Natural Heartburn Relief

home remedies for heartburn

Find out what natural heartburn remedies work to put out that raging inferno in your chest. Learn what common household items can help control heartburn.

It starts out a small fire and can become a huge inferno. Erupting like a volcano, heartburn or acid reflux can be very painful.

Discover what natural remedies for heartburn work to put out that raging inferno in your chest. Learn what common household items can help control heartburn. I used to suffer it quite often and would try all most anything to relieve the burn; however, did you know that drugs like Nexium, Tagamet, Omeprazole, Prevacid, Prilosec OTC, Zantac, Reglan, and more are only supposed to be used for 2 weeks maximum?

So...I started researching some home remedies for heartburn.

First of all, I found out what foods can trigger an attack or make it worse when it has already started.

I was very surprised to find out my beloved peppermint may actually aggravate heartburn by relaxing the ring of muscle at the top of the stomach, allowing acid to splash up into the esophagus. Needless to say I stopped eating peppermint candy after I ate. Yes, finding natural heartburn remedies can be that simple.

If you are interested in what causes heartburn, keep reading. Here is a list of foods that can make heartburn worse:

    foods not to eat for heartburn
  • Alcohol
  • Cheese
  • Milk chocolate
  • Anything with Caffeine
  • Fried foods
  • Potato chips
  • Grapefruits and oranges
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes

All of these food have been known to be causes of severe heartburn. So...I started watching what I eat, walking around awhile after I ate, and on those rare occasions I do suffer heartburn...I use one of these natural remedies for heartburn to quiet the burn:

Herbs

  • SLIPPERY ELM BARK: Soothes the digestive tract. Take 1 to 2 capsules with a glass of water or milk before meals.
  • chamomile for heartburn
  • CHAMOMILE: One of the most effective heartburn remedies. Calms heartburn. Can drink as a tea or take 1 capsule with a meal twice daily.
  • MEADOWSWEET: One of the best natural heartburn remedies: Tea for Acid Stomachs: Take equal parts of meadowsweet, chamomile flowers, and comfrey leaves, dried. Mix together and store in a clean jar. Use 1 tablespoon to 1 cup boiling water. Allow the tea to steep for 10 minutes. Drink 3 to 6 cups a day.

Traditional Natural Heartburn Remedies

    natural remedies for heartburn
  • Ginger: Most effective heartburn remedy. It works by relaxing the smooth muscles on the esophagus walls, which helps to prevent acid reflux. You can make a tea with powdered ginger or fresh ginger root. Or, take two ginger capsules twenty minutes before eating.
  • APPLES: One of the best heartburn cures. Eat one with meals for heartburn relief or eat a few slices before you go to bed to help relieve acid reflux.
  • HOT PEPPERS: Studies suggest hot peppers might protect the stomach lining.
  • RICE: Eat daily for frequent heartburn suffers particularly that associated with pregnancy.
  • SALIVA: Chew a piece of gum or suck on a piece of hard candy (not peppermints!) to wash the acidic material back down the stomach where it belongs.


NOTE: If you are pregnant, please consult your doctor before trying any natural remedy.

**Important: Persistent heartburn should not be ignored and should be evaluated by a physician.

Additional Resources

Acid Reflux Symptoms An HONcode certified guide to acid reflux, heartburn and GERD: with illustrations and videos. Covers diagnosis, treatments, complications, medications and more.

These natural remedies for heartburn can provide the relief you are looking for. We encourage you to continue exploring this site to learn about other natural remedies to improve your health.

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