Have you ever felt a bout of stomach acid spurting into your throat making you salivate more? Then you are suffering from water brash or acid brash, a symptom of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) that leaves a sour taste on your tongue making you feel extremely uncomfortable.
In severe cases, water brash can cause heartburn. If you are facing frequent acid or water brash, see a doctor immediately as it can damage the lining of your esophagus.
However, there are also a few easy home remedies that can provide respite from water brash.
Chew on couple of cloves to reduce water brash as they instantly regulate the functioning of salivary glands. Cloves are also a powerhouse of beneficial compounds that help in improving liver function and reduce the production of digestive acids.
Two tablespoons of pure aloe vera juice help in reducing the symptoms of water brash. It not only alleviates acid reflux but also reduces heart burn. Take pure aloe vera juice on empty stomach daily to prevent water brash.
Keep sipping on water at regular intervals to reduce the effects of water brash. Water dilutes the harshness of acid and prevents it from striking it into the throat. It also keeps your breath fresh after a sudden water brash.
Ginger water is widely recommended by Ayurveda in dealing with various symptoms related to GERD. Put some small pieces of ginger in hot water and let it sit for 5 minutes. Sip on it regularly for relief. This ginger water also soothes the tummy and prevents further water brash.
Indian fermented foods like idli, dosa, curd rice with salt can be very helpful in reducing the symptoms. These fermented foods raise the pH levels in the body, relieve inflammation and help in soothing the inner lining of the stomach.