Home Remedies For Acid Reflux and Heartburn
Home Remedies for acid reflux and heartburn is best option to control acid reflux and heartburn symptoms, since these items are easily available at home and give immediate relief.
Baking soda, water and lemon juice
This home remedy for acid reflux and heartburn is probably the most used with the greatest success for the temporary relief of heartburn. In a tall glass put two tablespoons of baking soda. Fill the glass half full with cold water. Pour the juice of one fresh squeezed lemon in to the baking soda solution. You will be amazed at what happens. I would suggest that you perform this procedure over the kitchen sink, as the fizzing of this solution will flood over the glass. Try to drink this as quickly as possible, as it is the fizz and water that will heal your heartburn. Be warned that this remedy produces sodium in the system. If you suffer from hypertension, it is not advisable to over use this remedy. A few Tums would be a safer choice.
Raw Potato Juice
Wash a potato well (preferably organic). Do not peel the potato. Juice the potato and mix the juice with an equal amount of water. Drink immediately. Do this three, or four times a day as needed. Potato juice has been used for centuries to make the stomach more alkaline. Before the advent of juicers, the potato was simply allowed to stand in water for several hours before drinking. The juicer method is much more potent. Try it. You will definitely benefit from this home remedy for acid reflux and heartburn.
Celery and cabbage Juice
Celery and cage are both very alkaline in nature. The more alkaline you can become, the less you will be given to acid indigestion. Of course a juicer is required to make this drink as well as potato juice. I juice celery and cage together every day. Be sure to drink it freshly made. You will be amazed at how good this makes you feel.
Papaya & papaya juice
Eat a fresh papaya with your meals. Papaya contains papain, which has a soothing effect on the stomach and aids in the digestion of protein. Papaya is also loaded with beneficial vitamins and minerals. I sometimes juice several papayas and drink it as an afternoon treat. Papaya is very alkaline, as well.You can also take papaya enzyme in a chewable tablet form.
In Europe it is custom to drink bitters after a big meal. Bitters contain herbals that aid in digestion. They also contain a little alcohol. Bitters can be taken in 11 tablet form as well. Taking bitters has been known to help some people avoid the start of heartburn. Bitters are usually beneficial to those who have lower stomach acid (hypochlorhydria). It is believed that Bitters stimulate digestive function by increasing saliva, stomach acid and digestive enzyme production. If you suffer from too much acid (hyperchlorhydria), bitters could exacerbate the problem.
Fresh ginger, which is sold in every grocery store, has been used for centuries to aid in indigestion. It seems that ginger has the ability to absorb acid. It has a side benefit of calming the nerves, as well. Ginger may be ateen raw or taken in capsule form just after a meal. Start with one capsule and work up to more, as needed.