Home Remedies: for Heartburn


10 Home Remedies for Heartburn

Heartburn is a common problem for many people. This is where acid
can be felt in the chest with a painful burning sensation.

Over the counter drugs for heartburn can be unhealthy when used
long term. The good news is that there are many natural ways to get rid of this
painful problem.

Let's take a look at some of best home remedies for heartburn

  1. Baking Soda Water
Baking soda is an ancient remedy used by the ancient Egyptians,
Greek and Romans. Simply add 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda to 250ml of cold
water. Stir well and drink. This soon settles the digestive system and
neutralises the acid causing the pain.
  1. Apple Cider
    Vinegar
Heartburn is caused by acid reflux, where acid leaks up into the
esophagus causing the burning sensation. Drinking a tablespoon of apple cider
vinegar in 500ml of water before meals helps the food to break down and cures
the problem at its root.
  1. Hot Water
A simple solution to treating many stomach related problems is
sipping hot water. The heat soothes and washes down acid to get rid of the
pain. It also helps your stomach to digest more effectively.
  1. Cinnamon
Using fresh spices such as Ceylon Cinnamon to flavour your food
has the effect of boosting digestion and preventing heartburn in the first
instance.
  1. Calendula Flower
    Tea
You can purchase dried calendula flower to make a herbal tea. This
calms the muscles in the esophagus and helps to close the valve which is
allowing acid to leak upwards
  1. Chamomile Tea
This popular herbal tea choice should be drank between meals 3-4
times per day. This relieves inflamed mucous membranes in your digestive
system.
  1. Pineapple Juice
Drinking fresh pineapple juice after meals reduces heartburn due
to the Bromelain enzymes it contains. This helps to control the hydrochloric
acid levels in your stomach.
  1. Bananas
Eat a banana if you have heartburn as this works as a natural
antacid in the stomach. These wonderful fruits also protect the stomach from
ulcers.
  1. Wheatgrass Juice
    Powder
Drinking a shot of wheatgrass juice in the morning heals the
digestive tract and provides a great range of nutrients to help the body heal.
  1. Basil Leaves
2-3 leaves can be chewed to relieve heartburn, as well as
combating gas and nausea. These are also excellent for flavouring delicious
soups.

As you can see, there are a great range of natural remedies which
you can use to get rid of heart burn. Try to eat a diet filled with leafy
greens and natural sources of food regularly. This will keep your body healthy
and prevent acid reflux long term.
 

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