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Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux

Updated on July 19, 2010

Natural Cures for Acid Reflux

The acid reflux disorder is a disorder that many people suffer from in today's world. Many people who experience a burning sensation behind their breatsbone or in their stomach just accept the pain as it were something they have to live with. You can eleviate and even cure this condition with simple home remedies.

Acid Reflux

If you have made it to this page, then I don't need to explain Acid Reflux, GERDS or heartburn to you. We all know that there are numerous prescription and over the counter remedies for these conditions. What I have found is that they are overpriced, uneffective and contain chemicals that I prefer not to put into my body. I have put together a list of natural and home remedies that work as good or better than the drugs. I have not personally tried ALL of these remedies, but I am sure you will find at least one that works for you.

Natural and Home Remedies for Acid Reflux

Apple Cider Vinegar is one of the most favored remedies for acid reflux. Mix 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar into a glass of water and drink. This is effective for overnight relief as well if drank before bed.

Aloe Vera Juice is another common remedy. You can use fresh aloe by picking a small piece of the plant, peel the skin off, add to water, add throw it in the blender. Not only does this help with the acid reflux, it gives you added energy throughout the day. You can also purchase aloe vera juice at you local GNC store.

Apples are also very effective for eliminating the pain associated with acid reflex. This one is as old as they get, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Baking Soda is a known remedy as well. Just add 1/2 tsp baking soda to 4 oz of water and drink before bed.

Chamomile Tea has numerous other benefits as well. This is one of natures power houses. You can use store bought chamomile tea or make your own by simply seeping the dry herbs in boiling water for about 5 minutes, sweetening with honey and drinking. And since we already mentioned it,

Honey also helps alleviate the pain associated with acid reflux. Simply eat a teaspoon of natural honey at the onset of symptoms.

Fruit Juice blended into a smoothie will also help the burn. Choose your fresh fruits and mix in the blender for a cooling, healthy remedy.

Almonds can be eaten to help as well. Eat one handful of almonds to eliminate the pain at the onset of heartburn.

Mustard by the teaspoonful. Eat one teaspoonful of plain yellow mustard at the onset of pain. This is the regular mustard that you put on hotdogs. This is said to eliminate all pain associated with acid reflux.

Pickle Juiceworks almost immediately on the burn and pain. Just drink the juice from a jar of the pickles you have in the refrigerator. Open the jar and take a drink a two for nearly immediate relief.

Lemons or lemonade is one of the best tasting remedies. Whip up a pitcher of lemonade and drink, its that easy. Keep a pitcher made in the refigerator and when you feel the onset of symptoms, pour a glass and drink away the pain.

Ginger or ginger tea. You can chew on fresh ginger root or seep the root in boilig water for about 10 minutes and drink the tea. Once again if you choose the tea, here is a chance to get the added relief of honey and lemons.

Yogurt is another way to fight the pain. Plain yogurt, not the flavored types, heals acid reflux because it tightens the walls around the stomach area. If plain yogurt doesn't appeal to you, then add the yogurt with fresh fruit, place in the blender for a yogurt, juice smoothie. Once again the benefits of the fresh fruit and yogurt are too numerous to mention.

Sugarless Gum is another simple remedy. After eating a meal, chew on a piece of sugarless gum. The chewing action produces extra saliva, which is a natural acid reducer.

Exercise is the one of the most important factors in fighting acid reflux. Laying or sitting can actually make the symptoms worse. A person with reflux needs to walk as much as possible, exspecially after eating a meal. Try one of the above remedies and take a walk.

I look forward to hearing from you. Stop in and say hello.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      thanks for these tips! i'm at work and really didn't want to have to buy something at the store but we had some lemon herbal tea here. so i've been drinking that after seeing the lemonade tip and it seems to be working. maybe taking a little longer than i would have liked, but i have no idea how much lemon is actually in this tea.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks for the great lens and the natural acid reflux remedies that you've presented. There's some excellent tips here for sufferers.

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      sandy0582 6 years ago

      medical community would have us believe that only drugs can treat acid reflux but by reading your artiocle anyone can cure acid reflux by naturally or can trake home remedy.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Heartburn is an ignoring chronic disease caused by acid refluxâ¦..Great lens and information on getting it curedâ¦â¦I recently written a blog on the 3 top remedies for acid reflux at Natural Acid Reflux Remedies

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      cbowell21 7 years ago

      Hey great lens.....

      Full of great information on acid reflux and indepth insight with it causing heartburn! For some other great information on OTC medication long term affects with acid reflux Visit My Site!

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      Sherry Venegas 8 years ago from La Verne, CA

      This is going into favorites! Thanks for putting the tips in easy reading order.

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      Beas 8 years ago

      Great info! 5* I tried to use the duel module to share a tip but it didn't work..?

      You've already mentioned honey but especially Manuka honey is a good natural remedy for acid reflux and many other conditions as well.

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      RosieSanders 8 years ago

      Great recommendations! I wish I had known this while I was pregnant! (But I'll keep it in mind for next time.)

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      CureMyAthletesFoot 8 years ago

      Nice recommendations all in one place! I suffer acid reflux when I eat late at night... Thanks for the info, 5 stars!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

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      Stephen Carr 8 years ago from Corona, CA

      Very good info for us who can't stop eating the wrong stuff.

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      Achim Thiemermann 9 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thanks for the tips on natural remedies. 5 grateful stars for your lens! :)

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      awakeningwellness 9 years ago

      There are a lot of good tips here! I occasionaly have an attack in the middle of eating. There is an acupressure point on the breastbone that I push on to relieve the pain quickly.

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      Big_Bubba 9 years ago

      Fruit smoothies for heartburn, I can see myself being cured now. I am definitely going to try this. 5*

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      Terralever 9 years ago

      Thanks for these tips - sometimes I get acid reflux and didn't really know how to handle it other than to eat Tums.

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      Diana Burrell-Shipton 9 years ago from Hubbard, Ohio, USA

      You gave some very good tips here and I sure hope try the natural helpers instead of meds.

      Organically Yours,

      Diana

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      military_grandma 9 years ago

      I am a frequent heartburn sufferer and get very little relief from the over the counter medications. I am going to try a few of these. I will let you know the outcome. 5*