Home Remedies to Stomach Acidity – Too Low

This condition is difficult to diagnose as it may mimic other conditions. It is usually diagnosed in connection with other health issues, such as food sensitivities or skin problems, so I would advise seeking professional opinion if you suspect it.

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Herbalists treat low acidity by stimulating the production and release of stomach acid with bitter herbs. These must be taken 15-30 minutes before eating and the bitter taste needs to be ‘tasted’, therefore you need to sip the herbs slowly. You can use either teas or tinctures as long as they taste bitter! Each of the tinctures below can be used by itself, or you can combine any two.

Treatment options

• Drink strong chamomile or vervain tea (for precautions see post 47). Adults: 1-2 cups a day, before meals.

• Take dandelion root in a tincture form (for precautions see post 51). Adults: 3-5ml, 1-3 times a day, tincture strength 1:5; dilute each dose in half a cup of lukewarm water and sip slowly.

• Take barberry in a tincture form (for precautions see post 51). Adults: 2-4ml, 1-3 times a day, tincture strength 1:10; dilute each dose in half a cup of lukewarm water and sip slowly.

• Take hops in a tincture form (for precautions see post 83). Adults: 0.5-1ml, 1-3 times a day, tincture strength 1:2; dilute each dose in half a cup of lukewarm water and sip slowly.

Children (2-16years old): adjust the adult dose downwards, depending on the age of the child – see post 6.

Practitioner treatment is recommended for this condition.

This condition is often related to stress. If that is the case it may be worth taking relaxing herbs longterm to deal with the effects of stress (see post 13). There may also be other factors at play, such as diet or genetic predisposition. The common symptoms include heartburn, bloating and stomach pain. Make sure you have a proper diagnosis, rather than treating on the basis of an assumption, as the symptoms of low acidity may be remarkably similar. The measures below will make you more comfortable, but it may be tricky to get rid of the problem for good yourself.

Treatment options

• Drink chamomile and meadowsweet tea, mixed in equal proportions (for precautions see post 47). Adults: 3 cups a day, reducing to 1 cup a day once symptoms improve

• Take marshmallow root powder, which will protect the stomach lining from possible damage (for precautions see post 48). Adults: 1 teaspoon mixed with cup of water, 3 times a day, between meals.

Children (2-16years old): adjust the adult dose downwards, depending on the age of the child – see post 6.

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