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Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest. This pain in the chest may radiate to the throat, neck, or angle of the jaw. It is an irritation of the esophagus, which is caused by acid in the stomach. Heartburn which occurs frequently and interferes with our daily routine is considered as GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease).

Symptoms of heartburn

  • Burning feeling in the chest occurs after taking meals and this feeling lasts a few minutes to several hours.
  • Difficulty in swallowing.
  • Feeling of food sticking in the chest or throat.
  • Pain in the chest, especially after bending over or eating.
  • Burning feeling in the throat.

Cause of heartburn

It occurs when the acid in the stomach backs up into the tube which carries food from our mouth to our stomach.

In general, when we swallow, lower esophageal sphincter muscle relaxes and allow the food and liquid to flow down into the stomach. Then after, this muscle tightens again. If this lower esophageal sphincter muscle relaxes abnormally, then the acid in the stomach can flow back up into our esophagus and causes heartburn. And this acid backup may get worse when we are bent over or lying down.

Foods that cause heartburn triggers

There are some foods that cause heartburn to flare up and these foods are called as heartburn triggers. These foods include citrus fruits, spicy foods, chocolate, onions, garlic, fatty foods, black pepper, tomatoes, vinegar, caffeinated beverages, peppermints and alcoholic beverages.

Ayurvedic approach to Heartburn

Ayurveda is an ancient healthcare system. There are three doshas of the body which are known as tridoshas. These three doshas are Vata dosha, Pitta dosha and Kapha dosha. According to Ayurveda, any imbalance in any of these tridoshas leads to one or the other health conditions. These doshas are considered as the energies of our body.

According to Ayurveda, Heartburn is caused by the aggravation of Pitta dosha of the body. Acid starts climbing the esophagus, when Kapha dosha is associated with this aggravated pitta dosha. So if a person is suffering from heartburn, then he should avoid Pitta aggravating foods.

Planet Ayurveda's Dietary supplements to maintain Healthy Heart

Planet Ayurveda provides Amalaki Rasayan, Heartburn capsules and Digestion support capsules to maintain Pitta. All these dietary supplements are prepared by using natural ingredients. These are free from chemicals and side effects. These are 100 percent vegetarian products. These are, hence, safe to use.

1. Heart Burn Capsules

Planet Ayurveda's Heartburn is an innovative and trusted natural product. This comes in capsules form. These capsules are 100% vegetarian, easily palatable and non-allergic. The Planet Ayurveda's Heartburn is the combination of Parval Pishti (125 mg, Coral compounds, 125 mg), Akik Pishti (Agate compounds, 125 mg), Jawar Mohar Pishti (Compound, 125 mg), Kamdhuna Ras (Compound, 125 mg), Mukta Pishti (Pearl compound, 50 mg), Giloy Satva (Tinospora cordifolia, 125 mg). Parval pishti, Akik Pishti, Jawar Mohar Pishti, Kamdhuna Ras, Mukta Pishti and Giloy Satva. These help to balances Pitta.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules once or twice daily

2. Digestion Support

Digestion Support is composed of 7 different ingredients which effectively work for healthy digestion. The standard extracts of Amla (Emblica officinalis, 100 mg), Haritaki (Termanalia chebula, 100 mg), Bahera (Terminalia bellerica, 100 mg), Sounf (Foeniculum vulgare, 50 mg), Dhania (Coriander sativam, 50 mg), Pippali (Piper longum, 50 mg) and Jeerak (Cyminum cuminum, 50 mg) have act synergistically to balance the pH balance in stomach. The other key role of this combination is removal of kapha (body fluid) from intestine, which aids into more secretion of intestine juices.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily in middle of meals with little water.

3. Amalaki Rasayan

The Amalaki Rasayan (Emblica officinalis, 500 mg) contains the high source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is well known for its anti-oxidant activity. Amalaki Rasayan helps to balance vitiated pitta dosha in body.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules once or twice daily.

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