5 Ayurvedic Tips to Ease Acid Reflux
According to Ayurveda, acid reflux, heartburn and related inflammatory conditions of the gut result from a Pitta dosha disorder.
Pitta is one of the three basic doshas or humors classified by Ayurveda. This dosha is characterized by the two natural elements fire and water. Together, they produce heat.
When pitta is balanced, your digestive fire, called “agni” in Sanskrit, burns a healthy bright. Which means hunger is regular and in rhythm with the natural cycles that every other living being follows—you feel the most hungry at noon when the sun’s heat peaks.
And your “agni” dims down when the sun begins to set. A healthy pitta also ensures good digestion.
But certain factors can cause pitta to go out of whack. And when that happens, the consequences on the digestive system can range from mild to severe. Anand Srivastava, Chairman of Maharishi Ayurveda, has long followed the time-tested advice of India’s ancient healers. “I believe that the simple, everyday guidelines handed down by our grandmothers play a valuable role in protecting us from disease,” he says.