Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux

February 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Acid Reflux

All organic matters, plants, animals and humans are constituted primarily of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. That is the reason why the intake of plants and animals by humans, and plants and humans by animals do not cause much adverse reaction, in the consumer. Hence natural remedies for acid reflux are much touted for their no side effect privileges.

A handful of almond soaked in water for a couple of hours, when chewed are said to be a natural remedy for acid reflux.

A half teaspoon of baking soda mixed into half a cup of water could be taken, sparingly, as a natural remedy for heartburn.

A half teaspoon of baking soda can also be mixed instead to half a teaspoon of tarter and a cup of water. This works as an acid neutralizing agent. This too should be consumed only sparingly because of the reactive nature of baking soda.

When afflicted with heartburn, it is advisable to consume brown rice which is bland, composed of complex carbohydrates and easy on digestion. It forms a very filling meal yet giving no further trouble.

Gulping down soda infused beverages is another natural remedy for acid reflux. The soda absorbs the acids. Also it is bland and easy on the stomach.

When you see heartburn trying to wage a war against you, take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with a tablespoon of honey with a cup of warm water. Heartburn will stop in its tracks. This is another natural remedy for heartburn.

People who maintain a diary, date-wise and time-wise, jotting down daily food intake, episodes of heartburn with details on symptoms, duration, cessation, steps leading to cessation, have found it to be very helpful in zeroing down to certain foods which trigger heartburn. They are able to take corrective action accordingly.

A simple natural remedy for heartburn is to consume less water along with meals which increase the bulk of food. Instead to consume more water in between meals which aid quick digestion. The chance of an acid reflux is only up to the point of the food leaving the stomach, say a couple of hours from food intake. So the earlier it leaves the stomach the more safe-period you get.

Fresh apple taken with the skin chills the burns left by heartburn. This is a fine example of post acid reflux, acid reflux natural remedies. Mashed apple simmered on low heat till it turns brown and thick can be prepared and stored whenever the attacks reappear.

Buttermilk as against milk is effective in containing acid reflux. Buttermilk neutralizes acidity while milk abets acid production.

Cabbage juice is another good natural remedy for heartburn, very effective in ironing out the burning sensation.

Fresh pumpkin squashed or baked is comforting.

Papaya, mango, guava and peer juice are known to be very good body refrigerants with their cooling properties. Pregnant women though should avoid papaya.

Turmeric eases digestion and controls acid formation.

Follow natural remedies for acid reflux complaints. Natural remedies for acid reflux will follow compliance with your body. Be one with nature. Nature will take care of you.