15 Natural Remedies For Heartburn And Acid Reflux

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At some point in their life, many people will experience heartburn. This unpleasant condition is caused by acid reflux, which occurs when the muscle that allows food into the stomach (the lower esophageal sphincter) is too relaxed, allowing stomach acid to rise up the esophagus.

Many people’s first instinct is to seek for prescription medicine or over the counter drugs, however we have found an article which presents 15 alternative / home remedies – together with simple directions for their use! As you can see from the image, baking soda is one of the common remedies. This is because it is alkaline and therefore can counteract the stomach acid.

There are also several herbs and fruits that show potential in relieving the discomforts of acid reflux. These include ginger, almond, banana, apple, chamomile and aloe vera.

Many of these natural remedies work by neutralizing the acidity in the stomach, however Everydayroots.com has also indicated several other interesting tips on how you can prevent acid reflux or heartburn from recurring. Some of these tips include avoidance of cigarettes and alcohol, as well as maintaining a healthy weight level. Studies show that being obese or overweight increases one’s susceptibility to heartburn. Also, nicotine and alcohol may worsen heartburn significantly.

Wearing of tight-fitting clothes around the midriff is also not recommended for people suffering from recurring acid reflux, because it can put more pressure on the stomach. Other non-herbal remedies include apple cider vinegar and chewing sugar-free gum. And one more tip, don’t eat right before laying down to sleep. This would only allow the stomach acid to move back into your esophagus more easily.

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Here is the link to the full tutorial:

http://everydayroots.com/heartburn-remedies


11 Comments

  • By Cathleen, October 18, 2013 @ 3:34 am

    I’m a GI nurse, while these remedies work for a while, if a person has reflux consistently and for a period of time, may need to be on an over the counter medication that is stronger. Long term reflux can have damage to the esophagus that should be evaluated by a doctor.

  • By olga teylor, October 19, 2013 @ 4:30 am

    I am on medication for my heart and a number of other conditions all of which give me reflux and i refuse to put any more chem icals into my body. Thankyou.

  • By ladywriter3179, November 25, 2013 @ 11:04 pm

    Natural remedies are the best, those over the counter remedies come with lots of side effects. If you stop eating certain acidic foods and drink ginger and Aloe Vera daily you will not have a need for otc medications.

  • By Shelley cutts, November 26, 2013 @ 9:16 am

    I never use the doctor self treat for everything and have eliminated reflux and I use to suffer real bad. I make sure I eat cabbage 3 or 4 Times a week and if I eat meat then . Make sure there’s a helping Of cabbage I eat loads of apples and when I use to have an attack bicarbonate of soda then spread out over a few days burnt toast with banana trust me it works and you recover real quick 20 yrs I’ve been self treating with natural alternatives and homeopathy never taken meds since I was a teenager and my health is a dam site better for it trust me

  • By MICHAEL, December 20, 2013 @ 8:59 am

    LOVE THIS

  • By natalie, January 5, 2014 @ 4:30 am

    hi there i have tried all those things and still suffer with it help…cant afford to buy expensive meds. i occasionally buy gaviscon when money permits but at nearly 11 dollars a bottle its a struggle on my budget..help any suggestions. even losec and gaviscon dont work and my doctor reluctant to try anything else frustrated……..

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  • By Selena jones, January 23, 2014 @ 4:07 pm

    Do not baking soda on full stomach will land you in hospital…wait for at least half-hour to let stomach empty out a little…please go to web to find out more about this!!!

  • By SANDY, January 22, 2015 @ 1:56 am

    I find that the diet, how much and not too late are the key factors. I’ve been suffering for 5 years now. Bananas and oatmeal help when I’m having a bout. Lots of water also.

  • By GERD, September 15, 2015 @ 11:21 am

    Since I am on the subject of diet…it is important to recognize that obesity is one
    of the biggest contributors to GERD. It also safeguards the abdomen from the injury generated by
    the acid. At night the body is relaxed, which also relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter or LES.

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