Best home remedies for heartburn

Heartburn is a burning sensation and pain in the stomach and chest, behind the breastbone

The symptoms of heartburn are the following: bloating, gas, nausea, shortness of breath and or an acidic or sour taste in the throat and mouth

Heartburn is caused when hydrochloric acid, which is used to digest food, releases up to the esophagus. On its way up the acid irritates the sensitive tissues in the esophagus and throat

Usually the esophageal sphincter muscle contracts thus preventing the stomach acid from shooting up into the esophagus, but if this muscle is not functioning the acid properly can slip past it and this is when heartburn symptoms start, however it is called Gastroesophageal reflux disease because of the muscle malfunction, but it’s also known as dyspepsia, chronic heartburn or acid indigestion.

If left untreated the repeated flow of acid through the esophagus can scar and produce changes in the cells lining; it can cause cancer later in life.

A hiatus hernia develops when the stomach bulges up into the diaphragm; this condition can also cause heartburn, other triggers for heartburn are alcohol drinking, smoking and eating acidic foods. If you are one of those people, that uses antacids, think about this next time you are about to take one. Antacids reduce nutrient absorption, such as, Iron and increase blood pressure they upset the kidneys, and their relief is short.The best solution for heartburn is the use of herbs and vegetables.

Heartburn Causes

  • Alcohol intake.
  • Unnecessary pressure on digestive tract.
  • Certain antidepressants and sedatives.
  • Sleep disorder.
  • Rich and spicy foods.

Tips to get rid of Heartburn

  • Drink a large glass of water at the first sign of heartburn, if the symptoms are not too strong.
  • Use Licorice to treat heartburn and stomach and esophagus ulcers.
  • Drink Chamomile tea after meals to relieve heartburn.
  • Drink Aloe Vera juice to heal the intestinal tract.

Home remedies for heartburn

 

  • Papaya chewable tablets can be purchased in health stores and they are helpful reducing heartburn.
  • Drink Aloe Vera juice to heal the intestinal tract.
  • Drink Chamomile tea after meals to relieve esophageal irritation.
  • Doctors are using Licorice to treat heartburn and stomach and esophagus ulcers.
  • Drink a large glass of water at the first sign of heartburn, if the symptoms are not too strong, this will help.
  • Make a juice using raw potatoes. Wash the potato very well do not peel it, just place it in the juicer, mix it with some other juice for taste and drink immediately after juicing.
  • Lagadyn; a Fifteen-year heartburn and acid reflux sufferer cures himself in less than a week and throws away all of his drugs. Boil peppermint leaves in a bowl of water for 4-6 minutes and strains the leave. Add honey to taste and take a sip of peppermint tea slowly.
  • Eat fresh Papaya or drink Papaya juice as Papaya is a natural heartburn remedy.
  • Bananas act as a natural antacid in the body easing heartburn.
  • Fennel seed is an aromatic herb that helps in digestive conditions through its compound ‘Anethole. Chew them half a teaspoon slowly after your meals.
  • Gradually suck a single piece of clove in mouth after meals.

Author: Dr. Izharul Hasan

 

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