Acid reflux and heartburn are an extremely common problem, 60% of adults in the U.S. will suffer this year alone. I used to be part of that statistic, I used to have that nasty taste in my mouth and constant burning in my throat.
Heartburn is a condition where there arises a burning sensation in the throat through the chest. It happens due to acid is pushing back from stomach to oesophagus. It is also referred to as pyrosis or acid indigestion.
It could be caused by the food that you take, medication and is quite common amongst the pregnant women. There are simple and easy home remedies to relieve heartburn.
There are various symptoms of heartburn
- Burning sensation in the lower chest
- Inflammation in the throat
- More pain when bend over or lie down
- Tightness in the chest
- Pain in the neck and jaw
- Stomach discomfort
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Bitter or sour taste in mouth
Top 16 Home Remedies For Heart Burn Relief
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is the best vinegar choice, in my opinion. Because, when you get an unfiltered brand like Bragg’s you’ll get the added benefits of the probiotics it contains.Add 2 tsp of Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar to ¼ cup of water and drink. Repeat every 5 minutes until heartburn subsides.
Curd is very cooling for the body. It can settle the burning sensation as well as the acid reflux. Alternatively, blend two parts curd with one part water, blend with a little salt and dry mint.
Milk especially cold milk cools down the body and brings some relief to the burning. However, do not drink more than half a glass since it can encourage more acid production in the stomach.Milk has calcium which is present in a lot of off the shelf antacids and therefore can be helpful
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. This is absolutely right! Apple contains several beneficial properties. Eat apple for instant relief in heartburn. It neutralizes the acid in your tummy in just 4-5 minutes.
If you are susceptible to strongheartburns, then add ginger to your food preparations especially the ones with high spice content.Ginger is not only great in its flavour but also discourages excess build up of acid in the stomach.
Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe vera juice controls heartburn by reducing inflammation and healing the gastrointestinal tract.For best results, drink one-quarter cup of the juice about 20 minutes before eating a meal. Be careful not to drink too much of it in one day as it can cause diarrhea and abdominal pain.
Baking soda is a great antacid. Dissolve a teaspoon in 250 ml or 8 ounces of water. Consume it in one go. The fizz will open up the tract and help you with the heartburn.
However, keep yourself in an elevated position after consuming this solution. Lie down only after you have had a few burps which will be the indication that baking soda has started working.
Banana is a cooling fruit. It has properties of an antacid. They are easily available throughout the year and are not very expensive thereby the mist ideal heartburn remedy.
Fennel is a cooling herb. Add one teaspoon in boiling water along with half a teaspoon of tea. To bring out the best in this syrup boil until the water is reduced to half of the original quantity.
Potato also has acid balancing properties. Extract juice from one potato b blending it and strain it with a glass of water. Have this juice for instant results
Chamomile tea neutralizes the effect of acid in the stomach. You can add half a tea spoon of powdered cinnamon in it and give a quick boil. Cinnamon also relieves heartburn.