Hyperacidity: An Ayurvedic Case Study

Hyperacidity: An Ayurvedic Case Study

Acidity Vaidya Vishwanath


Do you avoid certain foods because you know it will cause hyperacidity? The following case study from Vaidya Vishwanth tells how one person was able to reverse hyperacidity using Ayurvedic principles.

In Ayurveda, Amlapitta is directly correlated to hyperacidity. Amla means sour and pitta means acid. Basically, it is a diet and lifestyle disorder prevalent all over the world. It is mainly caused by eating an excess of spicy and fried foods, irregular eating times, consuming excess water after a meal and stress.

This health condition has been mentioned in classical texts like Caraka Samhita, Susruta Samhita and Ashtangahridayam.

In general, the person who is suffering from hyperacidity develops following symptoms:

  • Heartburn
  • Bitter or sour belching
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Throat irritation
  • Abdominal distention
  • Aversion towards food
  • Mild chest pain
  • Flatulence
  • Poor appetite
  • Tiredness

In this case study with one of my clients, her lifestyle history was also taken into regard as well as food habits, sleep, and exercise.

Female age 34 years presented with the following symptoms:-

  • Amlodgar (eructation with sour taste)
  • Shirashula (headache)
  • Urodaha (burning sensation in chest region)
  • Utklesha (nausea)
  • Agnimandya (loss of appetite)
  • Aruchi (loss of taste)
  • Adhmana (abdominal distension)

She had been suffering from the above symptoms for a year! No other major health problems.

On examination

  • Pulse – 76/min
  • Blood pressure – 126/80 mmhg
  • Cardiovascular system – Normal
  • Central Nervous system – Normal
  • Respiratory system – Normal
  • Per abdomen examination – Epigastric and periumbilical tenderness.
  • Jivha (tongue) – Sama (with toxins)
  • Mala -Mutra Pravrutti (urine and stool) Normal
  • Prakruti (body constitution) – Pittapradhana vata
  • Bala (strength) – medium
  • Jatharagni (digestive fire) – Mandagni (poor)

In this condition, imbalance or vitiated pitta and kapha dosha are key factors responsible for the whole pathological process.

Pathya – Wholesome Regimen vs. Apathya – Unwholesome Regimen

With this treatment I asked the client not to consume food or drinks that were amla (sour), lavana (salty) and katu (spicy). I also instructed her to avoid lentils and beans, deep fried foods, fast food, junk food and bakery products.

I also advised her to eat at regular times, not engage in divaswapna (daytime sleep), ratri jagarana (awake late at night) or manasik vyatha (mental stress).

Herbal Supplements

Client was given following Kottakkal herbs to address the symptoms.

Benefits of Herbs

These herbs help to detox excess kapha and pitta dosha from the body. It reduces the inflammation of gastrointestinal track. It reduces burning sensation and pain. It helps to reduce utklesh (nausea) and adhmana (abdominal distension). It improves appetite and taste in the mouth.

After following the above treatment for one week, the pain and burning sensation stopped and all other symptoms reduced. Gradually during four weeks of treatment, all symptoms had disappeared completely.

Amlapitta (hyperacidity) was healed and there were no adverse effects seen during the whole program.

An Ayurvedic In-Depth Health Consultation to Heal Your Hyperacidity

When indigestion and the symptoms of hyperacidity are chronic, your best option is to enlist the expertise of an Ayurvedic Vaidya. An in-depth Ayurvedic health consultation offers you a fresh look at your condition and helps you understand the root cause and prescribe the right treatment protocol.

Special FREE 15 Minute Consultation

Vaidya Vishwanth is offering a free 15-minute consultation to our customers who would like to learn how an In-depth Consultation can improve their health. If you would like to talk directly with Vaidya Vishwanath to learn how he can help improve your health, contact us here.


Join Vaidya Vishwanath on Clubhouse next Tuesday, August 10th at 5pm ET. He will be discussing how to manage Hyperacidity and will be available to answer questions.


Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Kottakkal Ayurveda products and this information is not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevention of any disease. If you have serious, acute, or chronic health problems, please consult a trained health professional. If you are seeking the medical advice of a trained Ayurvedic practitioner or doctor, call (800) 215-9934 or email us at contact@kottakkal.shop and we will provide you with one of our affiliated Ayurvedic professionals. Check with your doctor before taking herbs when pregnant or nursing.
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