You can go to www.mapi.com to learn more about Ayurveda and you can search for Pitta diet.
It is difficult to take pills because it is bitter. They mix differet tastes but any way it is not a candy. I tried to suck them as doc told me that to cook down my esophagus but it was too bitter. I just swallow it now. With gerd we should cool down body because reflux triggered by heat.