Gastritis/ Acidity is usually mild and can be cured easily by following a better food habits and regular healthy lifestyle.However,sometime gastritis can cause pain in the upper part of the abdomen and may lead to stomach ulcer. Few over-the-counter (OTC) antacid medicines and a set of do’s and don't s can relieve gastritis..Some of the lifestyle and dietary changes are mentioned below:Lifestyle / Dietary changes: Small meals: Eat food in smaller quantity and switch to several small meals Avoid painkillers:Painkillers produces ulcers in your stomach and cause bleeding. So avoid un-necessary use of pain killers.Yoga & Physical exercise : Kapalabhati, Bhastrika and Anulomaviloma yoga increases movement of body and organs, helpful in the treatment of gastritis. Foods to be taken:Fruits: Fruits contain vitamins, minerals, fibres and antioxidants should be the part of the diet plan. Rice gruel:Rice gruel helps in the formation of watery gastric juice and reduces the acidity level within the stomach. Only rice that has been aged for one year must be used. Wheat and barley are beneficial.Vegetables: Garlic and onion limits the growth of bacteria. Carrot juice, spinach juice, pumpkin, bitter gourd (Kaakarakaya),cucumber (Dosakaya), and green banana are effective. Broccoli is effective against H. pylori bacteria in the stomach lining.Dairy Products:The calcium and vitamin D in milk reduces the stomach acids and gives relief to the stomach but, it should be with low content fat. Grains:Whole wheat chapattis, pastas, noodles made from whole grains should be included in diet. Refined flour products should be strictly avoided. Limit the consumption of whole grain chapattis to about 2 chapattis per day.Green coconut water: Drink green coconut water, as it provides the stomach with the necessary rest, vitamins and minerals which provides an excellent and easy remedy for gastritis. Foods to be avoided:Salty and spicy foods.Vinegar and vinegar based food items.Aerated drinks, citrus juices, caffeine.High fat/cholesterol contained food items.Beef,fried fish and pork.Baked products like cookies, cakes, chocolates.Medical therapies: Several allopathic medicines are used for the treatment of gastritis, but for long time can produce disease like weak bones, constipation, vomiting etc. Antibiotics are used to kill H. pylori bacteria, which causes ulcers and gastritis present in your digestive tract. Antacids normalize acid production by blocking the action of the parts of cells that produce acids. Ulcer healing agents protect the tissues that line your stomach and small intestine. Besides these, surgery is preferred in complicated cases of gastritis like pus or mucous filled infections in stomach and intestines.Ayurvedic and herbal therapies: In Ayurveda, gastritis is known as Urdhavaga Amalapitta. It is caused in people who have pitta dosha, which means disturbance in digestion of food leading to indigestion. When the pitta dosha gets increased in such people, there are greater chances of getting gastritis. Ayurvedic preparations like Dhaatriloha, Sukumaraghrita, Sootashekhara rasa, Kaamadudha rasa, Leela Vilas rasa, Chandrakala rasa, Amalakichoorna, Triphala choorna and Amalapittantaka rasa are beneficial in gastritis. If there is constipation along with gastritis, then Avipattikara choorna is taken as the medicine of choice. Several herbs beneficial in the gastritis patients:Cardamom (Ilaayachee) gives soothing effects on the stomach. It is especially beneficial if the gastritis causes heartburn.Fennel (Sauph) is digestive, traditionally used by Indians. Fennel gives the soothing effect to the stomach, facilitates digestion, reduces flatulence and relieves the stomach of excess acidity.Ginger (Adrakh) is effective in treating the indigestion that is associated with gastritis. It is especially useful for people who consume more of anon-vegetarian food.Amla is very beneficial in the treatment of several stomach ailments including gastritis. Sandalwood (Chandan)helps in gastritis because it has cooling properties. It can soothe the stomach muscles inflamed by gastritis.Asparagus roots are effective in reducing the hyperacidity of the digestive system.Licorice root powder:The root of the licorice soothens the injury of stomach and also reduces the H pylori.