7 Natural Cures for Acid Reflux

acid reflexAcidity or Acid reflux causes tremendous discomfort and bloating as well as heartburn which can ruin a person’s normal life. Food habits and lifestyle are the major causes of acid reflux and there are many antacids available in the market for temporary relief but most of them have some side effects or the other.

In this case it is always better to fall back on natural cures which can be easily obtained as well as do not have any side effects. Regular use of these 7 natural cures for acid reflux treats the patient completely and also brings relief to her.

Natural Cure For Acid Reflux

 Baking Soda

Baking soda is considered to be the best natural cure for acid reflux. It helps in neutralizing stomach acid thus bringing relief to the burning sensation which is the commonest symptom of acid reflux.

 Baking Soda

Add one teaspoon of baking soda to one glass of water and drink at bedtime. This remedy should not be taken too often though as it has a high salt content which could cause swelling.

Licorice

Licorice has natural stomach healing properties .Chewable DGL licorice tablets can be consumed after meals. If one does not have a liking for the taste of licorice then one can make a powder and consume it also. Licorice can also be eaten as a sweet after meals provided the patient is not suffering from diabetes.

 Aloe Vera 

The jelly of the aloe vera plant has tremendous healing properties as well as medicinal properties. One can have the jelly after cutting the leaf every morning with a glass of water.

aloevera gel

The jelly soothes the burning sensation caused by the acid reflux and cools the inside giving relief to the patient. One can also have aloe vera powder which is available at any good health shop with a glass of water.

Ginger 

Ginger has lots of antiseptic qualities which can help in healing the burning sensation of the acid reflux. Ginger can be used by taking out the juice and consumed every morning. It is advisable to consume the juice with lemon juice and only two teaspoon full should be consumed. One can also dry the ginger and make a powder and consume it after putting it into capsules.

Papaya And Ripe Mangoes

Papaya

Papaya and raw mangoes have natural ingredients which help in providing relief to the acid reflux. The fruit can be consumed every day in raw form at breakfast or it can also be consumed by adding cold milk which brings relief from acid reflux .The fruit should not be consumed too many times in a day as it has laxative properties which can lead to loose motion.

Raw Potatoes Juice 

Raw potatoes and raw vegetable juice is alkaline in nature which neutralizes the acidity in the stomach bringing relief to the burning sensation. One can have the juice in small quantity or add to other juices also. Do not consume more than half a cup of juice in a day.

 Fennel Seeds 

fennel seeds

This is an aromatic powerful digestive herb which can be chewed after every meal to get relief from acid reflux. One can also make a powder of fennel seeds and consume it with a glass of water. Another method of consumption is by soaking the fennel seeds in water and consuming every night.

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