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7 herbal remedies for stomach acid whose ingredients are easy for you to get

KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. You suffer from stomach acid? Here are 7 herbal remedies for stomach acid, a solution for those of you who are reluctant to take chemical drugs.

Acid reflux can strike at any time. You need to know, the increase in stomach acid is triggered by a number of factors such as stress, consumption of spicy foods, and foods that contain high fat.

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Everyone must feel uncomfortable when stomach acid levels rise. Understandably, sufferers will experience a number of symptoms such as sour mouth, bloating, nausea, burning chest, and heartburn.

Although it can affect anyone, you can minimize the risk of developing stomach acid by living a healthy lifestyle.

However, those of you who are already suffering from stomach acid can take medicine to relieve it. Just so you know, stomach acid drugs are pretty much sold in pharmacies and modern retail stores.

Another option, you can take herbal remedies to neutralize stomach acid levels. Quite a few herbal medicines are efficacious as stomach acid medicine.

Herbal remedy for stomach acid

Recently, herbal medicine has become a public idol. They prefer to take herbal medicine because it is believed to be safer and has minimal side effects.

In addition, herbal medicine can also be made at home with ingredients that are around us.

Here are herbal remedies that are believed to be effective in relieving your stomach acid.

1. Honey

Launch from Kompas.com, honey is believed to be effective in relieving stomach acid. To feel its benefits, you drink a teaspoon of thick honey. Another option, you mix a teaspoon of honey with a glass of warm water.

2. Cucumber

Cucumbers are commonly used as a complement to food menus. Cucumber is also widely used as an ingredient in making fresh drinks.

In fact, cucumber is believed to be effective at relieving stomach acid.

Launching from a book entitled Atlas of Indonesian Medicinal Plants Volume 5 by Setiawan Dalimartha, cucumbers contain many vitamins and minerals.

Cucumber fruit contains vitamins B and C. Apart from that, the cucumber fruit also contains saponins, isoquercitrin, cucurbaticin, carotene, amino acids, calcium, phosphorus, and digestive enzymes.

While the cucumber leaves contain cucurbitacin C and stigmasterol. Cucumber seeds contain a lot of fatty oil and carotene.

To treat stomach acid, the cucumber that is used is the fruit.

To feel the benefits, you only need to eat two pieces of fresh, peeled and seeded cucumber every two hours.

3. Turmeric

Who doesn’t know turmeric. This spice is quite popular in Indonesia.

Generally, turmeric is used as one of the ingredients for making herbal medicine and also for cooking menus.

Quoting from Kompas.com, turmeric is believed to be effective in relieving your stomach acid. The part used as an herbal medicine for stomach acid is turmeric.

To feel the benefits, you crush dry turmeric until it becomes a powder. After that you brew 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder with hagat water.

You should not consume turmeric in excess because it can trigger nausea, diarrhea, and skin allergies.

4. Temulawak

Quoting the book entitled Efficacy & Benefits of Temulawak: Rhizome Healing Various Diseases by Efi Afifah, ginger contains curcumin, essential oils, starch, cellulose, and minerals that provide benefits for health.

One of the benefits of ginger as an herbal plant is as an ulcer medicine. Temulawak contains cellulose which helps the digestive process.

Not only that, ginger also contains flavonoids and curcumin which play a role in capturing free radicals and protecting the mucosa (wall) of the stomach.

Here are the ingredients and how to make herbal medicine ginger for ulcer medicine


  • Temulawak 30 grams
  • Kencur 30 grams
  • Galangal 30 grams
  • 1 teaspoon fennel
  • Cardamom 4 grains
  • 600 cc of water
  • Palm sugar to taste

You peel the ginger, kencur, and galangal until clean. Then, you cut the spices.

You boil all the ingredients in the water until it boils and leave about 200 cc of water. You filter and cool the curcuma boiled water then drink.

5. Papaya

Papaya is famous as a fiber-rich fruit that is nutritious for digestion. However, who would have thought that papaya was also useful as an herbal medicine for stomach acid.

Quoting from Kompas.com, papaya contains the enzyme papain which is useful for digestion and relieves symptoms of stomach acid such as heat in the upper stomach to the chest (heartburn).

The benefits of papaya as a stomach acid medicine have been tested in a study. Dr. George Herschell gave papaya juice to 12 acid reflux patients.

As a result, 10 patients recovered from their illness, one person felt his condition was better, and one other patient felt his condition was not getting better.

6. Nutmeg

Nutmeg is one of the most famous spices in Indonesia. It is no secret that nutmeg is often used as a medicine to cure several diseases.

Quoting from the website of the Indonesian Herbal and Medicinal Plants Research Institute (ICRI), nutmeg is useful as an herbal medicine that can cure stomach acid, hoarseness, and stop nausea and vomiting.

People with stomach acid can take advantage of nutmeg to relieve their disease when they relapse.

Citing the journal entitled Health Benefits of Nutmeg Plants by Lisna Rosalia Agaus, Reski Vinalia Agaus, nutmeg is carminative, stomakic, stimulant, spasmolytic, antiemic alias anti-nausea.

The following is a recipe for nutmeg that is effective in relieving stomach acid.


  • Nutmeg (powder) 1 gram
  • Stone banana (powder) 6 grams
  • 100 ml of water

You brew nutmeg and banana stones with warm water. You drink the steeping nutmeg with a banana stone once a day. You can drink this concoction of nutmeg for 30 days.

7. Meet white

Temu putih is not as popular as turmeric. However, the benefits of meeting white are not inferior to turmeric. One of the benefits of meeting white is to relieve stomach acid.

However, you cannot just consume white ginger to relieve stomach acid. Because there is a right way to process white meeting as an herbal medicine for stomach acid.

The following is how to process white meeting to relieve stomach acid, quoted from the website of the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture’s Research Institute for Spices and Medicines (Balittro).


  • The rhizome of white meeting seven pieces
  • Enough water

You wash the rhizome of white ginger. Then, you brew the rhizome of white ginger with boiling water. You drink it once a day. You can repeat to drink steeping water for 14 days.

You need to remember, pregnant women are not recommended to drink boiled water.

You can choose one of the five herbal remedies above to relieve stomach acid.

Keep in mind, you should live a healthy lifestyle so that stomach acid levels are controlled.

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