It seems that everyone is talking about the need to
use
natural heartburn remedies but you seldom see
actual recipes for these cures. Many of these time
tested cures are rooted in folklore or oriental
medicine. Conventional medical practice is to use
either standard ant- acids or one of new prescription
medications to control acid reflux and heartburn.
Many natural medicine advocates and herbalists
warn that taking a steady diet of ant-acids will lead to
aluminum toxicity. However most credible research
indicates there is no danger from taking ant-acids
that contain aluminum unless you have other chronic
illness. Never the less many people plain do not want
to put anything unnatural into their bodies and
natural remedies will give relief to these heartburn
sufferers.

We researched a good many different natural
Heartburn remedies
that are still in frequent use. We
have listed these below for your use. We make no
claim as to their effectiveness only that the people
who provided the remedies claimed that they were
very effective for relieving their acid reflux heartburn.
All used ingredients that are found in the home or in
the local health food store.

It should be more or less obvious that if you are not
eating or drinking properly, chewing tobacco or
smoking, ingesting lots of caffeine or citrus, abusing
alcohol or any other activity that will exacerbate your
heartburn symptoms, it less likely that these
remedies will be effective. In addition if you are
suffering from GERD or Gastroesophageal Reflux
Disease, LES (lower esophageal sphincter) muscles
problems, ulcer, chronic heartburn or any advanced
form of Gastro Reflux Disease you need to see a
physician that specializes in treating acid reflux
disease. Delaying treatment can lead to a more
serious condition.

  • ·Almonds: Eating almonds have reduced
    heartburns symptoms when taken prior to
    meals and an hour before bedtime.

  • Bananas: Bananas have a natural ant-acid in
    them that provide heartburn relief. Dried and
    powder bananas are available and at time more
    convenient to use.
  • Pineapples are a storehouse of enzymes and
    contain bromelain, an enzymes that breaks
    down proteins. Pineapples facilitated digestion,
    reduce inflammation, and supports wound
    healing. The fresh juice has a high level of
    enzymes that will help you stop your acid
    reflux. It is reported that using fresh pineapple
    provides better results.
  • Aloe Vera : Drink couple of ounces of Aloe Vera
    Juice. It grows wild in Florida and some areas
    along the Gulf Coast or you can get it from any
    health food store. Heartburn reportedly goes
    away fast. Used for soothing burns especially
    sunburn. Very good for you in many other ways.
  • Raw fruits and vegetables in particular diced
    apples, carrots and white potatoes are reported
    to give relief to heartburn pain. Several people
    have used this remedy for many years with
    reported success.
  • Vinegar is an acid in itself but it is the number
    one natural home remedy reported to us. That
    includes Apple, Japanese and white formulas.
    Most report that it burns going down the
    esophagus but once it reaches the stomach the
    pain and discomfort of acid reflux ends
    immediately.
  • Chamomile can be found in most health food
    stores. It is commonly used to make a tea by
    simmering 1 teaspoon of licorice root powder in
    a cup of water for about 15 minutes then add 1
    tablespoon of chamomile to the pot and cover
    and let brew for another 10 minutes. Use a tea
    strainer to remove grounds and then drink
    while warm. It is reported that this works well as
    a daily therapy for acid reflux heartburn.
  • Licorice as mentioned above has long been
    used to treat the symptoms of heartburn. Sold
    in health food stores as DGL deglycyrhizinated
    licorice) it comes in the form of gum, chewable
    tablets or powder. The powder or tablets are
    usually dissolved in warm water, and then this
    composition is drunk. Again this remedy is
    usually most effective when taken as a
    preventative on a daily basis.  As with all licorice
    it can temporarily raise your blood pressure.
  • Anise, Peppermint and lavender tea has been a
    popular home remedy for many ailments
    including reducing the symptoms of acid reflux.
    It reportedly reduces that amount of acid in your
    stomach. Boil two cups of water and pour over
    a tea strain filled with equal amounts of aniseed,
    peppermint and lavender. Let it steep for about
    5 minutes then further strain out the grounds ad
    a few drops of honey. The prescription calls for
    drinking this tea with breakfast and again in the
    evening prior to retiring for the night.
  • Anise is considered a powerful herb that is
    used for many ailments including heartburn.
    Apparently there are many types of anise and it
    is recommended that you use sweet, European,
    or green anise and avoid star and caraway
    varieties. Some people have reported that using
    a couple of drops of anise oil in their morning
    green tea has help reduce acid reflux symptoms.
  • Peppermint was the second most common
    home remedy given to us in our search. Many
    heartburn suffers carry peppermint candies in
    their pocket and use these to sooth the burning
    sensation of heartburn. Health food stores have
    a number of peppermint products that provide
    an increase dosage of this herb. These in clued
    drops. Gum and tablets. Reported benefits
    include reduction of gas, bloating, cramps while
    improving digestion.
  • Lavender, also an herb is known to increase
    proper digestion while healing the damage that
    comes with acid reflux. It is most commonly
    used in teas.
  • Chicory is a bitter herb that contains the
    compounds of endive and escarole. Used to
    make teas it is best taken twice a day, once in
    the morning and again in the evening to reduce
    the effects and discomfort of acid reflux
    heartburn. Chicory can also be added to fresh
    salads as well.
  • Papaya is a fruit of the tropics but also is grown
    in south Florida. It can be found in some
    grocery stores. The enzymes in this fruit have
    been used for hundreds of years for stomach
    disorders. The best result come from eating the
    fresh fruit with breakfast. Jellies made from
    papaya are also reported to give relief to the
    symptoms of heartburn. Some health food
    stores carry papaya related products including
    papaya enzyme that may be affective as well.
  • Turmeric is found in most curried foods.
    Someone suffering from heartburn would
    naturally tend to avoid spicy foods, however
    turmeric is known to aid in digestion and
    reduce stomach acid levels. It most commonly
    used in cooking but it is available in capsules.
    Taken prior to each meal it has been reported to
    stop or reduce the symptoms of acid reflux.

These are just some of the many natural home
remedies that were reported to us during our
research. Again all these remedies were reported to
us as effective in reducing or stopping acid reflux
heartburn symptoms. Each of us is an individual and
as such will find that what remedy works well for one
individual will not for another. As a result you will
most likely have to try several of the above outlined
remedies that will work for you
.

As we stated in the beginning, if you are suffering
from severe acid reflux disease in the form of
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, LES muscle
problems or chronic heartburn you need to contact
your physician for a proper diagnosis. Failure to do
so made lead to a more serious condition like
esophageal cancer. According to the many people
who contacted us, these time tested natural remedies
do indeed work for many people with ordinary acid
reflux heartburn disorders.

                 
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