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Aloe Vera Juice For Acid Reflux

Updated on August 19, 2014

Aloe vera juice for acid reflux the natural choice

Many people suffer from the burning sensation in their chests and throats after a meal. So, its unfortunate that not so many know that there is a simple, natural, supplement out there that works wonders to soothe the burn.

That of course is, aloe vera juice. You may already know about the benefits of aloe vera when used topically. It is a popular sunburn topical, and is also used for psoriasis and many other skin disorders. But aloe vera has also been used for centuries around the world for stomach and digestive problems. Aloe vera juice for acid reflux is a natural combination!

Aloe Vera Plant for Heartburn


Why does aloe vera juice for acid reflux work?

The answer is probably pectin!

Aloe Vera juice is found to relieve the uneasiness which occurs while stomach acid rises into the esophagus and creates irritation. The juice is extracted from the aloe vera plant leaves and it is found in the form of a gel. It is widely believed that pectin, a substance found in the aloe vera plant leaves helps in calming the esophagus inflammation.

Pectin also increases the production of growth hormone and aids in new cell formation. All this to say that it not only soothes the pain but also helps the healing process.

How to take aloe vera juice for heartburn

Normally Aloe Vera juice can be blended with tea or fruit juice (stay away from citrus juices) and can consumed, thirty minutes before eating your food. You can improve the taste of the aloe vera juice by mixing it with apple juice. To get more effective results you can also dilute the aloe vera juice with small amount of water and add a bit of raw organic apple cider vinegar with the mother vinegar to get quick relief from acid reflux.

While aloe vera juice is highly effective for heartburn relief, it is considered to function somewhat like a laxative. Therefore if you plan to take aloe vera juice for prolonged periods of time you must keep yourself hydrated. Also make sure that you are not taking it with any drugs that are intended to function as a laxative or a diuretic.

How to take aloe vera juice for acid reflux

  • Take 2 oz quarter of aloe vera juice twenty minutes before eating your food two to three times daily
  • Drink 3 oz as soon as you feel a bout of heartburn coming on
  • Add a bit of apple cider vinegar. It needs to be the raw organic kind but it can help to calm and soothe stomach acids and aids in digestion.
  • Apple cider vinegar – the real stuff, not the processed stuff – can help to calm down your stomach and make digestion easier for you. It works quickly and is very effective.

Avoid citrus when you have heartburn


Avoid eating or drinking citrus if you have heartburn

Foods like caffeine, tomatoes, citrus fruits, fried or fatty foods, spicy foods, carbonated beverages or fatty dairy products. Can make the symptoms of acid reflux worse. So avoiding them is best. Otherwise, it will be hard to tell what remedies are actually working for you.

By the way, aloe vera juice can be useful for other digestive disorders such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn's, and IBS.

Dr. Meschino discusses aloe vera for digestive issues


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      Donna Palmer 4 years ago

      @jpcmc Definitely acid reflux is something that can be treated naturally! Try it and let me know if it worked for you... thanks for the comment!

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      JP Carlos 4 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      I know Aloe vera is good for the hair and sculpt. But for acid reflux, this is good to know. I have acid reflux and it can get irritating. I don't like taking to many meds and going natural is something I like. Thanks for the info my friend.