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Acid Reflux Home and Natural Remedies

Oct 9, 2007
Here is a list of natural remedies that you can use when you have acid reflux or heartburn. Skip the antacids, which have unwanted side effects and contain aluminum, which has been associated with senility and Alzheimer's disease.

Anise, peppermint, and lavender

Here's a tea that you can make to aid you with acid reflux or heartburn. It will help you lower the amount of acid you have in your stomach. Mix together equivalent amounts of aniseed, peppermint and lavender. Make an infusion of this tea:

- boiling 2 1/2 cup distilled water - pour this water over a teaspoon of the herbal mixture - let this tea sit for 3- 5 minutes - strain the tea and add a little bit of honey if you like. - place this tea in a thermos

Drink up to 8 oz in the morning and 8 oz in the evening to get relief of acid reflux.

Aniseed or anise - is an effective herb that helps in digestive conditions and has many beneficial properties for your body. Use only the ash-colored anise called green anise, European anise or sweet anise. There are two different types of anise, star anise and caraway, which should not be used here.

Peppermint - is another effective herb for stomach conditions or heartburn. It aids in digestion, stomach distension, cramps, ulcers, and gas.

Lavender - famed for its scent has huge healing activity for your body. It is also a superb stomach aid. It is useful in reducing acid in the stomach.

Betain, Pepsin, and Papaya digestive enzymes

As you aged, your stomach gets weakens in its ability to produce hydrochloric acid to digest protein. It is undigested protein that can cause acid reflux or heartburn. Use digestive enzymes that contain Betain, pepsin, or HCl with each meal to make sure you digest all of your protein.

Papaya digestive enzymes, which contain papain, are also brilliant for protein digestion and you can use them with each meal. Use 500mg or more of papaya enzymes per meal.

Pineapples

Pineapples are a warehouse of enzymes and contain bromelain, an enzymes that reduces protein. Pineapples supports digestion, reduce inflammation, and supports wound healing. The fresh juice has a rich amount of enzymes that will help you stop your acid reflux.

Chicory Root

Chicory comes from a family of bitter herbs that contain endive and escarole. Boil 1 1/2 cup of chicory root for 5 - 10 minutes. After it cools to room temperature, drink this tea to rectify acid reflux.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon has many medicinal uses aside from being great for various pastries. It has an antiseptic effect and has been traditionally used for colds and flu's. It has fighting power against Candida albicans and has the ability to settle acidic stomachs.

Here's how to use cinnamon for an acid stomach or reflux:

-Toast raisin bread
-Butter the raisin bread
-Sprinkle cinnamon on the bread
-Sprinkle cardamon on the bread

When you consume this toasted bread, chew slowly and completely before swallowing to allow the digestive juices in your mouth to start breaking down this food.

Cardamon, which is found in India, has been used successful in treating Celiac disease, which is an intolerance to gluten found in most breads

Grapefruit Skins

Grapefruit is a great way to settle your acid reflux stomach with. Use only organic grapefruit for this remedy. Here's what to do:

-Grate the entire outer skin of an organic grapefruit
-Spread them out on a flat dish to dry
-Allow them to get crinkly dry
-Store them in a glass jar or zip lock bag

If you get an upset stomach, acid reflux or heartburn start chewing and eating these strips of dried grapefruit. These strips will settle out your stomach. Eat only a few of them and test to see how many you need.

Romaine Lettuce

Romaine lettuce can be used to eradicate an acid reflux or heartburn condition. This lettuce is rich in minerals and is highly alkaline.

Here's what you need to do:

-Buy an organic romaine lettuce head
-Wash in distilled water
-Cut up the leaves and place them in a blender
-Add cold distilled water to make a slurry
-Add a slight amount of honey to give it taste

Drink a 4-8 oz to get relief from your acid reflux or acid stomach

Mace, Nutmeg, and Slippery Elm

Mace and nutmeg are natural remedies that have a history of treating indigestion, acid stomach, heartburn, acid reflux, stomach gas, and vomiting.

Here's how to use it with half and half and slippery elm root herb. Slippery elm herb can be brought from any herb store in powder.
- 1 teaspoon of slippery elm bark
- a pinch of nutmeg
- a pinch of mace
-add distilled water to make a smooth slurry
- heat a pint of half and half to boil
- pull half and half from stove and add herb slurry
- stir in herb slurry

Allow this mixture to cool. Drink up to 1/2 cup at a time. Store the unused portion in the refrigerator. When drinking the next cup, warm this mixture up.

Adding these herbs to your salad will also have benefits in preventing acid reflux. Eating those foods that are alkaline is the best way to avoid acid reflux and heartburn.

Using the remedies listed here will give relief from your acid reflux. More importantly, supplement with a salad to your diet everyday and you will have less acid reflux in your life.
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Cindy Heller is a professional writer. Visit acid reflux remedy to learn more about acid reflux signs and symptoms and acid reflux and alkaline diet.
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