Heartburn is a symptom of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) that surprisingly many people especially adults may have suffered from at one point in their lives. This very uncomfortable symptom brings with it excruciating burning sensation right behind the breastbone all through to the esophagus. According to doctors, heartburn is usually triggered by acid refluxing back into the esophagus.For a lot of people, they may have experienced a case of heartburn after eating some very spicy meal.
While there is some excellent over the counter drugs that can do the magic by instantly relieving the discomfort of heartburn, there are even better home remedies at your fingertips which you can use to combat the pains from heartburn almost immediately. Here is a list of home remedies for heartburn; I hope you find one that works just for you.
Baking soda is a very common kitchen staple most families are familiar with. This wonderful kitchen staple has other uses that go beyond just been used as food ingredient. This all important home remedy can be used to quickly end discomforting burning sensation that may be caused by heartburn. They are very efficient against heartburn because they contain pH higher than 7.0 which naturally neutralizes stomach acids that may trigger heartburn.
Tips: Take two teaspoons of baking soda and mix in a cup of water. Gently stir contents until it becomes crisp then drink up. You can keep repeating the process until you feel relieved.
Aloe Vera juice is another very effective home remedy that works wonders. This home remedy has a powerful effect in soothing and relieving inflammation. While this miracle plant works for almost anything, very few know that it can relieve the intense burning sensation from heartburn.
Tips: Drinking two cups of aloe Vera juice will do the magic of reliving your heartburn. The two cups of Aloe Vera juice should be taken before a meal and at room temperature. However, ensure you select a good brand of Aloe Vera that does not include laxative components as most Aloe Vera contains laxative components that could result in an uncontrolled bowel.
This sweet pomaceous fruit that is found in almost every family fridge does much more than its delicious taste. Just a slice of this highly revered fruits can calm down acid production and reduce the burning sensation. This fruit can effectively neutralize heartburn almost immediately.
Tips: Chew a slice of apple and follow it down with a glass of water. Also, you can blend apples until they are crisp and drink the juice, this would instantly reduce the burning sensation you are experiencing.
Buttermilk is effective in relieving the burning sensations from heartburn. Although the result is not as instant as other remedies mentioned in this article, they are still very potent in combating burning sensations from acid reflux.
Tips: Drink half a cup of cold buttermilk to help relieve heartburn.
If you are looking for a fast way to relieve the intense burning sensation from heartburn, then chewing gum is your magic recipe. This is because chewing gum stimulates the salivary flow rate, and any acid that accumulates in your stomach is washed away and cleared more quickly.
Tips: Chew a sugar-free gum for about 20-25 minutes and enjoy instant relief from discomforting chest burn.