Natural Heartburn Remedies
For the past several days, I’ve had a wild case of acid reflux, which I’ve never had at this level. Day and night, night and day. Oh, it’s bad! So, the first thing I did was look up natural remedies for the fire that’s happening in my stomach and throat, and what I found was pretty surprising!
Natural Heartburn Relief:
Aloe Vera Syrup: If you’re anything like me, you’re wondering what the heck is aloe vera syrup. Well, I’m sure this is something you can find in a bottle at WholeFoods, but I think it is also something that should be made fresh, so I found a set of instructions to help. Aloe is an anti-inflammatory, and just like it soothes burnt skin, it can soothe the burnin in your stomach and esophagus.
Chewing Gum: Traditional chewing gum is filled with horrible toxins, so if you try this remedy, I suggest a cleaner brand, like Simply Gum. Also, don’t get a mint gum; I also found out that mint can make heartburn and acid reflux worse! This remedy is all about saliva, and getting you to produce more of it, which can naturally calm the burning.
Melatonin: There’s no absolute proof as to how melatonin works, but it is assumed that the antioxidant properties fight inflammation. It’s worth a try, especially at night when the burning can keep you awake.
Acupuncture: So, this remedy works by the relaxation of the opening between the stomach and the esophagus. It seems simple enough!
Digestive Enzymes: These enzymes will help you digest food quicker, which can alleviate the burning.You can find these enzymes in foods like pineapples, bananas, kefir, kiwis, papaya, and ginger.
Licorice Root: This root has amazing anti-inflammatory properties and can help cool the burning. Try it as a tea!
Pickle Juice: Now, I’ve never taken pickle juice to the head, but to stop this burning, I’d do it! Acidic foods can actually help acid reflux, and that’s why this works. Think of your stomach as a washing machine and the acid inside as the water used for washing. If the washer isn’t full, the water sprays up when the agitator is turned on. The fuller the washer, the less violent the water, and you’ll get less spray when the washer lid is open. That’s how your stomach works!