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Natural Remedies For Acid Reflux - What Are The Options?

Apr 10, 2008
Most people will have good results from taking medication for Acid Reflux but the Acid Reflux can actually become worse if they stop taking the medication. A medication classed as Proton Pump Inhibitors or PPI, restricts acid production and if stopped, the body can react by producing more acid. The term for this is called rebound hypersecretion. Because of this, it's not beneficial for someone to suddenly stop taking acid reflux medication.

Several herbs are used as heartburn remedies. A post-meal tea of caraway seeds, coriander, chamomile, anise, fennel, angelica, offers great relief. Peppermint and spearmint teas, contraindicated in allopathy, also work a capsule containing peppermint and caraway seed oils taken for four weeks, also helps.

Many experts depend on roots and herbs. In Ayurveda, the ancient Hindu art of medicine and prolonging life, ginger root is commonly used. Consuming up to 500 mgs per day may actually cause you to have fewer occurrences of acid reflux.

Symptoms may also be reduced be adding extra fiber to your diet. The acid from food is easily digested by fiber. The extra fiber has the added bonus of keeping you body regular. If you have a problem adding raw foods you have the option of taking your fiber in a pill form or as a water-soluble powder.

If you are a smoker the best thing for you to do is stop as nicotine relaxes the esophageal sphincter which allows fluid to move around freely. Stress and smoking are related so if you can manage to reduce both it may help in your digestion.

Citrus fruit, potatoes, Buffalo wings, ground beef, raw onions, chicken nuggets, cheese, ice cream, spaghetti, liquor and wine, coffee and tea and some salad dressings are all foods that you should avoid.

Licorice (sold in health food stores), Meadowsweet (an antacid and anti-inflammatory that helps protect the digestive tract), Papain (helps to make the digestion of food more efficient), Chamomile (aids in digestion) and marshmallow (combined with chamomile works as an anti-inflammatory) have all been used with success as natural alternatives.

Acid reflux can be treated alternatively by making some simple lifestyle changes such as maintaining a good diet and controlling your weight. Managing your stress will also be beneficial in handling this problem.
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Is your heartburn triggered by any of these causes of acid reflux? Find out more about what can cause reflux as well as what you can do to stop it at the Reflux Renegade website.
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