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Heartburn Natural Cures and Remedies

Posted Apr 27 2010 1:15am

Treating your heartburn with natural cures and remedies is simple and effective.  Many people remain unaware that there are natural treatments available and the resort to medications which can cause side effects.  Anytime you can find an effective natural treatment with no side effects you are so much better off using it.

heartburn natural cures and remedies

Heartburn Natural Cures and Remedies – Diet

Have you ever heard the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”?  In the case of acid reflux and heartburn, it is true.  Eating a simple red apple can stop heartburn.

  • One teaspoon of honey taken when you begin to feel any symptom of heartburn can help stop the discomfort and help to heal the esophagus.
  • Baking soda can also neutralize stomach acid stopping the pain of heartburn.
  • Pineapple – support digestion, heal tissue and reduce inflammation.
  • You should avoid or limit eating acidic foods and try to include more alkaline foods in your diet, these foods help to neutralize stomach acid.

Heartburn Natural Cures and Remedies – Herbal Remedies

There are some herbs that have been effective in aiding in digestive problems and reducing acid reflux associated with heartburn.  Some of these include:

  • Peppermint – this herb aids in digestion, helps relieve stomach cramping, gas and ulcers.
  • Lavender – this herb is helpful for reducing the amount of stomach acid that causes the pain of heartburn.
  • Anise – Green, Sweet and European are recommended for acid reflux and heartburn symptoms.

Heartburn Natural Cures and Remedies – Lifestyle Changes

Changes in your living habits can help reduce heartburn occurrence. Some changes that many have found effective include:

  • Raise the head of your bed about 6 to 9 inches using blocks under the legs or a wedge beneath the mattress.
  • Avoid eating or drinking close to bed time.  Lying flat after meals can cause acid to travel up into the esophagus resulting in heartburn.
  • Avoid overindulging in both food and alcohol – Alcohol is known to aggravate heartburn, and overeating increases pressure on your abdomen resulting in heartburn.
  • Eat smaller meals more frequently
  • Avoid clothing that fits tightly at the waist
  • Reduce stress using mediation, deep breathing or hypnosis
  • Stop smoking

Many factors can cause heartburn.  Changing or eliminating these causes in your life should help reduce or resolve your heartburn symptoms.  If your heartburn does not respond to natural treatments and remedies for heartburn you should be evaluated by your physician to determine if there is another more serious underlying cause for your discomfort.

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