Acid reflux disease is a condition in which stomach acids are thrown into esophagus that will result in severe burning sensation and chest pain in the person.
The main reason or cause for the acid reflux is consumption of hot and spicy food.
Below mentioned are some of the effective home remedies for acid reflux treatment. Try any of the below home remedies to treat acid reflux disease at home.
Apple cider vinegar works immediately by restoring the pH balance in the stomach and neutralize the acidity.
For this take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with half cup of water. This can be taken before every meal to keep the stomach relaxed and to prevent over acidity of the stomach juices by the persons who are very much prone to the acid reflux and who eat spicy and hot foods. This should be taken 30 minutes before every meal to prevent acid reflux.
Baking soda is a natural pH restoring agent and helps in neutralizing acid-base balance and brings the stomach environment back to normal condition.
Add a teaspoon of baking soda to a glass of water. Drink the mixture immediately as the solution start fizzing for getting instant relief. It should be taken with caution as it may cause problems in people with hypertension and those who are on less or no sodium diet.
Discuss with your doctor before you follow this home remedy if you have hypertension or other conditions.
Licorice root can be used for treating acid reflux, it acts by forming a protective sheath around the stomach walls and can prevent the disease. Licorice root gel or supplements can be taken in tincture form or extracts or as tea for its medicinal properties.
This herbal remedy can be taken before meals. The protective gel can prevent the stomach walls from getting damaged by the acids.
Aloe vera is a cooling gel, which can work as a soothing agent and cools the inner walls of the stomach. The fresh aloe gel can be extracted from the plant and take a quarter cup of the gel every morning or before meals to treat or prevent acid reflux disease. Even aloe vera juices are available in the market for consumption.
Ginger is a good aid for digestion of food and prevents food and stomach juices from throwing back into the esophagus. It acts as a natural pain reliever. The ginger juice can be taken after meals for good digestion of food. It also prevents the effect of bacteria in the stomach and aids in digestion. This prevents putrefaction of food inside the stomach and intestinal walls also.
Fennel seeds help you in giving relief from stomach spasms which a characteristic feature of acid reflux disease when taken. Fennel seeds have a compound called anethole, which has antispasmodic property and relaxes stomach walls to prevent acid reflux disease.
It is advised to chew few fennel seeds after each meal to prevent the acid reflux and to improve digestive health.
Lavender is a soothing and relaxing herb, while anise seeds can be beneficial to those persons who are more prone to acid reflux disease as the combination works best.
Take equal amounts of lavender and anise seeds and add a teaspoon of this mixture to 20 ounces of boiling water. Wait for 10 minutes for the mixture to be steeped. Cool it and take one cup in the morning and one cup at night. By regularly taking this mixture, you can prevent the acid reflux disease and can get rid of its symptoms.
Cumin seeds have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and medicinal properties. Cumin seeds can be used for treating acid reflux disease. Gas or flatulence may also cause acid reflux disease and the trapped gas inside the abdominal wall can cause the digestive juices to throw back into the esophagus leading to severe acidity.
Cumin seeds help in the release of the gas and thus prevent the digestive juices from coming back. A tablespoon of cumin seeds should be boiled in one litre of water and this water can be taken throughout the day, after the meals to release gas and to prevent the development of bacteria that may cause disorder.
Consumption of almonds daily can keep the stomach walls relaxed and calm. Take 4-5 almonds and chew well before swallowing them to treat acid reflux disease. Vitamin E present in almonds moisturizes the stomach walls. Almonds also contain antioxidants. Thus almonds are good for stomach, digestive system and skin as well.
It is well known that milk is very soothing for the stomach and it is recommended to drink a glass of milk after meals to calm the stomach, to those who are suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, acidity and related ailments. Skimmed milk and not fatty milk must be drunk to prevent aggravation. Drink the cool milk after meals. The cooling and soothing properties of milk will be double fold when cool.
Coconut water acts as a natural cooling agent and reduces the burning sensation caused by the acid reflux disease. Drink fresh coconut water when you suffer from acid reflux disease to get instant relief.
Coconut water is rich in nutrients and hydrates your body and keeps you cool during summer.