Acid Reflux,
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If you are suffering from heartburn, the main thing that
you want to do is to stop the pain. Today’s medical
knowledge of
heartburn has led to the development to
various drugs that have the ability to stop or ease
heartburn. However if you want to try alternative forms
of medication, then what are the remedies that you have
available to you?

There are some
Herbal heartburn remedies that have
been known and used for quite some time now. The
three most commonly used
herbal remedies are
chamomile, which is botanically known as Matricaria
Recutita. Peppermint which is also botanically known as
Mentha Piperita and Ginger that is botanically known as
Zingiber Officinale.

These three
herbal heartburn remedies fall into a group
of herbs that are described by the General Nutrition
Center as "carminative". They all have the ability to
relieve indigestion and ease irritation that occurs in the
intestines. The herb chamomile is traditionally
recognized for its calming properties. As chamomile has
a high calcium content it has the ability to decrease
stomach acid. Therefore chamomile is thought to help
ease esophageal irritation and help with proper

Ginger has been used traditionally for dealing with many
different gastrointestinal (stomach) problems. Ginger
also has some anti-inflammatory as well as anti-nausea
properties. Both these actions of ginger give relief to
heartburn sufferers. There is one other action that
ginger is widely known for. Ginger is a very good herbal
heartburn remedy as it aids in the proper digestion
process by promoting spontaneous intestinal movement.

Peppermint is also thought to have healing properties
indigestion. Peppermint also has the additional
property of calming the stomach. A study that was done
of peppermint in combination with the caraway fruit
found that they have the same ease of relieving the
symptoms of
heartburn as Chamomile and Ginger do.

The General Nutrition Center has suggested that herbs
that have a “bitter digestive stimulant” property might
be used as well. They believe that theses herbs may
produce natural digestive enzymes. Herbs like blessed
thistle are advocated in the hopes that they will alleviate

. As there is no clear way of knowing their
effects, blessed thistle and other such herbs are not as
universally recommended.

Whereas chamomile, ginger and peppermint are known
and recognized for their potential as a
herbal heartburn
. As with all medications, you should consult a
doctor before you begin using any sort of herbal
remedy. This way you can take care that the herbal

remedy will not conflict with your other
ongoing medicational treatments.

So, if you want to go ‘chemical free’ in your quest to find
heartburn cure, then I suggest you go about finding
your own
herbal heartburn remedy now. After all there’s
time like the present!

Herbal Heartburn Remedies
James Kesel,MS