How To Cool Stomach Heat?

The reason behind stomach heat is excess consumption of spicy food. Foods like prawns, nuts, meats, hot drinks like coffee, wine and spirits have adverse effects on your stomach. Consumption of cigarettes, alcohol and hot foods leads to the problem of fire in your stomach. If this stomach problem is not taken seriously then it can burn stomach fluids and harm stomach substances.

Symptoms Of Stomach Heat:

  • Early Symptoms: Heat is known for it’s drying nature so it will burn the stomach fluids causing thirst, dry mouth and constipation. When the dryness becomes chronic then problems like dry mouth, throat stool and no desire to drink will occur.
  • The heat in the stomach reduces your appetite and you feel full even after eating very little. This is because there are not enough stomach juices to process the food. Stomach problems like these can get very chronic causing further problems like fever.
  • The stomach heat can cause gastric pain which will lead to burning sensation. This will lead to stomach acidity and gastritis. As the heat, of stomach burns up the energy and easily digest the consumed food you tend to feel hungry constantly. Stomach heat will in turn cause problems like regurgitation, nausea and vomiting. The fire in your belly leads to bad breadth, bleeding and painful gums.


Treatment of stomach problems

  • The best way to treat the fire in your stomach is, to stop consuming hot food and drinks. You need to cool down the stomach heat and nourish the stomach lining. Digestive foods ‘which are cool’ in nature like cucumber, avocado, spinach and lettuce must be consumed. Fruits like mango, bananas and pineapples must be added in your diet. Peppermint is also very beneficial to treat nausea caused by stomach heat. Prevention of stomach acidity by consuming raw cabbage juice is a good idea.
  • Stomach fire is caused by excess acidity in the stomach. Acidity problems leads to indigestion and that leads to acid regurgitation. In this case you must consume more of alkaline foods like oats and rice, drinks like green tea.
  • The way to distinguish whether you have acidity problem is to check if you have white spots on your fingernails. The best way to cure heat problems in your stomach is to increase the intake of fluids like fruit juices, soups made from green vegetables and green tea. These foods help in curing damaged fluids and stomach substances.
  • Another way of preventing stomach heat, is deep breathing exercise. Take deep breaths till your stomach. Then try breathing with your stomach than your lungs. Mentally imagine that your breath has become cool and rejuvenating. Feel the freshness, of cool breath in your stomach. This will reduce your heart burn and stomach problems.
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Thought Provoker: 18 Ways to Make Your Parents Feel Great

Starting from our birth they have taken care of our food (22 years * 365 days * 3 times = 24000 times!), household maintenance, our education (daily home works, uniform, school/tuition fee), religious moral teaching every day (THE REAL GREAT JOB), shelter, clothing, outings, vacations, toys, computer and God knows how many other countless efforts they have put in to make us a complete human being to enjoy and survive in this world. Indeed, all those efforts cannot be covered in this article but the overall emphasis is that its our moral and spiritual responsibility to take care of them now.

Below are some small acts of kindness which would truly show your affection to take good care of them:

  1. Give them enough money so that they don’t have to ask you.
  2. Share funny and entertaining things with them to make them laugh or smile.
  3. Don’t speak loudly. Speak slowly, nicely and softly.
  4. Do not walk in front of them in market or anywhere. They might walk slow being old; stay behind them. Give them respect.
  5. Ask for small tasks again and again. For example, “Abou Jee, do you need water? Should i bring tea for you? Are you hungry, baba” etc
  6. Closely monitor their health. visit doctor if required. Have them checked thoroughly time to time.
  7. Take care of their medicines. Set reminders on your phone for their medicines and serve them on time.
  8. Take them to the Temple. Walk slowly. Follow their pace.
  9. Take them to the park for walk. If not possible daily, then take them on weekend.
  10. Call them with respect.
  11. Open the door for them with respect.
  12. Adapt yourself according to their schedule not vise-versa.
  13. Do shopping for them (buy their clothes, shoes, small items like tooth paste). Buy your mother a nice coffee cup. Take them to market and buy them according to their likings. Buy your parents some nice books; usually people love to read books in old age.
  14. When you come back to home, visit them first in their room.
  15. Respect their social circle and let them enjoy with their friends.
  16. In case of conflict on any issue, try to follow them as much as possible. Remember, they have been sacrificing their money and time in raising you for years and years. Its time to pay back. They have been showing all the patience during your childhood. Its time for you to be patient.
  17. Keep them with you instead of sending them to old age home. This will be a big act of ignorance if you do.
  18. When starting the food, serve them first and on time

A last word. Let not parents expect all this care. And, children never forget any of their duties to their loved ones. I would recommend making a check list of this post and and paste it on any wall in your room or kitchen and read it often to remember.