a lowered risk of ulcers in the stomach.
How To Use Cinnamon For Acidity?
Cinnamon is more potent when taken after meals.
For relief, simply drink cinnamon tea. This will heal infections in the gastrointestinal tract.
Take a warm cup of tea that helps with heartburn relief such as Chamomile tea, Cardamom tea or even milk with a teaspoonful of cinnamon and honey after a meal.
Incorporate cinnamon in any kind of food, not simply tea alone.
Aside from this, cinnamon has also been found to be able to help treat bug bites, ease the discomfort of urinary tract infections, soothe rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, improve high cholesterol levels, manage symptoms’ of diabetes, fight dementia, and many more.