Natural acid reflux cures
natural acid reflux cure
Natural acid reflux cure
Acid reflux medication is ok for a short time
If you can use a natural acid reflux cure and it works, it''s a far better option than taking prescribed acid reflux medication in the long term. If you suffer from heartburn on an infrequent basis taking an antacid now and again is fine. However if you are suffering from Acid reflux disease, GERD for short then you are in a different category.
Everyone knows how painful acid reflux is, but when you have it on a frequent basis it can cause long lasting damage and scarring to the esophagus, and could even lead to cancer of the esophagus. You will probably need powerful drugs to stop the acid while the esophagus heals but over a long time this same medication can cause side effects which can be just as bad if not worse than GERD.
People who suffer from the disease usually have it for life so finding an alternative medicine that works for you is vastly more beneficial than staying on the drugs for life.
Natural remedies for acid reflux
Heartburn medication stops the flow of stomach acid which is a natural function of the stomach. By reducing the acid it can have a major detrimental effect on your health in the long term. By distorting the function of the stomach you are also impacting on the movement of food throughout the digestive system.
To try to eliminate the unwanted side effects of the medication you should try a few of the following natural remedies for acid reflux.
Grapefruit: - using only organic grapefruit. Grate the rind and spread it onto a flat tray using the entire skin and allow it to dry. Place it in a storage jar. When you feel acid reflux starting eat a few strands of the grapefruit rind. Test how much you need to settle your stomach.
Cinnamon: - Cinnamon has been used throughout the ages for a variety of medical conditions because of its antiseptic effect. It is used in remedies for colds and flu and is used also for its ability to combat an acidic stomach. Toast and butter some raisin bread, sprinkle the bread with cinnamon, and also use a touch of cardamom. Chew the bread slowly so that the digestion starts in the mouth. Let the digestive juices in the mouth do their work in breaking down the food before it reaches the stomach.
Lavender, anise, and peppermint: - Lavender is strongly scented and has great healing powers for the body. It is useful in reducing stomach acid and is a great aid for the stomach. Peppermint also is a strong healing aid for heartburn and stomach conditions. It is used for stomach ulcers and gas, aid in stomach distension and cramps, and aids digestion.
Aniseed or anise is a powerful herb which is beneficial for many things for the body and is taken for digestion.Two types of anise that should not be taken are star anise and caraway.Use only ash coloured green anise, sweet anise or European anise in the herbal mixture.
Mix together equal amounts of the three ingredients. Take one tea spoon of the herbal mixture and pour 2 to 3 cups of boiled water into the mixture. Let the tea sit for up to 5 minutes and then strain the mixture. Drink up t 8oz of the mixture in the morning and the same in the evening. You can add honey to taste if you want.
One other recipe is using slippery elm, mace and nutmeg: - these three items are notorious in fighting stomach complaints.
Slippery Elm bark is one of the most effective herbs for reducing stomach pain and irritation it protects, and coats the mucus membranes of the stomach and intestinal tract. Not only does it help to absorb excess stomach acid and help it mix better with food, it soothes and heals irritation along the entire digestive tract.
Use a pinch of nutmeg and mace with one teaspoon of slippery elm. Mix with water to make a paste. Boil 11/2 pints of water and add it to the paste. Mix and let cool. Drink about ½ a cup at a time.
Natural remedies can give you relief from heartburn pain when take correctly.